12 Productivity Apps That Are A Must-Have for Creative Entrepreneurs
How do you stay productive when you’re on the go?
Are you an appaholic like me?
There are so many apps out there but how do you choose the right one?
Today, I am not going to discuss the Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram apps, as most of us have those on our phones or devices already. I am going to share 12 productivity apps that help me stay motivated, saves me time and keeps me productive.
12 Productivity Apps
Whether you’re a blogger, freelancer or own a business, these 12 productivity apps are here to help.
For social media scheduling, I use Buffer. I was always a Hootsuite gal, until I started using Buffer. It’s much more simplified and easier to schedule social media posts. I like that you can custom schedule or “post now” right inside the app. Plus, you’ll have access to analytics for each update that you share. With the free app, you can connect up to 4 social media accounts. And in my opinion, Buffer is also best for scheduling Instagram posts.
I have been using Cozi for several years now. Cozi is an Award Winner for Best Family App and named a “must-have” app for a better life by The TODAY Show. I like that my daughter and I can sync our devices and share a calendar, shopping list, and a to-do list. Instead of losing the grocery list or I forget it at home, I can look at my Cozi app. As we use up food items or health & beauty products, we can each add it to the grocery list. Instead of a chore list, I add it in Cozi under the to-do list. It’s a really lovely app to have for the family.
With Crowfire, this app will identify who your unfollowers, followers, inactive users, admirers, people who will follow back and more for both your Twitter and Instagram accounts. I pretty much only use it to keep track of who unfollows me and any inactive users so that I can delete them. This is a really handy tool if you want to grow your Twitter or Instagram accounts.
Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and are synced to all your devices. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
Fabulous is a new app that I have been trying out and absolutely loving it. Use Fabulous to coach yourself to reach your goals, lift yourself to get active, eat better, sleep better, lose weight and stay motivated. I like how they offer healthy tips throughout the day. This app is on my tablet, I’ll read or listen to the tips at the end of the day.
If you are a regular on Everything’s Coming Up Rosie, you’ll know how much I love Feedly. I have it on my desktop as well as an app. As a blogger, I need my news and resources every day. On my Feedly account, I keep up with tons of local news, bloggers, and other resources. I like that cou can also save your favourite stories to read for later. This is the perfect app when you’re standing in line at the grocery store or waiting at the doctor’s office.
I have been a long-time user of Gmail. I was one of the first to try it when it was still in Beta mode. I prefer this email over the email app that came with my phone.
I use Google Docs to collaborate on documents, share documents, and create them quickly and easily. Whenever I have an idea throughout the day, I can add it in Google Docs. I like this app because it all syncs up and I can access it on my laptop later on.
Okay, so we can’t ALWAYS be productive. Sometimes, we need a little breather and time away from reality. Right now, I am watching Gilmore Girls and Season two of Bloodline.
Repost for Instagram makes it easy to #Repost your favorite photos and videos on Instagram while giving credit to the original Instagramer. When you find something you want to repost in Instagram, simply copy the share URL and open Repost. Then in Repost, you can position the attribution mark and send the reposted media back to Instagram. How fabulous!
It took me a long time to understand StumbleUpon and I’m still not sure if I fully understand what it is and what it can do. Essentially, when you create your account, you check off your interests and StumbleUpon will show you articles related to those interests. I started using this site for my blog, and every time a new blog is posted, I add it to StumbleUpon. Again, this app is great when you have a few spare minutes to kill.
WinStreak is a simple tool for making sure that you feel positive about your accomplishments and excited for the next day. At the end of the day, I record what my 3 biggest “wins” were and then, plan what my biggest wins will be for tomorrow. It’s kind of like a gratitude journal. I can either say that it was the worst day ever or reflect on the positive aspects of my day. I choose to remain positive.
Typically, I write my posts on my laptop. However, the app allows me to quickly comment, edit a post or even check stats.
What are your favourite Smartphone apps? Leave your recommendations in the comments!
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