Productivity as an app category doesn’t just mean apps that will help you be more productive (such as time management and scheduling apps). It can also include apps like writing programs, art programs, cloud storage, and much more.
Evernote is an extremely popular app that is available on pretty much every major platform you can imagine. This program will allow you to do a tremendous number of things that will help organize your business life, as well as your personal life.
Some of the things you can accomplish with Evernote include:
• Taking notes, including research and ideas
• Compiling articles, photos, links and more
• Cataloging your content so you can easily search and find it later
• Create notebooks to organize information by project
• Draft agendas and to-do lists
• Plan travel
• Annotate PDFs
• Create contacts from pictures of business cards
• And lots more
MindNode is the top mind mapping app. At $9.99, it isn’t cheap. But if you use mind mapping often, you will love its clean interface, ease of use, and in-depth features.
Dropbox is the most popular app for cloud storage, and with its recent storage upgrades at no additional monthly cost (for example, the 100 GB plan was increased to a whopping 1 TB of storage) it’s no wonder they have taken over their market.
The Dropbox app will allow you to access your photos, documents, videos and other files from your iPad, making it a useful tool for accessing and sharing files on the go.
Even if you don’t want to pay for storage, you get 2 GB of space for free, which is plenty if you only need to store a small number of files on the service.
Hill88 Pro is an app that works with Asana to bring the popular task management system to your device.
Asana is a free platform that will allow you to organize projects and tasks like never before. It’s free for personal use, and you can add teams to your account for a reasonable fee.
Asana has its own app, but Hill88 has better overall reviews and a much more solid interface, allowing you to take advantage of more of Asana’s powerful features.
If you have trouble remembering your passwords, you can use 1Password on your computer and your mobile devices to keep all of them organized in one easy-to-use system that will allow you to safely “forget” your passwords, knowing that whenever you need to log in somewhere, 1Password will remember for you!
HootSuite is an amazing app that makes it easy to post to multiple social media accounts at once. Rather than having to log into each individual account to post a single update, just create your post and tell HootSuite to deliver it to any of the social media accounts you’ve added to the app.
You can even use a built-in ow.ly link to track the click-throughs from your posts, making it easy to see which of your posts and which of your accounts is most effective at generating traffic.
HootSuite is free for up to 3 social media accounts!