Top 5 Productivity Apps for iPhone

Today I'm going to share with you my five favorite productivity apps for your phone. I use these apps every single day and they have made a huge difference in how focused and productive I am throughout the day, so I'm really excited to share them with you.


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Productivity App #1: Brain.fm

The first app that I'm going to share with you is called Brain.fm and it is a music app. Confused why a music app is on a list of productivity apps? Keep reading.

I've always loved listening to music when I work. I used to listen to some of Spotify's classical, jazz, or "focus" playlists, but after a while they would get repetitive or the songs would distract me -  which kind of defeats the whole purpose.

Once I tried Brain.fm I was blown away by what a difference I saw.

Brain.fm allows you to choose between 5 mental states: focus, meditate, sleep, nap, and relax and you can also select specific types of sessions as well, like beach, chimes, electronic, rain, anything like that. I always listen to the Focus mental state when I'm working.

I've found that by listening to the Focus mental state, I'm able to get out of my head, stop over-analyzing every decision, and stay focused.

If you want to try Brain.fm, they have a free version where you can listen to 7 sessions for free. I actually bought the lifetime membership because I listen to it so much, so I paid one time and don't have to pay monthly for it ever again. But if you do want to pay for it, the monthly plans start at $3.99.

Productivity App #2: Focus Keeper

The next app is called Focus Keeper which is a timer based on the Pomodoro technique.

I love working in Pomodoros, and if you don't know what that is, it's 25 minutes of focused work, followed by a short five minute break afterwords.

I have shared before that I usually use a physical timer to track my Pomodoro sessions and that's worked great for me, but I was recommended Focus Keeper recently by a friend and I have fallen in love with it! Now I use it instead of my physical timer.

Some of the key features that I love about Focus Keeper are the flexible settings. You can adjust how long your Pomodoro sessions are, how many breaks you want to take, and so much more to really make this technique work for you.

I also love how visually pleasing the timer is, it's always nice to have something that's pretty to look at, and I love that you can set goals for the number of Pomodoros you complete each day.

If you're interested in using Focus Keeper, there is a free version and a $1.99 upgrade in case you want a few more pro features.

Productivity App #3: Productive

The third app I want to share with you is called Productive. Kind of perfect for this video, right? Productive is an easy way to track and measure habits.

When I'm trying to implement several new habits at a time, I love using Productive to help keep them top of mind and help build up my progress.

Productive makes it really easy to add new habits to the system. There are tons of settings for each habit and you can set a habit to recur however frequently you want: multiple times a day, once a day, certain days of the week, every other week, and more!

Plus, there's a huge database of habits that you can choose from if you need help getting started. You can even do fun little color-coded icons to just help make everything even more visually pleasing.

If you're interested in using Productive, there is a free version. I actually upgraded to the paid version for $3.99 and it has been completely worth every penny, but definitely start with the free version first and see how you like it.

Productivity App #4: Asana

The fourth app is Asana, which I use to manage all of my tasks and projects. When I'm on my laptop, I usually use the web version of Asana, but I love that no matter where I am, I always have it on my phone.

I use the iPhone app to check what's on my plate today, ask any questions I have, check the status on projects no matter where I am, and it's so nice to feel like I'm still in the loop no matter what my circumstances.

It's so easy to search, add projects or tasks, and jump between different workspaces. Plus, Asana syncs across all of my devices and the web instantly, so there's no delay in collaborating with my team. Even better, Asana is completely free, so definitely give it a shot.

Productivity App #5: Google Drive

The fifth app is Google Drive which is where I store all of my personal and business files. Being able to access, view, upload, and edit documents while on the go is amazing. It's probably the app that I open up most often throughout the day.

I love that I can create any kind of document no matter where I am. And if I have an idea, I can just make a note right inside the Google Doc and it will sync everywhere.

The Google Drive app is completely free, so you can just download it and start using it right away.

If you really want to be more productive, you need to have a plan for your day!

Now you know my top five productivity apps, but if you truly want to be more productive, you need to know how to plan out your day in advance, so be sure to watch my Plan Your Day video if you haven't yet.


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Megan Minns

Business Strategist for Side Hustlers