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9 iOS, Android Apps to Boost Productivity

Smartphones might be distracting, but they can also help get things done. Check out our picks for mobile productivity apps.
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Evernote Scannable 
The Scannable app from Evernote is the answer to your drawer stuffed with business cards, contracts, and other important paper documents. It scans images, automatically adjusts for readability, and enables you to export them as PDF or JPEG files to Evernote and other apps. 
Scannable also turns business cards into phone contacts by recognizing the person's name and extracting his or her information and photo from LinkedIn. It can be downloaded for free on iOS.
(Image: Apple)

Evernote Scannable

The Scannable app from Evernote is the answer to your drawer stuffed with business cards, contracts, and other important paper documents. It scans images, automatically adjusts for readability, and enables you to export them as PDF or JPEG files to Evernote and other apps.

Scannable also turns business cards into phone contacts by recognizing the person's name and extracting his or her information and photo from LinkedIn. It can be downloaded for free on iOS.

(Image: Apple)

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yalanand
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5/25/2015 | 2:46:53 PM
Re: Apple Watch
@kevinmn: The recent Apple products you buy only to show off. The rectangular design looks gross an can barely hold a candle to the classic designs of watches we have come to like and love. 
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5/25/2015 | 2:45:24 PM
Re: Remember the milk
@SachinEE: That kind of logistics would require a much stronger architecture to support the app. I understand your views on it and yes with the IOT knocking at our doors it is high time to use some apps for content advertising. 
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5/22/2015 | 9:35:39 AM
keep track.
Thanks for a great list. Some of the apps are really relevant. New apps are added every day. Its difficult to keep track.
nasimson
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5/22/2015 | 9:35:39 AM
keep track.
Thanks for a great list. Some of the apps are really relevant. New apps are added every day. Its difficult to keep track.
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5/22/2015 | 9:32:33 AM
Re: Contactually
@mak63 thanks, I'm glad you liked the roundup. Like you, I'm a big fan of Contactually but wish it didn't come with that price tag. Another one of my favorite picks on this list was Evernote Scannable, I feel like that would be great for storing business card info and managing contacts.
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5/21/2015 | 3:44:15 PM
Remember the milk
Remember the milk could really do wonders with GPS tracking and content advertising. It could take up the roots of IOT and display those things you need to pick up that are along your way. Suppose your list says to pick up groceries and meat but you take a different route and then the app optimizes itself to tell you to buy meat first.
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5/21/2015 | 3:42:09 PM
Re: Apple Watch
@kevinmn: Same here. Although I used to own the moto 360 and it wasn't certainly the best experience and had poor resale value, I can tell you this you would come across situations where you wished you had a smartwatch. Smart watches cannot beat dumb, only time and date showing (classic) watches in a million years. You want a watch to look "timeless" and with good resale value then invest in classic watches like rolex etc. 
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5/21/2015 | 5:27:32 AM
Apple Watch
I don't find out any value reason to purchase an Apple Watch...It's cost a lot...and I realize that what we may is not really what we get in this product.
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5/21/2015 | 2:01:57 AM
Contactually
I like Contactually. It could be very useful for people who forget to "communicate". Nonetheless, at $30 a month, I think I pass.

I would like to point out that there are some apps similar to Pomodoro on Google Play. I'm gonna get one.
Thanks for the article. I always enjoy them. It does take lot of time and effort to find good apps.
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5/20/2015 | 2:51:37 AM
Ringo is a great app to lower international calling costs
Ringo is one of several apps that have found ways of circumventing traditional mobile carriers - signal routed through undersea cables? - and changes your number to a local one. You start out with free credits, after which you have to pay a small fee. Makes international calls less of a headache.
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