5 Apps to Increase Your Productivity at Work


If you are looking to become more productive at work, there are many ways you can do so. Aside from sheer motivation, you can rely on some of the top smartphone apps that fall under the category of productivity. All platforms include apps that can keep you productive as well as organised, and here are some of the best.


Dropbox is a great cloud storage app that is free and is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. With it, you can bring all of your most important files, whether they are documents, photos, videos or items like PowerPoint presentations, in one convenient location so that you can access them remotely from your mobile phone, tablet or computer. The service provides you with 2GB of free storage space when you sign up for a Dropbox account. If you save photos and videos, you can earn as much as 3GB of additional storage space for free. You can even access your files while you are offline and have no data connection or Wi-Fi access.

ASTRO File Manager

ASTRO File Manager is a free app that is available for Android on its Google Play marketplace. With it, you can store any number of files that are relevant to your work related projects in its neat file manager system. Organize and manage your files from your other devices or through cloud services such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box or Google Drive.


Evernote is a great free app that is available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. It can really keep you productive at work as you can easily and quickly take notes regarding any tasks you have to do or on a certain work project, record voice memos or meetings and snap photos of important documents you need access to at a later time. The app syncs with your mobile phone, tablet and computer so that you can remotely access any file you need from any of them. You will need to sign up for an online account to effectively use it.

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a free app that can be a lifesaver for your work life. With it, you can make notes of all of your ideas pertaining to your job or toward a specific project while on the go. It syncs with an account from SkyDrive. You can also search through your notes, manage them and edit them virtually from your mobile phone, computer or tablet.

Agenda Widget Plus

Agenda Widget Plus is a useful app for Android smartphones that costs $1.89. It is essentially a customizable home screen widget that allows you to view calendars where you can set up reminders of important daily work tasks, special projects, when you have meetings and much more.

About the Author

Michael is an IT consultant from Australia who loves finding ways to optimise his work day and increase his productivity. He works from home in order to lower his overheads however he uses Servcorp’s serviced offices in Melbourne for any important meetings with potential clients in order to maintain a professional image.

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