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8 Amazing Smartphone Applications Best Suited for Businessmen

8 Amazing Smartphone Applications Best Suited for Businessmen

It is quite pleasing to know that Apple and Android application stores take care of people from all walks of life. Some applications are developed plainly for passing time and others for some really productive purposes. It’s not wrong to say that searching through these thousands of applications becomes quite a challenge when you are trying to pick one that will stay on your phone for a long time. As you keep trying various applications, you realize that many of them are not developed properly or they are often missing the exact options that you are looking for in the app.

If you look into the productive applications, you will find many that are suited for businessmen and executives. They can help you not only with your day to day work at the office, but many other tasks that can speed up your work. It has always been a wish for smartphone users to be able to check an application before installing it on their phones. The common way of knowing how good applications are is to download them and check them one by one. To help you know some great applications for business use, here is a list of some good ones:

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1. File Expert – File Manager

This application tops the list because it is the most comprehensive and complete application you will find on any application store for managing your files. Not only does it allow you to access your files across all the storage devices out there, such as USB flash drives, hard drives, mobile storage etc. but it also sports the most useful features you will need while browsing the files. It even has its own music player to play your audio files within the application. With File Expert – File Manager, You can edit text files, select batches, shred files, rename batches and access files from most commonly used cloud services etc. all in one place.

2. Memento Database

If you are running a business where you have to maintain a database, this application is going to be a treasure for you. It might seem like a small database from its size but it’s the most comprehensive database you can get in the shape of a mobile application. It allows you to store your contacts on forms whose fields can be completely customized by you. You can then access the stored contacts in an easy-to-view excel sheet format. From there, you can even call the contacts directly as the contacts on the table can be tapped with your finger.

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3. Polaris Office + PDF

If you have a lot of MS Office files that you work on, this is going to be the best application. It also lets you access and save your files in the cloud, but unfortunately, the functionality is much more inferior to what is offered by File Expert – File Manager. This application is best for people who have to work on MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint files every now and then. It also supports the limited editing of PDF files. You may also convert files in various formats to PDF format right on your smartphone using this application.

4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social network but this particular network is meant only for professionals. This is not a place where you would see teenage boys and girls sharing their feelings about a bad day at school or their grudge against some new pop artist. This is a place where professionals create attractive profiles and make networks with other professionals. You can benefit from LinkedIn in unlimited ways. You can have a network of people who can help you with a job, or find connections that might be interested in starting a business with you.

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5. Google Drive

Google Drive is mainly a cloud service from Google. You can have this service from many other companies as well. What makes Google Drive so attractive is the fact that most people in the world are using Android phones. If you are an Android user then Google drive is the best bet for you in terms of cloud service. It comes packaged with Google Sheets, Docs and Slides. In short, you have access to more like a complete MS Office in the cloud but this one comes from Google and is more optimized for Android users.

6. Evernote

It is hard to describe what Evernote is meant for and what it does. This application has such a huge list of things it does that you could write a book on it. Mainly it is meant for you to take notes, but that’s like measuring the depth of the sea at the shore. You can take notes by writing them manually. You can take notes by taking screenshots or capturing only certain parts of an article. In short, you can take notes in any format you can think of e.g. text, audio, video etc. You can even attach your photos and MS documents with it.

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7. LastPass

The first thing most people have to do when they take up their seats at their workplaces in the morning is to log into many different accounts. A businessman has to log into even more accounts. LastPass is an application meant for storing your passwords in one place. It even acts as a password generator so if you are creating your profiles on various social networking websites for marketing purposes, it is going to help you big time. It even lets you autofill your passwords on the websites you like. In short, it saves you a lot of time to do other important things.

8. RescueTime

Do you think you spend too much time socializing and leave no time for more important stuff? This application will help you save time and use it for more important things. It lets you know which applications you have used for how long. By giving you this breakdown it gives you a clear idea of where you are spending your time. Pay for it, and you will gain access to more amazing features. It can remind you that you are spending too much time on a certain application. Finally, it has the ability to block certain websites you otherwise would get lost on.

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Last Updated on December 30, 2018

18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

If you’re not taking advantage of one of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Well, this will depend on your needs, but we’ve put together a list of 18 of the very best time management apps that can help you with the most common time management challenges.

Let’s dive straight into the list…

1. Rescue Time — Use your time wisely

    If you have doubts that you’re using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

    Download Rescue Time

    2. Remember The Milk — Keep on top of all your tasks

      If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool which is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily, and reminds you of them – wherever you are.

      Download Remember the Milk

      3. Focus Booster – Boost motivation to complete tasks

        This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It’s designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures.

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        Download Focus Booster

        4. Toggl – Keep track of time spent on projects and tasks

          This is a great alternative to time-sheets, if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then through analysis, working out how you can manage them more effectively.

          Download Toggl

          5. Dropbox — Store and send large files easily

            There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices – but Dropbox is free and easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go.

            Download Dropbox

            6. Evernote — Keep all your notes in one place

              Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes or images).  You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to really optimize your time.

              Download Evernote

              7. Mind42 — Focus on tasks at hand with mind mapping

                Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

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                Download Mind42

                8. SyncBackFree — Back up and sync your files effortlessly

                  This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now – but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this pivotal tool.

                  Download SnycBackFree

                  9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) — Manage your to-do lists effectively

                    Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists, and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                    Download MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

                    10. 1Password — Have all your passwords remembered

                      This app allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database, protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. It also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                      Download 1Password

                      11. Pocket — Keep your eye on the ball

                        When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time which will not impact on your immediate work.

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                        Download Pocket

                        12. [email protected] — Boost your attention span

                          This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.

                          Download [email protected]

                          13. Launchy — Interact with your computer in a smart way

                            This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want.

                            Download Launchy

                            14. Forest — Boost your focus by growing a forest

                              This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track. The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                              Download Forest

                              15. Trello — Track your projects in a highly visual way

                                This is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board (which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed) as your start, work on and complete the associated task.

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                                Download Trello

                                16. Wunderlist — Digitalize your to-do lists

                                  Purchased by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist is an easy to use, feature-packed to-do list app. From planning a holiday, to sharing a shopping list with a partner, or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will keep you on top of all your tasks.

                                  Download Wunderlist

                                  17. TimeTree — Have a shared calendar with your family

                                    This app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments. So, whether you’re planning a party, or run a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                    Download Time Tree

                                    18. Todoist — Capture and order all your tasks and activities easily

                                      Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list. It’s available via browsers and apps, and lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as given a due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                      Download Todoist

                                      The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools. And the good news is – that many of them are completely free of charge! So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you – and begin boosting your productivity now!

                                      Oh, and one more thing… Take a look at a couple of our other articles that will help further streamline your time management:

                                      40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone and 20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

                                      More Recommended Productivity Experts on Lifehack

                                      • Leon Ho — The Founder and CEO of Lifehack, which he share productivity hacks to make life easier
                                      • Carl Pullein — A renowned productivity and time management coach
                                      • Mark Pettit — A Business Coach for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to achieve more by working less

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