5 ways smartphones can boost your efficiency and productivity

If you think your iPhone or Android is wasting your time, you’re doing it wrong. These tips and apps will help you save time and, quite possibly, money.

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In some ways, all of that technology has improved our productivity and the speed with which we complete our work. However, more devices also mean more information to digest and, sometimes, more work. Often, it ends up complicating life more than simplifying it.

Thankfully, there are a number of apps designed to make your life easier by boosting your efficiency. Of course, there are numerous apps and services that will help you, but we’ve chosen five that address the more pressing concerns in our lives.

Read only relevant news stories

All of us like to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events, but with so many blogs and news sites, it helps to have an app that curates this content for you. That way, you’re left with only the news that interests you.

If you’re an iPhone user, Prismatic is one such app for curation. It uses your preferences, location, and subscriptions to shape an intelligent news app. Also, the article you’re reading is accompanied by three of the most popular tweets to show the general mood. Sometimes they’re general tweets, but the slick design and clean interface makes it a solid app. There’s also a desktop version for those who don’t own an Apple device.

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