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WHat are your top 10 productivity apps (and why)?

Asked: Jul 13 2020 | 8:43 am EDT 800 Views 8 Answers

Hello everyone!

Could you guys help me? I'm trying to put up a list of productivity apps for the iPhone... 'cept I don't have an iPhone and the friend I was gonna enlist jumped to a Note 10 (everybody else I know also used Android).

So here I am at iMore, ask you for your know-how!

What are your top 10 iPhone picks for productivity-related apps? Why those? Do you have a favorite> Let's find out!

Thanks for the help!


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44,866
Jul 13 2020 | 12:08 pm EDT Ledsteplin

You and your friends don't have an iPhone, but you want a top 10 productivity app list? May I ask why?

Here's 10 I use:
Documents by Readdle
Scanner Pro by Readdle
Cam Scanner + l OCR Scanner
SwiftKey keyboard
KuaiBoard
iZip Pro
Dropbox
Box
1Password
Google Translate

Why? Because they're useful.
394
Jul 13 2020 | 3:28 pm EDT Mr.Willie

MS Office
Office Lens
MS Translate
MS One Drive
Infinity Calculator
Infinity Converson

I just noticed you specified iPhone. I don’t use MS Office on the iPhone (Except Outlook), only on iPad/
Laptop.

I travel the world for work (at least I did) Office Lens is great for scanning receipts.

Translate does a great job.

Infinity was a paid bundle, worth every cent. Powerful calculator with many modes.

I’ve also installed MS Math, but as of yet I haven’t tried it out.
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Jul 13 2020 | 6:49 pm EDT trw1602

My list:

Drafts
Todoist though I really love Things as well
Spark Email
iA Writer
PCalc
Shortcuts
Notion
Evernote or Notes either one
PDF Expert
Timery for Toggl
54,243
Jul 13 2020 | 7:14 pm EDT Just_Me_D

My list:

Drafts
Todoist though I really love Things as well
Spark Email
iA Writer
PCalc
Shortcuts
Notion
Evernote or Notes either one
PDF Expert
Timery for Toggl
I thought I was the only one who use both Todoist and Things...(laughing)

Things 3 - personal use
Todoist - work use
Dropbox - personal & work
Apple Mail - personal
Gmail - work use
Google Calendar - work use
Apple Calendar - personal
Zoom - work use
Slack - work use
1Password - personal & work
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Jul 13 2020 | 7:15 pm EDT diegonei

You and your friends don't have an iPhone, but you want a top 10 productivity app list? May I ask why?

Why don't we use iPhones or why do I want to know? xD

I wrote an article about productivity apps for Android and it wouldn't be right not to do the same for iOS!


Box
A man after my own heart, I see!
2,818
Jul 14 2020 | 1:17 pm EDT Highrisedrifter

These are the ones I use across my iPhone and iPad.

Goodreader - PDF reader/annotater that can hook into OneDrive/Dropbox/etc. I adore this app and hope the devs continue to upgrade it as time goes on.
OneDrive - Glorious to have access to my 1Tb storage in a decent file structure on my phone
Apple Mail - I use this for my work email account
Spark - I use this for my personal email account. I prefer to keep email account in different apps to avoid sending mail from the wrong account, which i've done.
Cozi - synced up calendar and shopping list with my good lady wife.
Duolingo - I'm brushing up on my (very, very) rusty Spanish
Lastpass - Because who can remember the thousands of unique 16 digit, upper case, lower case, number and special character passwords that we are supposed to have...
SAG-AFTRA - I'm an actor, so this app allows me to pay my dues, book classes/seminars and keep up to date with my industry
Zoom - Sad to say that many of my classes/seminars/meetings are now online due to COVID, and they all use this app.
Clock - Yep, the default clock. If it wasn't for this, I would oversleep, or my home made bread would be burned, or I would miss weekly chats with family back home, etc.
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Jul 14 2020 | 1:30 pm EDT Annie_M

Here are the few that I use on a somewhat regular basis:

Stock Mail App (it works well for me and the four different email account that I use on a regular basis)

Google calendar (are use is due to work and it works well for my personal appointments as well)

The stock Reminders App

Numbers

Notes

Bring (grocery store App)

Anylist

And these three are ones that I use on an as needed basis:

Zoom

Google Meet

Discord
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Aug 03 2020 | 6:56 am EDT diegonei

Thanks for all contributions!