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Best Productivity Tools Software in 2018

These tools help teams and individuals stay focused on their goals and achieve results. This includes improving their productivity in different areas such as editing documents, saving and reading online content, organising and sharing notes, managing tasks, tracking time and scheduling meetings and appointments. Key features of productivity tools include reminders, time-tracking, creating and sharing calendars, invoicing, cloud project management, managing multiple work projects, grammar checks, plagiarism testing, bookmarking, content aggregation, content curation, and collecting / organising content.  Read the full software guide...


parolu 31


Cloud project management software for freelancers, agencies and SMEs. Integrate existing web services and apps into parolu. More Information...


Catalyst 21


Catalyst will ensure you to crush your sales targets by creating an engaged, high performance, data-driven sales culture ​that gets the most out of your sales team every day​. More Information...


Pocket 97


When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. More Information...


Feedly 93


Feedly is aggregator for articles and interesting content from your favorite blogs, websites and RSS feeds. More Information...


Grammarly 92


Grammarly reviews writing in real time, correcting over 250 common grammatical errors and contextual spelling mistakes. It detects more than 10x the grammar inaccuracies of any word processing software. More Information...




IFTTT is a free platform that connects two apps to complete a task on one app based on the condition on the other app. More Information...


FullContact 84


FullContact is a unified cloud-based address book that syncs contacts across multiple devices and accounts. The app is currently available for web, iOS, Android, and Chrome. More Information...


Evernote 84


Evernote allows you to collect and organize everything you might possibly need - from around the web. More Information... 77

(6) pulls valuable platform data from personal or business sites or pages, with no coding, downloads or even plugins required! More Information...

Brain FM

Brain FM 76

(0) is a streaming music service that produces a continuous loop of computer-generated music that helps work, relax, read or sleep. More Information...


PDFTables 69


Accurately converts PDF tables to XLS, XML or CSV. It uses an algorithm that 'sees' the structure of the PDF. Designed to work reliably with large quantities of data. More Information... 59


Custom map creator to pin multiple locations. More Information...


Onenote 89


Microsoft's cloud-based note taking tool - allowing you to access your content on any device and from any location More Information...


Sanebox 88


Sanebox is an email management tool that prioritizes important emails and summarizes the rest. More Information...

Now Assistant

Now Assistant 55


Now Assistant is award-winning AI personal assistant software for enterprise. Receive real-time notifications, ask questions freely, give commands easily and more. More Information...


Mixmax 86


Mixmax is professional productivity tool for Gmail and Google Inbox. More Information...


ZenMate 86


ZenMate is a proxy switcher that unblocks websites and encrypts your browser traffic. More Information...


Wunderlist 85


Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects. More Information...


Todoist 84


Powerful task management and time organization app. More Information...


Hitask 84


Comprehensive, clutter-free project management for any team or business. More Information...


Cloudo 49


A browser extension that lets you search & control your web apps with simple commands. More Information...

Teamwork Projects

Teamwork Projects 81


The Project Management App for Professionals. The most powerful and simple way to collaborate with your team. More Information... 46

(5) is the yellow marker for the digital age. More Information...

Time Doctor

Time Doctor 78


Time Doctor is an accurate time tracking software that helps you get a lot more done each day. More Information...


Gmelius 78


A complete communication solution for teams, right inside your inbox. Powerful tracking, automation, privacy, collaborative features, and more. More Information... 77

(11) helps to schedule meetings quickly and easily through the integration with calendars online. More Information...


MeetNotes 43


MeetNotes helps you run meetings, take notes, manage tasks and follow ups. With MeetNotes you can create agenda, add action items & automate follow up. More Information...


Greetly 74


Greet visitors, accept packages, and get more done! Start your free trial without a credit card. More Information...


Monday 74


Monday is a project management tool your team will actually enjoy using. It makes it easy for everyone to focus on what's important. More Information...


PixTeller 74


PixTeller enables anyone to create amazing graphic designs in seconds. More Information...


Kickresume 73


Kickresume helped more than 300 000 people create beautiful resumes in minutes. Stand out from the crowd and get hired. More Information...

Sticky Password

Sticky Password 73


Sticky Password is the award-winning password manager and form-filler that remembers your passwords and enters them for you, automatically! On desktop, smartphone or tablet. More Information...


