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As much as we might complain about being over-connected to our phones and under-connected to the people around us, there are merits to living in a world where there’s an app for everything. Even if we’re skilled in managing to-dos, dealing with expenses, and getting through the oh-so-dreaded inbox, there’s always the possibility that, with the help of our smartphones and their trusty apps, we’ll become that much more efficient.

The question, then, isn’t whether you should continue using technology to make your life easier (unless you’re suffering from “text neck” or “inattention blindness”—in which case, please begin your digital detox). It’s how to distinguish the useful productivity apps from ones that you download, open once, and never use again.

Thankfully, Adecco did all the research for you and found the 20 best productivity apps on the market. Oh, and don’t forget to share this with your co-workers and your boss—the more productive they are, the more productive you can be, too.


Infographic courtesy of Adecco.