3 Apps to Improve Your Productivity

From making your computer an extension of your smartphone to providing detailed analytics reports about your daily habits, we examine three mobile apps you should download.

  1. AirDroid

This app allows individuals to access and manage their Android phone or tablet from their computer. Receive a notification on the side of your desktop or laptop screen every time someone calls or sends a message, and then answer or respond without even touching your phone. The app also has full integration with WhatsApp, lets users view and edit contacts, as well as wirelessly transfers photos and other files between your phone and computer.

Price: Free

Available for: Android smartphones, Windows and Mac laptops and/or desktops

Find out more at: www.airdroid.com

  1. RescueTime

Ever wonder where the day’s gone? You feel like you’re always working, but your to-do list isn’t shrinking. RescueTime gives insight into where your time is going. The app runs in the background of your smartphone or computer and compiles a report detailing how much time you spend on each activity during your day. Find out exactly how long you’re answering emails, attending meetings, working on specific tasks, or even browsing distracting websites. The app then helps you become more efficient by sending you alerts when you’ve spent too much time on one task or highlighting achievements when you’ve had very productive days.

Price: Free and premium paid versions available

Available for: Android smartphones, Windows and Mac laptops and/or desktops

Find out more at: www.rescuetime.com

  1. Calendly

If you’re someone who’s always scheduling client meetings, then you’ll definitely want this web app. Calendly eliminates those annoying chain emails, allowing both you and your client to book a meeting in one message. After selecting your availability for the week, month, or any set time period, the information is compiled in a chart housed on Calendly’s website. Send a link each time you need to book a meeting and your client can see exactly when you’re available and select an appointment. The appointment is then automatically added to both of your calendars.

Price: Free and premium paid versions available

Available for: App can be used on any laptop, desktop, or smartphone device. The user needs a Google account, but recipients can be using iCal, Outlook, or Google Calendar.

Find out more at: www.calendly.com

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