5 Productivity Apps to Help You While You Work From Home

Spend less time on email. Stop wasting time on your phone. Get organized. There are tons of ways we want to increase our productivity. Luckily, there’s a mobile app for just about every way you want to be more productive. From a way to organize your inbox to automating tasks, we’ve gathered a list of the best productivity apps to improve your workflow and life.

  • 1. Communication: There are several great communication platforms that can be used while you work from home. Stay connected with your team with Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, and Slack.
  • 2. Collaboration: Collaboration has been a priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses needed to find a way to allows employees to collaborate remotely. Luckily, all of the video conferencing apps have mobile apps. For example, Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx offer all of their desktop features mobile. That means you can take your next 30-minute meeting while walking.
  • 3. Task Lists: Workloads have increasingly grown over the past few months, and in order to stay organized, there are several task apps you can download. Apps like Google Tasks, Trello, and Todoist make it easy to keep your work and home life organized.
  • 4. Focus Time: In a world where we are constantly connected, it can be difficult staying focused. If you’re having trouble staying focused and not checking your phone throughout the day, there are some focus apps that can help. The app Forest gamifies productivity by linking temptation for distraction to planting trees, digitally and in real life. There are also apps like Noisli that mimic background noise from the office to replicate sounds for your ideal working environment.
  • 5. Health: While gyms are reopening around the country, they have limited capacity to meet social distancing guidelines. If you’re having trouble getting a spot on the treadmill, there are several mobile apps you can use to get your workout in. And, while physical health has been a priority this past year, we still need to spend time focusing on our mental health. Apps like Calm and Headspace offer meditations that help reduce stress and increase focus.