20 Productivity Apps for Android
Whether you’re a student, a full-time jobber or a freelancer, a consultant or a business owner, treat your Android devices as it were your best friend. Thanks to the right Android applications, you can save a lot of time, work more efficiently and be more productive.
There are some great Android apps that can help you manage personal or work-related tasks, from email and to-do lists, to file management and reminders. But with over 30,000 apps currently available in the Android market, it’s difficult to figure out which are the best ones.
I’ve gone through tens of apps and reviews of apps and came up with this list that will help you work smarter, stay organized and save lots of time. These are the Android apps that no serious business user should be without.
Dropbox is one of the most famous file management tool on the web. I use it all the time to upload files and share them with my clients. You can easily download the mobile app and manage your files in fully synced folders from your mobile device and desktop. You can access your account no matter where you’re at, which is pretty cool.
With GDocs you can create, send, import, export and sync the documents that are stored in your Google Docs account. If you use Google Docs very often, then this is the app you need to get your hands on asap.
CamCard can help you capture business card images, recognize the content and save it as contact in your address book easily. It takes less time than if you were to write all those contact details on your phone and save it. If you’re a business man, this is great app that will save you a lot of time, especially on certain occasions, like conferences, when you have to save 10-20-30 contacts. You can get a free version of this app, which allows you to scan 10 cards for the first week and then 2 per week, or you can get the paid version that is unlimited to the numbers of scans you can make.
You can tell from its name that this is a task-management app and it’s supposedly one of the best on the web. You can easily add and remove tasks when you’re on the road, organize tasks and get alerts. You can get it yearly $25 subscription.
Jorte is a cool organizer app that syncs with your Google Calendar. It shows your scheduled appointments and tasks so you never miss a deadline.
6. Astrid Task
Astrid is a to-do list app that allows you to set reminders so you can keep track of your tasks. It’s open-source and you can also be sync with Remember the Milk app.
When you’ve got too much stuff on your mobile, it might be overwhelming. This app can help organize all that info and show you just a summary, such as: phone calls, Gmail, calendar, reader, Twitter and Facebook, or other items you might want to have on your homescreen.
This app is very useful if you need to record interviews or maybe takes note when you’re on the road. Once you finish recording, the files are sent as attachments to your Google account to make sure these don’t get lost.
Evernote is an app that allows you to save stuff like – quotes, ideas, things you hear on the go – to the cloud so you can access it later on. If you don’t have such a good memory, turn this app into your personal memory. This way you won’t forget a thing.
10. Quick Office Pro
With Quick Office Pro you can access and edit documents when you’re on the road. You can access Word, PowerPoint, PDFs and more by downloading this useful app.
PressReader allows a user to go through more than 1,800 newspapers and magazines from 94 countries that are available on PressDisplay.com. You can download and go through your favorite publications right from your Android mobile device, and most of the times you can get to read them before these hit the newsstands. New users can download 7 issues for free but if you want unlimited access you’ll need to pay a $29.95 monthly subscription.
12. Spring Pad
SpringPad was designed for those users that tend to forget about meetings or important deadlines. This app allows you to write down everything you need to remember – tasks, appointments, ideas – and organize them so you have them all in one place. You can sync everything to your PC and to the web so you can make sure you have access to them no matter where you are. There is a free version as well as a premium version that costs $3.
13. Note Everything
As to the previous app, this one is also useful if you’re having trouble remembering things. There is a free version as well as a paid one that allows you to automatically backup all your notes. You can also import and export notes from Google Docs, which comes in very handy if you’re a regular user.
14. Document Scanner
With this app, you can easily use your Android device’s camera to scan documents and then convert them to PDF. You can then email the PDFs to yourself or whomever you want, or you might as well upload them to your Google Docs and share them from there.
MightyMeeting can help you play your presentations by using your Android device. There’s no need to waste time installing and preparing complicated and heavy equipment when it takes only a few seconds to push the play button on your Android device. And what’s even cooler is that it’s completely free to download and use.
16. PageOnce Travel
PageOnce Travel is a cool Android app that will display your itineraries, hotel and car rental information and any other details you might need when you’re on the road – such as weather or maybe flight changes. If you’re travelling a lot, this is the app for you.
17. Toggl Timer
Toggl Timer is an online time tracking service that allows you to track your time while working on a project, and then create reports based on it. If you’re using it for yourself, this Android app is completely free, but if you’re working with a team of more than five up to 40 people, than it costs up to $79 per month.
18. MyBackup Pro
This Android app allows you to backup your data to your online server or SD card and keep it secure. The backup includes apps, photos, bookmarks, SMS and MMS, contacts, Calendar and many more. You can schedule certain dates for when the backup should be done.
Concur helps you manage the expenses in your company, small or big. You can take care of your receipts easily and hassle-free.
This app is very useful if you’re travelling a lot and neet to know exactly what time it is when you get to certain countries. This app will display the time and date in multiple cities and time zones.
What other cool apps are your using on your Android device? Let us know in a comment below.