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Best Free Productivity Apps of 2018

best free productivity apps

We all understand the importance of being productive all day long and give our 100% to every task we come across a day. Therefore, we present you the list of best free productivity apps of 2018.

But very often we fail to implement these things in our real life and indulge ourselves in things those ultimately kill our time.

As we know many people look out for options like motivational videos to stay focused all day. For a time being, it may help you out from a particular situation but in long run it’s not going to help you in developing a kick ass routine and dynamically improve your productivity. The rate at which we de-motivate is often more than we searching resources to keep ourselves motivated

Best Free Productivity Apps

1. Mindly


This is by far the best free productivity apps of 2018 available in the play store which help you to organize your inner universe. It provides a proper systematic structure to build your thoughts into real step by step action plan. If you are a person who wants to be more productive and also unpack all the stuff you have to do in your mind in an organized that helps you to visualize and tackle with huge to-do list. With the cool User Interface (UI) it makes things more effective by organizing every corner of your life. It allows you to quickly sync your brain and accomplish more in a world where every minute matters.

Therefore, this app will help you in the following things and later some key functionality provided by this app.

• Structure of your thoughts

• Ideas collection

• Brainstorming on any particular topic/project or upcoming task

• Planning a project step by step

• Preparing a speech

• Prepare key point to discuss in any important meeting/discussion

• Write a brief and quick summary along with even every minute idea to remember things for future

Here are the top functions offered by this app to achieve the above mentioned things.

• Infinite hierarch of elements

Here you can create a main topic, then multiple sub topics and then other elements in the sub-topics and the hierarchy can go as long as you want.

• Attach pictures, summary or notes

This app will provide a variety of options to attach with every element and also provide the space to enter summary or minutes of meeting. Its up to you, how you find it convenient according to the requirement

• Color schemes for elements

When you create multiple hierarchy levels as per your project plan or research, you may not want to make things messy by same color options. Don’t worry; this app has covered you with multiple color schemes and options for every element and hierarchy level.

• Export content in (PDF/OMPL/Text)

This app offers you the options to make your content into other document extensions and formats including PDF and simple text as well.

The only downside you may find is the maximum amount of elements for a free version is 3, for more you need full version. But upon using this app in a free version, we still find this app very useful and works more than fine.

2. Loop – Habit Tracker


There are hundreds of apps available on play store to develop new habit but this is by far the best free productivity concentration apps available that helps you to create, develop and maintain good habits, allowing you to achieve your long-term goals. Moreover, detailed graphs and statistics show you how your habits improved over time. The best part of this app, it’s completely ad-free and open source as well.

Here are top features of this app.

• Simple, beautiful and modern interface

Loop has a minimalistic interface which is easy to use and follow the designs and guidelines.

• Habit score by advanced algorithms

In addition to showing the current streak, it has the ability to calculate the strength of your habits by using its algorithms. Every repetition you make, it will make your habit stronger and every missed day it makes them weaker. Also if you have gone out of station for a week or so, and then re-continue, it will not completely destroy your entire progress.

• Detailed graphs and statistics

Clearly see how your habits have improved over time by way of detailed graphs and statistics of every habit you plan to develop. If you have missed on some day, it shows a bit downfall and growing when you follow your preset habit every day.

• Schedule for flexible habits

This means, it provides the option of flexible schedules like if you are person who wants to hit gym and do the set of exercise for a 3 days a week. No worry, this app has got covered. Here you can set complex schedules with an ease.

• Set Individual Reminders

Create an individual reminder for each habit, at a chosen hour of the day. Easily check, dismiss or snooze your habit directly from the notification, without opening the app.

• Optimized for smartwatches

This app also has the connectivity over smart watches where reminders can be checked or dismissed directly from your Android Wear watch.

3. Forest: Stay Focused


Have you ever been addicted to your phone and just cannot put it down? The number one distraction today, around us are the smart phones. No matter how much we debate over the issue of its advantages or disadvantages, but the thing is we all are somewhere addicted to our phones. This directly affects your productivity as at an average we all get same amount of time and if once wasted nobody can get it back.

Forest, in the following time, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this app to check Facebook or play a game, your tree will wither away.

The key features of this app are as following.

• A self-motivated and interesting way to help you beat phone addiction.

• Keep you focused and help you in getting more things done

• Option of sharing your forest and compete with friends.

• Track your history in a simple and pleasant way.

• Earn reward and unlock more tree species

• Customize your whitelist: Leaving Forest and using apps in whitelist won’t kill your tree.

4. Engross: Focus Better


Although we have included this app in best free productivity apps but it has premium version which is also available. This app is especially for those who want to keep a track of their distraction while they are working. This app will dynamically boost your productivity level and also increase your concentration power. Many people have a habit of checking their phone continuously in a couple of minutes, even when they are doing some important work. This greatly affects performance level and makes your work worst, taking double the amount of time which is actually required, taking 5 hours for a work of 2.5 hours.

Here are the key features of this app.

• Cure distractions

Engross is designed with the sole purpose to reduce distractions level and procrastination habit. It helps to adopt self-control & stay focused on work at hand. It not just eliminates day dreaming and distractions from your work time, but also helps to keep your work more organized.

• Great for students as well

It got some amazing features like revise/recap timer those are specially built for students and self-study. Labels can be used to tag each session with a subject and thus students can track their time spent on each subject.

• Easy to use

This app is so easy to use and at the same provide maximum work efficiency. Once you start the timer for how long you take a particular work to complete like study for 2 hours, then a circle in the center of the screen will ask you to tap on it everytime you got distracted and it will show you the numbers how many time you got distracted in a 2 hours in the course of studying.

Your challenge in the next session will be to reduce the number of times you got distracted while studying for 2 hours or more. Keep doing that and achieve maximum concentration and increased productivity. It will help you in stay focused for work and also you can tag a goal with each session.
Furthermore, in each break, you can follow some basic suggestions to stay fresh and productive.

Based on your distractions it gives an analysis of your improvement with time and tells the best timer duration and the best time of the day when you were most focused.

• Keep time and work track

It will help you out in creating a list of labels, including tasks, subjects or main areas of your work. When you set timer, attach a label with it, so that they will track how much time you spend on every task you entered and it will show the detailed statistics of your work time.

Upon concluding, these are our recommended apps you can download if you are a person who wishes and needs to work efficiently and increase the productivity levels and concentration power.

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