10 Android Productivity Apps

Android Usability Apps

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Android users are incredibly loyal. They are pretty much obsessed with all things Google, and they have just as much love for their device that iPhone users commonly show about their own.

Perhaps the biggest reason for this unabashed adoration is the Android apps.

While not as large as the Apple store, Android has seen a huge surge in the last few years of available programs. The list is till growing by the day, with everything from entertainment to study applications meant to make your life a little bit better.

Android Productivity Apps

One popular genre is the productivity style of app. These are programs that help you organize your life, manage your time and get more done. But there are so many that just looking for a few can chew up your time.

I decided to do it for you. Here are ten fantastic productivity apps for the Android.

1. Evernote


Evernote is one of the most popular applications on the web. It syncs your browser, mobile phone and tablet so you can get your data anywhere. Just clip whatever you like from the web, tag it and save it. It works great as a reader, as well.

2. Dropbox

If you need to share things from your computer to your phone, or with other people, this is perfect. You just add files into your Dropbox account and it shows on all devices. You can select who to share it with, so it works well for collaborative projects.

3. Mint


Get your finances in order with Mint. The most well known (and loved) free financial program anywhere, it aims to simplify through combining. You can see all bank accounts, including credit cards and Paypal. Check balances, make budgets, get financial advice, set goals and use services to save you money.

4. Google Maps

Google Maps

Find anything using the mobile version of the highest rated maps program. Voice guided GPS navigation, route planners, local business reviews, street view, public transport directions and more are all included.

5. Swype

Don’t rely on the ridiculous on-board autocorrect feature. Swype offers a more advanced and accurate experience. It includes voice and text dictionary sync, next word prediction and a keyboard that learns with use. Once it is programed you can swipe your finger across the keyboard and it will use real context to predict the necessary word.

Here’s a more extensive guide into android keyboard shortcuts from MobilePhoneFinder.

6. ReQall

Use voice recordings to plan tasks, and this app will automatically store, organize and remind you of them later. It can be integrated into both Outlook and Google Calender, and has GPS oriented task reminders to let you know when something is nearby that can be taken care of.


Browse, download and extract any files through your Android browser. Then organize them to find easily later. This is perfect for anyone who prefers their phone to their computer. You can even select multiple files for simultaneous use.

8. Voice Search

Instead of finding everything through text browsing, you can search both your phone and the web with your voice. You can also use a newer feature that lets you find local businesses, streets or addresses through speaking. Easy to use and great for hands free lovers.

9. Titanium Backup

Afraid of losing all of your info now that your Android has become the center of your personal and professional life? Back everything up regularly and stop stressing with this fantastic app. It is a little complicated, but it works better than any other program I have found.

10. Slidescreen

Organize all that data, your files and programs with this nicer display. It color codes, organizes, gives you a draggable center bar, helpful icons and the weather, date and time in a more compact format. This puts everything at your fingertips without cluttering up your phone.

Do you have an app that boosts your productivity, or that you just think is pretty cool? Let us know what it is in the comments, and be sure to provide a link. We would love to hear about it. Until then, be sure to check out the ones above.

After all, we could all use a bit more organization.

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  1. Thanks for providing the amazing guide with proper comparison of features and price. A lot of useful android apps collection. I am using drop box to sync my data from computer to phone. Really awesome app and easy to use. Very useful app to keep your data more secure.These are very useful apps.
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  2. These are some awesome application you mentioned above. However, I guess Microsoft\’s onedrive is currently doing better than Dropbox. Onedrive now allows 30GB free for the users. It\’s very useful.
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  3. Thanks for providing the amazing guide with proper comparison of features and price. It has made it easy to select the one that suits my needs.

  4. Thanks for the great list of. I think it took for you long time to get this list from some thousands of android apps. I liked the ReQall app this great app
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  5. Shirley Rogers says:

    Here is a list that might be helpful
    1. OfficeSuite Pro
    2. Google Drive
    3. FolderSync
    4. Sliding Explorer
    5. AirDroid
    6. PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro
    7. Cloud Print
    8. TouchDown HD
    9. Simple Calendar Widget
    10. Evernote
    11. Expensify
    12. TripIt

  6. Nice collection of apps….I have used dropbox,evernote and swype these are gr8 apps from android…..after reading your post now i am going to download mint and titanium backup…thanks for recommendations
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  7. Nice collection of android apps. I am using google maps and dropbox on my hTC desire V. I will also use rest of apps. Thanks for sharing this great list.

    Thanks again
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  8. I have used some the apps Ann have listed there and they are great though that was one my phone but now on my Tab. will give them another try
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  9. Collection of best apps (y). I am using all of them and all are best… nice sharing :)
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  10. All these applications are just awesome and i have used them all on my HTC android phone. I would like to see some security applications if you could share.
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  11. A lot of useful android apps collection. I am using drop box to sync my data from computer to phone. Really awesome app and easy to use. Very useful app to keep your data more secure.
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  12. Download Wallpapers says:

    I like all the above mentioned 10 android applications, as they are essential for making your mobile more productive and beneficial.

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  14. Wow .. that’s a pretty nice list of productivity apps for Android!

    Am using evernote, swype and titanium backup for quite some time and truly amazed with their ease

  15. Google Maps is one of my favorite application on android. I am a power Android User, and i usually keep it on and up to date, as it is providing me a lot of details.

