With all of the new and VERY complicated smartphones and tablets, productivity apps have become immensely popular and useful for the average smartphone owner. However, many people don’t know much about the top productivity applications
Productivity can be interpreted differently by different people. It’s direct definition is “the quality of being productive or having the power to produce” which overall, basically means the ability to get things done quickly and stress-free. Here are the top 5 productivity applications for iOS and Android smartphones and a brief summary of each.
iOS Productivity Apps
1. Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets
This $0.99 application is mainly directed towards those iPhone users that aren’t very tech savvy or have never owned an iPhone before. It is essential information in over 120 written tips and free updates with each revision of iOS. The great thing about this app is they keep it new and current. Some of the tips are advanced ones that you would not find on your own.
This is the #1 free productivity app store application. It is the most basic, easy to use flashlight that uses the LED flash to its fullest ability. The only downside to this app is that it can burn up your battery if the flashlight is turned on for too long. Strobe/Blinking mode is also supported and best of all its free.
3. JotNot Scanner Pro
Out of all of these applications JotNot Scanner is my favorite. This $0.99 app gives you the ability to scan and save documents, receipts, whiteboards and more all from your iPhone! However, this is not like a photo app at all. It makes your photo a clear black and white document, but you can also have the picture in color. Overall, this app is very useful and can help anyone out that wants to keep and save documents easily.
4. Week Calendar
This $1.99 application is pretty much a better and more equipped version of iCal for your iPhone or iPod touch. Week Calendar provides a calendar overview with a better day, week, and month overview. This application is directed towards the type of people that need to keep track of what they’re doing and when they are doing it.
5. iTranslate ~ the free translator
iTranslate is the best Universal Translator on the App Store today. It includes over 50 languages, Voice recognition, Conversation Mode, 18 free voices, Dictionaries, save & copy, and Landscape mode. Whether you’re doing your language homework in school or just wondering what a certain word or phrase means this is the app for you! Best of all its free!
Android Productivity Apps
1. Root Explorer
This app is just $3.97 and Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android’s file system (including the elusive data folder!). Additional features include SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, multi-select, and many more!
2. Swift Key
SwiftKey is a great $1.99 application for anyone look for an easier to type on keyboard. From the Android Store “SwiftKey Keyboard uses AI technology to make typing smart, fast and personal.” This app is innovative, useful, and very easy to use.
3. ADWLauncher EX
ADWLauncher EX is an awesome way to tweak your phone without any rooting or hacking needed. Just $3.35 to tweak your Android desktop. It comes with hundreds of themes, Icons editor to create your own customized shortcuts, and a customizable main dock. ADWLauncher EX is different from ADW.Launcher in that it has a lot of new additions and improvements.
4. ezPDF Reader
ezPDF Reader is a simple, $0.99 app that basically is a PDF Reader! One addition is that it plays both video and audio. One cool thing you can do with this app is called Freehand draw. It says to just long click on the screen to activate and you can change the color and thickness of the line. Pretty cool, right?
5. JuiceDefender Ultimate
Last but certainly not least is JuiceDefender Pro. This app is kind of pricy at $5.09 but still seems like a very great application for those that are having batter problems. It gives you “Absolute control over your battery” and includes wifi control, 2G/3G control and many more!
All 10 of these apps are great productivity apps for many different types of people on two different platforms.
What are your favorite types of productivity apps? Let us know and comment!