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Taking Advantage of Your Smartphone: Top Five Free Productivity Apps

Published on 25 September 13

When you own a smartphone, one of the best things you can do is to install loads of apps on it. These tools exist to make your life easier in a variety of ways. One of the categories of apps is productivity, and many of these are available for free on each of the most popular smartphone platformsâ marketplaces. Here are the top five free productivity apps that you might want to explore.


Evernote is one of the best apps for taking notes while on the go. It is easy to use and keeps you organized as you save memos, create reminders and voice notes. You can even capture a photo of an item or pages from a book to study at a later time. The app is considered one of the 10 must have apps by the New York Times. You can also use Evernote to sync all of your notes across all devices, including your smartphone, tablet and computer.

Lock for BBM

Lock for BBM is a great free app that allows you to put a lock on your BlackBerry Messenger messages. Should you get a Bell mobile phone that is a BlackBerry, you can keep your messages private, which is great if you have kids who like to play with your phone or in the event that you lose the phone or it gets stolen.


Dropbox is a great app that is essentially a cloud service. You can store photos, video, music, documents and other files to 2GB of storage. When you continuously upload photos and videos, you will earn an additional 3GB of space to store more of your content. You can share links to your items, even those that are large in file size and add files of your choice to your favorites to view offline.

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader is an app that is a must to have on your smartphone if you regularly have to view PDF files. With it, you can access a wide variety of PDF type files, including those that are password protected. You can even select and copy text from a file if necessary.

ASTRO File Manager

ASTRO File Manager allows you to store multiple files from your Android smartphone or other device via a cloud service. Organize all of your photos, music, videos, documents and other files in one convenient location and save your battery life. It works with well known cloud services and mimics Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
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