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Your Office is Now On-The-Go With These Apps

There are tons of iOS applications which can benefit your working life, from document-editors to scanners, cloud management software, and even food delivery services. But, which ones are worthy of your hard-earned cash? Here is our handpicked selection of the best iOS apps for the office.

Get Things Done

A big part of being in an office is, well, getting things done and taken care of. These apps help you do just that.

Things 3

Probably the best task manager you can find

Things 3

Things 3

If you’ve been a long-time user of Things, you will remember that the app has always had a rather simple and clean interface that did well at the time. It was simple, sure, but it certainly wasn’t seamless and still felt like a clunky task manager, and you couldn’t tell what your overall progress was on a project. That all changes with Things 3. The design in Things 3 has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide users with a more simple interface design that feels seamless and natural to use. The developers made the UI in Things 3 more “invisible” so that it never interferes with the focus on the task content of each user, while also adding rich new features and functionality that make your life easier. Previously, to-dos always just looked like that — a task item in a cell area, along with some tags and a due date. But now, a to-do item just appears as basic text, that is, until you open them. When a task is opened, it works like a piece of paper, empty, and ready for your thoughts. You can add as little or as much detail as you like for each task, and also pick a due date and time, throw in some tags, add a checklist, or include a deadline, but all of these items are tucked away until you actually need them. The developers made this “magic paper” so that each task item adapts to your needs, and not the other way around, so it doesn’t feel like a form that you must fill out each time you need to add a new task in. This is especially true when it comes to using the new checklists feature. I’ve always been a sucker for fantastic design, and while I always thought the old Things looked pretty, it didn’t have the features that I needed. However, Things 3 has amazing an amazing design and aesthetic, and a ton of powerful new features that tie it all together. It’s hard for me to resist when something looks this good yet still functions properly.

OmniFocus 2

The quintessential GTD app for all projects, big or small.

OmniFocus 2

Create new tasks anywhere

For those who want the Swiss Army knife of task managers.

If you want to be super productive, then you need OmniFocus 2. This powerful task manager app follows the Getting Things Done (GTD) system, where users create projects, custom perspectives, location-based reminders, delegate, and review all of their tasks. While OmniFocus 2 is known to have a steep learning curve and can be quite costly for the entire suite, it is a powerful and fairly customizable solution for those who want the best task management software their money can buy. It's also the best choice if you want to go with the traditional GTD system.

Why we love it

The complexity of the app may scare us at first, but it is one of the most flexible and customizable options out there. There are not many limits with OmniFocus 2, and while it can be expensive for all the apps, it's well worth the cost for productivity nuts like us.

Any.do: To-do list, Calendar, Reminders & Planner

When you want a simple but effective task manager everyone can use

Any.do: To-do list, Calendar, Reminders & Planner

Any.do

For those who want a to-do app that is easy enough for anyone to use.

Any.do is a free and effective to-do service. The app itself is simple but packs in a ton of powerful and useful features that are great for creating and organizing lists, tasks, and even sharing items with others, such as your family members. Any.do has seamless cloud syncing so your data is available on a myriad of devices, and all tasks can be given a due date, time, and location so it's easy to keep track of what needs to be done and when. Any.do also supports notes, files, and it's super easy to share everything with others, so it's perfect for grocery lists and errands with your spouse or other family members. If you want an app that makes it easy for all of your family to stay on track with chores, errands, and other tasks, then Any.do is a fine choice.

Why we love it

Any.do has a simple interface that is easy to use and it is packed with a ton of powerful features that anyone can use. Plus, all of it is free, so you don't have to worry about paying for a great service.

Track Your Hours

When you're in the office, you might need to keep track of how long you've been working. Plus, tracking your time makes sure you have logged the right amount of hours to get paid. These handy apps can help.

HoursTracker: Time tracking for hourly work

Keep an eye on the clock and make the work worth it.

HoursTracker: Time tracking for hourly work

Log your working hours

For freelancers and hourly workers who need to track their hours worked.

