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Android mobiles are like mini-computers designed to make our lives comfortable. From daily planners to task management apps, here are the top 20 free and best productivity tools and apps on Android to help you organize your projects and maximize your time and performance even when you’re on the go.

 

1. ColorNote Notepad Notes

Colour Note Productivity apps
©Photo by Colour Note on Google Play Store

Editors’ Choice 

Carrying stationeries can sometimes be a bummer. Luckily, ColorNote is here to save you from the hassle. ColorNote is a simple, holistic, and gimmick-free notepad app that manages your notes, memos, emails, messages, shopping lists, and to-do lists textual or by color.

As one of the best productivity apps on the Play Store, it stood out specifically for its sleek interface and user-friendly features. Likewise, it protects your notes with a passcode and syncs with all your devices so you can retrieve your notes anytime. It also has a powerful task reminder with customizable pop-up notifications. The app also supports social media buttons that allow you to share your notes via SMS, E-mail, or Twitter.

 

2. Asana: Organize Team Projects

Best productivity apps on Android - Asana
©Photo by Asana on Google Play

Editor’s Choice 

Asana is one of the top apps for business and project managing. It is designed to organize your tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas, and share them with your team for efficient planning and collaboration.

Considered one of the must-have apps for android, Asana’s intuitive features let you create and assign tasks to individuals, set due dates, add comments, requests and more. This way, you can monitor your project’s progress and the team’s accomplishments. The free app supports up to 15 members and the premium subscription unlocks no team member limit and more useful tools.

 

3. All-in-One Calculator

All in one calculator
©Photo by all in one calculator on Google Play

User Rating: 4.7/5 on Google Play 

Whether you’re a student, an engineer, or someone who struggles with computations, the All-in-One Calculator is your go-to utility. It features 75 useful calculators including Algebra, Geometry, Unit Converters, Finance, and Health. Likewise, It is configured with an easy-to-use GUI with vibrant and dark mode themes. Plus, it is compact and completely free.

 

4. TickTick: To-Do List with Reminder, Day Planner

TickTock: To do list and planner
©Photo by TickTock on Google Play

Editor’s Choice 

TickTick is one of the best planner apps that lets you coordinate your life tasks comfortably. Named as one of the most popular organization apps, has streamlined personalized features and a good snooze with popup options to prevent yourself from forgetting your priorities and to-do lists. This task management app is free although it prompts you to subscribe to its premium version to unlock extra features.

 

5. Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Adobe Acrobat task management
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User Rating: 4.6/5 on Google Play 

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a sleek and free document management system that allows users to view, edit, sign, and annotate PDF documents straight on the text. You can add comments using sticky notes and drawing tools, or highlight and mark up texts with annotation tools. Also, you can add your e-signatures using the PDF form filler. With Adobe Acrobat, you can share your documents by simply creating and sending links with others and create PDFs and convert MS Office files through Pro subscription.

 

6. Habit Tracker

Habit Tracker on Android
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Editor’s Choice

Getting rid of your bad habits is easy with the help of Habit Tracker. It tracks the frequency of your bad habits such as smoking, excessive drinking, and nail-biting, and reports patterns with suggested intervention for easy elimination. Apart from it, you can use the app as a planner to establish desirable habits like daily exercising and diet-monitoring. Habit Tracker features streak counter and success-percentage graphs for evaluation topped with motivational quotes to boost your will to build new good habits and eliminate the harmful ones.

 

7. Email by Edison -Fast & Secure mail for Gmail Outlook & more

Email fast & secure mail
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User Rating: 4.6/5 on Google Play 

Email by Edison (formerly Email by EasilyDo) has a proven history of administering email services from different providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, iCloud, etc. It supports a unified mailbox and built-in intelligent assistant to help you organize your emails at a glance. The app’s sleek design allows you to manage your messages at ease using a swipe menu and customized email view actions. Plus, it is one of the fastest email organization apps available for Android.

 

8. When I Work Employee Scheduling

When I work employee scheduling
©Photo on Google Play

User Rating: 4.6/5 on Google Play 

Managing your employees’ schedules can be tough. Fortunately, When I Work app showcases valuable elements such as attendance tracking, team track management, team messaging, and time clock. Data syncs across teams whether on desktop or mobile with permissions. By using this app, employees can clock in and out of shifts, trade availability with co-workers, request time-off, and chat with other staff.

 

9. SmartKit 360

Smart Kit 360 Productivity apps
©Photo by Smart Kit 360 on Google Play

4.5/5 Rating 

SmartKit is a comprehensive application with tons of essential productivity tools covering only a small amount of space on your device. You don’t have to install a multitude of heavy applications for specific functions, SmartKit 360 offers everything you need, from helpful utilities, social media, world news, to shopping necessities. These tools are sorted by categories for systematized viewing. Plus, a single tap is all you need to access them all and it is completely free!

 

10. Slack

Best productivity apps - Slack
©Photo by Slack on Google Play

Editor’s Choice | 4.5/5 Rating 

Slack is an instant messaging app used by large enterprises or small businesses. It supports individual and group messaging tools including file-sharing options. Slack is available both on desktop and mobile devices to provide better access to your WIP. Likewise, the app automatically indexes and archives your past conversations and files for backtracking and includes cloud storage integration.

