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Last Updated on December 23, 2019

15 Best Organization Apps to Boost Your Productivity in 2020

15 Best Organization Apps to Boost Your Productivity in 2020

Productivity is something that we all desire to achieve. Whether it is being able to manage time better or remembering the plethora of things that need to be done, we all would like to be much better at keeping our lives organized.

Sadly, however, this isn’t always the case. Life is dynamic, and if you are unable to keep up with its dynamic nature, you could lose track of time and fall behind.

Well, that is why technology is here. Just as it is with every other thing, tech can help improve productivity and keep efficiency levels high as well. With certain productivity-boosting app, life will be more organized, and you will be able to enhance your effectiveness exponentially.

The purpose of this article is to help keep you updated on the organization apps, and to explain how they can help you boost productivity. The following apps are readily available on marketplaces, and I’ve grouped them with their compatible mobile operating systems, so you know whether or not you will be able to get your hands on one or not.

All you have to do is check out your app store, search for it, and you’re ready to become productive!

1. Any.do

    If you are the type of person who gets so busy that you can easily forget to get some daily chores done, then Any.do is a great tool for you without a doubt. The app provides a to-do list, notes, and reminders to keep you conscious of everything that needs to be done.

    In addition to that, you can share your lists with others, and assign tasks to them as well. The app provides sync abilities between web, desktop, and mobile platforms, so you get to update your lists in real time. The voice entry feature it provides will let you add items by simply speaking, so there is less stress on you as well.

    Available on iOS and Android

    2. Todoist

      Todoist is another amazing planner and to do list app. It’s a multi-platform planner app that provides a gimmick-free, clean approach to task management and interfacing. The language engine on this app makes it easy to transform a simple written thought into a recurring task or a one off.

      You can set priority levels by categorizing tasks with colors. You also have access to shared projects and productivity graphs that will help you keep track of the progress you make as time goes on.

      If you are looking to get things done easily, this is a great companion for sure.

      Available on iOS and Android

      3. Cloze

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        Sometimes, it gets incredibly difficult to keep track of all your business contacts. This is exactly why you need help from a great contacts manager.

        Well, say hello to Cloze. The app provides an all-in-one network of your contacts, while providing social network capabilities and an email command center. Cloze syncs all the details about your contacts from social networks and your email, so you always stay up to date with these people.

        The app also provides a command center for social networks, allowing you to tweet, update your status, and much more.

        Available on iOS and Android

        4. Memento

          If you use iPhone and will like to switch up the way your reminders look, then check this app out. Memento provides a choice between a traditional view of your upcoming tasks, as well as a grid look that is much more aesthetically pleasing.

          Memento also appears as a widget, and it comes with a For You tab that provides a glance of your most important reminders.

          Available on iOS only

          5. Just Press Record

            Just Press Record is a versatile recording app that comes with features such as transcription (for taking notes much easier). With the app, users will be able to record from along press on the app, the lock screen, or even the notification widget.

            Just Press Record is only available for iOS devices, and there is also an app on the Apple Watch that helps make usage easier. Recordings are stored according to time and date, and they can be renamed manually as well.

            Recordings also sync to iCloud, and you can share them.

            Available on iOS only

            6. Otter Voice Notes

              If you don’t use an iOS device and you will like to access the features of Just Press Record, then Otter Voice Notes is what you need. It is also a transcription app, although it is capable of making recordings through a Bluetooth device as well.

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              Essentially, you can speak to your phone about what you need to get done, and you can make important notes as well.

              With this app, you can edit transcripts to fix any errors you make, and all transcripts can be exported to text form to other apps.

              Available on iOS and Android

              7. CamScanner

                In the world of productivity apps, there are truly only a few that can hold a candle close to CamScanner. Essentially, this beauty of an app turns the camera of your phone into a portable document scanner and OCR tool, thereby providing you with the ability to convert photos of your paper documents into PDF or JPD formats.

                From there, you can save these files on your mobile phone or save them to a cloud storage device to share with others. With smart cropping and scan quality optimization, you get to handle everything and turn it into an electronic document.

                Available on iOS and Android

                8. 24me

                  With 24me, you get an amazing virtual assistant app that helps you keep your hectic day organized. It provides note functionality, as well as features such as a to-do list and a calendar. The calendar syncs with several other calendar services (such as Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar, and more), so you achieve easy compatibility.

