Apart from the frequently used apps like social networking and games, there are some applications which actually increases the productivity of your device. They not only make your life easier, but manage everything properly. Suppose, you have a document printed on a paper, and you need to mail that to someone at the very moment. Just open the document scanner app, scan the papers and mail it… right from your mobile! Check out some best productivity apps for Galaxy S3.
1. Document Scanner
Document Scanner can scan papers using your phone. No, you don’t need a scanner device for this app. It uses your phone’s camera to scan a paper. You might wonder, if it’s using the camera, why do you need it at first place? You can still take photo, right? Well, that’s what makes it special. First of all, it converts the snap to a PDF file. Second, its smart. When you scan, it detects the four corners of the paper automatically to allow you modify and enhance the image. Also, you can insert existing images to a PDF, compress PDF, change page size and there is no page limit. Once the PDF is ready, there is an option to email it or upload to some popular cloud storage services.
It might sound retarded to have a barcode reader on your phone. You are not someone who makes invoices! But, that’s not the purpose of having this app. Also, it is not limited to bar codes. It can also scan Data Matrix and QR codes, now that’s something you need. Even the barcode scanning feature is useful. You can use a barcode of some product to find other sellers on the web. Suppose, you went to a mobile shop to buy a particular phone, scan the barcode on the box, and the app will search for deals on the web for the mobile. Choose the best one, save money.
3. Google Drive
If you have used Google Docs, and intend to use it again. This is what you need, because Google Docs is now a part of Google Drive. It is basically a cloud storage service, where you can secure your files and access them from any other compatible device. It can be a computer, mobile or even a tablet. You can easily share documents and files with your selected contacts. It also offers a feature similar to Document Scanner app mentioned above.
Evernote is one of the highest downloaded and top rated app in the Play store. Recommended by many top websites and blogs, this app is surprisingly free and as they say, it is an extension of your brain. It is a cloud based note service, you can add text, voice, capture images, create to-do lists, and they will be safely saved on servers to use from other devices. The best thing is, Evernote is available for a wide range of devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Blackberry and even there is a web-based service.
Note Everything is kind of quick note type app. It can also be mentioned as an alternative of Evernote. You can write notes, but in different formats like text, voice, etc. Not only notes, it has many features. It allows you to take pictures and create to-do lists. Sync feature lets you secure your data online or on other devices. It can also be connected to Google Docs (now known as Google Drive).
Skitch, by Evernote is a easy-to-use and fun photo editing app. Though, it does not have any hard-core tools for professional image editing. It’s simply gives you some tools to fun-up the image and some sharing + backup features. If you’re used to your phone’s camera and can take good image at once, you can directly use the camera feature of the app or choose the image from gallery.
7. Pulse News
If you follow a lot of blogs and news sites, this is what you need to read news ‘beautifully’. The UI is elegant and the apps supports some other features to increase productivity.
Dropbox is a very popular and top rated cloud storage service. This app increases the productivity of Samsung Galaxy S3 by integrating cloud computing feature. Easily share and secure your data online using this application.
Did your favorite productivity app make it to the list? If no, drop a comment with how the app is useful to you. We will append it to the list 🙂