Every entrepreneur should understand the importance of productivity and how to maximize time. Yes, we want to do a lot in as little time as possible. Perhaps this is why we need to use productivity apps that improve our performance and help us deliver results in less time. Let’s get productive! Here are 10 productivity apps that will help you become a smarter entrepreneur.

TMetric

TMetric is a free and user-friendly time management tool that could help you monitor your team, track working time, set rates on every project, bill your clients and create detailed time and money reports. Whatever your favorite project management tool, whether Asana, Trello or Jira, TMetric, you can easily integrate them into your routine to get more done.

Xmind

With Xmind, brainstorming gets easier as you are able to capture ideas and improve your mind mapping experience. With Xmind or Freemind—free—you are able to present ideas in a visually attractive way, allowing you to quickly communicate these notions with your team.

Trello

Trello is a project management tool. I use this tool with members of my team—sharing projects with them as I need to. Tasks can be listed in easy-to-use columns, whether titled “To Do”, “In Progress” or “Done.”

Upwork

This is one freelancer platform that allows you find other freelancers for hire that can help you reach your entrepreneurial goals. From accounting to digital marketing and more, Upwork has become the largest platform to help you focus more on your strong skills while you can delegate work to other professionals.

Overcast

Knowledge is power. Entrepreneurs need the right information to stay on top of their game and be relevant to their industry. Overcast is a podcasting application which updates you on the latest startup and personal improvement podcasts. Get up to speed with Overcast and let this app help you take advantage of those commutes between home and office.

Mindfulness

We all deserve some zenning out. Take full advantage of tools that can keep you healthy and prevent you from burning out on the job. Mindfulness provides you with all the resources to achieve meditation on the go.

Noisli

This tool helps you relax at work and focus on reaching your goals. Noisli offers you background sounds such as forest, wind, rain, thunder, white noise, or the classic coffee shop. You can manually adjust the volume of each sound to create the perfect soundscape for you. With a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones, you can drown out annoying office sounds. Give it a try if you’ve never used an app like this before. It can be make a big difference!

Strides

Strides allow you to track your habits and know which habits need work.  Use Strides to create new habits that will help you work smarter.

Blinkist

You may not have time to read those non fiction books that will improve your personal development. With Blinkist, you can  can learn fast. This tool summarizes popular nonfiction books and reads them to you in less than 15 minutes.

Pocket

Those important blogs, posts, links and videos should be saved for future use. You can save stuff with the Pocket app and read or watch online later when you are free to do so.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.

Casey Imafidon has offered solid success advice on sites like Success.com, Lifehack.org, Inc.com and many more. Please visit www.caseyimafidon.com