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Android Apps for Productivity

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If you like the idea of automating certain tasks and creating scripts to have your Android device perform certain functions based on triggers that you've identified, then you'll enjoy using Tasker. Tutorials by Ferreira andHollywoodfrodo can help you begin.

Podcast Addict
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Great app for keeping track of the podcasts you enjoy. Manage your audio and video podcasts, YouTube channels, and news feeds. You can also import from iTunes.

QR Code Generator
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There are tons of free readers but when you need to create a QR code and don't want to use a web-based solution, try this app. Easily create your code and then share out through a ton of ways!

Kindle Reader
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There are tons of great books that you can get to read on your Android...and a lot of them are free! Download this app and start getting some great books to help you become more productive.

Productivity Timer
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This timer is simple but effective. Following the Pomodoro Technique, it gives you 25 minute segments to work and then allows you to take a break (5 or 15 minutes).  Price: Free
Scan - QR Code Barcode Reader
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This QR code reader is as simple as they get. Great clutter-free app that helps you get the information you need quickly. You can also scan regular bar codes. Your past scans are displayed in the history logs in a list or on a map.
Price: Free
iAnnotate PDF
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If you work with a lot of PDF files and you find that you need to make comments and mark them up, then consider using this app. Price: Free
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This is a great tool if you need to annotate on photos, screenshots, and PDF files. You can also use shapes, text, stamps, highlighter, and arrows.
Price: Free
Explain Everything
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This great app allows you to create instructional videos. Annotate, animate, narrate, import and export just about anything to anywhere.
Price: $2.99
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This is an awesome app for folks who are looking to grow their PLN and stay abreast of information in their field. Zite is a topics-based, personalized magazine. Tell it what you are interested in and it will pull from websites, blogs, etc.
Price: Free
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Great app that syncs across devices so that you always have access to your notes, audio notes, bookmarks, pictures, etc.
Price: Free