5 Android Apps to Increase Your Productivity
One of the primary reasons for mobile devices and smartphones is to increase productivity. There are thousands of productivity applications available for the Android, most of which are either free or have a very low cost. Whether you’re trying to increase your productivity at work, at home or at school, there are a myriad of solutions to choose from.
By far, the most important application for those that want to increase their productivity is “Dropbox.” If you’re not already using Dropbox, you need to be. Dropbox is a simple tool that allows you to upload your documents to the Dropbox servers. The Dropbox servers will then sync it to your other computers and devices. From your phone or device, you’ll be able to look at and even modify any of your documents. Any type of document can be saved on the Dropbox servers, from documents to images and videos. Even better, Dropbox is completely free to use and allows you to send and share documents to others; many companies are using Dropbox for a variety of tasks. However, do remember that you should always encrypt and password protect any confidential or sensitive documents that you need to upload.
2. Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk is a simple free application that can be used on Android devices and can also be used online. Remember the Milk is a task list that is simple, clean and easy to use. Too many applications are overly complex, which makes it prohibitive to use. Remember the Milk allows you to very quickly add new tasks and modify them on the fly, making it far simpler overall. Remember the Milk can also be accessed directly on your PC to make it even more convenient, and it can send you alerts when deadlines are coming up. Categories and color-coding allow you to easily review your tasks and determine their priority.
Evernote is one of the leading productivity apps. Not only can it store a task list, but it can also keep your notes — including audio notes. Evernote is another free application, and can store virtually every type of media. Where Evernote really shines is its versatility: snap a picture of something you need to remember, dictate a quick audio note or simply scroll something down. “The best technology is designed to make what we already do simpler and easier,” says leading tech guru Scott Garcia with Armor for Android. Evernote simply facilitates human memory.
MailBox is a special productivity application that helps you easily sort through mail. Email today can be extremely difficult to deal with; not only is it often incredibly voluminous, but it can also be stressful to deal with. We have personal emails, business emails, urgent emails and emails that are simply spam. MailBox gives you a very simple and easy to use interface that you can use to sort through your emails quickly, addressing the ones that you need to and putting everything else to the back of the pile.
5. Google Drive
Do you need to collaborate? Are you always on the move? Google Drive is an excellent solution for anyone who has projects such as documents, slide shows and spreadsheets. Google Drive allows you to create documents and modify them on the fly either in the application or through a web browser. With Google Drive, you’re allowed to share your documents with other people and track any changes that are made. You’re ensured to always have everything backed up and you’re offered all the features of traditional document solutions.
One good way to determine which productivity apps you need is to identify your weaknesses. Ask yourself exactly what is preventing you from being as productive as you should be. If there are specific areas in your day that you have noticed aren’t as productive as they should be, ask yourself why. Are you forgetting things often? If so, a task list organizer is probably the best bet. A productivity solution, no matter how good, usually does have a slight learning curve — so don’t give up until you’ve given it a chance.
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About Author: Christopher is a writer for antivirus company, Armor for Android. Christopher has worked in the Android security field for several years and provides content and advice to Android users. When Christopher isn’t writing, he’s mountain biking or training for triathlons.