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Although everyone has smartphones nowadays, not everybody utilizes theirs for work. If you’ve noticed that you’re constantly on your phone for work, though, you may want to consider downloading some useful apps that will make your life easier.


People use a ton of different websites and apps for work nowadays; and when it comes to signing up for different websites and apps, you will always be reminded not to use the same password twice. If you tend to struggle with remembering important passwords, 1Password will prove to be incredibly useful for you. Gone are the days when you’d rack your brain to remember a password and get frustrated every time you don’t.

Passwords aren’t the only things you can store on 1Password, either. You can store your bank account information, credit cards, licenses, and passports, too. If you’re worried about the security, the app uses a single Master Password and end-to-end encryption and encryption keys to protect all of your info. If you have a relatively new iPhone, it also works with FaceID to make your life easier. 1Password is free of charge for the first 30 days. After that, you will have to sign up for a monthly subscription at $3.99 (around 192 pesos).

Life can get so busy that you may forget to do certain tasks or errands without a reminder. exists to help you keep track of anything you might have to do with options for to-do lists, notes, and reminders. You can either type in your tasks by hand or via voice, and even share these lists with other people at work. Plus, you can sync it with your other gadgets so you can have your lists readily available anytime. You can try out and use the free version or get the premium version with advanced features like sub-tasks and file attachments for $9.99 (around 480 pesos) a month.

Draft 5

Take note-taking and note-organizing up a notch with Draft 5. This app allows you to create new notes, sort them out with tags, and turn them into documents, emails, or tweets. The text editor is completely customizable, too, so you can change the spacing, margins, and line heights with ease. If you want extra icons and themes, you can sign up for a premium subscription for only $2.99 (around 144 pesos) a month.

Microsoft Office

If you don’t have Microsoft Office apps like Excel, Powerpoint, and Word on your smartphone yet; you should definitely download them now. The mobile versions of these desktop favorites are designed to provide maximum file compatibility while modifying the overall interface to suit your mobile screen. With it, you can view and edit spreadsheets, presentations, and documents from your smartphone with ease. They also offer Cloud support for services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Drive so you won’t have any trouble sharing files. If you only need basic viewing and editing, the free version is fine; but subscribing will help you get the most out of the apps.


If you use Dropbox and Slack for work, you might want to add Todoist to your list of productivity apps. This multi-platform planner app will help you keep things efficient at work. Create one-time or recurring tasks, color-code tasks according to priority levels, and share projects. You can also record your progress with productivity grafts.

Todoist is also integrated with Dropbox and Slack, so you can organize all of your tasks and projects in groups with the rest of the team, and check out what you’ve got coming up with ease. You can download and use the app for free, but you can also check out their additional features which are available at $3.99 (around 192 pesos) a month.

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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