KeepSolid 72


KeepSolid Sign is an eSignature solution that allows you to get all your contracts signed in minutes, close deals while on-the-go, collaborate, and overall improve workflow. More Information...

Creativity 365

Creativity 365 72


Creativity 365 is a cross-device contention creation toolset aimed at helping individuals and teams collaborate to improve their productivity and efficiency. More Information...


Favattic 37


Cloud-based bookmarking concept for business use. More Information...


Thingthing 69


Thingthing is an iOS keyboard that allows you to share your Calendar availability, Dropbox files, Google docs, Todoist tasks, Facebook photos, Instagrams, GIFs, and more! More Information...


Sorc'd 69


By seamlessly integrating into your existing research and writing process, Sorc’d empowers you to save, share and create more relevant content. More Information...


Wake 67


Wake makes it super easy for designers to share work and collect feedback from their team. It’s the fastest way to get ideas out of your design tools. More Information...


SkySignature 67


SkySignature is an online electronic, Digital Signature application. Type Anywhere capability, Sign-Here tags, custom, unique advanced encryption algorithm to ensure security. More Information...


ConnSuite 33


ConnSuite is an online platform that provides an upgrade to the classic business card. Link your social accounts and showcase articles about yourself all under one single username. More Information...


DropTask 66


DropTask is a web based task management and productivity application. More Information...


SquidHub 64


SquidHub is a simple-to-use, fun and flexible app for collaborating on anything with anyone. From projects with co-workers to birthday parties with friends. More Information...


airfocus 30


Prioritization done right. More effective roadmaps. More Information...


CommandHound 29


CommandHound develops accountability solutions that directly drive business performance. Our software helps businesses make sure things get done. More Information...


FewClix 29


Find any email in your mailbox in seconds with FewClix, a free search and productivity Add-In that is integrated inside the Outlook mailbox. More Information...


Jibble 61


Track time & attendance for your workforce. Employees can clock in, punch in or as we say, jibble in and out using their web browser, Slack or Mobile (iOS & Android). More Information...


Readdu 28


A beautiful and thoughtfully designed RSS / Feed Reader. The best way to stay in touch with updates from the best sites, blogs, and magazines. More Information...

The Daily Project

The Daily Project 28


The Daily Project Productivity software that makes managing your projects and organizing your todo lists very easy and intuitive. More Information...

Gingko App

Gingko App 60


Gingko App is a new kind of structured document. It allows you to break any project down into manageable components, reorganize them at will, and collaborate on them. More Information...


Fieldbook 59


Fieldbook is an information tool that is as simple as a spreadsheet, but as powerful as a database. More Information...


Notejoy 55


Notejoy is a real-time document collaboration tool that brings a beautiful editor together with intuitive organization and powerful search. More Information...


Linkkle 55


All your important links for your social media pages... in one place. More Information...


CloudRanger 50


CloudRanger provides a software solution to help streamline your backups, disaster recovery and server control for AWS cloud. More Information...


OroCRM 50


OroCRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with robust customer management tools, powerful reporting & analytics, and many other necessary CRM features. More Information...


TimeTracker 34


Openhour TimeTracker has solved the problems of late and inaccurate timesheets by automating the process. More Information...


Flapps 34


Flapps is a web based employee time tracking solution with features such as invoicing, expense tracking, and project cost management. The most customizable software around! More Information...


Treev 32


Treev is a web-browser plugin that allows you to access all of your cloud files in one place. More Information... 32

(1) is a cloud service that compiles a personalized overview of activity across your cloud apps to help you maintain focus and save time. More Information...


Actionmint 31


Create tasks and follow progress, view reports, create notes, all in a seamless workflow. Actionmint helps you to be more organized and productive. More Information...


SaferPass 31


SaferPass is an innovative solution to safeguard your online identity. You will never have to worry again about forgetting your password. More Information...


Mindlogr 31


Mindlogr is a platform for private vlogging where people can record and reflect using this tool to sharpen their minds ready for the entrepreneurial journey ahead. More Information...


RemoteCamp 30


RemoteCamp is a smart remote work management tool with screenshots, time tracking, and computer usage monitoring. More Information...

Log My Hours

Log My Hours 30

(0) was designed around the idea of keeping time tracking simple. We allow you to manage your projects, expenses, invoices and your team with ease. More Information...


eMyPA 29


Your sales team becomes more productive by capturing business cards of their contacts with the context information relevant to your business using eMyPA mobile app. More Information...


