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6 Great Productivity Apps to Increase Your Efficiency

Sat, Jun 25, 2016

productivityapps.jpgWe could all stand to be more efficient. Our day-to-day lives are hectic, full of things to get done and a million and one things to keep track of. It can get pretty overwhelming at times!

Organizing all the information, prioritizing what we need to do—especially as real estate investors—it’s a skill that takes time to develop, and something that not everyone gets good at.

That’s why we can be grateful for modern technology. With smartphones and computers, now more than ever we have access to tools that can help us be more efficient and connected! We can really dive in and get stuff done.

Instead of being overwhelmed by all the stuff in our heads that we need to do, we can turn to the helpful productivity apps that will do the job for us—or, at least, remind us of when we need to do it.

Check out these innovative apps the next time you feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it.

7 Great Productivity Apps for Getting Stuff Done

Google Now

For: iOS, Android

As Google’s answer to Siri, Google Now is getting smarter and better every day. If you use a lot of Google apps (so, if you use an Android), get Google Now and try out have a digital assistant to answer all of your questions quickly and efficiently.


For: iOS, Android

Need to figure out math quickly and on the spot? Let Photomath handle it. This app uses your phone’s camera to analyze and solve math problem step-by-step in real time. While it seems like this would be the perfect app for a teenage struggle through 9th grade algebra, it could be a great time saver for investors in need of running quick numbers without having to break out the calculator.

Related Article: 8 Great Smartphone Productivity Apps for Real Estate Investors


For: iOS, Mac, Android

Back in the early days of the web, we only had to worry about a handful of passwords. Maybe three tops. Now it seems like we have a thousand to juggle, and security is an issue at the top of everyone’s mind. OneSafe seeks to solve that issue by created an all-in-one “Fort Knox in your pocket” that stores all of your passwords with industrial-strength encryption while granting you access to everything online while a simple password or pattern.

It provides top-notch security while also saving you the time and frustration of hunting down lost and forgotten passwords.


For: iOS, Android, Desktop

Asana isn’t just about a single app: it’s about working with a network of apps (including Dropbox, Google Drive, Sunrise, and more!) to maximize your productivity. The product itself focuses on project management: ensuring that you can track tasks and a project—like, say, renovations, easily and quickly, so that everything moves smoothly.

There’s team management, app integration, and ways to quickly communicate with your team. This could especially come in hand for the trifecta or owner-manager-contractor in the midst of property renovations or other big projects.


For: iOS, Android, Web, Desktop, Mac

One of the best to-do list apps out there. Any.Do is about managing anything and everything in one clean interface. You can set reminders, delegate, break big projects down into smaller tasks, create recurring tasks, sync across devices, and more. It’s truly one of the more comprehensive to-do list apps out there, and one of the best productivity tools on the market. It’s like Asana, but for one person rather than a team.


For: iOS, Android, Web, Desktop, Mac

Every feel like your devices are disconnected? Pushbullet bridges the gap by connecting your phone more closely to your desktop. Send and receive texts from your computer, receive notifications on your computer, and move files between your devices more easily than ever. You’ll never miss an important e-mail or message again.

What productivity app has made a world of difference in your work day? Share your recommendations in the comments.

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Chris Clothier
Written by Chris Clothier

Entrepreneur, writer, speaker, ultra-endurance athlete, husband & father of five beautiful children. Chris puts these natural talents on display every day. As a partner at Memphis Invest, Chris addresses small and large audiences of real estate investors and business professionals nationwide several times each year. Chris is also an active writer, weekly publishing real estate, leadership, and endurance training articles.