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When searching for productivity apps, you’ll find thousands of apps out there. How do you know which one is right for you? What if you had a limited budget? It’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on apps only to find out that most are garbage.

So in this episode, we set a challenge for ourselves with our top picks of productivity apps with a budget of only $100. We’ll have recommendations for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS so there’s something for everyone.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:35]
  • What is Thanh’s top FREE productivity app? [7:26]
  • Which calendar app is most effective? Thanh’s pick, or TPS Dojo’s pick? [11:21]
  • What is the most important factor in a quality writing app? [12:38]
  • How can remote workers communicate better with their teams? [14:02]
  • How Brooks utilizes launcher apps for a more productive day [16:25]
  • What is a productivity app that Thanh takes for granted the most? [18:24]
  • What is one takeaway that Brooks has about most premium apps? [24:22]
  • What is “capture”, and why is it important when getting things done? [26:34]
  • How does Brooks utilize “mind maps” when thinking through a project? [29:40]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [34:10]


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Thanh Pham

Founder of Asian Efficiency where we help people become more productive at work and in life. I've been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, and The Globe & Mail as a productivity thought leader. At AE I'm responsible for leading teams and executing our vision to assist people all over the world live their best life possible.

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