Productivity Apps

Do it better, do it faster, do it on-the-go! For a list of our favorite ways to get things done with our iOS devices, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Productivity Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of productivity applications from the App Store.


Top 11 Productivity Apps for the iPad

Top 11 Productivity Apps for the iPad

At it's release many heralded the iPhone as the productivity gadget that would change the world for working professionals everywhere. And yet, it only hinted at what the iPad now offers. It's hard to over estimate the difference that a larger screen and faster processor can have on one's out-of-office productivity ability.

Secure Passwords with Moxier Wallet

Update: Moxier Wallet officially shut down June 2013.
To be on the web today means to acquire dozens of usernames and passwords for accessing data. And many people get lazy and use the same password for every site, which can put some of your content at risk.

Buy Smart Recorder - The Voice Recorder on the App Store

Manage Voice Memos with Smart Recorder

If the native Voice Memos app doesn't have enough features to satisfy your recording needs, then Smart Recorder may be a good option. There is greater depth, editing options, and a pretty cool method for transferring your recordings to a computer via a Wi-Fi network.

Buy ShowAnytime on the App Store

ShowAnytime Provides Power Point Portability

ShowAnytime is an app with potential and for a few remaining hours is made a bit better by being on sale. If the ability to put Power Point presentations on your iPhone or iTouch is appealing to you, ShowAnytime is a basic way to achieve your goal.

Mail Notifier: Push Notifications for All Your Email Accounts

I'm always amazed when a new app fits so seamlessly into my routine that it's as if it has always been there. That's the case with Mail Notifier from Enflick. The productivity app provides push notification of email and it works beautifully with Windows Live (Hotmail), AOL, Gmail and any IMAP account.

Buy FaceCall on the App Store

FaceCall Puts a Face to Contacts on iPhone's Home Screen

FaceCall, a new photo-based dialer for iPhone, is a neat enough concept. The app adds direct-dial photo icons to your home screen. And, unlike the scores of one-tap dialers in the past, FaceCall will add as many speed dial icons as you want.

Buy Idea Organizer on the App Store

Idea Organizer Grabs Text, Voice and Visuals for Easy Notes

Idea Organizer is a handy little app for catching your brilliant ideas in the most convenient way.
In my experience "notes apps" or thought-catcher apps like Idea Organizer fall into two categories: too many features or too few.

Buy MyNewPlace – Find Apartments & Houses For Rent on the App Store

MyNewPlace Helps Apartment Hunters Organize Their Search

MyNewPlace.com is a website that connects renters with apartments. The site claims to list 6 million apartments in 20 major metropolitan areas so far — including my home town Long Beach, CA.

Buy Evernote on the App Store

Create and Sync Notes with Evernote

The notebook-on-steroids service Evernote has been steadily growing stronger since its App Store debut. Version 3.0 is the best yet with some extra features that improve its usefulness and stability.

Buy iWrecked - Auto Accident Assistant on the App Store

You Might Need iWrecked - Auto Accident Assistant

I would like to say that I have never had a car accident but, unfortunately, this is not the case. I have been in five car accidents in the past 15 years. (None of them were my fault.  I swear it). 

Can't Decide Who Does What? Try Volunteer-O-Matic

Volunteer-O-Matic by Generic Software is a new app that allows users to create lists of tasks or events and corresponding lists of names or numbers in order to randomly select a name or number to tackle the task.

Buy Bento on the App Store

Bento Organizes Your Life From Desktop to iPhone

Bento is one of the most popular personal organizers for the Mac. Now a new iPhone version is available that syncs with the  popular desktop organizer-on-steroids so you can take all your essential information with you.

Buy Documents To Go® Standard - Office Suite on the App Store

Documents To Go Brings Doc Editing to iPhone

It has been a long wait for Dataviz's Documents To Go to arrive in the App Store. Documents To Go has been the standard on mobile platforms such as the BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile for years. Users of the iPhone have griped since the phone's debut about the lack of a comprehensive document editing app; especially since this technology has existed for nearly a decade (Office Mobile first debuted on the Pocket PC in 2000).

mAdvNote is a Simple but Flexible Note Making App

mAdvNote - It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways developers come up with for taking notes on iPhone or touch. It is a well-established fact that I am not a note-taker or list-maker, but once in a while I run across an app that makes me think I could be.

Buy Spreadsheet on the App Store

Spreadsheet A Major Improvement Over Original

Spreadsheet was one of the original apps of its kind to make it to the iPhone. A recent update brings an app that is much improved from the original version offering several extra features that make it worth considering if you want to be able to create and edit spreadsheets on-the-go.