There are a lot of apps out there, and finding the right ones that can help you get productive is a little tricky.
So this is an attempt at finding paid iOS apps of good value for productivity enthusiasts.
Before we get started, I want to let you know that we are not associated with any of these apps, nor do we have any partnerships at the time of this writing.
That said, let's jump in.
#1: White Noise
Priced at $0.99, the app is one of the oldest ads-free apps in the AppStore.
And as far as white noise is concerned, there are a lot of aspects that it can help you with.
Ranging from increasing focus while working to helping you sleep better, this app is of excellent value at $0.99.
This app also made my life easier while dealing with headaches and migraines.
Here is the Appstore link: White Noise iOS
#2: Pocket App
If you consume content on the internet regularly, then Pocket is an excellent addition to your phone.
Pocket goes beyond helping you save and read the content you come across on the internet.
With their PRO plan, you can keep a permanent library of content you save, listen to blog posts, search for anything on your list, and organize them with tags, just to name a few.
I use Pocket to save content that I might want to listen to on my commutes; this helps me save time and keep my commute interesting.
And if I come across interesting things from the content during the commute, I use the Voice Memo App on iOS to record them.
Pocket Premium is priced at $4.99 per month.
Here is the Appstore link: Pocket iOS
If you get a lot of unnecessary Robocalls, then this app might be exactly what you are looking for.
The biggest positive about the app is its up-to-date database of spammers, which stands at 1.5 million numbers.
It is even more interesting that Robokiller audio-fingerprints scammers, so if they change their numbers, Robokiller can detect audio patterns and protect you from spam.
If you don't want to be disturbed by Robocalls while working on an important task, then Robokiller's $3.99 membership plan is a worthwhile investment.
Here is the Appstore link: Robokiller iOS
Streaks is a to-do list app that helps you form good habits by gamifying the famous "don't break the chain" productivity method.
Having recently won the Apple Design Awards, the Streaks app works seamlessly on all Apple devices, including the Apple Watch.
My favorite part of the Streaks app is its stats board that helps track your progress to keep you motivated.
The app is currently priced at $4.99, which is a steal for the amount of value it provides.
Here is the Appstore link: Streaks iOS
#5: Waking Up by Sam Harris
Sam Harris should sound familiar if you listen to podcasts or are active in the neuroscience community on YouTube or Reddit.
Sam's Waking Up app is perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike.
I started my meditation journey with Headspace but wasn't happy with their progress structure even though I loved the experience of meditation.
On the other hand, the Waking Up app was better suited to ease a beginner like me into more advanced meditation practices like Zen, Dzogchen, Advaita, etc.
Also, as a bonus, if you are looking to explore ideas around thinking, happiness, mindfulness, etc., the app has a section for that too.
The app costs $99.99 per year and $499.99 if you want to take a lifetime subscription.
If you feel that you can't afford the price of the subscription, then you can get in touch with the Waking Up team for a scholarship.
Here is the Appstore link: Waking Up iOS
So those are the five apps that we think are worth the money you pay for them and will make you more productive.
Some honorable mentions that we couldn't add to the original list include Headspace, Forest App, and Librivox.
Thanks for reading.