Top 10 iOS Apps for Productivity

This is an updated list of iOS apps for fall.

My list of most used apps has changed since I last wrote an article on the Best 10 Apps for Productivity on iOS.

I have tested old tools and stuck with them and abandoned new tools.

My list of tools should be different than yours. If they’re not, that’s okay, too.

My Top Apps

Most of my top apps are a rehash of the previous article. I am just going to list what changed.

  1. AirmailThis is the power user option against Spark’s email client. Airmail has a ton of integrations built in. You can essentially send an email to OmniFocus or Evernote. Evernote integration isn’t the best; the format of the email is stripped out and the Airmail x-call-back URL is added in the note body. But there are a lot of other integrations.The read receipt feature that Spark took out of their app is in this app, as well as Send Later and now, Undo Send. Send Later is only available for Gmail and Outlook accounts at the moment, but it is still a very worthy investment.
  2. EvernoteI tried to abandon Evernote. I really did. But from the moment I deleted my old account, I immediately regretted it. It was the cornerstone of all my information and plain text systems as well as DEVONthink Pro Office wasn’t cutting it the way I wanted it to.Evernote is in some dire straits, and I may have to jump ship eventually. But for now I paid for the Premium subscription which I got a generous discount on. I want them to stay in business so I gave them my money. It’s a fact of business: a brand build a product. You don’t give them money to sustain that product, the product dies. It’s that simple.
  3. OmniFocusThe big gun of productivity apps on the Apple platform. They are pricey apps but worth it.I went with Todoist for half a year and it was a great system but I eventually got bored with the incentive system and the lack of power user features, even with the premium version. I went back to OmniFocus as now I know how to actually use it and the GTD method. Both of these together are something powerful.
  4. PocketCastsI was a staunch Overcast user and patron. But when PocketCasts, my previous podcatcher got similar features that drew me to Overcast, I switched back. The interface just looks better— sleek and modern.One thing that really bothers me is the Episode Filter. It isn’t intuitive to use and it is reflected in the reviews. You can play the whole playlist, or episode filter, but you have to tap the three buttons by the title: of your playlist and hit Play All. It is a quirk, but a minor one. Now that I know how it works, it is a definite Overcast replacement.
  5. AudibleI just recently found the value of audiobooks. Most of the books I read this year, all 48 of them, have been audiobooks. I am on the Platinum plan so I get two credits a month and I always use them.Audiobooks are great for commutes and gym time, a perfect time to learn something. If you don’t think you’d enjoy audiobooks, give it a try. If you like it sign up.

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Thoughts?

What are your favorite iOS apps currently for Getting Things Done?