TMail21 28


An email-like service to increase productivity More Information...


Codelr 27


Codelr is an easy to use code snippet manager that gives you plenty of ways to organize your snippets and allows you to share the snippets of your choice with your team. More Information...

Itemz App

Itemz App 26


Itemz App is a task management tool that will keep you motivated with trophies to do your daily work more efficiently. Turn your work into a game, but don't tell your boss... More Information...


Linkwik 25


Linkwik is an online tool that helps users quickly share a URL or a link with their whatsapp contacts. More Information...


Accordingly 25


Accordingly is a complete time tracking and project management solution for individuals and small businesses. More Information...


OnDevice 24


OnDevice is an online presentation tool made for web design and digital marketing agencies to showcase the benefits of responsive websites to their clients. More Information...


Reador 21


Keep track of Twitter users and get a daily report on who they follow and who follows them. More Information...

Virtual Desktops

Virtual Desktops 5


Globaldyne Systems offers a new service, virtual desktops, which moves your desktop computer to the cloud. More Information...

Productivity Tools Software Guide

What is Productivity Tools Software?

Productivity tools are any software application that helps individuals or teams to be more productive at work. Some of the earliest examples of productivity software include word processing tools, spreadsheet applications, database management systems and presentation software.

The main aim of these tools is to help improve productivity. For instance, a word processing tool helps you create, edit and share documents more efficiently, while a database management system makes the task of retrieving, storing and organizing data easier and faster.

Over time, this software category has been broadened to include any type of digital solution that helps perform any tasks more easily. For instance, there are products that help you take notes and dictations, assign or schedule tasks, track time, collaborate with team members, check spelling and grammar errors and conduct plagiarism tests. Some products specialize in one particular task, while others help perform multiple tasks.

What Productivity Software Should I Use?

The right productivity app for you is the one that caters to your exact needs. For instance, if you are a freelancer, you may need a simple product that helps in note-taking, time-tracking and document management. Productivity software for business use, on the other hand, should have advanced project management, team communication and employee monitoring features.

Often, business productivity software allows you to work on multiple products from a single place, organize team communication by project, monitor progress on different tasks, sort notifications by relevancy, convert discussions to tasks, control access to sensitive business data, manage billing and invoices, analyze data and generate reports.

Most businesses today use so many different apps that keeping track of all of them becomes difficult. To make things simpler for you, some productivity apps combine the most important tasks from all your favorite apps into one. Some products even allow you to automate tasks for an ’if this then that’ (IFTTT) scenario. For instance, you can set up an IFTTT that says, “If I send an email attachment, then automatically backup the attachment to Google Drive.”

Different productivity tools focus on different aspects of productivity improvement, such as, time management, team collaboration, email management, scheduling and customer support. Products that aim to improve your time management, for instance, may allow you to schedule alerts when you spend too much time on a page or task. On the other hand, products focused on email management may have the ability identify your email habits and automatically filter out irrelevant emails from your inbox.

Common Features of Productivity Tools

API Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are programmatic intersections with external products or platforms that allow for custom integrations with your own solutions or other solutions you are using.
Calendar Management Manage and update calendars for scheduling or consolidation of events across teams, departments or business functions.
Data Export Exporting functionality can be used to streamline the migration of data sets and information across systems, platforms or applications.
Data Import Importing functionality allows you to use data sets from other systems or platforms to cut down on data entry requirements or to more easily migrate records from similar applications you have used in the past.
Email Integration Integration with email clients or providers to create and send emails as well as view received emails within an application.
External Integrations Integrations with other software products or platforms to improve efficiency and compatibility across systems.
Notifications Includes notification support and sends you alerts with information on important events and other time sensitive instances. For example through push notifications on mobile phones or email notifications.
Scheduling Schedule tasks, resources, appointments, payments, communications, etc.

Latest User Reviews of Productivity Tools

dungu hamimu, Freelance Web Designer - Online Freelancing
"Making the communication easier"

customer information processing and storage has really improved at our company, and ...

铭娜 蒋, -
"Strong recommendation -- a very useful and..."

Simple, easy to get started, great user experience, has almost everything that is nee...

Matthias Grober, -
"Project Management"

The design of the user interface is very easy to interact with. Besides that the app ...

Palma Golden Gutierez, Legal writer - Upwork
"English proofreader"

Grammarly allows you to write the English language in a professional way. It automati...

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