6 Productivity Apps to Make Life Easier for Project Managers

July 9, 2017

10:30 am

Are you trying to be more productive with your time? Turning your smartphone into a personal assistant and a productivity aid is not only a good idea, it’s also incredibly easy. Whether you want to start a blog, make a financial transaction, track business tasks, or conduct business operations, there is an app for everything.

Here are six of the best productivity apps that project managers can use to make their life a little bit easier:

Momentum

The secret to becoming successful and more productive is focusing on one task at a time. This is exactly what the Momentum app helps you do. When you open the app, it greets you and asks about the one critical task that you need to focus on. Each time you try to open a new tab, the app pops up and reminds you to stay on track. This way, it prevents you from visiting websites that may draw your attention away from the main task.

Price: Free/ $2.50 per month, billed yearly

Platform: Chrome

Evernote

The Evernote app acts as a digital workspace and helps in organizing content across devices. Evernote helps project managers take notes, collect files, find information, clip content from any source (both offline and online), and share information quickly and easily. Whether you are on the go or sitting in front of a computer, the Evernote app allows you to access the necessary content anywhere, anytime.

Price: Basic: Free/Plus: $34.99 per month/Premium: $69.99 per month

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS

Just Press Record

The Just Press Record app allows you to make recordings with just one tap. This app can be easily synced with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It is equipped with some advanced features such as built-in transcription that helps you take notes easily. If you want to interview an industry leader and publish it on your blog in the form of podcasts or textual posts, you can use the Just Press Record app. Record the interview and edit it later to offer the best possible information to your targeted audience. Users can start recording by long-pressing the app icon from the lock screen or the notification widget. The recordings and transcripts can be synced with iCloud, which allows you to share the content to a variety of other apps.

Price: $2.99 for the iOS version and $4.99 for OS X

Platforms: iOS and OS X

Basecamp

Basecamp is another online project-management platform that has made life easier for a number of project managers. Basecamp offers a simple and visual interface to help project managers and their team members view their shared and personal projects and tasks. The dashboard offers an overview of all the discussions, to-dos, files, text documents, and events in a single glance. Internal team projects as well as client projects can be easily organized with this project management solution. It also allows you to restrict permissions, and view individual project items and projects as a whole.

Price: $99.00/month

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS

Workzone

Workzone helps you organize projects by assigning tasks, deadlines and specific responsibilities to specific individuals. This project management solution automatically sends notifications when you run late on a specific task, thus alerting project managers about projects that need immediate attention. The app version of Workzone is available for both, Android and iOS; so you can get your work sorted out regardless of your location. It also offers some advanced features such as expense tracking, time tracking, image markup, and more.

Price: $200.00/month

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS

6Outlook

The Microsoft Outlook app, available for iOS and Android, allows you to access emails on the go. You can also access email attachments, contacts and calendars easily. The app features customizable swipe gestures, supports a number of email accounts, and can be set-up easily on your phone. The ‘Focused’ inbox shows you the important messages as soon as you receive them so you can stay sorted and improve your productivity.

Price: $109.99

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS

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Jaykishan Panchal is a content marketer at MoveoApps, an iphone app development company. He enjoys writing about Technology, marketing & industry trends. He is tech enthusiast and love to explore new stuff. You can follow him on Twitter @jaypanchal8.

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