When it comes to freelancers and hourly workers, keeping track of your productive time can be a hassle. Fortunately, HoursTracker makes it an easy task. You can set job locations and use geolocation data to automatically clock in and out when you arrive and leave, assign tags and filter through your various jobs, track those hours, and eventually get smart reports that you can send to your boss and ensure you get paid for the time you put in. HoursTracker may not be the prettiest time tracker, but it is powerful and gets the job done.

Why we love it

HoursTracker is a powerful solution for those who need to track their hours worked in order to get paid. It's simple and has a ton of useful features.

Timelines - Time Tracking

For flexible time tracking options, try an app with a Home screen widget and Apple Watch support.

Timelines - Time Tracking

For those who want a time tracker with statistics, export ability, a widget, and Watch support.

Timelines – Time Tracking provides a nice array of features allowing you to track your time from your device or your wrist. Start and stop the timer with a tap, use the interactive timeline for scrolling and zooming, and open the Home screen widget for quick actions. The app has a simple interface and is available on Apple Watch.

Why we love it

Timelines – Time Tracking makes keeping track of the time you record super easy. Set up different timelines for various events or activities and time your tasks with a tap.

Keep Your Files in the Cloud

When you store your files in the cloud, that means that they can be accessible anywhere. These are some of the best apps for cloud file management.

Microsoft OneDrive – File & photo cloud storage

Microsoft provides you with a place for all of your online storage

Microsoft OneDrive – File & photo cloud storage

Microsoft OneDrive – File & photo cloud storage

When you need storage and don't mind using Microsoft services.

Microsoft OneDrive is an ample solution for your cloud storage needs. If you don't mind using Microsoft services, you can use OneDrive to store your Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, OneNote files, photos, videos, and much more. They provide a lot of storage for free and you will be able to easily access your files from anywhere in the world.

Why we love it

Microsoft OneDrive is simple and easy to use. Signing up for an account is free and they provide a lot of storage.

Dropbox

Store everything in Dropbox and access it anywhere

Dropbox

Your computer's filesystem on your iOS device

When you need a super simple and seamless cloud storage and syncing solution

Dropbox is the mobile app that lets you view and access all of the files that you have stored in your Dropbox account. If you have Dropbox on your computer, just drop whatever files you need into the Dropbox folder, and everything will show up on your iOS devices once it is synced. The Dropbox app is pretty good at letting you view documents and playing media files, but the real magic is in how Dropbox is integrated with a ton of other apps. Link other apps to your Dropbox and you can view, open and edit files on-the-go.

Why we love it

Dropbox is the only seamless cloud syncing solution that works with a myriad of other apps, making it an invaluable tool for anyone.

Manage PDF Documents

PDF documents are an integral part of any mobile office. These apps let you edit, annotate, and even sign all of the PDFs that you need.

PDF Expert 6 - Read, annotate & edit PDF documents

The master of reading and modifying PDFs on iOS. Period.

PDF Expert 6 - Read, annotate & edit PDF documents

Fill out forms

For anyone who not only reads, but also annotates, signs, modifies, and stores PDFs on iOS.

On the desktop, there are PDF viewers such as Adobe Reader and Preview, and then there are premium all-encompassing PDF suites such as Adobe Acrobat. While readers let you do what the name suggests, software such as Adobe Acrobat allows for advances modifications such as annotations, signing and filling forms, and modifying PDF documents in other ways. As iOS devices have become equally capable computers in many areas, this is especially true with apps such as PDF Expert. The app also serves as an excellent resource for storing an organizing PDFs with a built-in filesystem, and native support for third party cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. There's also iOS Document Picker and Provider support so you can directly work with documents in iCloud and other Document Providers, along with having PDF Expert serve as a Document Provider for other apps.

Why we love it

If you want to do more with PDFs, download PDF Expert today. You won’t find a better option in the entire App Store.

Adobe Acrobat Reader: View, Create, & Convert PDFs

Adobe Acrobat Reader: View, Create, & Convert PDFs

Adobe

A PDF viewer at heart

For those who want a simple app to read, scan, and annotate PDFs.

