Productivity is one of the most important aspects of the modern day smartphone and tablet. Productivity apps are available in abundance out there today, allowing you to get the best out of your device. Productivity apps cover a large variety of apps, so it’s important to differentiate between the right kind of apps.
Customers might be aware of to-do apps, which help you set reminders with notes for future appointments or tasks. There are so many to-do apps available in the Google Play Store, and it can be quite an ask to differentiate between the good ones and the average ones. Keeping that in mind, we have decided to compile a list of some to-do apps today which are available for the Android platform.
If you’ve used the Android platform before, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard of at least a few of these applications. Keep in mind that these are the best of the lot, and some of them come with some features that others lack. So it all comes down to personal preference really. Keeping this in mind, be sure to check the positives and negatives of all apps before making up your mind.
Several experts have adjudged this the best to-do app available in the world today, simply for the kind of features it offers out of the box. Given that most of the core features of Wunderlist is pretty similar to other to-do apps, the developer can only differentiate in terms of overall user experience. And it’s pretty clear going by the kind of features it offers that Wunderlist is simply the best to-do app out there.
You can attach photos, PDFs and your presentations to notes. Further, the fact that you can collaborate with family and friends makes this a worthwhile addition to your app list. The app comes with desktop, mobile and tablet apps, with handy syncing features allowing you to modify/edit documents and notes in real time. There are folders that you can create within Wunderlist, allowing you to better organize your contents.
A neat social feature allows you to begin new conversations about to-do lists with those you’re collaborating with. While the Wunderlist app is completely free to download, you can get the Pro version for $4.99/month to unlock a handful of features on the app.
2. Google Keep
Google’s dedicated note talking app, Google Keep is immensely popular as well. Although it doesn’t come with the same kind of features as some other note taking apps, it’s still worth trying given the simple UI that it offers. The text window doesn’t offer a lot of features, although Google has recently added a handful of features on board.
The app comes with the collaboration feature as well, allowing you to add multiple users to jointly edit a note or a reminder. If you’re somewhat forgetful, you can location based reminders on Keep, allowing you to be reminded when you arrive at a certain location. Plus, the app also lets you sketch your notes if you want to draw up something. Although this is not ideal on all phones, it’s good to have a feature like this by default.
Google Keep is a free application and can be downloaded by devices with almost any Android operating system.
TickTick manages to shine despite the presence of multiple popular note taking apps available on Android. The collaboration feature allows multiple users to join a document to edit or modify it, thus saving precious time in a business environment. The calendar view allows you to get a detailed glimpse of your future or past appointments and reminders. You can also sync with other third party calendars, thus making it convenient. Naturally, the app also comes with cross platform apps, allowing you to better coordinate the changes.
The app also comes with in-app purchases, allowing you to unlock some handy features. You can also add photos and other attachments to your notes. The app also comes with a widget, allowing you to get a first hand look of all your notes and reminders. TickTick has received excellent ratings and has already been downloaded nearly a million times. Keeping this in mind, we strongly suggest you to try this out.
This is a slightly more functional app as it gives you deeper control over the kind of content you can upload. If you have multiple tasks set up on the app, you can create and customize workflows for certain projects. If you have a comment on one of your notes, you can reply using an Android Wear smartwatch. This particular feature might end up being a luxury, but is good to have nevertheless. You can even attach files from services like Google Drive and Dropbox.
One of the features that I personally like is offline syncing. If you’re in an area where there’s no internet connectivity, you can save your post offline, and the app will automatically sync it with the cloud across all your devices. Trello offers all the features mentioned above completely for free, and there are no paid offerings available. What you see is what you get. The app has been downloaded nearly 5 million times, making this one of the most popular apps out there.
Last on our list is Todoist, which is quite popular with the masses as well. As we mentioned above, most note taking and productivity apps are down to personal preference of the users. Todoist is popular for the kind of features it offers, as well as the ease of use. It adheres to the new Android UI principles, offering you a stock-app like look overall.
Users will be able to set time/date and location based reminders on the app, while also setting goals for your projects. There are specific push notifications for these features as well. There are over 10 themes for you to choose from, so you can set the mood according to your liking. Todoist comes with in-app purchases, helping you unlock a handful of catchy features. A bulk of the features can be used with the free version, though.
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