Ranking the best productivity apps of 2017

If you want to conquer unproductivity, here’s where you need to start.

I tapped into the expertise of Han-Gwon Lung, who covers productivity for Entrepreneur.

Basically, I told him to imagine he was in a room full of self-made millionaires and Fortune 500 CEOs.

His mission? Help me break down the 25 best productivity apps. Here we go:

Part 1: Ranking the top 25 productivity apps of 2016

25. Clear

Most notepad apps are awful. They’re descended from Notepad and Word and have bad interfaces, complicated buttons. Half the time you’re not entirely sure where your notes got saved.

These notepad apps just aren’t very friendly. And let’s be honest—sometimes you don’t want all the bells and whistles. Sometimes you just need a simple, clean, easy-to-use notepad app. Is that too much to ask for?

With its natural hand gestures, beautiful interface, and iCloud syncing software, it should be an out-of-the-box download on every new phone you buy.

24. Lumosity

No matter how productive your team is, they’re going to play mobile games on the job (and you probably will, too). In fact, the average worker is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes in an 8-hour workday (4). So instead of frying your brain cells on Pokemon Go or Candy Crush, you should invest in Lumosity.

Lumosity has developed over 50 games that make the gamer smarter. Some boost cognition, others build memory. All of the results go to actual scientists who use the pooled data to understand our brains better.

In short, use Lumosity to help your workers be productive even when they’re being unproductive. It’s also a great way to distinguish intellectually rigorous employees who are also achievers. …