6 Best Free Productivity Apps for iPhone & iPad

Our shortlisted productivity apps let you do various daily life tasks easily and in a better way. The following apps let you take quick notes, backup notes and photos, manage travel list, create to-do lists, saving web pages for reading offline, keeping track of your finances – all free!

1. Evernote


Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Evernote is available for: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Web.
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2. Simplenote


Simplenote lets you store notes, lists, ideas and more on your device. Your notes automatically synchronize with your computer and all your devices. It’s extremely easy to use. For those who want more power, you can also use tags, pins, versions, and sharing.

The free version of Simplenote slides a small, high quality ad to the top of your note list. If you like Simplenote, but you don’t like ads, you can subscribe to Simplenote Premium.

3. TripIt


Get peace of mind while traveling, by having all your plans in one place with TripIt iPhone App. TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, sync’d with your calendar, and online at tripit.com.

4. Instapaper / ReadItLater


Instapaper and ReadItLater both serve the purpose of saving web content for later reading, and both offer free and paid versions, but they’re still notably different. Instapaper offers you a straightforward and simple way of reading saved content. ReadItLater is a little more feature-rich. Both are great options and you can try them for free to see which you prefer.

Note: Instapaper is now only available as paid app. Its free version is no more available in the iTunes store.

5. Dragon Dictation


Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon Naturally Speaking, that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard.

With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself; all using your voice. So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

6. Mint


Mint allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It’s safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized.

If you think we have missed some app or you have got a better alternative to any of the above productivity tools, do let us know in the comments below.