Productivity always seems to be in the news of late, with one of the latest developments suggesting the rollout of full-fibre broadband could ultimately deliver a £25 billion boost to productivity in the UK.

This is according to a study from the Centre for Economics and Business, which predicts that providing ultra-fast broadband direct to premises could also bring one million people back into the workforce through remote working.

However, you’ll still need to adopt a proactive approach when looking to boost your productivity, so here are some apps to help you achieve this objective.

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Let’s start with Airtable, which is an easy-to-use online platform that can be used to create and share relational databases.

This simple but purposeful premise is underpinned by a simple, colourful and user-friendly interface, which effectively enables users to create a viable database in a matter of minutes.

From a broader perspective, the Airtable app enables you to collate, store and organise data across a range of applications, while collaborating on information that needs to be shared throughout a specific business.

This app is also responsible for making database creation accessible to standard and novice users, who don’t necessarily understand complex concepts such as SQL or scripting.


We all have ideas, some of which occur during those precious waking hours during the middle of the night. However, recording these can be deceptively challenging, particularly given the real-time pressures that are pertinent to life.

This is where Dynalist comes into play. Make no mistake; this app has been designed for outlining and organising your ideas, creating an accessible platform through which you can record them with dates, numbers and relevant tags to help chart their development.

This helps to introduce some depth and structure to your ideas, creating a viable framework in which you can begin to develop and implement them before hopefully putting them into practice.

For example, design ideas can be translated into practical tasks, before being divided into smaller actions, checklists and additional notes to help create further guidance. You can test drive it here.


We close with a contemporary note-taking app, and one that moves away from basic Microsoft Word documents and (heaven forbid) pen and paper.

Notion Notes is an online note-taking and web-clipping app, which is highly structured and incredibly intuitive to use. To this end, it lets you create flexible and orderly content that can be subsequently changed, while there’s also a share function to ensure that your notes are accessible to anyone who needs them.

Ultimately, it’s Notion’s ability to create structured notes that sets it apart from its rival note-taking apps, as this type of content is typically far easier to read and more suited to conveying information more accurately to others.

The web-clipping functionality is particularly impressive too, as this enables you to select an entire web page and drop this into your workspace for future reference.