I am guilty of this. I am a very busy person, and I am a very good juggler. I juggle my time between work, as a software and systems engineer, and at the same time feeding my passion as a techie geek that I am. Yes, I love to watch Sci Fi shows and believe that the world cannot exist without them. How do I still manage my time and be productive? Still thanks to technology, I was able to come across 3 of my favorite productivity apps for my smartphone.
I would love to share this list of productivity apps with you, my readers. Here are they:
- CloudMagic, running on iOS and Android. All I wanted was not just one email server/provider. I have multiple accounts and wanted to incorporate them into just a single account. This mobile email app does not only cover the email services that I have, but it also provides power features. It supports iCloud, Gmail, IMAP, and Exchange accounts, among many more others. It introduces a ‘contextual cards’ feature which allows me to send email contents to different tools such as OneNote, Salesforce and ZenDesk. As I also do mobile work, I find this app extremely useful.
- Evernote, running on iOS and Android. This cross-platform note-taking service app allows me to take and upload notes, audio, pictures, and video snippets, organizing them to cloud notebooks which may be synced in different devices. I agree that it is loaded with an extra level of organization, which is perfect for sharing and formatting. Even with its competitors, such as Google Keep and OneNote, I still favor Evernote because of its options. I started using the free version which allowed me to upload about 600MB worth of monthly content, then I upgraded to the paid account which gave me more capabilities.
- And of course, I wouldn’t want to leave without saying the magic word ‘Dropbox’. This cloud storage service of Google serves as a perfect productivity assistant because of its timely integration with the other services in the Google ecosystem. File sharing, as well as features for collaboration allows users to work easily on projects that are shared. Its absorption of Google Docs into the drive gives users an excellent app and web based office suite which can be used for viewing, editing and sharing documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, and other files. Plus, what I like about it the most is that I have the control of who I can share the documents with, and the level of access that they can have over the files. As a matter of fact, I have been using this app for quite some time now and I find it very useful, especially when I work with a team.
Then again, these are my favorites. You may have yours too. New ones might still be in development, and some are on the way. As exciting as it can be, I am looking forward to these new apps.