Productivity apps

The famous saying “Time is money” rings true now as it ever did, so this month we have compiled some apps to save you those precious seconds. A recent productivity survey from smartphone provider BlackBerry and research firm GfK found 69 percent of smartphone users are “constantly looking for new ways to get things done as efficiently as possible,” and 67 percent also said they are looking to improve their productivity. Take a look below to find some of the best productivity apps of 2015


This task management app can help any business professional become more productive in double quick time! Things allows users to create tags to assign contexts, priorities, time and whatever is sitting in your workflow. The app also is designed for simplicity, and allows the user to quickly filter for relevant, time-sensitive tasks so they can complete them on schedule.

Things also features a Quick Entry window that you can use to record new ideas instantly and add tasks without interrupting your work. This ensures those light bulb moments don’t get swept under the carpet.


Featured previously, the original note taking app just keeps getting better. Now you can create a collaborative hub for team brainstorming, organise your notes, or save snippets from webpages. The app has a solid focus on its remote capability allowing teams to work together, or collaborate, on projects from wherever they happen to be.


Sometimes you just want to take your PC with you on the road, it has everything you need on it and it just works the way you like it. LogMeIn gives you access to your desktop from anywhere you have data connectivity. The app includes file management features that allow you to download files from the desktop. File transfer, file sharing and remote printing capabilities allow a remote worker can stay connected with their office from anywhere. Handily, LogMeIn offers 24/7 app phone support also.


This cloud document editing software already has around eight million users, thanks in part to the CloudOn app’s user-friendly design and interface. This simple document editor encourages users to tap, type, pinch and swipe to edit documents stored in the cloud or in emails. The interface has been specifically designed to be spacious for use with smartphones and supports universally used Microsoft Word docs.

Google Drive 

Many of you will be familiar with Google Drive which enables you to access all of your files from any computer or mobile. The app also allows users to collaborate with colleagues on documents users can invite co-workers to view, edit or leave comments on any files or folders that are stored in Google Drive. Google Drive users start with 15 GB of free Google storage

InFocus Pro 

The all-in-one productivity app InFocus Pro contains critical features that every business user will need including Calendar, checklist, Notes, Projects, and To Do.

InFocus Pro makes it easy for business professionals to create to-do lists, take notes and find better ways to manage projects – it even allows users to handwrite custom notes in any colour they choose and includes a calendar that syncs with iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar and other programs.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine