Management & Finance

13 New Productivity Apps in October 2013

The month of October 2013 brought task and file managers, mobile browsers, remote access tools, a note-taking and mind-mapping app, a messaging app, and a map app.

Here is a list of October’s new mobile productivity apps for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone. There are both paid and free apps.

Apple iOS

Tick. Tick is a customizable to-do app. You can customize the entire interface with your favorite colors, animations, and dynamic text size. Tick detects dark or light environments and automatically adjusts the interface. Price: $1.99.

Tick app


Daymate. Daymate is a task manager for daily use. It features forecasts and due dates to steer you to completion, tags to assign and group actions, and a weekly review process to help validate your work. Price: $19.99.

Daymate app


Boxie. Boxie is a brand new Dropbox client for iPhone to enhance and beautify your Dropbox experience. It features quick navigation across folders, drag-and-drop interface, bookmarks, offline files, and more. Easily upload files to Dropbox, and transfer files to other Boxie users. Price: $2.99.

Boxie app


MagicalPad. Now available for iPhone, MagicalPad is an all-in-one productivity app for outlining, notes, mind mapping, and checklists. Connect your notes with photos and images. Marry your outlines, drawings, and media all on the same page. Price: Free.

MagicalPad app


Minimalist. Minimalist makes reminders easy, combining the simplicity of swipe gestures with a practical interface and iCloud sync. Minimalist leverages and syncs with Apple’s native Reminders app. Price: $1.99.

Minimalist app


Windows Phone

TapShoot. TapShoot allows you to remotely take a photo. Tap two Windows phones together, then one phone becomes the viewer and the other photo becomes the controller. The camera phone streams video to the viewer phone to see what’s in the frame. Price: Free.

TapShoot app


Line. Line is a popular and convenient messaging app to send messages, photos, videos, voice messages, as well as location info. Line now includes free voice calling anywhere. Price: Free.

Line app


AwesomeLock. AwesomeLock allows you to get the latest news and weather information directly from your phone’s lock screen. Use a predefined news source, or provide your own favorite. Display weather, calendar events, or multiple news streams. Price: $0.99.

AwesomeLock app


Surfy. This is a re-release of the Surfy browser for Windows Phone 8. This feature-rich browser now includes text-to-speech control and voice command support. Open links in new tabs, enjoy full screen reading, enable private browsing, save images, and read pages aloud. Price: Free.

Surfy app



Mercury Browser. Mercury is a popular iOS browser that is now available for Android. Mercury features a variety of plugins to enhance browsing — such as privacy mode, one-tap history and cookies clear, gesture control, import/export bookmarks, and the choice of 12 search engines. Price: Free.


Mercury Browser app

Mercury Browser.

Power-Grid. Power-Grid is a customizable remote for your PC. It lets you monitor and control your PC from your smartphone. Power-Grid comes preloaded with grids to control your system and incoming feeds. Price: Free.

Power-Grid app


Soluto. Soluto is a service for managing smartphones, tablets, PCs and even servers over the web. The service is free for up to three devices. Monitor a device, or exchange messages with others on the status of the device. Price: Free.

Soluto app


Google Maps Engine. Google Maps Engine on Android enables you to view your custom maps anywhere, anytime. View and search maps layers, and share real-time locations. Price: Free.

Google Maps Engine app

Google Maps Engine.

Sig Ueland

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