TiP top 5: Mallorie’s top 5 iOS productivity apps


There are an ample amount of productivity apps out there that it’s extremely hard to narrow down my top five; however, the following apps are probably the apps that I use most often and prove to be great additions to the iPhone. These apps continue to be my daily drivers and are my go-to apps of choice when it comes to getting the job done, whether it be making a quick to-do list or scanning documents on-the-go.


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Scannable allows you to scan receipts, business cards, and other documents on the fly. Capture scans by pointing your camera at documents and Scannable will capture them and you even have the option to save or share them. Scannable automatically rotates, crops, and adjusts images so your scans are clear and concise. You can send documents via email or text, or export them as PDF and JPG files. You can even pull information from business cards and save it to your contacts.

Scannable is free to download on the App Store.


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There are a lot of note-taking apps out there; however, Notability continues to be my go-to note-taking app of choice. If you’re a visual person, like me, Notability will suit you well! My favorite feature of Notability is the handwriting tool. The trusty handwriting tool comes in handy when taking notes on iOS devices as it adds the simplicity of writing notes using traditional pen and paper to your phone and/or tablet as well as a variety of other note-taking methods.

Notability is relatively inexpensive costing $5.99 on both the App Store and the Mac App Store.


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Scan is the perfect QR and barcode reader for iPhone. It’s a fairly simple app to use and it does exactly what you’d expect it to. Simply scan the desired QR code and/or barcode and it will automatically pull up the content right from within the app. Scan also allows users to view past history; however, there’s not much else to it other than a few editable settings. It’s not an app that I use often, but at least I have it when I need it since there’s not a QR code or barcode reader built into the Camera app.

Scan is $4.99 on the App Store.


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I use Pocket on a daily basis. If you’re not familiar with Pocket, this handy little app allows you to easily save articles and videos that you want to read but may not have time to read at the moment and allows you to read them later – with or without Internet access, which is an extremely useful feature. Another cool thing about Pocket is that if it’s in Pocket, it’s accessible on your phone, tablet or computer.

Pocket is a free download on the App Store and the Mac App Store.


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Wunderlist is probably my favorite app on the App Store. I use it everyday just to keep myself on track and my thoughts organized. It is easy to keep up with homework and other tasks and assignments with Wunderlist. Another really cool feature is that you can create lists, share them with others using Wunderlist, and also assign certain people tasks. If you are apart of a club or an organization of some kind, it will truly help everyone work together to get the job done.

Wunderlist is free on the App Store and the Mac App Store.

What are your favorite productivity apps? Let me know in the comments section down below and don’t forget to give me a shout on Twitter – @malloriedeaton.

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