6 Productivity Apps for Your Android Device

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Smarphones place an enormous amount of computing power right in the palm of your hand. You can be extremely productive wherever you are with the right toolkit of apps on your device.

You will be losing out on leveraging the true potential of your Android phones without these apps. Here’s a list of popular productivity apps for your Android device that gets best out of your fancy pocket computer.

1. Swype Keyboard

Swipe-to-type keyboards have been a mainstay of Android phones for a while now. Apple finally allowed custom software keyboards on their devices, but keyboards originally conceived on the Android ecosystem are some of the best.

Swype improves your productivity by allowing you to type more quickly. Hitting the tiny keys on your device can be difficult, so swiping between keys and allowing software to translate your gestures into text can be very effective. There are a multitude of similar options on the Google Play store, so shop around if you don’t like the look of Swype. (The Google Keyboard is a great free option)

You can type, swipe, or dictate text using Swype. It’ll type however you want it to type.

Here’s a link to Swype on Google Play.

2. OfficeSuite Pro

Smartphones aren’t the best place to edit documents, but sometimes you need to do some work on the go. OfficeSuite Pro allows you to create, view, and edit files on your android device. It’s a great app for the mobile businessman.

It offers cloud services that enables you to backup your files for quick access from anywhere. Using this app, you can quickly tweak your files in the last minute before you give a presentation. The app provides excellent sharing features that makes it a convenient tool to use in business meetings.

Check out OfficeSuite Pro on Google Play.

3. Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft’s official Outlook app is a powerful client that helps organize your emails. It’s a free app that allows you to prioritize emails based on importance and sender. You can label your emails and segregate them into folders based on a multitude of criteria. It also comes with a calendar that allows you to schedule your meetings and set reminders.

Mobile Microsoft Outlook provides a great alternative to Gmail for anyone invested in the Microsoft ecosystem

Download Outlook from Google Play.

4. PrinterShare

Printing from your smartphone allows you to avoid staying tethered to your computer when you need a specific file. PrinterShare allows you to print documents, photos, and emails directly from your tablet or phone. You can send printing jobs to any Wi-Fi enabled printer.

You can quickly print a copy of any document as long as you have a printer within your vicinity. The free version allows for 20 print jobs before requiring an upgrade to the paid edition.

Download PrinterShare from Google Play.

5. CamScanner

This app turns your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner. It utilizes your device’s camera and uses special image processing tricks to create digital documents from anything you have at your disposal.

You can save the scanned documents as a PDF and share it with anyone via text or email. The app makes scanning and sharing files extremely simple.

The app also has the ability to upload documents into cloud services such as DropBox and Evernote. This helps you create a backup of all your important files. It’s a great option when you’re in a pinch and need a digital copy of a document immediately.

Check it out on Google Play.

6. aCalendar+

Online calendars help manage your busy life. aCalendar+ is a great app that allows you to keep track of your schedule. It’s a comprehensive calendar app with several advanced features that help you prioritize your work and manage your life.

The app allows for a lot of customization. You can create separate profiles for your work and personal life allowing you to juggle between the two. You will receive notifications that can be customized for every event on your calendar. Color themes are also available that help your segregate and classify your tasks.

aCalendar+ is a one-stop solution for managing your contacts and events.

Download the app on Google Play.

About the Author
Divya Palaniappan is an engineer and an avid techie who considers information worthless unless verified. When she isn't wracking her brain over machines she loves spending time in her garden.

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