As a stay-at-home mom, the only time I get during the day to actually sit in front of my laptop to work on my business is during naptime. Otherwise, I’m chasing my 1-year old twins around (or vice versa). It’s fine though, I just end up doing most of my work on my phone, usually while my girls are on the playmat entertaining themselves. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for the best productivity apps to get more work done. Is your phone your bestie too? I hear ya, mama.
The good news is that there are quite a few productivity apps available to help you get work done just with a few taps or swipes on your phone.
Whether it’s for planning, scheduling posts, or photo editing, check out these apps to boost your productivity.
Get more work done on your phone with the best productivity apps.
- Trello – free
- I use Trello to take note of ideas that I have on the go. You can create different boards to organize those ideas by theme and colour, which is great if you’re a visual person like me.
- Alternatively, you could just use the Notes app on your phone; I did this for months before I started using Trello. I found though that my notes were getting lost among other notes and made me feel disorganized.
- Planoly or Later – free
- Planoly is great for visual planning and scheduling posts on Instagram. I love that you can pre-schedule posts and it automatically posts them to your Insta account at a preset date and time.
- I also like Later because it schedules your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Personally, though I prefer to use Planoly as it’s simpler and more user-friendly to me.
- Both apps have free versions, with premium accounts available to unlock additional features.
- Tailwind – paid with free trial
- I’m new to Tailwind, but it’s a must-have if you want to take your Pinterest game up a notch. Manual pinning? Hell, no. Welcome to the world of scheduling a bunch of pins and sitting back to let the system do its thang.
- Tailwind is an official partner of Pinterest and Instagram, so it’s legit. Not only does it let you plan and schedule your posts, there are great analytics tools available on the platform.
- Canva or Over – free
- Canva is ah-ma-zing. Seriously, it includes free templates for all social media platforms as well as stock images that you could use. It’s very user-friendly and saves you so much time. If you want to crank out a handful of pins for Pinterest, or a few posts for Instagram, Canva is your friend.
- Over is similar to Canva with its free template library. I’ve also used it to simply add text overlays to photos (logos, etc).
- Lightroom CS or AColorStory – free
- The free version of Lightroom is great for photo touchups or if you have presets you want to apply. With an Adobe membership, there are additional features available to spice up your photos even more.
- A Color Story is an app for photo filters and effects. It’s great for quick editing – just apply a filter and you’re good to go.
- Dropbox – free
- Dropbox is a sharing and storage service. I use it to save photos and files that I can later access on my laptop or vice versa.