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App Attack #018: Doing More on Your Smartphone

App Attack #018: Doing More on Your Smartphone



App Attack #018: Doing More on Your Smartphone

Getting More Done on Your Smartphone 

Smartphones today are very different from the feature phones we used a few years ago. With the advent of apps, your smartphone is able to do much more than before. Here are five productivity apps to unleash the full capability of your smartphone. 


Taskos To DO List | Task List

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Google Android
Looking for an app to organize your daily life? Try Taskos for its easy to use interface. It has a home screen widget that lists out the tasks in a simple and easy to understand manner. The tasks can be categorized according to priority (High, Normal and Low) and groups (General, Home and Work). The color coding (Orange, Yellow, Green) for each level also makes it faster to identify which tasks require your immediate attention. You also can add new categories. After completing your task, all you need to do is to swipe to mark it as complete.

  


Google Docs

Price: Free
Category: Productivity 
Platforms: Google Android

If you are an Android user, you will benefit from a dedicated Google Docs app. The app seamlessly integrates your online files to your Android smartphone. A recent update enables you to take pictures with your phone and attach them to a Google document using the new Web Clipboard feature. 

 


SugarSync

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Apple iOS / BlackBerry / Google Android / Symbian / Windows Mobile 

While Dropbox is plagued with the privacy fiasco, you have other alternatives to choose from such as SugarSync. Similar to Dropbox, it offers 5GB free online storage space for backing up your files, sharing them and syncing across different devices. You can enable auto syncing of photos and folders from your Android devices on SugarSync and it backs up any new files to the cloud in the background. Concerns over data security are addressed with SugarSync's use of 128-bit AES encryption standard, which is also used to secure online financial transactions.

 


Documents To Go Main App

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Apple iOS / BlackBerry / Google Android / Symbian S60

Frequent users of Office files will like Documents to Go Main App. The free version of Documents To Go allows you to view native Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. It has garnered over one million downloads worldwide. If you want to edit these files on the go, you can purchase the full version key at S$18.34. 

 


Things

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Apple iOS

Need a task manager to oversee your daily errands? Things is an extremely user friendly task manager app that strikes the right balance between simplicity and performance. It features a straightforward interface that helps you organize what's on your agenda through Today, Due Date, to-do lists and Projects. What's even better is that you can sync your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your Mac wirelessly using Wi-Fi.