Management & Finance

Top 13 Mobile Productivity Apps of 2017

Here are my favorite new mobile productivity apps for 2017. There are apps for to-do lists, financial management, email campaigns, color design, and meditation.

“Best of” lists are always subjective. If your favorite new app of 2017 did not make this list, be sure to include it in the comments below.

Files Go

Files Go

Files Go is a new storage manager that helps you free up space on your phone, find files faster, and share them easily offline with others. Delete old photos and memes from chat apps, remove duplicate files, erase unused apps, clear your cache, and more. Available for Android. Price: Free.

Empower

Empower

Empower is a fintech savings app that sets you up with a plan to build wealth, squash debt, and track all your finances in one place. See account balances and monitor spending on bank accounts and credit and debit cards. Transfer money between any accounts you own and pay your credit card bills with a few taps. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

To-Do

To-Do

From Microsoft, To-Do is a simple and intelligent to-do list. It combines intelligent technology and design to create a simple daily workflow. Organize your day with To-Do’s smart suggestions and complete the most important tasks or chores you need to get done. Quickly add, organize, and schedule your to-dos while you’re on the go. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Yoink

Yoink

Yoink lets you easily and quickly store items that you drag, copy, or share. Collect items in a central place without having to constantly move back and forth between your source and destination applications. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

SoloLearn

SoloLearn

SoloLearn is a free app to learn to code. Start with any of 12 programming languages — Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++, Java, PHP, SQL, Ruby, JQuery, C#, and Swift. Learn code through interactive lessons, write code in the mobile code playground, and play and discuss with peers, to learn. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Missive

Missive

Missive lets teams manage shared inboxes and collaborate around emails. Chat, share attachments, and assign tasks right from your inbox. Use shared labels to organize conversations by project or department. Create reusable templates to save time on repetitive emails. Compose emails together and get reviewed in real-time. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Focalmark

Focalmark

Focalmark is a hashtag generator to optimize your images and connect with your community. Its algorithm filters through thousands of hand-collected hashtags for each category of photography, design, or other miscellaneous topics, and ranks the hashtags in order of reach and authenticity. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Swatches

Swatches

Swatches is a color picker. Capture swatches on the fly. View your swatches as RGB or hex values and even see the nearest Paint and Pantone colors. Capture a burst and pick your favorite colors. Build palettes of swatches. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Facebook Local

Facebook Local

Facebook Local is an update of Facebook’s Events app. Find events and activities happening near you on an interactive map and filter by time, category, location, and more. See the most recent activity, events, and places your friends are interacting with, as well as updates from event hosts and pages you follow. Get recommendations based on what’s popular. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Shine

Shine

Shine is an app that delivers a new approach to mindfulness and meditation. Listen to hundreds of audio tracks around whatever you’ve got going on. Every day Shine sends a fresh, research-backed texting experience around the wellness topic of the day. Available on iOS. Price: Free. Premium plan is $7.99 per month.

Clips

Clips

Clips is Apple’s free app that lets you make fun videos to share. With a few taps, you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with artistic filters, animated text, music, emoji, and stickers. Edit with simple controls. Send directly to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other popular social media sites. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Socratic

Socratic

Socratic is a problem-solving app that’s designed to help with homework. If you’re a student, or trying to help a student, this app can help. Just take a photo of your homework question or math equation and get instant explanations, videos, and step-by-step help. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free.

ARKit

ARKit

ARKit is a new iOS11 framework to create augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with environment, ARKit allows apps to interact with the real world in entirely new ways. Thanks to ARKit, merchant apps, such as Ikea Place, are letting shoppers virtually place produces in their intended spaces to try before buy. Price: Free.

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