With to-do lists that grow longer every hour, it’s essential that we work smarter and more efficiently to keep up with the demands of everyday life. Mobile devices and innovative apps are continuing to provide new access points and new tools to help us reach our goals. From cloud storage to apps for business processes, calendars, tracking and capturing notes, a great variety of tools is available that can help us check off those to-do items. We’ve pulled together a collection of 14 Androids apps that can help you get the job done quickly and more efficiently.
Android Productivity Apps
Click through for 14 Android apps that can help you complete your tasks quickly and efficiently.
Copy and Copy for Companies
With Copy, Barracuda offers a simple cloud storage solution that provides manageability, security and as much storage as you need without compromising the user experience. Built on the same cloud as Barracuda’s award-winning IT solutions, Copy is rooted in both security and storage technologies, making Copy for Companies a great option for businesses that want to layer control over sharing services that employees use — and with enterprise-level security, proprietary data control, secure sharing, and as much storage as you need, Copy is designed to give you the tools and support you need at a price that beats the competition.
Personal Plans: Free (15 GB) / Pro (250 GB) – $4.99/month or $49/year
Company Plans: Starts with 1 TB – $899/year
Word for Tablet
With Word for Tablet, Word documents look better than ever on your Android tablet. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident that they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Word has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time. The free Microsoft Word app provides a core experience for viewing, creating and editing docs on tablets with a screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller.
Phone Clean & Booster
Phone Clean & Booster is a free app that can help clean redundant apps and files, free up storage space, clean up your RAM, and speed up your Android device.
Cell Tracker lets you track your locations or wherever you are visiting. Just select the time intervals to record the location and save it to the database, and start the cell tracker. By the end of the day, you can check where you roamed with locations saved on Google maps.
Access popular USPS.com tools on-the-go with USPS Mobile app. Find a post office or an approved postal provider, look up a ZIP code, calculate shipping prices (limitations apply), schedule pickups, scan labels, hold your mail, and use the USPS tracking tool anywhere you go.
Speech to Text Notepad
Speech to Text Notepad allows you to create notes hands free. All you have to do is speak – this app converts it into text that can be edited using voice commands. This app is great for creating to-do lists, grocery list, dictation, and other notes in general. You can also share your notes using your favorite app (Gmail, Twitter, Google Hangout, SMS, etc). This app requires Android’s speech recognition system (Google Search app). Currently voice commands are supported in English, Russian, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
System Cleaner for Android
Need to do some Spring cleaning on your Android device? The System Cleaner will clear the cache for all apps, System processes, browser history, clipboard data, call records, market search history, Gmail search history, Google Maps search history and Google search history.
This is a simple calendar widget where the month view and today’s agenda are combined. It gives you a good overview of your events at hand in your home screen. This is a trial version with NO TIME LIMIT. After seven days, you will be asked to buy the license key to unlock more options and support further development. But you could continue to use this app for free as long as you want until you decide whether to buy it or not. Also note, this is not a calendar app; it’s a widget. To make it work, you should add it on your home screen. It will sync with Google calendar.
CircleLauncher Swipe allows you to add frequently used apps, contacts or bookmarks to this launcher. You can then start those apps, contacts or bookmarks with one click from a circle, a horizontal or a vertical line. Use the included launcher icons, load your own image or use a icon from any icon pack (CircleLauncher icon packs, ADW and Go Launcher icon packs supported).
Base CRM allows you to manage your contacts, track sales, log calls or create tasks, all from your Android phone or tablet. You can then watch as all of your changes are instantly synced with the Base CRM web app at getbase.com. The next generation CRM allows you to easily capture information during or after meetings and carry your sales data with you everywhere you go.
Cost: 14-Day Free Trial / Subscription Service
Smart Doc Scanner
Smart Document Scanner is a mobile app scanner that allows you to capture images and turn them into PDFs. Features include image enhancements, syncing with Google Drive and Dropbox, OCR scanning and document management.
When I Work Scheduling
When I Work provides an easy way to schedule and communicate with your employees from your Android device or desktop PC. Put the work schedule in your employee’s pocket. When I Work uses text messaging, email and the web to communicate, alert and notify your staff about the work schedule.
Invoice2go allows you to invoice directly from your Android phone or tablet, and then email it straight to your customer. Over 20 invoice templates are available from which to choose, and each can be easily customized for your business. With Invoice2go, you’ll also get to experience a cloud account, which will sync all your documents to the cloud. You can then access them from your Android phone, tablet or your home computer.
Cost: Free / In-App Purchases
CIA (Caller ID App)
The award winning caller ID app CIA shows the name, address and other details right on your screen, while the phone is still ringing. Other features include contacts backup and restore, call blocking and number search.