Whenever we buy a new smartphone, we check for certain aspects, its looks, features, specifications, price nonetheless. But the foremost thing for any smartphone is and will always be the productivity it offers. While smartphone manufacturers do their level best to bring out the most productive smartphones possible (Take example of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its accessories, in case you have not heard about the S8 siblings, you can do that from the links given in the later part of the article), there is always a scope to enhance the usability of your smartphone by installing some useful apps.
Here is a list of our top 5 productivity apps for your smartphone which would take your device to a whole new level:
1. - PDF Document Scanner
Scanbot is the best document to PDF scanner app and very easy to use. Already 7 million people on Android and iOS use Scanbot to scan their documents, receipts, whiteboards, QR codes or bar codes. The scanner app already won numerous awards and achieves a satisfaction rating of 98%.
If you are a student or a person dealing with a pile of documents to bring back home from your office, this app is a must-have for you. All you have to do is, open the app and hover your smartphone over any document you want to scan and let the app do the rest of the work. The app automatically crops the relevant areas of the document, and even adjusts the color tone to make the best possible readable file in PDF format. The app offers the following features:
- PDF documents and JPG
- QR Code scanning
- Bar Code scanning
- Multi-Page scans
- Automatic upload, and much more…
The app is available in the play store for free. However, if you want to download it right now, you can get the scanbot app for free from the link given down below:
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2. Engross - Focus Better
Engross helps you to bring back your focus immediately, with its unique hack, a click of a button. It also counts your distractions in every work session. See how many times you lose focus, and set a challenge for yourself to beat this number. Aim to consistently reduce your distraction count with each session. Less will be the number of distractions more will be your productivity.
If you are one of those who gets easily distracted, this app is for you. While the way this app works might sound a bit funny to you, but I, for a busy person, tested it and found out that there are a ton of distractions in my life. No doubts I just could not get rid of those distractions even with the help of this app, but at least I got to know about them.
Using this app, all you have to do is to set a goal - one hour of study, two hours of content creation, anything of that sort and start working to complete that goal. During the course of achieving your goal, you have to tap the round icon of the app should you get distracted at any time. At the completion of your goal, the app would give you a score, signifying how many times you got distracted. Your aim, now, is to beat that score the next time you are planning to do something. In the very beginning, I told you it is a bit funny, but trust me, for sheer workaholics like me, this is a pretty fun thing to do. You can always give it a try as the Engross app is available on the play store for absolutely no cost at all.
You can get the Engross app for free from the link given below:
3. JotterPad (Write On-The-Go)
Next up on our list of the top 5 productivity apps is JotterPad. The reason why this app has made the top 5 is simple - it does exactly what its name suggests. Using jotterpad, you can simply jot down all the important things, within a well-designed, simple user interface. There is nothing too fancy, nothing too difficult to understand in this app.
JotterPad — Writer is a plain text editor designed for creative writing without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays. The clean typing interface allows you to focus on writing and shaping your thoughts into text. Dive into your work without having any distractions and write to your hearts’ content.
The app covers almost all the basics - a built-in dictionary, options to undo/redo whatever is written, keyboard shortcuts and then some.
The following are the features JotterPad offers ⏬
Full-Featured Text Editor
- Distraction-free Interface
- Built in English Dictionary
- Extended Keyboard
- Phrase Finding
- Undo & Redo
- Word and Character Count, and much more…
While the paid, premium version offers some other useful features like custom fonts and no watermark in the background, the free version does get the job done. Still, if you want to opt for the premium version, you can do that as well. However, the free version of the JotterPad app can be downloaded from the link given below ⏬
Next up on our list is ClevNote, yet another note-taking app. The reason this one is so special is because it helps a busy person like me remember some of the passwords and accounts among the millions I have. Using this app, the user can take note of the following:
1. Account List
- If you enter your bank account numbers, you can copy them to clipboard or send them easily.
2. Check List
- This list can be used as a grocery list or to-do lists!
3. Birthday List
- This list may help you remind birthdays of your family members or friends!
4. Website ID List
- This list may help you remember your website IDs.
5. General Text Note
- You can write general text notes or memo easily.
ClevNote is particularly helpful if you tend to forget your passwords and get in trouble more often than usual.
In case you want to download it, you can download the ClevNote app from the link given down below ⏬
5. Samsung Flow
The last app in our list of the top 5 productive apps is by far the most useful app, at least for me. Samsung Flow lets a user unlock their windows PC by scanning their fingerprint off their Samsung smartphone. This is the only downside of this app as of now and we would love other smartphone manufacturers to follow suit, as this is a pretty amazing and a very useful concept.
Samsung Flow is a neat trick to unlock your PC by tapping your unlocked Galaxy smartphone and scanning your fingerprint. You can easily enable your mobile hotspot to keep your PC connected, and check and reply directly to your phone's notifications. Using Samsung Flow, furthermore, you can transfer content and activity between different devices. (*For some of apps, this feature may not be supported.)
What this app does is amazing, it saves a lot of time, moreover, it saves all the hassle of going through the old fashioned windows lock screen. I have never been a fan of it. Plus, imagine you are coming in your living room from somewhere, and even before you enter, your PC is already unlocked and ready to be used. Neat, eh?
The only issue with this app is the lack of supported devices.
The Samsung Flow app can be downloaded for free from the link given down below ⏬
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