As technology can be seen as a distraction in the workplace, it can also be utilized to boost productivity throughout your day. And no, this doesn’t include scrolling through Facebook or live Tweeting your co-workers arguments (although very entertaining);  these are apps that aid in making your workday easier!


Create a virtual notepad with Evernote.

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Evernote allows you to store all your thoughts, ideas, and plans in one place — instead of keeping them in your head, where they’re bound to be forgotten. You can add everything from text and photos to webpages and audio files.

When you feel like one of those bits of information would come in handy, you can find it easily from your smartphone or computer.

Cost: Free (basic level)

Available on:iOS, Android

Keep track of to-do lists with Wunderlist.

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The ultimate get-stuff-done app lets you keep private lists and receive reminders about upcoming appointments, plus share lists with friends, family, and colleagues so you can collaborate on projects.

Wunderlist syncs with your other devices so you can access that information anywhere.

Cost: Free

Available on:iOS, Android


Track your productivity with Forest.

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Forest tracks your productivity and lets you visualize your progress in the form of a tree. If you stay focused for 30 minutes, the tree blooms fully; if you leave the app during that time period, the tree dies.

The goal is to eventually have a forest of trees that represents the hard work you put in.

Cost: $0.99

Available on:iOS, Android


Set up appointments easily with Sunrise Calendar.

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This app comes with a number of cool features — for example, when you’re emailing with someone about arranging a meeting, you can pull up your calendar and send them a link to your available time slots. Sunrise syncs with LinkedIn and Twitter, so you can see the photos and bios of people you’re meeting.

The app supports several Google calendars as well as Exchange and iCloud.

Price: Free

Available on:iOS, Android


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