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12 productivity apps that will change how you get work done

12 productivity apps that will change how you get work done
Sakshi Jain
Marketing Lead
Jun 16, 2022
4 min
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When employees are more productive, they get their work done faster, improving business efficiency overall. These apps can help.

"There's an app for that."

That's pretty much the mantra of our modern, tech-driven lives, right? We use apps for everything from ordering food to watching TV.

There are even apps that can help us thrive in the workplace. Productivity apps are a great example. These software programs can be downloaded to computers, phones, and tablets, and help employees to perform essential daily duties faster and with more ease.

More productive employees mean more productive teams. And that means a more productive business that can increase output (and, hopefully, boost the bottom line)!

The great news? There are loads of productivity apps to choose from.

The bad news? Knowing which ones are worth downloading (or paying for) can be tough.

We've got you covered. This article provides a roundup of different online and offline apps that will help you get work done faster and easier.

12 best productivity apps that will transform how you work

The app marketplace is flooded with products, making it tough to narrow down options. Here are some of our personal favorites for getting things done in less time and with less hassle.

1. OSlash

OSlash takes complicated, hard-to-remember URLs and shortens them into easy tidbits such as o/roadmap or o/standup for your entire team. With OSlash, you no longer have to search through emails, chats, or bookmarks for the link you want. It transforms your workday by saving valuable time spent on link-hunting by allowing you to navigate to the page you want blazingly fast. 

Other key features include:

  • Grouping related shortcuts using collections
  • A comprehensive view of all the links used in the workplace made richer with tags
  • Autocomplete that allows one to link a page by merely typing the shortcut out 

Pricing options:

Starter: Free

  • Pro: $4 per user per month
  • Enterprise: Custom pricing for both small teams and large
2. Freedom

Freedom is an app that helps employees eliminate distractions by blocking select websites and apps. You choose what distracts you, be it social media or online games, and set the app to block your access for set times. It will make your workday more productive by letting you focus on your to-do list with ease.

Additional perks include:

  • Cross platform functionality on iOS, MacOS, Chrome, Android, Mac, Apple iPhone, and Windows
  • The ability to schedule sessions spontaneously or set a regular schedule you don't have to revisit
  • Choosing exactly which apps and sites you want to avoid

Pricing options:

3. Notion

Notion helps people be more productive on documents. It lets you work on a doc in the cloud, leaving edits and comments. Other people can then view the changes in real time, helping avoid confusion and improve communication. This transforms your workday by cutting the need for back-and-forth emails.

Other advantages include:

  • Creating dedicated workspaces for different topics and projects
  • Getting custom notifications when documents are edited
  • Integrating with other apps such as Zapier

Pricing options:

  • Personal: Free
  • Personal Pro: $4 per month
  • Team: $8 per month
  • Enterprise: Custom pricing
4. Todoist

Todoist is a digital list app and task manager in one. It lets you organize your duties in a simple, user-friendly checklist interface. It will simplify your work life by making it easier to track deliverables and deadlines, and share the updates with others.

Other perks of this task management app include:

  • Using templates to simplify everyday tasks like writing emails
  • Customizing your to-do list with filters, priorities, and labels
  • Getting personal productivity recommendations based on your personal strengths

Pricing options:

  • Free Plan: $0
  • Pro: $4 per month
  • Business: $6 per user per month
5. Evernote

Evernote is an app that allows you to take notes digitally. It makes it fast and easy to take notes, plus you can add files to them, storing all important information in one place. This makes it easy to share comprehensive meeting information with others, saving you valuable time on record keeping.

Additional benefits of Evernote note-taking app include:

  • Creating and assigning tasks and subtasks with flags, reminders, and due dates
  • Scanning important documents and having them on multiple devices, reducing clutter
  • Saving websites and marking them up with highlights, texts, and more

Pricing options:

  • Free Version: $0
  • Personal: $7.00 per month
  • Professional: $9.99 per month
  • Teams: $14.99 per user per month
6. If This Then That (IFTTT)

IFTTT is a productivity app that simplifies automation. The no-code platform allows you to automate tasks from anywhere. Automation transforms everyday work tasks, allowing you to skip repetitive tasks and let your personal "robot" handle them.

IFTTT lets you:

  • Make your voice assistant more personalized, linking it to your calendar and more
  • Access ready-made "applets" of pre-made automation templates to get you started
  • Integrate with tools like Dropbox, Twitch, Slack, Microsoft, and more

Pricing options:

  • Free: $0
  • Pro: $5
  • Pro+: $10
7. Calendly

Calendly is an appointment scheduling software. You can simply set your availability in the tool and then share a link with people, who can then browse your calendar and see when they can catch you. Your workday is transformed by cutting out tedious phone calls, emails, or texts for meeting arrangements.

Create, access, and share all these documents with OSlash

When moving fast makes all the difference, rely on OSlash. We help you convert all your documents to human-readable shortcuts for the whole team to make sure no one ever has to ask: where the heck is the link now?
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