Since it’s almost impossible to walk down the street without seeing every single person clutching a smartphone in their hand, I’m going to assume that you’ve got one too. You might as well take advantage of that little computer you carry around in your pocket and get some work done. So to help you out, I’ve curated a list of our top six productivity apps available for all smartphones!
With so many employees in your business, I think it’s safe to say that they may not all have iPhones. This means if you’re sending out group text messages with important information, everyone may not be getting them. GroupMe allows you to create a group of contacts with phone numbers or even emails. You can send out messages to everyone at once and everyone is guaranteed to receive it, no problem, even if they don’t have the app.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
An alarm clock? You’re telling me that an alarm clock doubles as a productivity app? Yes, I am! Everybody has those days where they wake up to their alarm clock buzzing in their ear and they hit snooze for an extra five minutes of shut eye. Let me fill you in on a little secret. That makes you even more tired. It disturbs your sleep cycle so you’re not actually going to be more productive with that extra five minutes of sleep. In order to create great content, you need to get a good night’s sleep. The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock analyzes your sleep and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase so that your sleep isn’t disturbed. You’ll wake up feeling much more rested, ready to take on your long list of to-dos.
This app makes reading go by like a breeze. If you have any books to read pertaining to your work, they are most likely available on this app. Audible has over 150,000 titles to choose from. You can take advantage of Audible while you’re making your way to work, cleaning your house or even working out at the gym. The books are read to you and you’re left with free hands to do what ever else there is that you need to get done.
Asana is an amazing productivity app. You can upload attachments, set tasks and assignments, and communicate with your team all in one place. The app allows you to create tasks with due dates for your team members. Once, you’ve assigned a task, it notifies that person and sends reminders until the task is check off their to-do list. Asana actually incorporates other apps as well, allowing you to use things like Google Drive without even leaving the app. Could it get much better than that?
CamScanner is the number one document scanning and sharing app. Do you need a document sent over to someone else but you’re not near a computer? Take a picture of it with the CamScanner app and it will extract the text into a mobile document that you can share right away. Simple as that — no fax machine necessary. You can even add notes, search text in the documents, and message your team all within the app.
Google Drive is the ultimate productivity app. Much like CamScanner, this app keeps all of your work documents in one place. You can’t take a picture and scan the documents in, but there are some other pretty great features that will make this one worth your time.You can access all of your documents from any location using a computer, tablet or smartphone. You never have to worry about forgetting your computer at home again. If you’ve got your phone, you’ve got your work. Another great feature here is that every change you make to your documents automatically saves to your Drive account. It also makes it easy to share your work with other members with the click of a button. No more composing a new email and searching endless amounts of saved work for the right attachment.
Getting work done is important, but getting it done efficiently and effectively is more important.
Using these apps will help to boost your productivity and allow you to get more completed in a shorter amount of time without sacrificing the quality of your work.
If you’re building up your own personal brand, then apps like these could become your best friends. Making the most of your time is what separates the thinkers from the do-ers and what turns dreams into reality. If you need a little inspiration or direction creating your brand, check out O.P.E.N. Routine: Four Components to Personal Branding Excellence written by our very own Chief Visionary Officer, Christopher Craft.