Be more productive on your iPhoneThe one computer that you will always have close at hand is your smartphone. You might not always be sitting in front of your desktop computer and it’s hardly practical to keep your notebook open in your lap all the time either. Your smartphone keeps you connected and it can prove to be a tremendous business tool if you load up with iPhone apps for productivity too.

We covered a great number of productivity apps some time back, but we’re due for another update with some terrific offerings to help you get more done, stay organized, and keep connected with your colleagues and associates on the go. Best of all, every app on this list is completely free to download, though some are connected to freemium services.

Asana

Manage your Asana projects and teams on the go

Manage your Asana projects and teams on the go


Download from the iTunes App Store

One of the most popular solutions for project management, particularly in a team environment where collaboration and communication are vital, is Asana. The web-based interface is convenient, but it’s not exactly ideal for the smaller screen of a smartphone. That’s where the iPhone app comes into play. From the app, you can still ad and edit tasks, track your work, communicate with team members, comment on tasks, organize your projects and more. Conveniently, when you complete a task, just swipe to the right to mark that it’s done.

Do.com

More effective meetings with iPhone apps for productivity

More effective meetings with iPhone apps for productivity


Download from the iTunes App Store

People often complain about how meetings can be a tremendous waste of time. These people probably aren’t using Do to run their meetings. If you’re looking for one of the best apps for productivity in terms of getting the most out of those necessary meetings, this should be at the top of your list. The Do app can help you not only prepare and run the meetings, but also to follow-up to ensure attendees get the notes they need and are completing their action items. The app can also be used for dictating meeting notes, scheduling follow-up meetings, and sending meeting summaries too.

Flow Tasks

Everyone's tasks can go with the flow

Everyone's tasks can go with the flow


Download from the iTunes App Store

In addition to other solutions like Basecamp and Asana, Flow is one of the more popular platforms for team collaboration and communication. With the Flow Tasks app for iOS devices, you can access and manage all the tasks on your team’s to-do list from the convenience of your mobile device. Combined with the Flow Chat app, you can make discussions easy, check on task progress, and work from just about everywhere. Tasks can be given such attributes as workspace, project, due date, assignee, and subscribers, as well as subtasks for further guidance and in-depth tracking.

LogMeIn

Gain remote access to your PC or Mac

Gain remote access to your PC or Mac


Download from the iTunes App Store

As great as iPhone apps for productivity purposes can be, they still can’t be quite as robust and complete as their full desktop counterparts. You might not always have access to all your files and data when you’re on the go either. The LogMeIn app takes care of all of that, because it provides you with direct and secure access to your PC or Mac over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G wireless data on your iPhone or iPad. That’s incredibly powerful and the applications are limited only to your imagination. Need to change some settings? Open a full program? Get at a protected file? It’s all there at your fingertips.

Word Flow Keyboard

Faster iPhone typing, even one-handed

Faster iPhone typing, even one-handed


Download from the iTunes App Store

It’s true that you may have gotten very proficient at typing with your thumbs, but what if the kindly folks at Microsoft can help you type on your iPhone even more quickly? The Word Flow Keyboard promises to deliver a “blazing fast” keyboard experience, including the optional “Arc” mode that transforms the keyboard into semi-circular arc for ease of single-handed typing. Choose to tap or swipe in either mode. And you can customize the background image behind the keyboard for a personal touch too, though it may obscure the legibility of the virtual keys.

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