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5 Best Productivity Apps for Your Smartphone

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There is nothing more precious in life than time. We all know that time is limited, so we must use it wisely. As most people think, applications are big time wasters that can lure us into spending countless hours in them.

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The majority of such apps are social media apps, but we often forget that apps were primarily created to save us time and make our life easier.

The amount of productivity applications available on the market today is in millions. To help you find the most useful ones, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best productivity apps. Don’t waste any more time and check out these very useful tools!

PDF Converter

If you deal with a lot of documents on a regular basis than PDF Converter is the right app for you. By using the app you will be able to convert PDFs to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa.

All of that can be easily done from the comfort of your home right on your mobile device. You can convert files directly from your phone, Gmail attachments, or files from supported cloud services (Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, Box) without the need to leave the app.

PDF Converter has a built-in document scanner so you can easily scan documents in paper form and digitize them or make them editable.

In order to get the best possible result while scanning documents, we would recommend scanning files on a flat surface, without any visible background, and in good lighting.


A tool specially designed to manage projects and team tasks. It also serves as a personal manager, but its focus is clearly aimed at coordinating work between multiple people.

With a simple and dynamic interface, it allows you to structure tasks by projects, share files, keep track of each of the tasks through email and the app itself, it has keyboard shortcuts for users and has functions for uploading files and assigning tasks to participants.

Asana puts a more social spin on the usual team communication, with the ability to add likes, mention other users in comments, or star messages.


SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey is a virtual keyboard for Android and iOS that makes up for the shortcomings that come with pre-installed keyboards on smartphones and tablets.

More responsive keys, a swipe between letters to form words faster, and a predictive system far superior to the one that drives you crazy every day.

The app support different layouts and the ability to save your personal dictionary and typing habits on the cloud so you can sync and use it across all your devices.

There’s even a feature that suggests emojis based on the word typed previously.


With a clear and simple design, this app allows you to easily create to-do lists, share them with others, and set deadlines and reminders. Todoist’s appearance is similar to that of an email inbox, making it a fairly intuitive tool for anyone who is familiar with using email.

You can create projects and add different tasks to each project (it allows you to have up to 150 active tasks and 80 projects); and further in tasks you can add comments, attachments, collaborators, and due dates to each task, as well as set reminders.

You can organize your tasks with colors, labels and filters, set priorities, and synchronize the information on all your devices.

Todoist allows you to work as a team on shared tasks since your entire system is hosted in the cloud, so easy access is guaranteed.

In short, a simple, clean, intuitive, and functional task management tool.

Google Drive & Dropbox

These two services have very similar functionalities – both allow you to upload files that will be safely kept on the cloud. Perfect for uploading documents that you want to have a back-up copy of or for which you expect to use on different devices and locations.


Both apps can also be used for transferring files via links to other users. The advantage of Google Drive is that it integrates with all the other Google services allowing a seamless exchange of data and an automatic saving of your photos and files.

Both apps have a fairly large base storage space even in their free versions.

We hope that you enjoy reading the article and that from now on you will have more time to do the things that really matter to you. Our advice is to test all the mentioned apps and use the ones that can help you the most.

In case there are some other productivity apps you frequently use, please let us know in the comments.

Author Bio:

Sandra Rodgers

My name is Sandra Rodgers. I run the Cometdocs blog and post on it weekly. I love yoga, travel, photography, cooking, foreign cuisine, traditional meals, and I’m a major tech enthusiast. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter.

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