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10 Productivity Apps for Every PR Professional

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If you’re a PR agency professional, you know efficiency and organization are crucial to everyday life. However, it can be challenging when you have several clients to manage, meetings to attend, multiple pitches under way, and new business to pursue – and a personal life! Thankfully, it’s 2015 and we can embrace technology that makes our limited hours a little more productive so you can accomplish more. Here are 10 apps we recommend for streamlining your daily tasks:

Any.do. Create and manage to-do lists and set reminders with this calendar alternative. There’s an option to share lists with coworkers for team productivity. You can even create separate lists for work, personal and family tasks to organize all aspects of your life in one spot. Free on iOS and Android.

Feedly. Suplement your Twitter feed to keep a pulse on the latest news and trends with this RSS news tracker you can customize. It syncs with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Evernote, OneNote and Pinterest for easy sharing. Free on iOS, Android and Amazon.

Pocket. When you’re busy multitasking or running to a meeting, Pocket saves articles and videos to view later. It even works offline so it’s perfect for those dull subway rides! Free on iOS, Android and Amazon.

CamScanner. With CamScanner, your phone or tablet is your scanner. Take photos of documents and edit, store and sync them on-the-go. Free on iOS, Android,Windows and Amazon.

1Password. How many times have you created a password, only to forget it seconds later? Do you reuse passwords for different accounts? 1Password can create, remember and encrypt strong, unique passwords – all you need to remember is your password for the app. Free on iOS, Android, Windows and Amazon.

Dropbox. We deal with large files on a daily basis, so Dropbox allows you to store and share photos, documents and videos with your teams or for clients. Free on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry.

Eventbrite. Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Find cool (often free!) events to attend after work either for leisure, networking or both (because PR pros know how to multitask). Or use this app to set up an easy ticket and check-in system for your clients’ events. Free on iOS and Android.

LinkedIn. In PR you’re constantly meeting new people – reporters and prospective clients to name a few. Staying connected is important, and the mobile version of this popular social platform will help you look up individuals and reach out anytime. Free on iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon and Blackberry.

GoToMeeting. Often you or your colleagues are away from the office. Instead of rescheduling calls, GoToMeeting allows you to dial in to voice or HD video conference meetings, share decks and more – all from your mobile device wherever you are. Free download on iOS, Android, Windows and Amazon; organizer accounts cost $39/month (up to 25 participants) or $56/month (up to 100 participants).

TripIt. Sometimes working in PR means being a jetsetter of sorts. By forwarding your confirmation emails for hotels, flights, restaurants, etc., TripIt consolidates all your travel info into one itinerary. It even looks up directions, maps, weather and other useful information so last-minute trips need not be stressful. Free on iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon and Blackberry.

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