3 Mobile Apps that can boost your productivity like crazy
But before we continue, some facts to be known:
- Ericsson was the first company which marketed a device as a smartphone named R380 in 2000
- The first phone with a camera was released in Japan in 2000.
- In a day, a person spends an average of 2.7 hours to socialize on his or her smartphone, it is one-third of the time that an individual spends on sleeping and twice more than on eating
- Current smartphones now can even be more powerful than computers that put a man on the moon.
- The average smartphone user checks their phone 110 times a day!
- 90% of the apps downloaded are not used more than 10 times.
- 35% of smartphone users launch apps like Facebook before even getting out of bed.
There are already more than 1 billion smartphones globally and the numbers are still rising. No wonder the smartphone is one of the most important tools of the century. Studies point out that about 200 million workers will use mobile business apps to collaborate, network, conference, access and edit docs, check emails, and make presentations on the go.
With the smartphones stitched to our sides like a Siamese twin, it would only be more fruitful if we could help ourselves to make better use of our day than simply wriggling our thumbs on the screen. Here are free mobile apps to set your productivity soaring:
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If you’re not using Evernote to organize your work life, you are definitely missing out. Evernote is a free app for your smartphone and computer that stores everything you could imagine and goes beyond the to-do list. Basically, a cloud-based note-taking app, it helps you keep track of all your photos, voice memos, attachments, clips from the internet, boarding pass, receipts, articles you wish to read later, or even keep a tab on a simple typed or handwritten note. Everything you put into the app is searchable, synced, and accessible across all of your devices be it a computer, smartphone, or tablet. The free mobile app lets you upload up to 60 megabytes a month. You can also upgrade to a premium account to receive a gigabyte of uploads, collaborative notebooks, which even your colleagues can log into.
HootSuite is an app specially designed to help you handle social media on the go. With this app, you can now publish to all of your social networks – Twitter, Linked In, and Facebook, all from one app and all at once. You can literally hoot your way into glory while working on this app because you no longer have to log into all the different social media handles you possess.
The best part is you can choose to schedule messages for optimum times to attract maximum traffic to your website, attach files and photos as well as share links to interesting videos and informative articles. For advanced users, the app provides a wonderful option to set up streams for monitoring customer feedback on various social networks.
Brewster helps you build up your address book and the more services you connect to Brewster, the more complete your address book will be. Furthermore, it is easiest to get started building your address book if connected to a centralized source. Brewster is designed to intelligently prioritize different information from different sources (e.g. employment from LinkedIn) so you have the best of all the worlds.
Brewster is a mobile application that takes contact information and other details from your social media platforms and creates detailed profiles for each person based on the information provided. Brewster also uses your social media accounts to get high-quality photos for all your friends.
When you enable Brewster Sync, these photos are used by your phone as high-resolution Caller ID photos! Be assured though. Your contact information is not shared back to social networks or posted anywhere on your behalf. By using a ‘relationship algorithm’, the app will divide the contacts into various lists such as ‘favorites’ and it will also remind you when you’re falling out of touch with someone.
Viola! These apps will make change the way your day functions. Get them if you already haven’t.
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