                  Moving on, 24me also provides smart notifications such as a reminder for events and tasks that you have for the next day, the right time to get on the road for your next meeting (based on the prevalent traffic conditions), and even weather alerts.

                  With voice control, you can set appointments and take notes in a breeze. You can also use external devices (such as Siri, Alexa, and more) to set tasks with it.

                  Available on iOS and Android

                  9. Toggl

                    Toggl is a great time tracker that helps with keeping track of time, whether for a single user or a group. With this app, you can start, stop, and log times and tasks on your mobile phone or computer with data syncing on two platforms. This makes it easy to record ours that you spend on tasks and projects.

                    Toggl also comes with tools that help you bulk edit, tag, and organize entries for proper reviewing and reporting, and you can also import and export data in CSV and PDF formats.

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                    Available on iOS and Android

                    10. Pocket

                      If you are the type of person who loves reading books, then there is a high probability that you have spent quite a lot of time reading an interesting article when you should have been doing something more important.

                      Don’t feel bad. We have all been there. However, if you get Pocket, then this issue could be solved. Essentially the rebranded version of the Read It Later service, Pocket is an awesome offline reading tool that allows you to select and save articles, videos, and pictures and to view them later.

                      With it, you get to keep all the interesting stuff you want to read and focus on doing the most important things now.

                      Available on iOS and Android

                      11. Evernote

                        Evernote is one of the most popular cross-platform note-taking services available on the market. With the app, users will be able to take and upload notes, audios,, pictures, and videos, then organize them into notebooks that can be shared across several devices.

                        Evernote comes with several powerful tools, and it provides awesome organization, sharing, and formatting options. While a lot of apps have entered into the field of taking notes, Evernote has been able to hold its prominence so far.

                        Available on iOS and Android

                        12. Franz

                          With Franz, you can centralize all different instant messages channels including Whatsapp, Facebook message, Skype, Telegram and many more in one place. Managing multiple communication channels and notifications becomes a lot easier.

                          You can sign in Franz in whatever device you want and the messages will sync up across different devices.

                          Available for Windows, Mac and Linux

                          13. Trello

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                            Trello is a customizable digital bulletin board that helps you to organize a to-do list, mark tasks and make notes.

                            With Trello, you can create lists, which are dynamic containers that can be filed with cards. All of these can vary, from notes, tasks, thoughts, pictures, and more. All you have to do is drag stuff and drop them up and down the line, and you can move them to other lists

                            You can share these thoughts and tasks with other users. You can also make new cards, add comments, and assign tasks.

                            Available on iOS and Android

                            14. LastPass

                              The moment you get your hands on LastPass, you will never have to waste time futzing with your passwords and logins again. The app is a vault for passwords, and it also works as a browser and a strong password generator in a single app.

                              The app provides users with the ability to sync their password vaults, and have the app browser fill in forms and other login details when they surf the web, whether through Chrome or Safari. You can also generate new passwords, add or update your list. In addition to that, the app provides secure notes for those important pieces of information.

                              Available on iOS and Android

                              15. Dropbox

                                Dropbox has actually been on the marketplace for years, but there is absolutely nothing that can underestimate the significance of this platform. Thanks to Dropbox, cloud storage is what it is today. The app provides a go to solution for a lot of people who would like to store files and share them seamlessly.

                                Primarily, Dropbox is an online storage locker that keeps files, pictures, documents, videos, and more so that you can access them anywhere (and also download if you want to aces them while offline). The app can also be used for file sharing and collaboration.

                                Available on iOS and Android

                                Bottom Line

                                So, there you have it — 15 organization apps that can help you organize your life better and boost your productivity.

                                Productivity is easy to achieve, and if you have access to the best tools, getting it done will be a breeze for you. These will surely get you started. Just look for them, get yourself acquainted, and you’re ready.

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                                11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

                                Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

                                Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

                                Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

                                1. Lumosity

                                This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

                                Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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                                  2. Fit Brains Trainer

                                  This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

                                  Free.

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                                    3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

                                    Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

                                    First four games free, then $13 a month.

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                                      4. Brain Fitness Pro

                                      The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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                                      5. Happify

                                      If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

                                      Free to use.

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                                        6. Clockwork Brain

                                        You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

                                        Free.

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                                          7. ReliefLink

                                          Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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                                            8. Eidetic

                                            Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                                              9. Braingle

                                              Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                                              Free.

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                                                10. Not The Hole Story

                                                If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                                                  11. Personal Zen

                                                  This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                                                  Free.

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