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Most people are glued to their smartphones nowadays, whether it’s for entertainment or for communication. Have you been making the most of your smartphone for work, though? Since smartphones typically have bigger screens nowadays, you can make the most of your time by downloading apps that you can use while you’re on the go. Whether you’re waiting for your turn while in line at the bank or are on the road in a Grab car, these apps can help you stay productive even while you’re stuck doing something mundane during the day.


If you always have a lot on your plate every single day, 24me can help you keep track of it all. This app can sync various calendar services (including iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook, and Exchange) into one so even if different clients prefer using different calendar services, you can get everything organized in a single app. It’s a god-send, we swear! Of course, it also comes with the usual notifications to remind you of what you’ve got coming up so you can rest easy.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Are PDF files a part of your daily life? Then you can’t miss out on this app. You might not believe it, but the Adobe Acrobat Reader app actually functions really well on a smartphone. In fact, it functions so well that you can sign PDF files with your finger if you need to. You can also comment on PDFs with sticky notes, highlight text, and fill up PDF forms as needed. Amazing!

Just Press Record

Need to write an article but don’t have your laptop with you? Don’t fret. Just Press Record has a built-in transcription feature so you can jot down your ideas, outlines, or even entire articles with your voice. Then, just transfer it to your laptop when you can. What we love about this app the most is that it also understands spoken punctuation commands so you literally just have to copy and paste once you get to your laptop. It supports a variety of languages, too.

Otter Voice Meeting Notes

Another nifty app you should add to your arsenal is Otter Voice Meeting Notes. This app is perfect for those who have a lot of online meetings in a day or have to conduct interviews for work. Otter can record from your phone’s internal microphone and automatically transcribe your conversations for you. It even uses punctuation and speaker IDs to make your life easier. The final transcripts are easy to edit and send to other people, as well.


Probably one of the best productivity apps for work teams, Trello is a like a digital bulletin board that you can fully customize depending on your work needs. You can set up to-do lists, set tasks, and add notes as needed. It’s also easy to drag and drop things around, as well as share items with other users. It also comes with provisions for adding comments, assigning tasks, and creating new cards.

Which productivity apps do you use at the moment? If you need a new smartphone for work, make sure to check out the offerings at an SM Cyberzone branch near you.

Written by: Angeline Rodriguez 

Angeline Rodriguez is the Managing Editor of and an Editor at Newsweek Amplify. She is a gamer and a geek with a mad love for anime and KDramas.

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