 

11. Forest: Stay Focused

User Rating: 4.5/5 on Google Play 

Forest takes the conventional focus timer and productivity app to a whole new level by adding a real-time eco-friendly feature. If you want to set your phone aside and focus on something important, you can plant a seed in Forest. This seed will grow into a tree over the course of time and can wither in cases you cannot resist the urge of using your phone. The application is won as Google Play’s 2015-2016 Best App of the Year and even certified by The New York Times and Business Insider. Unlocking the Pro version lets you plant real trees with tree-planting organizations.

 

12. Mindly

Mindly mind mapping
©Photo by Mindly

User Rating: 4.5/5 on Google Play

Mindly is a mind-mapping application that aids you in brainstorming ideas for any project. It organizes your thoughts and removes unnecessary details to help you focus on your concept. Additional features include image and note attachment, dropbox sync, and Export as mindmap (PDF/OPML/Text). The free version offers in-app purchases to eliminate the limit on the number of elements you can manage.

 

13. Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.

Pocket save read grow
©Photo by Pocket save read grow on Google Play

Editor’s Choice

Are you fond of reading articles from different sources but only have limited time each day to do so? Don’t worry, Pocket is here to help you. The application lets you save any compelling stories, videos, pictures, and web pages for later viewing, even when you’re offline. It optimizes your free time by getting you straight to your saved document without the hassle of locating its web address. Additionally, Pocket’s clean and simple display helps you find your focus and rests your eyes as you read.

 

14. Word Office – Document Viewer and PDF Reader, PPTX

Microsoft Word on Android
©Photo by microsoft word on Google Play

User Rating: 4.5/5 on Google Play

One of the best productivity apps loved by workers on the go is Word Office. It is a multi-purpose application featuring the essential tools for document viewing and file creation such as Word, Excel, Slide, and PDF reader. It has easy-to-use and hefty functions for Word Office, PDF Reader, and PPTX viewer. Access your files even without an internet connection, anytime and anywhere. It also has an autosave feature to prevent losing your work.

 

15. Toggl: Time Tracker and Timesheet for Work Hours

Toggl Productivity Organization Apps on Android
©Photo by Toggl on Google Play

User Rating: 4.4/5 on Google Play

Toggl is a nifty time tracker that monitors, analyzes, and manages your events and tasks with just a single tap. It allows you to start, stop, log times and projects, and share with your working groups or friends. You can sync the app across all your devices – mobile phones, tablets, and desktops for smooth supervision. Its easy features help you arrange, bulk edit, or tag entries for easy reporting. Also, the app allows you to import and export data to your clients. And yes, it’s completely free with no ads.

 

16. LastPass Password Manager

LastPass Password Manager
©Photo by LastPass on Google Play

 

User Rating: 4.4/5 on Google Play

You don’t have to waste your time remembering your password, LastPass does the trick by automatically filling up your app logins and web browser in a secure way. It safely stores your other important information such as credit card numbers, bank details, and health insurance card numbers in a bank-level, AES 256-bit encrypted vault – and you can access it using your fingerprint. It can also generate strong passwords for you. The application is free but offers extra features for premium subscriptions.

 

17. Google Drive

Google Drive
©Photo by Google Drive on Google Play

Top Pick 

Google Drive is one of the best productivity apps available for all devices because of its simplified features. You can easily access your files anytime and anywhere with Drive since it supports offline viewing. It also allows you to easily upload, and share your files and folders with others. On top of it, your files – be it photos, videos, or documents – are backed up safely to eliminate the risks of losing them.

18. Buffer: Social Media Manager

Buffer
©Photo by Buffer on Google Play

User Rating: 4.3/5 on Google Play

Buffer aims to eliminate the hassle of logging into multiple social accounts by organizing them all in one place. The app is a one-stop social networking powerhouse that tracks the status and performance of your social media sites, including schedule postings. Rather than having multiple tabs or windows to monitor your accounts, the app allows you to obtain comprehensive analytics on every content you share using a single application. However, it offers in-app purchases to unlock more convenient features.

19. IFTTT

IFTTT Productivity Apps
©Photo by IFTTT on Google Play

User Rating: 4.1/5 on Google Play

IFTTT is a versatile productivity app that aims to automate all your tasks using pre-built “applets.” The app integrates with your favorite apps including Twitter, Youtube, Medium, Google Drive, Twitch, Slack, and many more. IFTTT instantly sends you daily weather updates and notification for new Craiglist listings, back-up important files or media to iCloud storage services, sets your home temperature to optimal when you return home from work, and message your roommates when you’re near any local grocery store. In addition, you can customize tasks for these applets and services, and activates an “If This, Then That” structure (thus its name).

 

20. Boosted: Productivity & Time Tracker

Boosted
©Photo by boosted on Google Play

Last on the list, boosted is a must-have to make sure you have everything in order. Regardless you’re using it for work or to keep track of your daily tasks, boosted is here to help. With a few simple clicks, you can organize your activities, track the time you spend on each task. And through the intuitive statistics, you can get overall insights on the time you used on each task. All the data is back up on Google Drive. Hence, if you lost your data, you can simply restore it.

 

It’s really difficult to maintain productivity throughout the day especially if you are bombarded with wide-ranging tasks from home, school, and work. That’s why this list of top 20 must-have productivity apps for Android strives to help you accomplish more tasks despite time limitations. Have you tried any of the productivity apps above?

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Racheal Koh

Racheal Koh

Rach is a tech junkie who loves anything related to gaming or mobiles. She scours the web in search of the best and less known information to share with her readers. When she's free, she buried herself with more tech magazines, videos and generally live in her own warzone where time versus her reading speed. P.S. Don't worry, she gets her fair share with Netflix and potato chips too.

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