  16. Thank you for sharing these apps. i used most of them but I never knew about Titanium Backup application and the astro .I will use them from today. Thank you.. :)

  17. Google app remains the best compared to some other application.

  18. Google app from android is the best app which has helped me many time to reach my destination with ease just by knowing the name of the place. There is no match of android in the quality of its app. android apps are simple to use and update . This article helped me to know many more android apps which are useful to me . this is a good article by admin of this page. I would love to tell about the best android email clients.

  19. I like Evernote the most. It is one of the best Android application widely used for keeping note in Android phone. Evernote is so easy to use with additional features that let you save images, notes, audio files, and video files. After you have saved it to your Evernote, you can then share it with your friends.

  20. Dropbox has an app. for Android? That is a good news for me, I use it a lot very often on my PC. Now, I can have it on my smartphone and tablet. Thanks for your information.

  21. I have used dropbox before and the application is awesome. Never used the others but I will try them out.

  22. Hi,

    Above listed apps are important for everyone, and now it’s available for mobile because of android mobile and iOS mobile easily.

  23. I really accept with you that Evernote, Dropbox and Swype Keyboard should be on the top 10 list of the Android Productivity App. I’m so glad to read this post today. I’ll download some of these Apps i don’t know before when i have Data. Thanks

  24. thanks but I favorite 5 android apps color noteyandex mapsdolphin mini browserkingsoft officesuperuser :)

  25. Good list of Android apps. Try AppLock app to protect your app/gallery/msgs etc. I will try Dropbox and Swype apps.

  26. Good to see all of this productivity apps and I think the Dropbox is best. Thanks for sharing.

  27. The availability of such apps makes the Android to shine at the top position. These apps increases the impact of Smartphone among everyone. Interesting apps!!! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Nice list thanks for sharing… Would like to add Future Scheduler app (paid) for Android this helps you in scheduling text messages, emails, status update and phone calls. Check it out!!!
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  29. nice post,the android phone having bright feature in the market.thank you for sharing productivity application.

  30. Well the age is for android now it have every thing on a finger tip I don’t think so apple can do somethings like it.
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  31. First of all great review for Android Productivity Apps. In this current market android os software tend to be employs. Android mobile phone Item have more security. I also us android phone. Thanks !

  32. Dropbox is really a good application for sharing files…i use it often and im enjoying it. Thanks for sharing other apps too!

  33. I like the Dropbox and voice search these apps provide you ultimate experience for your storage and saving my precious time. These apps surely have no replacement at all.
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  34. I’ve been using google maps application through my latest Apple iPhone which I won in dealdash. It’s very simple to use . It is very useful at strange places.

  35. xingadget says:

    Great information. Evernote is best till now as of heard. Its works best in every of the smart phones.

    Slideshare is another app that is very useful and easy to make use of it.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Thanks again.
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  36. xingadget says:

    The minimum storage should be 32gb and there should always be a 64gb or larger.

    Also the battery in a flagship phone should always be at least 3300mAh.

    Really usefull.
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  37. This post is really informative and knowledgeable for people about android apps. You can easily install these apps in your Smartphone and you can enjoy a lot using it.

  38. ChrishTucker says:

    Evernote is one of the best Android app widely used in market for keeping note on smartphone. This app provide best features which are very useful for Android users. Thanks for sharing information about Android apps.

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    In the current market android application are more uses. Android Product have more security . I also us android phone. Thanks !

  40. You got it right Anne, the main reason behind the loyalty of android users towads their phone is their love for their apps. These apps are truly amazing, they go to any extent to simplify things for you. Out of all the ten apps you mentioned, I was shocked to see that I use seven of them. Thanka a lot for the post dear.

  41. Really Great information here. Its works best in most of the smart phones. but i don’t use any type of apps

  42. No App can beat the productivity scope that Evernote app gives ! not o android an nor on iOS! there is NO replacement for Ever note ! has been making my life much easier for about 2 years now !

  43. I have been using Evernote and Dropbox for a long long time now.
    I seriously would not be able to manage all that I do without Evernote.
    It makes my life so much more organized. :)

    Thanks for sharing these amazing apps.
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  44. Edgar Williamson says:

    In my case, since I usually travel, Google maps is very useful to me. Wherever I go, I check my location and from there Google maps guides me on how long the distance is from my point to my destination. Also, it gives me different routes I can choose to. I got slim chances of getting lost.

  45. Great information. Evernote is best till now as of heard. Its works best in most of the smart phones.

    Slideshare is another app that is very useful and easy to make use of.

    Thank you for sharing.

  46. Android protect are more user friendly . It provide more function for user . I also use android phone. Thanks for sharing this information.

  47. Yup, some really useful apps, some of which I already knew about, but there are a few that I didn’t know about, so thanks a lot. Especially, I think Titanium Backup would be really helpful for someone like me who keeps buying new devices.

  48. Great information here – good timing for me too – as about to jump from Apple Iphone to another smart phone possibly the HTC.

  49. I’ve been using the dropbox apps. It is very convenient as you can access your file from your mobile. It also very useful for data storage.

  50. Pramod

    Do agree that all the mentioned applications are the best in the market in this context ..Excluding ReQall and Astro , I’ve used all the applications that are mentioned in the post .. They are extremely useful applications .. Would be trying out ReQall and Astro …Thanks

    Best Regards from Pramod

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