The 7 best iOS apps to boost your productivity in 2017
Hit productivity level highs.
Now that we’re into the first week of 2017, you might be quickly realizing how difficult it is to keep up with some of your resolutions. But don’t fret! Here are some of the best apps currently in the App Store to make sure you’re organized, motivated, and most importantly, productive throughout the year.
If you work with a large team every day, whether that’s your marketing department at work or your group project classmates, Slack is the solution to all the messy details that often disrupt the workflow. Integrate tools like Dropbox, Twitter, and Google Drive while organizing all your conversations by topic or project.
Though Apple’s Reminders app is good enough, Evernote really ups the ante by combining to-do lists, notes, and saved links from the internet to ensure you’re always on top of your game. You’ll never forget an important task again with Evernote on your smartphone.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to urgently sign a document? But that would mean printing it out, signing it, scanning it, and then emailing it back... Which is far too many steps for someone who’s on the go. SignNow resolves that, and consolidates the process into one simple step: Open the app and insert your signature. And you’re done. Sweet!
I know we’re all jealous of our friends with Android phones because of their easy-to-use gesture typing, but not any more! No longer do you have to be envious of Android users, because SwiftKey enables customized keyboards on your iPhone - which makes for faster texts and emails.
Was one of your new year’s resolutions to learn a new language? Duolingo makes that easier with their fun app! Learn key words and grammar on the go with their lovable little green owl. Ándale! (That’s Spanish for “hurry up,” which you would know if you used Duolingo ????).
Remember that one time you bought the entire bar a round in your happy-drunk stage and woke up too afraid to look at your bank account? Forget that dreaded nervousness with Mint, as it helps you coordinate your finances and budget in all those extra expenses.
Picture this: You’re at a restaurant with your best friends, and everyone is trying to pay with their own cash, credit or debit card. The waiter is so frustrated that he’s thinking of kicking all of you out. Sound familiar? Here’s how to never experience that again: Venmo. Just use one card, and have everyone else pay you back through the app so you can stop wasting time and focus on spending it with your besties (and eating all that delicious food).
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