Paul Wherly

5 Smartphone apps that will make you more productive at work

Having a smartphone in your pocket is now less of a luxury and more of an essential tool. These days there’s more on offer than the usual gaming apps that provide a little light entertainment or stress relief.

Some apps are designed as useful tools for serious business people. Whether you are an employer or employee, it’s surprising what you can download onto your smart phone to aid work productivity. Here are some popular apps you may find useful.


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Wunderlist offers a way to manage and share daily tasks. It’s a great app for the office, because it lets you create to-do lists, recurring tasks and subtasks. You can also collaborate with work colleagues on your tasks. Using this productivity app means you’ll never miss a deadline, as it can send you reminders to make tracking projects much easier.

It’s also available free for  iPhoneiPadAndroidWindowsMac and Web

Mind Tools

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This app is perfect for managers and employees alike. Mind Tools toolkit can help you develop your skills in everything business related, including leadership, project management, time management and even career development. Each section contains articles that can help you identify what you need to improve your personal skills.

Mindtools is available from the app store for iPhones, iPad and Android.

iClaimIt expense tracker and mileage calculator

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If you’re tired of trying to keep track of your mileage and manage all those receipts for expenses, this app could certainly be the answer. iClaimIt is an expense tracking application which lets you attach photos of your receipts to each expense so that you won’t lose track of those important purchases. You can also keep a close eye on your mileage by inputting the distance into the app every time you travel.

You can download iClaimIt from the app store.

Errands to do list

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Boost your productivity with Errands To-Do List, a task manager which is really easy to use.

This app has an intuitive and well designed interface, so that you can quickly create tasks and prioritise them by date and urgency. The app offers multiple view modes depending on your preferences, including a calendar view and checklists. Never miss an important deadline with the alerts function for your tasks. You can also organise your tasks inside customisable folders.


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Now you can plan meetings all over the world by using this useful meeting planner app. TimePal lets you manage meetings involving people spread out across the world. The app helps you to find out the time zones in each country and arrange a suitable time for everyone involved. You can then email the meeting plan to all invited. A must have app for assistants that organise international meetings.

What are your favourite smart phone apps that make you more productive?

3 thoughts on “5 Smartphone apps that will make you more productive at work

    TimePal is very handy as it sets up the appointment and gives the option to email directly from the appointment – time saving!

    I love iClaimIT too as it is such a bind to remember to record mileage and expenses after the event.

    Thanks for joining the debate.

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