Productivity Apps For Wearables

productivity-appsThe five best productivity apps for smartwatches.

It could be argued that the whole point of the smartwatch is to improve productivity, giving you things you need right there on your wrist, and minimising time wasted. So it shouldn’t surprise you to find out that there are already a host of apps for smartwatches with the goal of helping you get more from your time.

What are productivity apps for smartwatch?

Productivity apps have been one of the great successes of the smartphone and tablet age, with most of us looking for more ways to get more from our time. Our devices too have been getting smaller, more agile and more able to keep up to speed with our needs.

Even though a few of the productivity apps are available across devices, it should be remembered that smartwatch apps often come from dedicated smartwatch app stores. Check the details of whichever brand you decide to buy for more information on where these apps can be found.

What are the best productivity apps for your wearable?

Productivity AppsAbout the AppCompatibilityPurchase
EvernoteEvernoteOne of the most popular productivity apps around, it is hardly a surprise that Evernote is leaping into the smartwatch market. They’ve built a clever little app that will let you add and check off items by tapping your watch or you can create and search for notes with a handy voice command feature.Available for Android from the Android Wear store.
WunderlistWunderlistA simple and effective list making app that is now available across Android devices, including the Android Wear. Make lists, set reminders, program notifications and access it all with your voice. Nicely laid out and very unobtrusive.Available for Android from the Android Wear store.
TodoistTodoistYou might be beginning to wonder where the line between productivity app and list making app is drawn, and it can be difficult to tell. So many productivity apps are simply about keeping you focused on tasks at hand. Todoist is a much loved app that successfully makes the leap to the smartwatch.Available for Android from the Android Wear store or from the Apple Watch app store.Buy now
UnspentUnspentIf productivity is about taking worries off your mind and allowing you to focus on the task at hand then Unspent could be a lifesaver. It aims to simplify that most worrisome of things, money. It allows you to create simple budgets and keep an accurate track on spending and spending patterns, and free up your mental space for more important things.Available for the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch app store.Buy now
pommiePommieThis app offers increased productivity through Pomodoro technique, which has you working for twenty-five minutes, before taking a break for five. This cycle is repeated three times, before a longer fifteen minute break is taken and the whole thing begins again. Who knows if this actually works, but given the simplicity of this app it might be worth a go.Available for the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch app store.Buy now

Frequently asked questions

Will a smartwatch make me more productive?

While smartwatches will undeniably bring the things that make you more productive within arms reach, unfortunately they will also bring the things that distract you tool. And for every productivity app that is produced, there will be three apps designed on stealing your attention. In the end it is up to you to be as productive as you can, and if you think a smartwatch will help this then go for it.

Are productivity apps free to download from smartwatch app stores?

Some are and some aren’t, but don’t worry you’ll be told all about pricing and purchases before you agree to make any downloads.

Which is the best app for productivity?

As a lot of the apps step on each other toes and offer similar services, it is as much about which one you like the look of the most, and the one that responds best to your lifestyle. Most of them are free, so don’t be afraid to try one and if you don’t like it, then get rid and move on to another.

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