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6 Best Productivity Apps for Apple Watch to Download in 2024

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In this post, I share the best productivity apps that I use on my Apple Watch Series 8 every day.

These have helped me to get more work done, live a healthy lifestyle, manage my finances, and communicate effectively.

I’m hoping you can get the same benefits from using these.

Key Takeaways

  • CheatSheet, Multi-timer, IFTT, Swipes, Focus, Pennies, Outlook, Fantastical, and City Mapper can help you stay focused on the things that matter.
  • These productivity apps will can elevate your standard of living if you take advantage of what they bring to the table.
  • Many of these apps are free to download and use and the paid versions cost only $1 to $5 dollars.

6 Incredible Apple Watch Apps to Level Up Your Productivity

Whether you want to manage your finances, keep track of your expenses, communicate effectively, or simply get more work done, get one or more of the following apps on your Apple Watch:

1. Cheatsheet

cheatsheet

I use Cheatsheet to takes notes. And I’ve found it to be such a super useful tool that reminds me of the small details that are otherwise easy to forget.

This app has at least 200 colorful icons you can use to categorize your notes. You can tweak your cheats by changing colors so that they look more personalized. And if you want to find or add content to the app faster, use the built-in Siri shortcuts.

You can even edit and delete a cheat directly from your Apple Watch.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download Cheatsheet

2. MultiTimer: Multiple Timers

multitimer

MultiTimer is a simple, easy-to-use productivity tool you can use to manage time for just about any activity and get more tasks done every 24 hours.

Whether you want to help kids with homework, bake a cake in an oven, develop good study habits, sleep better every night, complete work based on priority, or anything in between, MultiTimer can get you through the day.

This app allows you to set multiple timers on the go using countdowns, count ups, and intervals features. And the multiple layouts allow you to organize each timer as you see fit.

I find the personalization option quite useful. You can use the alert styles, colors, icons, and labels to make all your timers stand out. You can even tweak the sounds so you get notifications with personalized touches.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download MultiTimer

3. IFTTT – Automate Work and Home

IFTTT

IFTT, or If This Then That, is one of the productivity apps you can use to automate tasks between different apps, devices, and services.

Use it to coordinate activities between applications and devices such as Google Calendar, Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Evernote, Google Drive, and Twitter.

You can equally choose from hundreds of pre-programmed applets or develop your own IFTTT applets and features that cater to your specific needs.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download IFTTT

4. Focus – Productivity Timer

focus

You’ve heard a million times that time is money and every minute you lose doing nothing is a moment you can never get back.

This is where Focus can be useful. With it, you can manage time like a pro and make every minute of your life count. 

Focus enables you to pay attention to activities or tasks that matter and to complete them on time with few to zero errors. The app even gives you the option to include breaks between sessions where you can relax before resuming an activity.

What I love about Focus is it won’t let you skip to the next task without finishing the current one. Therefore, if you stick to this plan for longer, you’ll become a highly disciplined person able to complete one task after another on time.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download Focus

5. Pennies – Budget and Expenses

Pennies – Budget and Expenses

Whether you struggle to save despite making money or you want to discipline yourself to account for every dollar you spend, Pennies can help you make the right money moves.

Once you get Pennies, you can use it to set one-time or recurring budgets, monitor where your money goes, and set spending targets based on a custom timeframe that suits your needs.

You’ll love this productivity app because it allows you to track multiple budgets on the go. There’s even an option to add expenses to previous dates, after which the app does a recalculation to give you a clear picture of your spending.

By tracking how much you spend and on what, Pennies can help you stop spending money on what you don’t need and save more for the things that truly matter.

Price: $4.99

Download Pennies

6. Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

Although I primarily use Gmail to send and receive emails, I can only mirror notifications to my Apple Watch Series 8 because Google hasn’t developed a native app for watchOS 10.

Still, Microsoft Outlook is a feature packed alternative to consider.

With this app, you can connect with people on email platforms such as Yahoo, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Hotmail, and Office 360. It’s compatible with third-party platforms such as Dropbox and OneDrive, which allow you to view files on your wrist.

The smart inbox feature in Outlook lets you sort messages in order of priority, the search function lets you find what you’re looking for in seconds, and managing your messages is easy even on the small smartwatch screen.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download Microsoft Outlook

7. Fantastical Calendar

Fantastical Calendar

Fantastical Calendar is one of Apple Watch productivity apps that help you stay on top of your daily schedule.

With Fantastical, you can:

  • Use the natural language feature to create and schedule events.
  • Zoom the calendar to see your daily, weekly, monthly, or annual schedules.
  • Tap the DayTicker to see upcoming activities and events. 
  • Add unique colors and themes to tasks for easy identity and differentiation.
  • Schedule meetings, arrange calls, work with teams, and get suggestions on the best times to hold meetings.

Fantastical does beat the completion on simplicity and ease of use. However, it doesn’t offer enough free features found in alternative calendar apps.

Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases

Download Fantastical Calendar

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Michael Jonathan

Michael Jonathan is the brainchild of Apelo Studio. He loves talking about wearable devices, and he is passionate about helping you push your wearable device to its limits. His creativity and ability to tear electric components apart and put them back together makes him an incredible troubleshooter and blogger.