10 Great Productivity Apps for 2013


We all have New Year’s resolutions (whether we acknowledge them out loud or not). While getting fit is usually at the top of the list, getting organized and more productive often follows closely behind. With today’s lifestyles, we’re always connected, on the go, in a hurry and just plain busy. It’s easy to get distracted from important priorities. Though always being connected is great, it creates more information, people and projects to manage.

But don’t fret. New apps designed for modern lifestyles will put an end to the chaos, keep you on track and help you get things done. Try out a few of these finds, and make your life a little easier.

Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.


There are lots of apps for making task lists, but Any.DO stands out for its style. With a simple interface, Any.Do offers easy organization and built-in syncing across devices. Not just for organizing your tasks, it can also be used to keep track of any list.

Free for Android 


Magically find anything when you need it most with CloudMagic. Search across Gmail, Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Docs, calendars, contacts, chats, cloud storage and more.

Free for Android and Windows Phone


Evernote makes it easy to jot down a quick note, save a video, record a thought or clip a story. View and create from a phone, a web browser or installed on your PC, notes are synced to the cloud, so you can find them regardless of the device you use. Best of all, it just went through a massive overhaul, making the mobile and desktop apps easier to use and more functional.

Free for Android and Windows Phone


LastPass is a powerful password manager that keeps your information safely guarded behind a single password, providing access to your password “vault,” auto-fill forms, secure notes, and a password generator. LastPass can even be used to enter login information for websites and apps on your device.

Cheap for Android 


The days of having to remember, write-down, and dial audio conferencing details are gone. MobileDay streamlines conference calls when you’re on the go with your smartphone, integrating with your Google calendar, dialer, email, text messaging, and contacts to provide you with seamless, one-touch access.

Free for Android


If you’re a list maker, MyThings is the app for you. Create task lists with due dates, prioritize importance, and set reminders so you never miss a deadline. Simple and easy.

Free for Windows Phone 


​Everyone knows Microsoft Office for your PC, but now you can get it exclusively for Windows Phone. View and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote docs with all the essential tools at your disposal, wherever you are, and then save them to your Skydrive.

Free for Windows Phone


Pocket lets you save the content you like and come back to it later—be it text, videos or images. With your free account, access your saved content from any device. Pocket has a simple user interface, great filtering tools and it’s easy to organize your stuff.

Free for Android


SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service, allowing you to save and access your documents, photos and other important files across any connected device. Careful though–with 7GB of free storage, you may develop hording tendencies you never knew you had.

Free for Android and Windows Phone


​Looking for a mobile personal assistant? Skyvi can help. Find places, get directions, call contacts, define words, get weather and time, have a chat, access and update Facebook or Twitter. Skyvi answers all your questions, tells jokes and keeps you organized.

Free for Android

 **Portions of this story were first published for myHTC

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