Productivity apps android phones


This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities.In the age of smart phones and apps, having information at your fingertips is simple. Downloading new applications through your cellular service provider or internet provider, there are apps for nearly every conceivable function. Games, news, and even television and movies can be found with a few taps of the screen. Smartphones can even help increase productivity through work and person life by offering Android apps that function solely to help you become more organized.Over the last few years, smartphones have become an integral part of our lives with most of us depending on them to help organize our work and personal lives. From primarily being communication tools, phones are quickly growing into swiss-army knives for everything we do on a daily basis – be it taking notes, maintaining todo lists for work and home, managing schedules or tracking what we do.In this article, we will look at some of the best Android applications that can help you be more productive at work as well as in your personal life. Now there is no dearth of notes and todo list applications on the Android Market, but this is a list of some of the best ones out there.

Barcode Scanner
While it may seem a little extravagant and unnecessary, having a barcode scanner in your phone can actually save time and money. Want to do a price check on the video game you have been wanting? Scan the code on the back of the box and, through your service provider or your internet provider, Barcode Scanner will link you with other merchants that may be selling the game. It can provide pricing and even reviews so you can see whether your purchase is worthwhile. College student? Scanning your textbooks can help find the best deal and can even save the book’s information to research later. Barcode Scanner will even scan QR codes, the new blocky, graphic barcodes that link directly to websites.

Document Scanner
Often, documentation goes missing, receipts seem to vanish into thin air, or sending a copy of something requires you to find the nearest Kinkos. With Document Scanner, your smart phone can scan the paper and convert it to a PDF file, making it easy to send as an attachment in email or save to a file and stop worrying about losing the hard copy. You can upload the PDF to other productivity apps in your phone as well. The software is able to detect the four corners of the paper, making the document more to scale. There are even cropping options to customize the size of the page before converting to PDF. Auditors beware, receipts have gone digital.

Google Docs

Once you have created your PDF files, you will need somewhere safe to save them. With Google Docs, you can use your existing Google account to upload your documents, saving a backup online. You can create a document on your phone, and it will be available to view on your PC under your Google account. The reverse is also true, that once you save a document to your Google account on your PC, access will become available on your mobile device.

Google Voice
The best Android productivity apps save you time and money. With Google Voice, you are assigned a phone number through Google. Install the app, and you will be able to make calls and send text messages through this number, without affecting your normal phone number or text messages. It will also link any other phone numbers that you wish to add, including a work line or a home land line. In addition to this, any voicemails left to your account can be transcribed. If you don’t have the time to sit through a long message, simply read it. There are also custom greetings for specific numbers. International phone calls can be made at a discounted rate.

Note Everything
At its basic level, Note Everything is a note-taking app capable of documenting lists. Beyond that, it also allows you to take pictures and create to-do lists, syncing this information to your PC, the Internet, or even other phones. Through your service provider, this information can be uploaded quickly and can help you combine schedules, meetings, and appointments so you never forget a thing. Note Everything also links with Google Docs to give access to meeting notes or class schedules.

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