With so many choices of awesome apps it is so hard to choose only five fave apps … so we decided on five categories! Before we jump into our fave five to keep you productive we assume your device is already loaded with essential apps (i.e. Facebook , Tweetdeck , Hootsuite). If not, stop reading and download them now… OK read on:
Flights – GateGuru
GateGuru is the best way to locate food, shopping and service options within any airport at the touch of a button – no more unglamorously running to the wrong gate!
Food – Yelp
Yelp searches for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play. Read reviews from an active community of locals in the know – never leave the house without this app!
Fitness – MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal lose weight, use calorie counter and track exercise. The largest food database, amazingly fast food & exercise entry, stay healthy on the road – yep you can track what you eat all at your events… scary I know!
Focus – Noteshelf
Noteshelf is the most beautiful handwriting note-taking app ever features digital ink, a stunning UI and awesome toolset – love this for everything! Tip: I also love using a stylus with this app.
Files – Dropbox
Dropbox brings all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere – you can take everything that matters to you on the go. Install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and Dropbox website!
If we can add one more ‘F’ it has to be fun!
Fun – Pinterest
Virtual Pinboard lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find in your life. People use pin boards to plan weddings, decorate homes, and organize life.
We all know there are many more apps to help you stay productive so here are a few more for your enjoyment:
Flights and Travel
Get peace of mind while traveling, by having all your plans in one place.
There is simply no substitute for TripAdvisor’s hotel reviews.
Manage your trip … any trip
Easiest way to enjoy a hassle-free commute in the USA & Canada.
Ultimate airport guide for stress-free travel! Provides airport arrivals, departures; automatically discover restaurants, shops, ATMs, restrooms and amenities inside airports – all shown on terminal maps!
View airline schedules worldwide, select and save departing or arriving flights, and then check status updates, weather delays, gate location, and more.
Provides timely flight status information combined with numerous convenient & powerful features every traveler requires.
Convert every world currency on-the-go with the universally optimized XE Currency App.
Turns your device into an essential driving companion with: parking meter timer alerts, parked-car finder GPS, parking-lot position reminder, text and image notes, and search for nearby services.
Shake your device and the Urbanspoon slot machine suggests a restaurant. See what’s nearby in your ‘hood, or browse a comprehensive list of restaurants. Make a reservation, and expand your dineline by checking in. See what your friends like.
Restaurant Reservations – Free, Instant, Confirmed. With OpenTable for iPhone you can make free restaurant reservations at OpenTable-enabled restaurants around the world.
Access your Microsoft Office ® files at any time.
Personalized radio that only plays music you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a custom “station” that plays similar music – create a workout station!
Call, video call and instant message anyone on Skype for free.
Compose and chat on the Go. HootSuite is the perfect social media tool for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare.
Turns your device into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes, ideas, snapshots to recordings, watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.
Allows you to monitor, manage and engage in your social world by bringing together your Twitter and Facebook.
The most elegant and easy to use Google calendar client.
Quickest way to move stuff from iPhone A to iPhone B, with style. Put what you want to send on the Mover table, connect Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and flick it off-screen where you want it to go!
Easily create and share tasks, projects and notes with your team so you always know what needs to get done, no matter where you are.
Helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards.
15 million users love this fun, and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos. Gorgeous filtered effects breathe a new life into your photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with everyone.
Easy to send a printed photo postcard in the mail to yourself, friends or family anywhere in the world. Take a photo with the app, or use a photo from your iPhone library, Instagram, or Facebook.
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Neen James, MBA CSP, is the President/CEO of Neen James Communications, LLC. An international productivity expert and native born Aussie, Neen delivers engaging keynotes that have educated, and entertained audiences with real-world strategies that apply in all roles, whether at work or in life. Neen also provides one-on-one consulting and mentoring to women on a variety of business issues and topics. To find out more about Neen, visit her at http://www.neenjames.com/.