Android phones have become so popular as of late, I don’t want to leave them out of my productivity technology series. Not an Android user? Check out my posts on apps for Blackberry devices or iPhones. Tools are an indispensible part of your productivity strategy. Choosing the right tool for your needs can be a confusing and somewhat daunting task. The decision must be based on your needs, working style, and level of comfort with technology.
Is there is some particular device or tool you’d like to learn about? Please let me know and I’ll try to report on it.
Checkmark ToDo Manager Pro – This is one of the most popular task/checklist to-do managers in market. It has a hierarchical checklist structure supporting multiple level subgroups, actions, templates, repeating tasks, sorting and more. It also has built in widget support, syncs to Google calendar and can share tasks via email
cloudListPro grocery todo list – cloudList helps you and your friends organize your busy lives together. You can share grocery or shopping lists, tasks, checklists, playlist, to do lists, etc. You are able to update your lists at online and see your lists in a widget. Really neat if you want to collaborate.
Evernote – Free, open source note program, but way more than just notes. Evernote allows you to capture thoughts using text notes, voice recordings, photos and web clippings. You can tag notes or separate them into different notebooks. All notes are fully searchable and sync with a companion desktop application is desired.
Goals ToDo – This is a very useful personal task manager, featuring a to-do list, Getting Things Done (GTD) support and lots of fresh ideas. It seamlessly integrates with your phone’s calendar, maps and contacts. It includes a widget and extensive support to get you started.
HootSuite – If you’ve read my blog before you know this is a favorite tool of mine. Lucky for you Android users, the HootSuite app is now available for Android phones! Hands down my favorite app for every day social media management. Monitor Twitter and Facebook accounts, send and schedule updates, view statistics, watch lists and track keyword searches.
Pomodoro Tasks – Really neat timer that helps you to focus for short periods of time and reminds you to take breaks. You can set the length of time and breaks if you don’t want to use the default 25 minute periods.
Quickoffice for Captivate – Finally! This Microsoft® Office productivity suite for Android devices allows you to view and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel & PowerPoint files with integrated access to multiple remote storage providers. You can access, transfer, share and manage files on Google® Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, and MobileMe. A must have if you need to work with MS Office on the go.
TimeClock – Time Tracker – TimeClock is a super neat time tracking tool. It calculates hours worked and wages, plus allows you to view and edit time records within the app. You can enter notes or create custom fields. The customizable reports can be exported via email and enables you to track clients and work efficiently. This is a great little tool for anyone who bills by the hour (contractors, lawyers, etc.)