5 Apps for Work

Whether it be a computer, a tablet or a phone – we are on devices everywhere we go. When it comes to workplace productivity the majority of apps are more likely to drive us to distraction rather than help us get things done but it seems that work related apps are on the rise.

There are now hundreds of apps available claiming to boost your productivity, help to alleviate your stress and liven up your presentations.

We’ve listed 5 apps below that you might find useful when it comes to work or study:



Zeetings is an app designed to increase the interactivity in presentations. Colleagues or peers can follow your presentation on their own devices which will automatically be synced to your slides and can feed into elements such as live polls or Q&A sessions. Participants can also send feedback to an activity wall throughout allowing you real time feedback or can complete a survey at the end. Presentations can also be forwarded to anyone unable to attend.



Pocket allows you to save content from anywhere. You can save articles, videos and stories from any publication, page or app. You create your own space filled with the content you want to immerse yourself in. There is a free basic option with Pocket or you can pay for the premium subscription.


Office Lens

Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. You can take a picture of and save items such as class notes, business cards or important documents and have them to hand whenever you need them as opposed to losing stray pieces of paper.


Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft To-Do is a free app providing a simple and intelligent to-do list that makes it easy to plan your day. Use smart suggestions and complete the most important tasks or chores you need to get done first. The app syncs between your phone and computer, so you can access your to-dos from school, the office or on the go. You can set reminders, due dates and recurring tasks as well as taking detailed notes.

Alternatives: Remember the Milk or Todoist



A new music service based on the idea of increasing concentration and productivity using human neuroscience. The aim is to help you focus, reduce your distractions, maintain your productivity and retain information when working. Most people can only concentrate for a maximum of around 100 continuous minutes and the focus@will system makes it faster and easier for you to concentrate.

Alternatives: Brain.fm or MoodyMusic.online