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 Grocery iQ on the App Store

Grocery IQ - Manage and Share Your Grocery Shopping List

The best utility apps are those that have proven themselves to be extremely functional aka time saving. Grocery IQ falls into this category by simplifying the often tedious and cumbersome task of grocery shopping.

Buy TextGuru - Edit and Share Documents on the App Store

TextGuru is Still Growing as a Text Editor for iPhone

TextGuru is a serious text editor. And for those that need it, this program is on the cutting edge in productivity apps. It offers Text editing including cut, copy, paste, find and replace, and auto save.

Oblique Strategies Brought to iPhone With All 5 Editions

In-the-know musicians and creative types have been singing the praises of Oblique Strategies since the original deck came out in the 1975 when Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first collaborated on the unique set of inspiring, philosophical quotes with an initial edition of just 500 sets of business card sized notes.

Buy Ambiance on the App Store

Ambiance Update Adds More Sounds and Advanced Options

Matt Coneybear recently released an update to his already audio-filled app, Ambiance. This sound machine for iPhone and iPod Touch has a collection of soothing "environment enhancers" such as rain, waves, swamp and freeway.

App Price Wars -- Air sharing gives away "Files" for free

For the next week, you can download a copy of "Air Sharing" -- yet another file storage on your iPhone app -- free. The Air Sharing app is very similar to the DataCase and Files apps we reviewed earlier -- but has a slightly more intuitive interface and a very in-depth embedded help facility, something that is critically missing in those 2 apps (or for that matter on almost all apps).

Shop with Grocery Gadget on your iPhone

Grocery Gadget is a $2.99 list app that allows you to create custom shopping lists on your iPhone and then check off the items as you load your cart. The app works as you would expect -- create a list by first selecting from a wide array of products (including, for example, rabbit food), and then check off the items one by one as you shop.

"Files" Provides Data Storage on the iPhone - Sort Of...

The iPhone comes with either 8Gb or 16Gb of memory; why shouldn't you be able to use this memory as a giant USB stick to store your personal files / videos / mp3? The answer is of course, that you should, but that Apple wants to control as much of this as possible.

Zenbe Lists is a Close to Perfect To-Do List

Zenbe Lists, from downtown New York-based Zenbe is a must have to-do list app. It is heads and shoulders above any other app in this category. Competitors should be very, very afraid. To do lists are important to mac users, because unlike Outlook's tasks, there is no "to-do" functionality built into the mac ical/macmail/mobileme suite.

Buy Ambiance on the App Store

Ambiance: Soothe the Savage Beast With Sound

I'm working from home today, but rather than the "peace, quiet and pajamas" I was expecting, there is a construction crew working upstairs. I really need to set the mood... what I need is a bit of Ambiance.

Speech Cloud Voice Dialer Works Suprisingly Well

Speech Cloud Voice Dialer Works Suprisingly Well

Speech Cloud is a free app by Massachusets based Adela Voice that allows you to quickly dial a number simply by speaking into the iPhone microphone, and saying (for example): "Call Clark Landry".

My To do's is a decent free to-do list

My To do's is a decent free to-do list

If you are looking for a free, decent, to-do list (something like remember the milk in an iphone app), look no further than My To Do's from do-apps inc. This is a basic application, which allows you to add tasks, assign priorities and dates to each task, sort the tasks into categories and add notes.

Buy WordPress on the App Store

WordPress for iphone

I am writing this post on the wordpress app for iPhone. The app is free, and extremely self explanatory. It's very easy to write a new post, edit a post, or even take and attach a picture to a post.