Management & Finance

16 New Productivity Apps in August 2013

The month of August brought remote desktop and storage apps, text editors and word processors, a tool for creating quick charts, a task manager, a calendar, and a language translator.

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

Apple iOS

DeskConnect. Seamlessly push websites, documents, pictures, and everything else to any device at any time. Use DeskConnect to transfer files between your devices: text, images, videos, web pages, documents, audio, and more. Price: Free.


Pickle. Pickle is a simple app to clip images and GIFs from websites. It also allows you to collect all images from specific URLs and iOS Screenshots, and export images to Dropbox. Price: $0.99.


Editorial. Editorial is a plain text editor for the iPad. It features automation tools, an inline preview and an extended keyboard specifically designed for writing Markdown with all the special characters you need. Combine a large selection of simple text processing actions into your very own workflows. Price: $4.99.


Viz. Viz is a quick way to create simple charts that are visualized on your iPhone instantly. Share them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or just save them as JPGs ready to be used on your favorite presentation software. Price: $1.99.


Parallels Access. This is a remote access app to use all of your desktop Mac and Windows applications on your iPad. Apply iPad gestures to your desktop applications. Price: App is free. Desktop subscription is $79.99, but comes with a 14-day free trial.

Parallels Access.

Quip. Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates. Take notes, organize to-do lists, and collaborate on edits in real-time. Work offline, sync whenever you have an Internet connection. Price: Free.



Minuum Keyboard. Minuum is a tiny, one-dimensional keyboard that frees up your screen space while allowing you to type fast. It includes auto-correction to ensure spelling-accuracy. Minuum gives you back your screen space by reducing the standard keyboard to a single dimension. Price: $3.99.

Minuum Keyboard.

Habit RPG. Habit RPG is a habit-building program that treats your life like a role-playing game. Level up as you succeed, earn money to buy weapons and armor, and compete with your friends. Set daily goals and to-dos, and track your new productive habits. Price: Free.

Habit RPG.

WiFi File Transfer Pro. WiFi File Transfer Pro helps you to manage files in your smartphone on your computer. Upload or download multiple files at once. Delete, rename, copy, zip or unzip files using the Windows File Explorer. Price: Free.

WiFi File Transfer Pro.

GO Calendar+. GO Calendar+ is an improved widget of GO Calendar. Brings a calendar and an agenda to your home screen. Two different views (month and agenda) give you a good overview to your upcoming events. Price: Free.

GO Calendar+.

Dynamic Lock Screen. Dynamic Lock Screen is a dynamic lock screen, replacing the generic lock screen and allowing you to add widgets and content from your favorite source such as Facebook, Twitter, news and RSS feeds. Price: Free.

Dynamic Lock Screen.

Windows Phone

Copy. Copy is an app to store, protect and share your files. Anything you save with Copy is instantly accessible on your computers, smartphones, tablet, and the Copy website. Price: Free for 15 GB or more. Pro is $9.99 per month for 250 GB or more.


Breez. Breez is a clean weather app. See a 24-hour scrolling forecast, pinch to see multiple cities, and swipe to switch location. Scroll up to see next 24-hour forecast. Price: Free.


Recorder Pro. Recorder Pro is a nice and simple recorder app. Search recordings by title or time, manage recording files, and pin audio files to start page. Even record after lock screen. Upload recordings to SkyDrive. Price: Free.

Recorder Pro.

ClarusTasks. ClarusTasks is a task management app based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology. The Next screen displays actions to complete and actions past due. Tasks can be quickly captured using one of 4 available gestures. Associate one or multiple actions with each task. Integrates with SkyDrive. Price: Free.


Language Translator. Language Translator is an app to communicate with anyone, anywhere, at any time. This translation app is equipped with speech recognition, text-to-speech, voice-to-text, and voice translation. Language Translator app supports almost 50 different languages. Price: $1.49.

Language Translator.

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