How incredible is it to have so many choices of amazing apps that support our life and business.

The following apps are the ones that I see women entrepreneurs globally using the most for their businesses and I am also sharing my own research and experience.

Your choice will depend on your personal preference and way of performance.

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1. Evernote

This app has a billion users and is the most widely used productivity app. It adds 40000 new users a day and has reached cult status in Tokyo and Silicon Valley.

I have just started using it and enlisted Evernote expert AerlieWildy from Australia to customize mine to my own needs. Aerlie totally gets how to use this app to its fullest. I am thrilled with the templates she has prepared for me. I am looking forward to seeing the impact this will have for me and reporting back.

Founder Phil Libin describes it as your brain offloaded to a server. It’s Google for the web of your life. It’s a spotlight on the dark matter of the Universe. It’s a tool for converting your smartphone from a time killer to a time saver.

2. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. It is like a portable office you can access from anywhere. Dropbox is the premier file backup, sync and sharing solution. It is also very easy to use.

Dropbox owns 27% of the consumer market for file-syncing and sharing documents, more than Microsoft and Apple. It has the distinction of being the only cloud service ever to compete simultaneously against Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Tencent.

Here is a list of tools to further expand its possibilities.

Evernote and Dropbox are the 2 top apps I see entrepreneurs use the most.

3. Basecamp

Basecamp provides a project management platform for people with different roles, responsibilities, and objectives toward the common goal of finishing a project together. If you have a team working together on a project then this is like a virtual meeting place where all the information is kept in one place.

I use Basecamp. Other very popular options are Asana, Trello and Google docs.

4. iCal

My personal current favorite app is the iCal on my Mac and iPhone. Things get done when they are scheduled. For years I used paper, pen and calendar. Now I have learned to use all functions of iCal fully and it is impressive what it can do for planning and organizing life and business and creating lists for different areas.

Other highly recommended calendar apps are Google Calendar, Sunrise and Wave. The Google Calendar app is now available for iPhone since last month.

5. Mindmeister

If you are a fan of mind maps which are visual diagrams to collect thoughts and ideas, brainstorm, manage complex information, get clarity and organize solutions.

While I love color markers, pens and a blank canvas to do this I am going to play around with this app.

Other top choices include Xmind and Lucidchart.

Remember that the idea behind a productivity app is to free up mind and time space and getting things done. The more efficiently you know how to use it the more you can benefit from it.