Time is a precious commodity and no matter how hard you try, you struggle to create more time in your schedule. Gone are the days when mobile was used just for voice communication. Today, with over 1.5 million apps available for iOS or Android, many developers have taken the time to design mobile apps that will enhance your productivity as a busy professional.
From note-taking apps and mobile office suites, to calendars, communications and to-do lists, here are 5 recommended must-have productivity apps that you can install on your iOS or Android device.
Welcome to Slack, the most inaptly named productivity app on the planet. Slack helps you to communicate effectively with co-workers. It also has the ability to organize different departments into unique communication channels. Its synchronization option allows you to coordinate with your computer, incorporating other frequently used apps, such as Google Hangout and Dropbox, for example.
Evernote is one of the popular cross-platform note-taking services, allowing users to take and upload notes, pictures, audio and video snippets and organize them into cloud notebooks that can be synced across different devices.
Of course, you’re familiar with the most popular and highly regarded professional social media website on the internet, but did you know it is also a free downloadable app? Even if you have an impeccable LinkedIn profile, your presence is really only as effective as how active you are, whether through consistent networking or influential postings and status updates. The LinkedIn app allows you to network and stay up-to-date on current industry news from literally anywhere.
The basic purpose of Asana is to improve communication among employees and managers so that projects get completed more efficiently and effectively. This app promotes teamwork without having to communicate via email. Asana is perfect for keeping track of project progress as well as holding each team member accountable for their work and deadlines.
- Google Translate
Going abroad? Google Translate is the companion you need. Translate makes it easy to convert text from one language to another in ways that actually make sense. Sure, you can type in a phrase in your native tongue and have Translate move it into another language. But you can also take a snapshot of a sign, menu, or document with your phone and have Translate convert it to the text. You can speak into your phone in one language and have Translate speak back in another. And you can do it all offline, provided you download the necessary language packs in advance.