Top 15 Productivity Apps For Android and iOS




Both Android and iOS app stores boast of millions of apps across categories like games, entertainment, news, productivity and more. One of the favorites among these is productivity apps.

These are the apps for Android and iOS that help declutter our inbox, keep the record of our agendas and to-do lists as well as get our job done on the go.

Since there’s a sea of such productivity apps for Android and iOS on Google Play and App Store, it may take users endless scrolling down to search for apps that best suit their requirement. Here’s making the job easier with this list of 15 free productivity apps that may come conveniently for almost every user.

 1.Forest: Stay focused


Forest App for Android and iOS

Forest is an innovative app that inspires you to stop phubbing on the handset. It lets you set a timer until which the user is not supposed to look into the phone. Once the timer gets over, a virtual tree is grown. The user’s aim is to build a forest. If someone looks into the smartphone before the set time ends, the tree will die.

2.CamScanner – Phone PDF Creator

Camscanner is one convenient app available for both Android and iOS that lets you place the camera at a document and scan it easily. The app scans any document and creates a soft copy that you can edit. The document can also be shared as a JPEG or PDF.

3.Astro Mail – Intelligent Email & Calendar

Astro can be one of your best email replacements that are powered by AI and takes care of your emails from multiple accounts. It has a Calendar, Slack integration, Amazon Alexa support and more. It has smart notifications, ability to snooze emails, customize the calendar among other features.


Pushbullet is another free app that will save users a lot of time especially while transferring links, articles, text, images or anything else from mobile to their PCs wirelessly. All that they require is to install the app on their smartphones and on the PC Web browser. The app also has the ability to mirror smartphone notifications on the PC screen, from where users can also reply to texts, emails, delete emails, get notified about incoming calls and more.

5.Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft’s Office Suite including the Word, Excel, and Powerpoint has been one of the most useful apps of all time. Users can create word docs, excel sheets and even powerpoint presentations on the go right on their mobile devices using these apps. The Microsoft Office Suite is available for Android and iOS for free of cost.

6.TickTick: To Do List with Reminder, Day Planner

TickTick is another productivity app that one can use to keep track of all the agendas of the day. The planner tool gives you a list of personal goals, work or something else that you need to accomplish. It is even possible to sync the list across devices.

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7.Habitica: Gamify Your Tasks

Habitica is a fun way to keep track of accomplishing goals. You can set your own habits in the app and check them off one by one to upgrade your avatar. It also unlocks features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests. It is also possible to share your progress with others.


Gmail is not just the leading email apps by Google but is also among the top apps across all the categories. With the addition of support for other accounts like Outlook and Yahoo, and even Office Exchange emails, the app has become more useful than ever. The search giant has also been regularly rolling out new features for the service across platforms. The app can be downloaded for free.

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9.Google Drive

Google Drive is another application from Google that lets users store their documents and media files on the cloud and access it from anywhere around the globe. On creating a new Gmail account, Google by default gives users 15GB of cloud storage limit. Files can also be accessed on Google Drive even without an internet connection, thanks to the ‘Available Offline’ feature.


The note-making app Evernote is another useful app. Users can take and upload notes, images, audio, video and more. All the documents can be synced across different devices. The notes and other content from the app can be shared with others too. The free app competes with apps like Google Keep and Microsoft OneNote.

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This one is for those who want to stay on top of news and other things posted by publishers online. The free app available for Android and iOS platforms lets users save links to news pages, videos, images and more. The app can also read out the saved articles/news for the users.


The SwiftKey app is backed by a powerful word prediction engine that shows the next words and changes it according to the app opened on the mobile screen. The keyboard and can be resized, themed, and more to enable users to type easily.

Since the predicted words get saved, users can install the app on any other device, log-in into their SwiftKey account and continue typing with the same familiar word prediction process. Like others, this app is also free to download.

13.Adobe Lightroom

Adobe last year launched its Lightroom application for mobiles. The service has been there on desktops since past few years. The app is for photography enthusiasts who want to apply some really fine pro-level customizations on the images taken by the smartphone’s camera. Users can tweak color tint, brightness, contrast, tones, auto tones and more to make the images more attractive. Sharing the end results directly via social apps is also possible.


Trello is an app that keeps users on top of multiple projects while planning a vacation, office team meetings and more. The free app shows different projects as cards and notifies the concerned person as and when the admin allows a project to that person. Adding checklist of ‘To-Dos’, attaching files from Google Drive and Dropbox, replying to comments and more too is possible from inside the app. There is also an app for desktops.

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15.Google Now Launcher

Companies like Samsung, HTC, Sony, and others put a lot of features in their user interfaces, cluttering it for some users. The Google Now Launcher brings a much cleaner interface on the devices, giving users the ‘Stock Android’ home screen. The launches not only gives access to useful information like distance from Home to Office in Google Maps, quick access to news and other sports information but also gives easy access to other Google Services, boosting the users’ overall productivity levels.

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