Five Great Phone Apps To Boost Productivity

One of the best things about having a smart phone is that you can find an app for just about anything.  One of the worst things is that the world of applications is so large it can be overwhelming.  If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can waste a lot of time browsing for apps to do what you need to get done.  To avoid conterproductivity, here are five applications available  for Android and iPhone that will help boost your productivity and ability to organize your life!

1.       Dropbox

Dropbox is an online backup service that lets you access important files on your phone, on top of other things.  It’s one of the leading services in cloud computing and file sharing, and is incredibly versatile and compatible across devices.

2.        Evernote

Evernote is an organizational and note-taking solution.  It is free, it integrates perfectly with your online Evernote account, and is virtually hassle-free to operate. It allows you to take notes, save ideas, bookmark things you like, and search quickly through your account to find what you need.

3.        Bump

Bump is available for iPhone and Android and works across the two platforms.  It is an app that allows you to share information by literally bumping your phone against someone elses.  It can be used to transfer contacts, photos, and videos.  Very convenient for updating your phone lists.

4.        Google Latitude

This app, while not necessarily an organizational service, has great value for helping you keep “track” of your people.  It allows you to find your friends and family on a map, as well as share where you are with the people you choose.  You can check in to places to let your friends and family know you have arrived safely, and find friends who are near you.  An excellent app for families.

5.        Gcal

Google Calendar is a great app for your phone because of its versatility.  No matter what calendar you’re using on your desktop, Google allows you to sync and share that calendar on your phone, as well as sync up calendars that you need to share with others.  If you already use Google Calendar, you can import a shared calendar with someone who is using Outlook, Thunderbird, or iCal, making calendar sharing relatively easy, regardless of the platform.

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