Most of us are guilty of not being quite as productive as we should be, whether it’s at home, school, or at work. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can help us increase our productivity, achieve more throughout the day, and feel a much stronger sense of satisfaction at the end of the day. We’ve highlighted just 10 of the best productivity apps, all free and all offering fantastic features.
Top 10 Free Apps to Increase Productivity:
In no particular order, here are 10 cool apps that will help you boost productivity, no matter what you are doing:
With Todoist at your fingertips, you can easily create tasks, organize them, set your deadlines, change them when needed, prioritize your tasks, set goals, and track your progress. Todoist is also cross-platform, working on Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. Yaou can download apps like these and more from the AC Market appstore.
Wunderlist is a cool task management app that offers plenty of features for all users, be they, individuals or teams.
The app is simple to use; create your to-do lists, group them into folders for easy access, and set your deadlines. You can also assign tasks to specific people, add notes, and get reminders too. Again, it is cross-platform and, while you can use it completely free, you have the option of subscribing for a few extra features.
Trello is a well-known name in productivity circles and is one of the easiest apps for teams. Based on the Kanban board, the apps allow tasks to be added and organized in three statuses – To-Do, Going and Done.
Tasks may be grouped on boards and cards and assigned to specific team members or entire groups. Plus, you get an instant messaging feature that helps you keep in touch with your team to discuss the tasks.
Does your email inbox drag you down? Spark is an email client that turns your inbox into a real asset. It categorizes every email that comes in, letting you see at a glance which ones are important and which can be left until later. You can snooze emails, assign some to other team members, share draft emails.
Chat with your team, set reminders, and much more. You can even have several people working on one email at the same time! Spark works on Mac, iOS, and Android.
Who says that to-do lists and planning have to be boring? With Habitica, you can teach yourself to improve your habits and productivity in a game-like environment. Habitica turns the to-do list experience into a fun activity, starting by getting you to create an avatar, which ten gets bonuses and points for everything you compete on your to-do list.
More points equal a stronger avatar, and that helps unlock in-game rewards and features. You can also schedule habits into good ones to develop and bad ones to avoid, and, as a bit of fun, you can use your avatar to battle monsters with other Habitica users.
A mobile app for iOS and Android, Forest is designed to help you minimize how much time you spend on your mobile device, and it innovatively does this.
When you come off your device, you plant a digital tree. The longer you stay away from your device, the bigger the tree grows; stay away long enough, and you could even grow a forest! And you can earn virtual coins, earn enough, and you can grow real trees via the app. So, not only are you improving your own productivity and using your device less, but you also get to help improve the world too.
Clockify is time-tracking software at its best. Not only do you have the satisfaction of being able to show customers exactly how much time you worked for them, but you also improve productivity and, if you are a team leader, you can see what your team members are doing.
You can monitor where time is being lost unnecessarily, get reports that share with others, add reminders, alerts, and much more. And if you use it on several devices, it is easy to sync the data between them.
Pocket is one of the simplest productivity apps that is nothing more than a bookmarking tool. However simple it may be, it makes a huge difference to the way you work.
Simply, it lets you save web pages you want to read for later. That really is all it does, but if you come across interesting stuff in your work course but don’t have time to read it now, pocket it for later and move on with your work.
Loop – Habit tracker
Loop only works on Android and is something very different. Instead of trying to break bad habits that stop you from being productive, Loop helps you to focus on spending more time on better habits. Those habits could be getting your admin up to date, dealing with your emails, even spending time with your family outside of work.
The app lets you set targets for what you want to do, set schedules for your goals, get a ‘habit score,’ and set reminders. You even get to track your habits with statistics and graphs.
Slack is one of the popular messaging platforms for teams and is fantastic when you have remote workers. You can organize channels to join and leave as they need to, ensuring people only receive the messages they need. Members can also talk in separate threads outside of the main messaging topics.
With Slack, you can easily share files and media, make voice and video calls, and share screens for easier collaboration. The free version of Slack is ideal for small teams to collaborate and improve productivity.
There are tons of productivity, messaging, and habit-tracking apps, but many require you to fork out a small fortune every month. You can easily use these ten apps for free, although some do give you the option of paying for premium service if you want to. Give these a go today; one of them may be the app you’ve been looking for.