February 5, 2014

Our favorite productivity apps.

We spend a lot of time on our phones, and not just to check instagram, twitter and pinterest, but also for our business. There are tonnes of really incredible apps out there to help bloggers and small business owners, and we thought we would share some of our current/long-standing favorites with you guys. We are really trying to stay organized this year as far as our business goes, so without further ado,  here are some apps that have played a key role in helping us.
(From top left:)

Evernote: This is the perfect app for when you're brainstorming on the go, or making lists of any kind. 
Get this free app here.

Vsco Cam: Obviously we use our cameras often, and this is without a doubt our favorite photo editing app. Afterlight is also another really good one that we use quite a bit.
Get this free app here.

Dropbox: The perfect app to keep all of your files, photos and videos, and share them easily on any device that you have. 
Get this free app here.

Mileage Log + : We drive to work, and all over the province to thrift/buy for our store, so mileage is something that we definitely need to keep track of, and this is the perfect app to do so.
Get this app for $9.99 here. (expensive, but it's business expense!)

Mailbox: Like most people out there, we get a lot of emails on a daily basis, and this app helps us stay on top of things and forces us to keep a nearly empty inbox at all times, which used to be rare.
Get this free app here.

 Receiptmate: This app (which happens to be made by a friend of ours) has really come in handy while owning a business. All you do is scan your receipts, enter the amounts in and they are then stored in Evernote. It's so nice not to have a wallet that is breaking at the seams anymore!
Get this app for $2.99 here.

Taasky: We make a lot of to do lists, like a lot a lot. This app has helped us stay on top of things better than any other list-making app that we've used so far.
Get this app for $1.99 here.

Budgt: Budgt helps us keep track of our daily expenses in a really simple way and also take into account what we've spent that month. We just recently started using it, and it's helped us be way more careful with our frivolous spending.
Get this app for $1.99 here.

Peek Calendar: This is the perfect calendar for when you're on the go. It's easy to use and it's nice to look at!
Get this app for $0.99 here.

Do you have any favorite apps that help you to be more productive? We'd love to hear about them!


  1. Oooh, thanks for sharing Receiptmate! That's one I haven't heard of but would be totally useful for my life. :)

    1. It really has helped us so so much - probably the most out of all of these apps. Hope that you love it!

    2. Can you please ask your friends at Receiptmate to bring it back to the apple store? Why is it gone? Where did they go? Thanks

  2. will check all of them out! :)


  3. Ohhh this is so handy! Definitely bookmarking this post for later and downloading that camera app asap! Receiptmate sounds brilliant too!

    Thank you!

    - Taryn Elise xx

  4. I can't believe I haven't tried Vsco Cam! Looks really good and I love taking photos with my phone.

    Some apps for productivity I love are:
    30/30 for time tracking (http://3030.binaryhammer.com/)
    Google Drive for my phone (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/google-drive/id507874739?mt=8)

  5. Thanks for these suggestions I'm downloading some as I typing this!

  6. I like Vsco Cam as well, such nice effects :) If you have a Mac, I'd also recommend iProcrastinate (it helps you do the opposite haha) and it's a great task manager :)

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  7. Thanks for this list. Some of these apps sound like just what I need :)
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  8. Thanks for this list, I'm always looking for ways to be more organized, because I am not at ALL organized by nature. Receiptmate sounds especially brilliant. I just finished my taxes for last year and couldn't find any of my receipts, so I just keep thinking "Well, I hope I don't get audited..." I've also heard people sing the praises of Evernote for quite a while but have yet to try it.

  9. Good resources of apps those are meant for the productivity purpose. There is one more app which I think so you should give it a try so as to make the business productivity boost up in the high end level. Comprising of the task management, time tracking and management, expense reporting, project management all are being the various modules of the system which also features the customizable options where in the easy manageability whoops up in the whole system. Its the cloud based solution Replicon