Top FREE Productivity Apps for 2018

Top FREE Productivity Apps for 2018

FREE Apps to make your life a little easier!

I put together a list of the top FREE productivity apps for 2018.  They range from Sketch and Draw to getting stuff done, to managing your inbox and more. Caution:  Before you download any app, be sure it does what you want it to do.  More importantly, check out the comments and read the good, the bad and the ugly to see what people are saying about it.

FREE versions are better (most times)

The FREE version of apps are many times better than the paid version.  You can read the disappointing comments left by people who have downloaded the paid version who thought the paid version would be better than the FREE.  So, before you jump and click for that App purchase, use the FREE version for a week….and see how you like it.

The top rated Apps for 2018 (according to Apple)

I have not downloaded all of these apps nor can I claim that they work exactly as intended or as described in the App store.  My aim is to provide you with resources to enable you to become aware of what’s available.  You can decide which apps you like, what works for you, and what apps you will never download.

Sketch and Draw

  • Adobe Photoshop Sketch
    • Perfect for graphic artists
  • Paper by FiftyThree
    • Sketch, diagram, take notes
  • Concepts
    • Sketch and share anywhere

Get Stuff Done

  • OmniFocus 3
    • Accomplish more every day
  • GoodTask 3: To Do List
    • Tasks & reminders
  • Todoist: Organize your life
    • Assign errands
  • Actions by Moleskine
    • Organize
  • To-do list & Calendar
    • Calendar, reminders
  • MeisterTask (Task Management)
    • Kanban-style project boards

Manage Your Inbox

  • Spark by Readdle
    • Love your email again
  • Newton Mail-Email App
    • For gmail, exchange, yahoo, icloud and more
  • Hop-Fast & Powerful Email
    • Email like you’ve never seen before
  • Microsoft Outlook
    • Email and calendar
  • Email – Edison Mail
    • Lightning fast email
  • Gmail – Email by Google
    • Secure, fast & organized
  • Yahoo Mail
    • Keeps you organized
  • Unibox
    • Your emails grouped by sender
  • myMail – Email App
    • Tackle your emails

Stay on Schedule

  • Timepage
    • Calendar
  • Cozi Family Organizer
    • Shared calendar
  • Newton Calendar
    • Mail companion
  • Pod – Calendar with Reminders
    • Day, month, to dos
  • Vantage Calendar
    • Calendar & to do list
  • TimeTree:  Shared Calendar
    • Shared calendar
  • 24me Smart Personal Assistant
    • Calendar & to do list
  • Simpliday – Simpler Everyday
    • Meetings, to do list

Apps Loved by Apple

  • Ulysses
    • The ultimate writing app
  • Documents by Readdle
    • File manager
  • Bear
    • Beautiful notes and prose
  • OmniOutliner 3
    • Think, write, do
  • Todoist:  Organize your life
    • Assign errands
  • Anybuffer
    • Drag and drop clipboard
  • Homey – Chores and Allowance
    • Set chores
  • UniChar – Unicode Keyboard
    • Find & Use Unicode
  • Actions by Moleskine
    • Organize
  • Paste by FiftyThree
    • Beautiful slides for fast teams
  • Picniic – Family Organizer
    • The family assistant
  • Evernote
    • Note pad, organizer & journal

New Apps

  • No Zero Days
    • Help yourself and others
  • Weekend Read
    • Screenplays in your pocket
  • Agenda
    • A new take on notes
  • OmniFocus 3
    • Create tasks, stay organized
  And, if you are curious to know what are the TOP PAID Productivity apps for 2018…….here you go!

Top PAID Productivity Apps for 2018

Please note that the prices below are as of July 20, 2018 and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the App Developer.  So, be sure to check the prices of these apps before you download them, as the prices might have changed.
  • Forest – Stay focused – $1.99
    • Stay focused on what’s important in real life
  • Things 3 – $9.99
    • Organize your life
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone – $4.99
    • Calendar and more
  • PDF Expert by Readdle – $9.99
    • PDF Editor and more
  • CamScanner – $0.99
    • PDF mobile scanner
  • Calendar 5 by Readdle – $6.99
    • A smart calendar
  • GoodNotes 4 – $7.99
    • Handwritten notes & PDF annotations
  • Home Design 3D GOLD – $11.99
    • Home Design 3D
  • Oilfield Calendar – $1.99
    • Oilfield calendar for oilfield workers
  • Notability – $9.99
    • Easy note-taking and annotations
  • Printer Pro – $6.99
    • Print photos, PDFs, web pages and more
  • Dolphin Web Browser Pro – $2.99
    • A fast, smart and personal web browser for iPhone and iPad
I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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