With the Adobe Acrobat Reader app, you can read, annotate, scan, and send PDF documents. Open existing files and mark them up with highlighting, underlining, and drawing tools. You can also add comments, use your Apple Pencil, and scan multiple document pages into one PDF. The app is easy-to-use and offers even more features via in-app purchase.

Why we love it

To read, scan, and annotate PDFs quickly and easily, check out the Adobe Acrobat Reader app.

You've Got Mail

Like it or not, email is an important part of your work life. In or out of the office, an efficient email app can help you stay on top of things.

Yahoo Mail - Keeps You Organized!

Yahoo Mail - Keeps You Organized!

Yahoo

The best email app to easily organize your Gmail, Outlook (Hotmail), AOL and Yahoo accounts. Regardless of your email address, you can experience the Yahoo Mail app's beautiful design, easy-to-use interface and lightning fast speed. Plus, Yahoo Mail offers 1000 GB of free cloud storage, so you never have to worry about space again.

- SIGN UP WITH ANY ACCOUNT - Works with non-Yahoo email addresses, including Gmail, Outlook and AOL. No Yahoo email address required.

- CUSTOMIZE YOUR SWIPES - Choose different actions like delete, archive, move and more when you swipe left or right on a message.

- GET NOTIFICATIONS FROM PEOPLE ONLY - Get notified only when you receive a new email from a person, not companies or newsletters.

- CALLER ID - Not sure who is calling you? Yahoo Mail can automatically display mail contacts for incoming callers.

- QUICKLY SEARCH - Search across all of your messages, contacts, files and photos, faster than ever.

- GET CREATIVE - Make sure your emails stand out with animated photos and artist-designed stationery from Paperless Post.

- SEND MULTIPLE ATTACHMENTS - Easily add photos, videos, and documents to an email, all at once.

- NEVER LOSE AN EMAIL - Keep all of your emails with 1000 GB of free cloud space.

- CHOOSE A THEME - Select different backgrounds and text colors for your Yahoo inbox.

- DITCH PASSWORDS - Enable Account Key for secure, password-free sign in.

- CONNECT GOOGLE DRIVE AND DROPBOX - Easily access and send photos and documents you’ve stored in the cloud.

- BE IN THE KNOW - Get breaking news from Yahoo right in the app.

GET YAHOO MAIL PRO on mobile - Get ad-free mail on Yahoo Mail for iOS and priority customer support.
- Available as an in-app purchase at $0.99/month or $9.99/year, charged to your iTunes account
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Notes:
- To see all the new features, upgrade your device to iOS10.
- Optimized for use with VoiceOver.

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AOL: News, Email, Weather & Video
AOL: News, Email, Weather & Video

AOL: News, Email, Weather & Video

AOL Inc.

Stay informed, entertained and in touch with AOL, an Apple “Top Free News” app.

Get today’s headlines, fast-loading AOL Mail and trending videos right from your phone with the AOL app. Receive breaking news alerts instantly even before opening the app and never miss the urgent notifications you need throughout your day. Whatever you enjoy reading, the AOL app has you covered: News, Entertainment, Finance, Lifestyle, Sports and Weather. Plus, check your AOL email, send messages, receive real-time email alerts, manage your inbox and access all your AOL and phone contacts.

AOL News
- Today’s trending headlines, news, entertainment, finance, lifestyle, sports and weather - all in the AOL app
- Read news and stories from popular sites like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Engadget, Daily Finance and AOL Sports
- Get instant push notifications for breaking news stories

AOL Mail
- Fast-loading email with tools that save you time
- Manage your AOL Mail from anywhere
- Access all of your AOL and phone contacts easily, in one place
- Swipe to delete, move, mark or flag emails
- Tap just once to empty all trash and spam

AOL Video
- Enjoy informative or LOL video clips that interest you the most
- Find the top news stories, hottest entertainment buzz, and even funny pet videos

Social & Weather
- Social sharing: send articles and videos via Facebook, Twitter and email
- Check weather in your location with a tap

Manage Ad Choices: https://m.facebook.com/ads/ad_choices

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Threema
Threema

Threema

Threema GmbH

Threema is the world’s favorite secure messenger and keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations and governments. Threema can be used completely anonymously, and offers a rich set of features.

