medium_6812481635 This isn’t the first Friday Five dedicated to useful business apps. We’re always on the lookout for new ones, though! Today I’ll share my five favorite apps for increasing productivity.

1) HelloSign

This free app works on your iPhone or iPad and makes getting your job done from anywhere a snap! If your job requires signing and sending documents, HelloSign is essential for ensuring you don’t fall behind just because your not able to print, sign, scan and send. Some of HelloSign’s key features include:

  • Fingertip document signing
  • The ability to edit any PDF and add text, checkmarks or signatures
  • Document scanning with your iPhone or iPad camera

2) Any List Builder App

When it comes to productivity, lists can be hugely helpful. What makes a great list builder app depends entirely on your personal needs. I suggest trying out several until you find one that works best for you. To get you started, here are some of my favorites:

  • Ita: Free and available on iPhone or iPad.
  • Evernote: Free and paid versions. Available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, Mac, Windows, and via web
  • Remember The Milk: Free and paid versions. Available on web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Gmail and Outlook extensions

Let us know if you have another that should be added to this list.

3) Doodle

If you ever have to set, accept or manage meetings, this app is a must-have! When juggling lots of meetings, it can become overwhelming to find times when everyone is available. But Doodle can save the day!


Oftentimes, inspiration is the key to high productivity. It can be difficult to spark inspiration day after day, so an app that boosts creativity can, in turn, amp up your productivity.

ZITE is a unique app that curates millions of pieces of content based your personal interests. The more you use the app, the smarter it gets and the more targeted your content becomes.

5) Due

Productivity requires organization. For those of us who have lots of things going on at the same time, it’s important to have a system in place to ensure we don’t drop the ball.

Due is an app that allows you to quickly jot down tasks and set reminders. If your day includes last-minute requests and time-sensitive projects, being able to make quick schedule adjustments and set reminders can be a lifesaver!

Which apps have you used to increase productivity? Share your favorites with us – and don’t forget about RingCentral’s powerful mobile apps for iOS and Android. Both include VoIP calling, fax support, text messaging and conferencing. And the best part: They’re free for all RingCentral customers.

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