8 amazing productivity apps that actually work
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8 amazing productivity apps that actually work

14 Aug 2017

How many productivity apps do you have on your devices? How many of them actually work?

There are millions of apps out there and a huge number of them are built to help you with your productivity levels during work.

But how many of them really do help you increase your productivity and how many are a distraction in themselves?

There’s a constant battle between productivity and creativity, with uncertainty over whether or not striving towards maximum productivity is a bad thing.

And, while the emphasis should be put on more creative or thoughtful work rather than mass production, some things need to get done fast, and, for that, productivity apps aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

If you’re looking for some productivity apps that will actually help you get through your work this week, we’ve got you covered with a handy infographic from Davitt Corporate Psychology.

For organisation, you’re unlikely to do better than Google Drive. It allows you to safely store, access and share a variety of files with whoever you need to.

It also has online capabilities for when you’re in and out of service – an important feature if you’re constantly battling with broadband speeds.

If you feel like you’re lacking motivation to get productive, one of the handiest apps on the list is Way of Life – The Habit Maker. This will help disorganised and unfocused workers break bad habits and create new ones that will help them stay productive at work.

For online collaboration, Dropbox is one of the best productivity apps out there. It will help you sync, share and edit documents and collaborate with your team.

Productivity apps are definitely plentiful, but finding the ones that actually make a positive difference to your work day is key. For more apps that really work, check out the infographic below.

If you’re still veering towards more of a digital detox, there are other ways to keep yourself focused at work, from cleaning the clutter from your screen to listening to ambient background noise.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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