HIGHEST ENCRYPTION STRENGTH
Threema encrypts ALL your communications END-TO-END including messages, group chats, media files and even status messages. You can rest assured that only the intended recipient can read your chats, and nobody else – not even us. Threema uses the trusted open source NaCl cryptography library for encryption. The encryption keys are generated and safely stored on user’s devices to prevent backdoor access or copies.

GUARANTEED PRIVACY
Threema is designed to generate as little data on servers as possible – this is a core part of our concept. Group memberships and contact lists are managed on your device only, and never stored on our servers. Messages are immediately deleted after they have been delivered. Local files are stored encrypted on your mobile phone or tablet. All this effectively prevents the collection and misuse of your personal information, including meta data.

COMPREHENSIVE FEATURES
Threema is not only an encrypted and private messenger but also versatile and feature-rich.

• write text and send voice messages
• share videos, pictures and locations
• send any type of file (pdf, animated gif, mp3, doc, zip, etc.)
• create groups
• conduct polls with the unique poll feature
• choose between a dark and a light theme
• quickly and silently reply with the unique agree/disagree feature
• verify the identity of a contact by scanning their personal QR code
• use Threema as anonymous instant messaging tool
• synchronize your contacts (optional)

FULL ANONYMITY
Each Threema user receives a random Threema ID for identification. A phone number or email address is not required to use Threema. This unique feature allows you to use Threema completely anonymously – no need to give up private information or to open an account.

TRUSTED CONTACTS
We let users confirm trusted contacts with a QR code or a key fingerprint to prevent man in the middle attacks.

INDEPENDENT COMPANY
We are a 100% independent and self-financed company in the heart of Switzerland with its own servers and in-house software development. Switzerland is a country with some of the most user friendly privacy laws in the world.

SUPPORT / CONTACT
For questions or problems please consult our FAQs: https://threema.ch/en/faq.html

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Scan Documents

Scanning documents is a necessity in the office. With these apps, you can make sure that you always have a scanner on-hand!

Scanner Pro - PDF document scanner with OCR

Turn your iOS device into a precise, high-quality pocket scanner.

Scanner Pro - PDF document scanner with OCR

Scan

For anyone who dislikes dealing with paper and encounters it left, right, and center.

Scanner Pro allows you to easily scan documents, receipts, tickets, and more using your iOS device’s camera, with automatic border detection and shadow removal at that. It then lets you save or share your scans as multi-page PDF or JPEG files.

Why we love it

Scanner Pro wouldn’t have lasted for as long as it has if it didn’t offer and continually expand on a robust feature set for quick and easy mobile scanning. More than merely scanning documents, the app incorporates automatic border detection, shadow removal, distortion correction, optical character recognition, workflow integration, and other technologies to let you do more with the files you care about.

Scanner for Me - PDF Scanner & Printer App

Scanner for Me - PDF Scanner & Printer App

Apalon Apps

For those who want to scan, print, and manage documents with their iOS device.

Using only your iPhone or iPad you can instantly scan and print any written, printed or graphic material, including: contracts for your partners or clients; business cards; receipts to track your expenses; paper notes and mindmaps to save the best ideas for future reference; book pages and articles for further reading and analysis; texts that don't offer a digital copy; or any other multipage document for different purposes.

Take Microsoft Office with You

Most businesses and offices use Microsoft's Office suite of apps to get things done. Fortunately, you can have these powerful apps on-the-go as well.

Microsoft Excel

If you must deal with spreadsheets, this is a must

Microsoft Excel

Format your data

For anyone who deals with spreadsheets in their line of work.

