11 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Productivity

11 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Productivity


One of the most popular productivity apps, Evernote lets you nimbly take notes, snap photos, scan business cards and write to-do lists, among other tasks.


Doodle streamlines the process of scheduling meetings via email, freeing users from endless threads about who’s available when.


A self-described “brain-clutter buster,” Workflowy organizes the development of ideas and performance of tasks in a manner that replicates the way users naturally think.

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If you’re easily (or even not so easily) distracted, Focus Lock will block out certain apps for those time periods when you really need to concentrate.


Zite cuts through the massive sea of content out there by intuitively prioritizing IT industry articles to read, via your own online activities and personal rating preferences.


With a single click, 1Password opens your browser, launches a site and fills in your user name and password so you can log in.


As Due’s name simply states, this app sends reminders of when you need to get something done, allowing you to set your own “heads up” time (such as 30 minutes from now).


With HootSuite, you can post to all of your social networks at the same time, avoiding the manual tedium of multiple posts.


The Agenda calendar app has built-in messaging options so, for example, you can let colleagues and associates know if you’re running late.


TA “teamwork without email” collaborative tool, Asana consolidates conversations with tasks.


Whenever you have to drive to an appointment, ETA will tell you how long it should take to arrive at your destination given the current traffic conditions.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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