7 Productivity AppsIn the face of ever-evolving technology, it can be easy for professionals to feel cluttered and confused when trying to communicate with one another. To make matters worse, a smartphone full of either confusing or only somewhat understood apps can seriously hamper employee productivity and processes.

However, Tess Vismale of DAHLIA+ agency shared her thoughts with attendees at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 regarding some apps that can help with productivity, keep workers on schedule and on task, as well as even assist with personal habits. 

Here are the top seven mobile apps for boosting productivity:

  1. Productive tops Vismale’s list as an excellent tool for forming good-habits and prompting the completion of tasks. By inputting desired tasks and goals, Productive reminds the user at convenient times of their habits, whether those be professional, personal (or even medical).
  1. Slack combines the convenience of email with the flexibility of social media platforms to offer a powerful, all-in-one messaging service. Users of Slack have the ability to organize their conversations by project, department or simply by individual, allowing for individuals to be easily added and deleted from different threads. Slack also offers a subscription service, in which one user can allow others to ask common questions.
  1. MobileDay is a conference call app that combines a user’s schedule with call functionality, allowing for the connection of everyone on a particular call with one button. Furthermore, MobileDay can send alerts for upcoming conferences calls and allows users to notify other members of the call if they are running behind.
  1. Clarke.ai is a text-to-speech app that can be on conference calls or meetings to record notes and document all conversations for later use.
  1. Outlook is an email app designed for efficiency on mobile devices. As an example, a user can coordinate the appearance and disappearance of emails in their inbox to allow them to focus on the most important ones when needed. It also offers features that used to be limited to desktop computers, such as integrating with Dropbox and Google Drive. 
  1. Unroll.me offers the ability to organize an email inbox based upon a user’s subscriptions, sending updates on received emails either daily or weekly to cut down on distractions and wasted time. For example, a user could opt to not read his or her Instagram email until Monday at 5 p.m. every week, so as to condense the amount of time spent on reviewing it.
  1. Evernote creates notes with a wealth of extra features, including stylus compatibility, document scanning and an image search engine. Basically any scanned or photographed document can be searched by the text on it, essentially digitizing printed business cards and spreadsheets.

The sheer volume of available apps and their many functions and features can seem overwhelming, but these tools can provide users the edge they need to make the most out of their work week.