Working on the go – our top apps

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The modern professional needs to be able to work wherever they are. Luckily, there are some apps that can help you stay productive whether you’re grabbing a coffee, commuting, or trying to stay focused in work. Here are some of our go-to productivity apps.

Microsoft Office

Available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Price: Free

If you need to get something done on the go, you need Microsoft Office. It’s as simple as that. The Microsoft Office app includes a suite of essential Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Documents look like the originals when you pull them up on your mobile devices and any changes made will retain the same style. You can create new files or edit existing projects and documents. All files can even be saved to the cloud, so you can access them wherever you are. It’s a powerful and comprehensive set of tools.

Evernote

Available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Price: Free

Make sure you never forget anything ever again. Evernote is a great note-taking service that lets users jot down their thoughts, and upload pictures, audio and video clips. These can be organised into cloud notebooks, which can then be synced across your different devices. Whether you’re organising your thoughts about a project, taking notes in a meeting, setting reminders, or making to-do lists, Evernote is the perfect tool for the job. Evernote is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even on the web. Best of all, there is a free version that allows you to do almost everything, though there are paid accounts, which give you more options.

Pocket

Available on Android and iOS

Price: Free

We may be alone in this, but sometimes we find interesting articles and end up e-mailing ourselves the link just so we can read them later. Sometimes we end up overlooking them and they drift out of sight in our inboxes. Pocket allows you to quickly select and save articles for reading later. It can also be used for viewing pictures or videos, even when you’re offline. Whether you stumble across a work-related article that could be of use or you find something interesting that you can’t find time for when you’re at work, you can put it in your Pocket for safe keeping.

Wunderlist

Available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Price: Free

If you have a list to make, you can’t go too far wrong with Wunderlist. You can create all sorts of lists, from shopping lists to project to-do lists, and access them from a variety of devices. These lists can also be shared with friends, family members, and colleagues, so that everyone is kept in the loop. The app allows you to attach photos, PDFs, presentations, and other files to your lists, which is a great way of keeping everything organised. Plus, it’s possible to delegate work and set reminders so that deadlines and targets are met. It’s free to download and use, but premium versions are also available.

Documents to Go

Available on Android and iOS

Price: Free

Documents to Go does exactly what you would expect it to. The free version lets you open and view Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files and attachments. This is useful, but to get the most out of the app you will have to pay for it. The paid version lets you create and edit supported files, making it even more useful for working when you’re on the move. You can also transfer files from your PC to an Android device via USB with any edits automatically synched for later use.

In Short: Do you need to stay productive when you’re on the go? Here are some of our top picks for productivity apps, available on a range of OS and devices.

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