Smartphones are many things: useful, intuitive, flexible, fun, and sometimes a deterrent for work. It's easier to check up on your Twitter feed than clean out your inbox, or play another round of Angry Birds than organize next week's calendar. Luckily, there are plenty of effective apps to help bring order to chaos...here are 6 clever solutions for busy bees on the go.
My Writing Spot
How many small pockets of time in the day come and go that could be spent working on that big writing project? My Writing Spot is a lightweight word processor that encourages the use of every moment of the day for writing. There is an autosave system that connects to the web app as well as word count, portrait/landscape mode and built-in Dictionary/Thesaurus. $3
Also available on Android - $3
Txt Message Away
One of the biggest distractions is social interaction. Txt Message Away cleverly blocks incoming texts and sends a custom text back to the sender to let them know you're busy so it doesn't look like they are being ignored. Settings are available to efficiently minimize the amount of SMS's being sent out for those who don't have text plans. $2
Windows Phone 7
Voicemail is old school but an effective way of contact whether it's for business or personal use. Anyone who has used Voicemail no doubt have memories of listening to each message, hitting the buttons and playing everything by ear. MagikMail takes away the mystery of the answering service and brings a visual interface to your smartphone voicemail inbox. Everything can be managed from deleting messages, recording a new greeting, playing a message in any order and best of all transcribed messages to read voicemails in text form. $2