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 Pinboard on the App Store

Pinboard Keeps Track of Notes Using a Familiar Interface

Every application won’t wow you. Some of them have one function and arguably do that one thing well. Pinboard is that application. Pinboard is a productivity app that lets you make notes on a virtual pinboard and drag them around the screen and arrange anyway you choose. Using it is not mentally taxing and learning to maneuver around in the app isn’t terribly difficult either.

Google Gives iPhone Users New Ways to Interact

Google has made a number of significant changes to the way iPhone users can interact with Google and its Web products such as Gmail and Calendar. Faster Gmail: Gmail is faster thanks to pre-fetching and auto-complete.

Buy iSticky on the App Store

iSticky Sticks With the Facts

If you’re super busy and with school, work or just life in general, one of your missions each day may be to try to remember everything you’re supposed to do that day. How we do this differs from person to person. Developers have come to the rescue faster than late night infomercials hawking memory pills. iSticky will help you remember it all and keep you well organized.

MyDecider Aims to Help You Make Up Your Mind

"To not decide, is to decide," according to some dude whose name I've forgotten. MyDecider, a decision-making tool from Edible Apps, is supposed to help fence sitters make up their minds about whatever concerns them.

Buy ActiveNotes on the App Store

ActiveNotes Has Some Unique Features but It's Nothing Special

There are almost as many note-taking apps in the App Store as there are fart apps. So, when a new note taker comes along, it has to be really special to stand out, and I don't mean in a stinky way.

Buy Quickoffice® Pro on the App Store

MobileFiles' Excel Editing and File Transfer Make for Potent Combo

Editor's note: MobileFiles Pro has been replaced by QuickOffice Pro. I reviewed QuickOffice's MobileFiles (the free version) file transfer app for Apple's MobileMe iDisk not too long ago and I liked it very much.

Wait for iProcrastinate to Get Better

iProcrastinate Mobile is, according to Craig Otis, its developer, "task management for the rest of us." That's not quite correct. Although the developer says in his description and on his Web site that iProcrastinate is aimed equally at students and business folks, I don't buy it.

Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call Works out Well

Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call Works out Well

iPhone users can rest a little easier tonight. You no longer have to wake up the blaring sounds of random digital noise from your alarm clock. The very English ex professional footballer Vinnie Jones has released the Vinnie Jones Wake up Call. If you’ve incorporated lines from popular Hollywood movies like Snatch, or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels into your vocabulary you’re in for a real treat.

AppSniper: Buy this App and Save Some Money

Manta Research's AppSniper is one of those apps that fills a gap that Apple should have plugged at the outset. It's only $0.99 and you'll probably save at least that much the first time you use it.

Competent, but Dour, Personal Assistant for Online Account Access

Think of Pageonce's A Personal Assistant-Premium app as Alfred to your Batman. A competent, do-it-all valet who is both efficient and discreet. The idea of being able to access all your email, financial, social networking, travel and many other  accounts from one place is compelling.

LDAPeople Is For People Who Need People

If your company or university uses LDAP — Lightweight Directory Access Protocol — for a centralized telephone directory, your desktop email client can most likely connect to it.

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?