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.

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?

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 & PDF 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.