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

There are tons of iOS applications that can benefit your working life. But which ones are worthy of your hard-earned cash? Here is our hand-picked 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 Main Screen and Task

For those who want an intuitive task manager.

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.

Why we love it

Things 3 is a terrific task management tool with extensive features.

Todoist: To-Do List & Planner

Manage your life with this powerful to-do app

Todoist: To-Do List & Planner

Natural language input

For those who want a powerful yet flexible to-do app with fast cloud syncing.

Todoist is so powerful because it can be used for anything from the smallest to the largest task. It can be used for complicated team management all the way to little tasks you need to do. It also has a great Apple Watch app. Along with faster loading times, you can also use customizable Complications to see the number of tasks due today or the next upcoming task. With a Complication selected, you can Time Travel using the Digital Crown to view upcoming tasks along with due dates and times. Thanks to interactive notifications, you can dictate replies to comments. It's great for collaboration in an office environment, between family members, and more.

Why we love it

If you're looking to jump head-first into task management, this is a great choice. Along with being available on basically any platform imaginable, the app is powerful and easy to learn - a great combination. To do list & Planner

When you want a simple but effective task manager everyone can use To do list & Planner

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

Why we love it 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.

Hours Tracker: Pay Calculator

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

Hours Tracker: Pay Calculator

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.

atWork Timesheet

Track your work time and overtime with ease

atWork Timesheet

Initial setup of atWork customizes how the app works for you

The one app every worker needs to ensure they’re paid what they have earned

When you want to track your time and the earnings you should be receiving for those hours, atWork definitely has your back. This is a full-featured time tracking and management app that drills down deep into the time you spend at work. You will need to spend some time setting up the app, customizing it to the type of work you do and the projects and tasks you complete. If you are a freelancer, you can also specify various clients you work for. Once you have done the initial legwork of setting up your clients, projects, tasks, and pay rates, it’s time to start tracking those hours worked. With atWork, you can readily see how much time you’ve spent on a project, and even what overtime you’re owed. Start and stop the timer for easy time tracking, and even use a timesheet calculator to work out all of your earnings and overtime automatically. Customize your work schedule with notes or default breaks, because we've all got to take a breather sometime. There's also plenty of room for expansion, keeping tabs on travel expenses and payment status. With atWork, you can also synchronize your Apple Watch and begin timing your work sessions and notes on the go, without pulling out your iPhone.

Why we love it

With all of the premium features unlocked, you get a wealth of options for viewing your time data. You can see an overview broken down by day, week, month, and year right from within the app. Not only can you log hours as you're working them, watching the app automatically calculate your wages and overtime, but you can even create entries for those times you forgot to start the timer. It's really easy to use. What’s more, you can export that data from the app. atWork supports exporting to a wide variety of formats, including comma-separated values files, Excel and Numbers spreadsheets, and PDF. This makes invoicing your clients a breeze, and proving to your employer that you really did spend 14 hours on TPS reports a simple thing. You can also set goals for yourself, earnings-wise. Simply specify how much you want to be earning each day, week, month, or year, and atWork will help you track that. You’ll get a progress bar each day and week that shows your progress. This is a full-featured time tracking app, and the developers have really thought of everything you might need to have in your records. You can even change the default currency, if you don't get paid in U.S. dollars.

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

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

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive

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.

Google Drive

Keep all of your files and documents handy through Google

Google Drive

Google Drive

For anyone who uses Google services and wants an easy solution for cloud storage.

If you have and use a Google account, then you already have a free and powerful cloud storage solution at your fingertips. With Google Drive, you can easily upload and store all kinds of files, photos, media, and documents in your cloud. There is no limit to storage, and you can view everything easily. If needed, you can also make edits or leave comments on files that others have shared with you too. Your recent files will be easily accessible from the list, and there is capability to store files locally so you can check them without a data connection.

Why we love it

As Google users, Google Drive is an integral part of our daily workflow. We use it to create documents that we can all collaborate on, share files instantly, and more. If you are already invested in the Google platform, then this is a no-brainer.

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 - Editor & Reader

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

PDF Expert - Editor & Reader

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: Edit PDF

Adobe Acrobat Reader: Edit PDF

Adobe Inc.

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.

Threema. The Secure Messenger
Threema. The Secure Messenger

Threema. The Secure Messenger

Threema GmbH

Threema is the world’s best-selling secure messenger and keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations, and governments. The service can be used completely anonymously. Threema is open source, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use Threema from your Desktop.

Threema is designed from the ground up to generate as little data on servers as possible. 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 metadata. Threema is fully compliant with the European privacy legislation (GDPR).

Threema encrypts ALL your communications END-TO-END including messages, voice and video calls, 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 users’ devices to prevent backdoor access or copies.

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

• Write text and send voice messages
• Make voice and video calls (requires iPhone 5s / iOS 10 or above)
• Share videos, pictures and locations
• Send any type of file (pdf, animated gif, mp3, doc, zip, etc.)
• Use Threema Web to chat from your Desktop
• Create groups
• Conduct polls with the 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)

All our servers are located in Switzerland, and we develop our software in-house.

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.

The source code of the Threema app is open for everyone to review. On top of that, renowned experts are regularly commissioned to conduct systematic security audits of Threema’s code.

Threema is not financed by advertising and does not collect user data.

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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!

Scan Hero: PDF Scanner

Scan Hero: PDF Scanner

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.

Scanner Pro - Scan Documents

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

Scanner Pro - Scan Documents


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.

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.


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


Create smart notes on the fly

For those who need a note app that does it all

The biggest addition in the update involves handwriting. You can now search handwritten notes from the Library and within a specific note. Any handwritten note can now also be converted into text. Just to note, the first time you launch the app after updating the library will be scanned and indexed for handwriting. If you have a significant amount of handwriting, that process may take a while. With the Multi-Note feature for iPads, you can work with two different notes side by side. And a new note switcher makes it easy to switch between notes quickly. That feature even supports audio recording and playback. In the Library, you can view a new recent notes features that shows the 10 most recently opened notes. An updated Help Center also features articles and tutorials to learn the finer points of the app. Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Notability can be downloaded now on the App Store for $9.99. Notability's combination of numerous features, an intelligently-designed interface, a fluid, readable handwriting experience, and value is enough to make it unbeatable. The app has a host of great features and they are virtually all implemented in a highly intuitive, user-friendly manner.

Why we love it

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

Evernote - Notes Organizer

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

Evernote - Notes Organizer

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.

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.