Design & Development

18 New Productivity Apps in Feb. 2012

The month of February brought the Chrome Beta app, call-recording and call-tracking apps, document annotation and signature apps, and an app for a classic dictionary.

Here is a list of February’s new mobile productivity apps for Android and Apple iOS. There are both paid and free apps for your mobile productivity.


Chrome Beta. This app brings the speed and simplicity of Chrome to your Android phone and tablet. Browse fast on your Android smartphone or tablet, and bring your personalized Chrome experience with you anywhere you go. Price: Free.

SignNow. Sign documents anywhere or get anyone’s signature. Upload any PDF or Word document from your email, Dropbox, or camera. Sign realistically with your finger. Email the signed document to anyone, or save the document to your device. Price: Free.

Easy Voice Recorder. Easy Voice Recorder lets you capture important moments without getting in your way. Supports several formats, ranging from small and space-efficient to uncompromised raw PCM, uncompressed quality. Price: Free.

Dictionary – M-W Premium. This is the app for Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. The premium content in this ad-free app includes over 1,000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms. Price: $2.99.

Call Tracker. Track and log calls with this remote management and security tool for your phone. Features call tracker, call history, call timer, all calls data, previous call logs, and history of calls logs. Price: Free.

My Budget Book. My Budget Book is a simple Android application for managing your finances. It features a fast input option, user definable categories, statistics, and more. Price: $0.99.

Caboodle. Caboodle is a multi-utility application. Use it to capture photos from the camera, annotate in multiple colors, record audio notes and save or email the package, all this right from your Android phone without the need to switch applications. Price: Free.

App Lock. Protect your installed applications using a password or pattern. Price: Free.

Call Recorder. This app is a simple call recorder. Record your phone calls. Easily enable or disable call recording, playback recorded audio, and configure automatic cleaning. Price: Free.

callR ID. callR ID automatically identifies incoming callers and, if available, displays the name, address and city of the caller as the phone rings. The application also helps you quickly find people, services or businesses by direct search using name or number. Price: $4.99.

Call Reminder Notes Lite. Use Call Reminder Notes to attach a note to a contact. Reminder Note is shown on screen during call, allowing you to access relevant information when you need it during your call. Price: Free.

Apple iOS

Buzz Contacts. Buzz is an iPhone dialer, texting and group text messaging app, and contacts app all in one. One-tap actions include calls, SMS, email, and FaceTime. Use the grid view for easiest access to favorite contacts. Price: $0.99.

Clear. This is a basic to-do list app, designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind. Price: $1.99.

Remarks. Annotate documents and outline notes anywhere. All your notes are PDF files for your computer or to share. Price: £2.99.

Reader X. With this Google Reader client, you can view your Google Reader items as one large wallpaper. Browse by simply swiping horizontally and vertically. All headlines are shown in one view. Zoom into a feed by tapping its title. Price: $1.99.

Tap Alarm Clock. Tap Alarm Clock offers a simple gesture-driven interface. Stylish design solution simplifies setting an alarm down to just a couple of taps and swipes. Price: $0.99.

ChartWizard. Chart Wizard is a simple yet powerful charting tool. It allows you to create professional-looking charts and graphs at a touch of a button. The easy-to-follow wizard style interface takes you through the charting process step-by-step. Price: $9.99.

Wunderkit. Organize all of your projects in one place. Invite your friends from Facebook and Twitter, and work with them as a team. Brainstorm with Notes, organize with Tasks, and track team progress with Dashboard. Price: Free.

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