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.


Buy Powwownow on the App Store

Powwownow: Phone Conferencing The Way it Was Meant to Be

Okay people, I need your help on this one. Somebody please tell me how Powwownow makes money? The popular U.K. conferencing service  (also available in the U.S.) is now available through this free app.

iCademy - Discover Your iPhone

iCademy - Discover Your iPhone

If you’re new to iPhone or if you’re an iPhone user who hasn’t had time to discover everything your iPhone can do, then iCademy is an app worth perusal. A combination pictorial guide and hands-on user manual, iCademy highlights many of the iPhone’s useful features in an easy to navigate application.

Buy Nubi Do (To-Do List / Task Manager) on the App Store

No Newbies Here — Nubi Do is Top-Notch Task Manager

The people at Gennubi may indeed be newbies to the development of productivity apps, however with or without any previous App Store releases their debut task manager and to do list app, Nubi Do, is evidence to the contrary.

Busy Moms Rely on Intuition to Get Things Done

A productivity app with a claim of being “designed by moms, for moms,” Intuition makes it easy to organize the tasks every family manager (a.k.a. mom) needs to tackle. With an array of included categories as well as customizable options all organized into a list view, Intuition is more than just a to-do list and is quite a comprehensive personal assistant with the potential to simplify hoards of information, lists and notes.

Buy ContactsXL + Facebook Sync on the App Store

Take Control of Address Book with ContactsPlus XL

ContactsPlus XL dresses up the iPhone's contacts list to make it more appealing with additional features.
Although many iPhone users can probably get along fine with the plain vanilla services of the iPhone's built-in contacts app, the additional features in ContactsPlus XL are nice and give more flexibility for streamlining one's address book.

How to Print from the iPad

How to Print from the iPad

Designed to fill the gap between smartphones and laptops, the iPad is marketed as a mini computer that's fun to use when it comes time to get some work done. And, if you're using their iWork suite of iPad apps, including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers this may be true.

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.