9 Free Productivity Apps for Tech People

Do you let your technology distract you or assist you? If you’re tired of being excited about the latest app that you know will end up just wasting your time, let’s get serious—tech people are busy. We’ve got work to do. Check out our list of the most useful productivity apps for tech people.


Evernote is promoted as the app that helps you “remember everything.” It’s the top note-taking app out there—and it’s free and easy to use (true competition to Microsoft OneNote). Keep track of anything by simply creating a note and adding whatever you need to remember. You can easily organize your notes and search through your entire account.

The best feature of Evernote is that it’s not just an app. Your Evernote account can be synced from your phone app to the Evernote website to the downloadable desktop client. Keep your information in Evernote and access it at any time from whatever device happens to be in front of you.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, PC, Mac

Evernote App

Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk has been around for a long time—long enough to perfect the to-do list. No more sticky notes, whiteboards, or scraps of paper. Remember The Milk has been around since 2005 and manages your tasks in a well-organized app interface that ensures you won’t forget a thing.

While Remember The Milk is dead simple to use, those obsessed with task management can also dig deep into the app to assign priority and due dates to your to-dos, as well as create recurring tasks.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Web browsers, Gmail, Outlook, Twitter

Remember the Milk App


Springpad is a note and idea saving app. You can collect thoughts or images in notebooks similar to Evernote—the difference is that Springpad keeps working for you after you create a note.

Springpad is integrated with several online search tools, so when you create a note about a book you want to buy, Springpad pulls in relevant information and links like the book’s Wikipedia page or a link to a review. Add a movie you want to see to Springpad, and when you come back to it later, there will be links to showtimes or to add the movie to your Netflix queue.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, Web browsers

Springpad App

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a great voice transcription app. Speak aloud and Dragon Dictation will transcribe your notes into a simple text file that you can then send through text or email.

Add details for your social media profiles and you can send your transcribed message out on Facebook or Twitter too.

Available for: iPhone, iPad

Dragon Dictation App

Voice Recorder

Recording audio notes is simple with Voice Recorder. Take notes on the go or record interviews—the audio files are sent as attachments to the Gmail account you link to the app.

Search your audio notes easily by date or title and save yourself some time with this app.

Available for: Android

Android Voice Recorder App

Photoshop Express

Clean up your photos with the best editing program’s on-the-go app. Photoshop Express makes fixing flaws, cropping and adjusting images easy.

Get creative by using the app’s advanced filters and features. You can even share your photos on Facebook and Twitter right from the app.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android

Photoshop Express App


The Dictionary.com app lets you carry around the entirety of the English language in your pocket. Search two million words for definitions and synonyms whenever you need them.

The app is straightforward, so you can find whatever information you need quickly. And you won’t need internet access to use Dictionary.com’s resources—the app keeps those two million words offline, so you’ll never be without a dictionary.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Nook, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone

Dictionary.com App

Wi-Fi Finder

The on-the-go techie needs Wi-Fi in a pinch. That’s where Wi-Fi Finder comes in. Open up the app and immediately find Wi-Fi hotspots near you. You’ll never go over your data plan again.

You can filter the hotspots by free vs. paid, and get quick directions to your Wi-Fi destination. The app works both online and offline.

Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android

Wi-Fi Finder App


Wikipedia is the go-to resource for fact checking and dispute-settling, but their mobile site and app aren’t terribly wonderful. Wikipanion, however, is terribly wonderful.

Streamline your knowledge search with this helpful app. Easily search for Wikipedia articles and quickly navigate to the article section you’re looking for. The app also suggests related content based on your searches and current location.

Available for: iPhone, iPad

Wikipanion App


You can’t talk productivity without bringing up Symform cloud storage, the secure, fast, affordable way to sync your stuff to the cloud as well as your other devices. We offer unlimited free cloud storage to users who contribute local drive space.

Start out with 10 GB of free cloud storage & backup to get to know Symform. Then access your stuff on the go with our mobile apps.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, QNAP, Synology, NETGEAR ReadyNAS, iOS, Android

Symform Cloud Storage App

Did we miss a great app? What helps you get the most done? Leave a comment with your favorite productivity app.

3 thoughts on “9 Free Productivity Apps for Tech People

  1. Really interesting all these apps. But when will we have a Symform app for Android letting us get our files on our smartphones? A bit like AsusWebStorage.
    But your products are awesome. keep on!

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