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 Ignition on the App Store

LogMeIn Ignition: Use Your iPhone to Seize Control of Your Desktop Machine

Remotely controlling your desktop PC or Mac using your iPhone is a compelling idea. Unfortunately, most solutions I've tried have been too limited, quirky or as slow as a three-toed sloth.

When You're Lost in Thought, Use a Mind Map to Find Your Way

Sometimes, I just need someone — or something, like a deadline — to push me off a cliff to get me moving on  a project when I'm stuck for fresh ideas. It doesn't help that I also tend to be lazy and a procrastinator.

Buy Stolen Wallet on the App Store

Stolen Wallet App is a Back Up for Your Real Wallet

I'm a nut about security, which is the reason I don't store sensitive information such as my debit and credit card numbers on my iPhone. I'm already worried someone will steal my wallet. I don't also want to worry if someone is going steal my iPhone containing sensitive data.

Buy Notespark - sync and share your notes on the App Store

Notespark Makes it Easy to Synch and Go

Notespark - Have you been working on your New Year's resolutions yet? You know the ones you recycled from last year and the year before? This year it's going to be different right? You're going to do what you say you're going to do and when you're doing to do it, right?

Buy slydial on the App Store

Slydial Your Way Out of Awkward Conversation

I used to be queen of the perfectly timed phone calls. It's not easy. You have to find that perfect window of opportunity when you know the likelihood of getting a person's voicemail is greatest, but your attempt still appears earnest.

Smart Dialler Quickly Manages Phone Numbers For International Calls and Texting

Anyone who has ever traveled abroad knows what a pain it can be sometimes to make long-distance phone calls. Quick, is it +974 for Bahrain or is it +975? Is that the number I dial for Bahrain when I'm in the U.S.

Buy FileMagnet - Read and e-mail your documents on the go on the App Store

FileMagnet Is a Most Attractive App for File Transfer

FileMagnet from Magnetism Studios is a simple, yet elegant, iPhone app. Its primary function is to make it easy to shuttle files back and forth between your desktop and iPhone and it does that very well.

EasyWriter Pro Gives You Most of What You Can Expect For Now

EasyWriter Pro - I was surprised that Apple did not add a landscape keyboard mode in its latest OS update. It's such an obvious omission I wonder just what they were thinking. I waited for the recent OS, hoping beyond hope for landscape typing, even though I had already heard rumors of the features the update would include.

Buy Vocalia on the App Store

To Call Vocalia a One-Trick Pony is an Insult to Ponies Everywhere

You might be tempted to refer to Vocalia, a voice-recognition app from Creaceed, as a one-trick pony, but why insult the poor little pony who has never done you any wrong?
The idea behind Vocalia is that with a modicum of training, you can pull up the contact info of anyone on your contact list by speaking his or her name.

Buy Files : Document Reader on the App Store

Files Lite: A Doc-Syncing Solution

Files Lite is an app that gives you the ability to sync docs directly to your iPhone. Along with the free download, you must create a connection between your iPhone and your computer for syncing files.

Buy FileSync - Sync, View, and Play Files Anytime, Anywhere! on the App Store

FileSync Your Docs With iPhone App

FileSync offers a solution to the dilemma of not being able to view your docs when you are away from your computer.
You have to set up an FTP connection in order to send files back and forth to your iPhone - a bit of technical knowledge you should make sure you can master before you decide to part with your $4.99.

Briefcase Lite Has Too Many Holes

Briefcase Lite seeks to turn your iPhone into a briefcase for your docs (not that anyone keeps large files in briefcases all that much anymore, but that is for another day). But you will need to wait for an update or the full version if you want to give this app a try. 

Save Time With Typing Genius

Typing Genius - Having trouble typing on the iPhone and iPod touch is always the first complaint that I hear from someone using it for the first time. Learning to type fast on the iPhone is fairly difficult especially if you are used to clicking buttons on your phone.

Memory App reQall Aims to Joggle Your Memory

There is no lack of memory-based services out there for the iPhone. Developers have jumped on the opportunity to use the iPhone as a tool to keep you up to date on your appointments and grocery shopping lists. One app that does this very well is reQall.

Buy SmartTime! on the App Store

SmartTime Organizer Promises You the Time of Your Life

Think of Left Coast Logic’s SmartTime 1.3 as a more powerful and adaptable to-do organizer and scheduler than similar apps and that pretty much sums it up. Where SmartTime Organizer really differs from other pocket organizers is in its flexibility to easily organize items on your schedule, prioritize them, accommodate unexpected changes and integrate tasks by simply dragging them.