iPhone apps to increase your productivity in the New Year

Dec 19, 2009
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The New Year is right around the corner, and that means a lot of us are going to spend at least the better portion of January trying to practice self-discipline for a change. For many, self-discipline comes in the form of improved productivity and better time management. Check out these productivity iPhone apps to get you going […]

The New Year is right around the corner, and that means a lot of us are going to spend at least the better portion of January trying to practice self-discipline for a change. For many, self-discipline comes in the form of improved productivity and better time management. Check out these productivity iPhone apps to get you going on your New Year’s resolutions.

iPhone apps according to your needs

reQall (free) has a built-in memory jogger to help you manage all the tasks and events of your life. This iPhone app lets you contextualize your life notes, archive, and search by time, things, people and places. Add voice and text notes, send alerts and reminders to yourself and others, and stay on task throughout the day

Air Sharing PRO for the iPhone is slightly more expensive than its lite version, weighing in at $9.99. The iPhone app creates a set of servers for you to manage files between your mobile and PC devices. Read and interact with several document types, including PDF files.

Remember the Milk (free) is a task organizer for the iPhone that keeps you organized and aware of your notes. Tag items, search lists, and file everything away based on folders. Sync with other services such as Calendar for hands-off scheduling and reminder options. This iPhone app is easy to use and great for general purpose.

The Google Mobile App (free) brings a good portion of your Google apps to your iPhone.  Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Tasks and Reader are accessible through this mobile iPhone app. Voice search and additional filters for searching maps, images, news and more puts search and personal organization front and center.

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Optimized for Mobile Use

Not all productivity iPhone apps have to be designed for business use. Make the best of what time you have running errands by searching for coupons while you are out and about. Coupon Finder for the iPhone costs $2.99 and gives you discounts to be used in stores. Search by store, view coupons available to print, share with others or bookmark.

Be productive and proactive about your personal finances with the iXpenseIt iPhone app ($4.99) for the iPhone. Features such as photo receipts are designed to leverage the iPhone toward entering and recording information on the go. You can create your own expense report to help manage your budget, with search and data import and export functionality as well.

iPhone apps which are all-inclusive

Consuming content via your iPhone can take up a lot of time. Manage it better by filing things away for later reads with the Instapaper Pro iPhone app ($4.99). Pull blogs, emails and other Web content into the iPhone app, where you can read and share items. Offline support lessens your dependence on mobile carrier and Wi-Fi networks.

FileMagnet helps you manage files, read and share documents while on the go. For $4.99, you can sync files from your computer, with support for Mac and Windows. Copying files is also an option, with offline support turning your iPhone into a portable drive. Share files you have saved in your File Magnet iPhone app, adding to the iPhone app’s appeal.

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The Print n Share iPhone app ($6.99) lets you save, share and access files, including your multiple email accounts. Create folders for anything imaginable, cataloging everything accordingly. Print messages, files and Web pages directly from your iPhone via iPhone app, making this an all-inclusive productivity iPhone app.

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