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5 Apps to Make Yourself More Productive

You’re busy. We get it. So much so that you can’t even find the time to track down tools to help you become more efficient. Well rest easy. We did the work and found a few of the top ranked productivity apps and compiled them into a neat little list for you. Check them out and reap the rewards.

Mailbox Got an overflowing inbox? Then Mailbox is your new best friend. If a clear inbox is what you seek, look no further. Mailbox fixes the consistent problem many busy bees face: getting rid of the junk and sorting out what you want to read later.

With options of reading “Later Today,” “This Evening,” “Tomorrow,” “This Weekend,” “Next Week,” “In a Month,” “Someday,” you can classify your messages to your heart’s content. And bonus, it’s free. (Currently it’s only compatible with Gmail addresses—other email platforms will be available soon.)

CloudOn If you’re constantly on the go and find yourself needing to use Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint, then CloudOn is the productivity booster for you.

This free app allows users to create any of the aforementioned documents on your iPhone, iPad or Droid and users can then sync them with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive to share these files (or simply email files directly from mobile devices).

Clear For those obsessed with aesthetics as well as productivity, check out what The Verge calls “The iPhone’s most beautiful to-do list app,” Clear. For just $1.99 you can simply swipe items to check them off and shake your phone to bring up the options menu. Create separate lists for work, shopping, personal, etc.

Perfect for people with a million things on their plate and a cell phone attached to their hip, Clear is a beautifully simple yet effective app worth checking out.

Carrot Need some motivation to get that to-do list accomplished? Check out Carrot. This unique iOS app allows users to track and reward themselves when they complete a task.

Friends and family can encourage you, sponsors can help pay for your rewards (i.e., run 10 miles, buy self new pair of running shoes), and notifications remind you of your progress to keep you on schedule to complete your goals and tasks. Simply type in your goals and how you want to reward yourself (even browse other’s ideas for fun personal endeavors) and checkout merchant sponsorships to find discounts that make your reward even sweeter.

Dashlane Have a million different passwords that you constantly struggle to remember? Contemplate changing them all to “abc123” to make your life a little easier? Don’t do it. Resist the temptation and check out Dashlane first. This password management system stores all of your logins in alphabetic order. All you have to do is remember the one master password to access them! And it’s free, our favorite price.

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