7 pro­duc­tiv­ity apps that can make work and life eas­ier

The days of re­ly­ing on a PC for work are over — you can now do most of your as­sign­ments from apps on your mo­bile de­vices

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When you are run­ning about in meet­ings all day, have hun­dreds of emails to read, and must meet tight dead­lines, the at­trac­tion of pro­duc­tiv­ity apps is un­de­ni­able. And if you down­load the right apps to fit your busi­ness needs, then you can im­prove the way you work and live. Here are some of the pop­u­lar busi­ness pro­duc­tiv­ity apps: search and ar­chiv­ing func­tion­al­i­ties, so you will al­ways be able to find past files and con­ver­sa­tions eas­ily. There are also in­te­gra­tions with apps and ser­vices like Drop­box, Google Drive, Twitter, Zen­desk and more. Plat­forms: An­droid and iOS Price: Free Peakon is a web plat­form with an iOS app t o max­imise pro­duc­tiv­ity within com­pa­nies. It pro­vides au­to­mated em­ployee feed­back and mea­sures en­gage­ment to help firms cre­ate hap­pier, more sus­tain­able work­ing en­vi­ron­ments. Plat­forms: iOS Price: From $ 3.50 per user per month cre­ate hand­writ­ten notes and doc­u­ments on your smart­phone or tablet. You draw with your fin­ger or a sty­lus, and can doo­dle away if you wish, add text boxes or cre- ate di­a­grams. Plat­forms: An­droid and iOS Price: $ 2.99 Things can get hec­tic while work­ing on projects with a large team. Al­lo­cat­ing tasks ends up tak­ing for­ever, and soon ev­ery­one’s con­fused. The so­lu­tion: DropTask. It of­fers a colour­ful in­ter­face that de­liv­ers an en­joy­able but ef­fec­tive task man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence. It has a cus­tomis­able work­flow board, where team mem­bers can check what they’re ex­pected to do. Plat­forms: An­droid and iOS Price: Free As t hey say, t i me i s money, and you can eas­ily waste both by spend­ing most of t he day star­ing at so­cial me­dia feeds. Res­cueTime aims to get you to change your ways and avoid bad work­ing habits. It analy­ses the apps and web­sites you view the most, and breaks t hem down i nto a list so that you know where your time is go­ing. Plat­forms: An­droid and iOS Price: Free Un­less you are a maths whiz, un­der­stand­ing and work­ing out the com­plex equa­tions or sums can be an un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence. Pho­toMath is a life-saver, let­ting you solve prob­lems and pro­duce an­swers just by tak­ing a photo – it does all the hard work for you, and even shows its work­ing step-by-step. Plat­forms: An­droid and iOS Price: Free

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There’s an app for al­most every task and area, from ac­count­ing to prod­uct man­age­ment

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