Apps For Helping You Work

August 6, 2014 10:46 am

With over 2 million apps available in the world, and in the Android market alone, more than 60,000 apps dedicated to business and productivity, it’s a wonder people know where and how to start when finding the right apps for them. This guide lists the top apps for helping you work.

Concentrate (only available on Mac; £20)

For Mac users, this app is a god send. It blocks any distracting sites (i.e Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.) and even reminds you stay on track via its growl notifications, as well as letting all your friends know you are not to be disturbed by setting your chat status to ‘away.’ For only £20, this app is a bargain considering all the time your spending working, and not live-tweeting, is left un-wasted and spent on productive, career-boosting activities.

Asana (Free)

Asana is a shared task list that helps keep everyone on the same page. From attaching files from dropbox to viewing assigned tasks, this handy mobile app promotes communication and team-work. The best bit? It’s completely free for a team up to 15 people.

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The AudioNote App


Whether you’re writing a report or a press release and need some feedback from your colleagues, Poetica is the ‘app’ for you. It tracks any changes someone has made to your document and has some very creative editing tools available including comment boxes and diagrams.

Pocket Informant (£7.00; available in Android and IOS)

Pocket Informant integrates your calendar, task manager, notes and contacts into one nifty app as well as having a fully customisable platform. Some of its added features includes alarm notifications, status filters and voice commands.

Audionote (£3.50 – £3.80 depending on what software you are using)

Audionote combines audio recordings with your own note taking. Just click record then type notes, add an image or a doodle and voilà – all your notes are stored in the cloud and ready to be reviewed later on. With its easy accessibility, Audionote can remove your worry of taking notes.

Tempo Smart Calendar (free)

Have a meeting coming up? This handy app sends you sends you a list of all emails and documents related to the meeting, stores your colleagues information into the address book, gives you directions to the location and even sends a pre-populated message to the attendees letting them know you’re running late.



Penultimate (free; only available on Ipad)

Penultimate aims to replace your favourite pen with your finger, featuring unlimited notebooks, real-time presentation capabilities and a plethora of sharing options. Every penultimate notebook is synced automatically to your Evernote account, where you view, search and share them to all of your devices.

Evernote (free)

Rated in the New York Times ‘Top 10 Must-Have Apps’, this award-winning application takes productive note-taking to a whole new level. Keep track of business trips by saving travel details, take meeting notes and record speaker conversations, and capture ideas and inspiration on the go. Evernote can connect to other apps and products, save ‘business’ tweets and even share all your notes with colleagues, so that you’ll always be on the same page and up-to-date with work.

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