Microsoft Excel is a must for any office or business setting. With Excel on iOS, users will be able to create and edit their spreadsheets, complete with graphs, charts, and other pretty graphics that will entice whoever sees the spreadsheet (we think). You also get access to the database of formulations that make calculating easier than ever before. When you're done inputting the data in your spreadsheet, it's easy to share the document with others. In the end, if your business or office uses spreadsheets with Excel, then having the power on-the-go with your iOS device is a must.

Why we love it

Microsoft Excel provides the power you know from the desktop into a portable package. It's a must for any business or office.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word for iOS is one third of the Office suite of applications for Apple’s iOS devices

Microsoft Word

It's Word, Jim, but not as we know it

For scribblers who want to get some Windows in their iOS.

Microsoft Word is a staple for any office environment and is just one-third of the complete Office suite of applications from Microsoft that are available on iOS. Word on iOS is a powerful application that lets users view and read documents in a rich, revamped interface. However, if you want to create or edit documents, you will need an Office 365 subscription. You can try it free during the 30-day trial, however, so you can see if it's a good fit for your mobile office.

Why we love it

It's Word on your iOS device, which means it's familiar to those that are already used to using that program for their documents. It also lets people transfer documents between their tablet and computer if they use a PC for work.

Microsoft PowerPoint

When you need to make a presentation that stands out to the audience

Microsoft PowerPoint

View PowerPoints in their truest form

For anyone who needs to make a presentation to their coworkers or peers.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful app that lets users view, edit, and create new PowerPoint presentations on-the-go. With the app, users have access to all of the templates, slide themes, and features that make PowerPoint a trusted name when it comes to presentations. It's easy to add the graphics and text you need on each slide, customize the appearance of everything, and then share the final result with others. Your presentation can also be presented directly from your iOS device through AirPlay, and there is also a companion remote application for your Apple Watch, if you want to truly impress. No matter who you are or what you're presenting, do it with confidence with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Why we love it

PowerPoint is a trusted name when it comes to presentation software, and having the power that you know from the desktop on your mobile device is amazing.

Remember Everything Through Notes

Note-taking is an important part of every office environment. Make sure you remember everything with these great note apps.

Evernote - stay organized

Evernote changes the way you organize your notes & projects. Even works in iMessage

Evernote - stay organized

Choose your plan

Looking for a full-service notes app? Look no further than Evernote.

Evernote is free, universal, and an essential app to share audio recordings. Evernote now includes a 90 minute recording limit. The app even allows you to record audio in the background. Evernote can share that audio to anyone through a simple email. The audio will be instantly accessible to you on any one of your computers or devices with Evernote installed. The app also supports background playback of your audio with controls through the multitasking dock If you opt for an Evernote Premium account, you also get great tools like OCR, more storage space every month, and more. The app is simple and effective and if all you need to do is share audio recordings, then this is the app for that.

Why we love it

Evernote is what Apple's Reminder app wants to be when it grows up.

Notability

Notability is a powerful all-in-one note-taking solution.

Notability

Create smart notes on the fly

For those who need a note app that does it all

Notability - Notability's combination of numerous features, an intelligently-designed interface, a fluid, readable handwriting experience, and value is enough to make it unbeatable. Notability has virtually every feature available in other notetaking apps (aside from text conversion) and they are virtually all implemented in a highly intuitive, user-friendly manner: pencil, highlighter, a palm rest that works, a zoom mode that advances the text as you type, a typing mode with extra keys on the keyboard and the ability to type in the body of the note, a voice recording function that syncs recordings to the text typed at the same time, import from and autosync to Dropbox, any WebDAV server, or iDisk, an outline format, the option to turn and use any page in a notebook in Landscape or Portrait mode, pdf annotation, a left handed writing mode, and even the elimination of the need to turn the page by automatically adding a new page at the bottom of the last one. The one hiccup is that it hasn't been updated for the new iPad yet, but the developers have announced that an update is imminent.

Why we love it

Notability has a ton of powerful features and tools to make note-taking a breeze.

Take a Break for Some Grub

When you're at the office, it's easy to lose track of time. But you need a break and food to refuel. These apps bring the food to you.