It’s often hard to remember that mobile apps aren’t just all about angry little birds and retro photography.
There are plenty of apps available that have been cleverly designed to make you more efficient, productive and most importantly close Tweetdeck down and STOP PROCRASTINATING.
The key thing to remember with productivity apps is that you shouldn’t go overboard. Downloading an app to keep track of passwords, another to track your time, another to track your task lists and another to send you reminder notifications throughout the day will undoubtedly lead to some kind of mini meltdown.
Instapaper lets you save websites for offline reading, which is ideal if you come across lots of interesting things but would prefer to catch up with them on your commute at the end of the day. The app now lets you follow other people's bookmarks too or look at the Editor's Picks for a selection of current titbits from the whole Instapaper community. There are other apps which fulfil a similar function, but Instapaper stands out because all of the text is usually stripped of formatting, so you can read it in a simple, distraction-free space. Available from iTunes for £2.99.