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.

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® Free - View & edit Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 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.

Speak Your Mind and Your Mail with Voice4Mail

Voice4Mail - Speak Your Mail by Helixys is currently listed in the top 25 free apps under “productivity” in the App Store and we decided to find out if Voice4Mail is worthy of its ranking.

Buy short hand on the App Store

Short Hand Crosses App Boundaries to Make Short Work of Data Entries

Short Hand by LizzardWerks was recently released in the App Store as a productivity app that lets you create shortcuts for words, phrases, and even paragraphs that you frequently use in communication.

Buy Put Things Off: The laid-back to-do list on the App Store

Put Things Off to Help Yourself Get Organized

Put Things Off, may seem like an odd name for the time-management tool that it is, but for people with simple needs and for professional procrastinators it does a terrific job. One of the problems that I’ve always had with time-keepers, time organizers and other time-related things is that it’s too much of a pain to enter information using the iPhone’s keypad.

Buy mShopping - Powerful Shopping List on the App Store

mShopping - Powerful Shopping List is Built for Power Shopping

If you’re looking for a shopping list app that is a bit more detailed and organized than just a simple list format, mShopping by iPhone Studio may be the perfect app for you. I have tried a few shopping lists myself, most of which escape my memory and are either lost in the menu pages of my device or deleted because I didn’t use them.

Buy SmartTime! on the App Store

SmartTime Gives You More Time to Get Your Life In Order

Left Coast’s SmartTime+ (Calendar, ToDos, GTD), a to-do, calendar and task manager, is one of the more complete and flexible apps of this kind in the App Store, at least you’ll think so if you’re just not into time, like me.

Use Routine Timer When Practicing to Be Perfect

Routine Timer — Whether it’s a perfect physique or a winning streak on Jeopardy you're after, getting to the top takes a daily routine. If you need help staying focused on your goals and sticking to your plans, take a look at Routine Timer.

Buy Countdown Calendar on the App Store

Countdown Calendar Helps You Keep Track of Special Days

Countdown Calendar, from developer Greg Maletic, helps you keep track of important events that are impending and helps you stay informed of just when the big day will arrives. For me, Countdown Calendar could also help me from falling into hot water with people because I forgot a special date or an appointment.

Buy TextMinder SMS text reminders on the App Store

TextMinder is Simple SMS Message Reminders for Text-Minded Individuals

If, like me, you are a text-minded individual and could use daily, weekly, or even single occurring reminders to do something, go somewhere, or pick someone or something up, then TextMinder sms text reminder by Adam Alexander might be just the app you’re looking for.

Buy Air Sharing on the App Store

Air Sharing Pro Back in the File Transfer App Battle

Air Sharing, from Avatron Software, used to be the top dog in file transfer apps. That was light years ago in App Store time. Since September, when Air Sharing hit stride, several developers have introduced file transferring apps—many of them were more useful and less expensive.

Buy Whiteboard on the App Store

Whiteboard is for People Who Prefer to Show Than Tell

Whiteboard developer, Sven Resch, took me on a virtual tour of his app the other day and I came away impressed with Whiteboard's features and its potential as a collaboration tool. Logicopolis Technology, Resch’s company, set Whiteboard 1.0.1 loose in the App Store at the end of April.