Working from home has been a growing trend in the past years. With desk jobs being the majority of the workforce, more and more companies are starting to realize that there isn’t a strong need to have everyone at the office. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, working from home has become a necessity and no longer a luxury. A lot of teams and individuals are struggling to adapt to the new way of things, so we put together a list of the best top 5 productivity apps.
Top 5 Productivity Apps
Notion is an amazing all-in-one workspace app. At face value, it’s a note-taking app, but when you go deeper, it’s one of the most potent productivity apps. Not only is it great for note-taking, but you can do so much more. Task management and to-do lists can be customized with a lot of flexibility supporting images, code, anchors, lists, and a lot more. You can collaborate with others in realtime on databases, spreadsheets, boards, and calendars to fulfill any work need. And Notion stays synced across all your devices whether you’re taking notes quickly on the app or collaborating with others on your laptop.
Seller: Notion Labs, Incorporated
Size: 21 MB
Price: Free, and plans start from $4
A huge part of productivity is time-management. With your home being your constant setting, keeping track of time can be a bit tricky. Toggl is great for simple time-tracking but also takes it a step further with clever reports. By helping you categorize the time spent on different tasks, clients, and projects, Toggl can help you determine what’s making you money, and what’s holding you back. Toggl also supports integrations with the best productivity tools out there including the ones featured on our list to help bring the whole picture together.
Seller: Toggl OU
Size: 126 MB
Trello is a great tool for organizing and prioritizing different tasks and projects. You can set up different boards and attach lists and cards to these boards to help you organize your work in a very flexible and efficient way. You can assign different team members to different tasks, as well as assigning due dates and any additional comments or attachments to each card. It great to use for any size team and can even be utilized for personal use or side projects to easily prioritize your stay at home tasks.
Trello also lets you go a step further by automating some of the tedious organizational tasks. You can program a ‘Butler’ with rules and triggers to perform various commands on boards and cards.
Seller: Trello, Inc.
Size: 132.3 MB
Languages: English, German, Dutch, French, and more.
In-App Purchases: One Month of Trello Gold $4.99, One Year of Trello Gold $44.99.
Another important aspect of productivity is being in the right mindset and environment, that has a lot to do with the noise around you. Music specifically can help you focus, relax, get pumped, or just have a good time. While Spotify might not be a hidden gem to most the main reason it’s on this list is that it covers almost everyone’s music needs. And even for those that don’t especially enjoy listening to music while working there is a selection of different ambient noises that can help simulate an office or cafe. Spotify also has a huge catalog of premade playlists that focus on everything from lo-fi beats to gamma brainwaves to help you be productive.
Size: 126 MB
Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, and more.
In-App Purchases: Month of Spotify Premium: $7.99
We have all been in a situation where a ding from our phone or the sudden urge to check social media led us astray from our productive mindset. There is no shame in being easily distracted, apps nowadays focus on bringing attention themselves as much as possible. Freedom helps you focus on what really matters by blocking distracting apps. You can schedule different times for different apps to help you throughout the day. And by syncing with all your devices you be sure that distractions will be kept to a minimum.
Seller: Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation
Size: 17.1 MB
In-App Purchases: Monthly Subscription: $6.99, Yearly Subscription: $29.99