Mobile Market Research

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Top Productivity Apps - Taiwan

Examples of the top 10 free productivity apps in Taiwan include Fancy Cleaner, Mobizen Screen Recorder, Remote operation customer service, Samsung Notes, Taiwan Star, Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Taiwan Big Brother, Action Customer Service, Google Docs, and Easy Wallet NFC. Below are the details of our findings.

Top 10 free productivity apps (android platform)

Category: Phone cleaner and booster

  • Mobizen Screen Recorder — Record, Capture, Edit

  • Category: Screen recorder

  • Remote operation customer service

  • Category: Bill payments

  • Samsung Notes

  • Category: Notes creation

  • Taiwan Star


  • Microsoft Word-Write, Edit & Share Docs on the Go
  • Category: File Sharing
    Category: Spreadsheet creator

  • Taiwan Big Brother Action Customer Service

  • Category: Billing and payment

  • Google Docs

  • Category: Document creator

  • Easy Wallet NFC

  • Category: Bill payment

    top 10 paid productivity apps (android platform)

    Category: Voice Recorder
    Price : $0.21

  • Chaozhuyin (Paid Version)

  • Category: Chinese phonetic symbol learning
    Price: $5.04

  • Call Recorder License — ACR

  • Category: Call recorder
    Price: $1.28

  • DigiCal+ Calendar

  • Category: Calendar
    Price: $2.59

  • Screen Master Pro: Screenshot, Photo Markup

  • Price: $3.60

  • CamScanner (License)

  • Category: Document Scanning
    Price: $1.87

  • eDrawings
  • Category: CAD Viewer
    Price: $1.76

  • Electrical Calculations PRO Key

  • Category: Key Unlock
    Price: $2.59

  • Voice Notes (No Ads)

  • Category: Notes
    Price: $3.45

  • QR & Barcode Reader (Pro)

  • Category: QR & Barcode Reader
    Price:$0.70

    Mobile Operating System Market Share in Taiwan

    • 50.08%% of all mobile users in Taiwan use the Android platform.
    • 49.64% of all mobile users in Taiwan use the Apple operating mobile system platform.


    Research Strategy

    In order to address the research request concerning the top 10 free productivity apps and the top 10 paid productivity apps by usage in Taiwan, our initial search was to identify the mobile operator preference in the country such as Android (Google app) or Apple operating mobile system. This is to ensure better clarification on the top productivity apps (free and paid) in Taiwan based on the larger consumers' base preference. Also, we searched through the global mobile user statistics site which shared insights on the mobile operating system market share in Taiwan. Here, we found out that the mobile operating system market share in Taiwan is majorly concentrated by Android users (50.8%), compared to Apple operating mobile system (49.64%).

    Next, we focused our search to identify the top free and paid productivity apps in Taiwan for Android (Google app) category through accessing the app analytical website such as SimilarWeb. Here, we were able to identify the list of the top apps (paid and free) based on its usage and ranking in the country. The top analyzed apps by SimilarWeb page was based on the usage which ranks the apps according to its current installment and active users in Taiwan, and the leaders' board in the last 28 days. The same was listed in the top 10 category by the store rank of the country. However, using the above filtering approach, we were able to identify the top 10 free productivity apps and the top 10 paid productivity apps by usage in Taiwan along with the details on their categories and price for paid apps.
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    Top Productivity Apps - Japan

    The top 10 free productivity apps in Japan are Gmail - Email by Google, TimeTree: Shared Calendar, Microsoft Word, Yahoo! Mail, Shiftboard, Yahoo! Calendar, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Excel, and Google Calendar: Time Planner. The top 10 paid productivity apps in Japan are Forest - Stay focused, GoodNotes 5, iThoughts, CamScanner + | OCR Scanner, Captio - Email yourself with 1 tap, UC Calendar, Password Manager - Easy Pass2, Things 3, ‎GoodNotes 4, and ‎MyScript Calculator.

    OVERVIEW

    • iOS platform is used by 69.72% of mobile users in Japan.
    • Android platform is used by 30% of mobile users in Japan.

    TOP 10 FREE PRODUCTIVITY APPS IN JAPAN


    1. Gmail - Email by Google

    2. TimeTree: Shared Calendar

    3. Microsoft Word

    4. Yahoo! Mail

    5. Shiftboard
    • Category: Data Manager, Scheduler, Calendar

    6. Yahoo! Calendar

    7. Google Drive

    8. Dropbox
    • Category: Cloud Storage, Document Reader, File Sharing

    9. Microsoft Excel

    10. Google Calendar: Time Planner

    TOP 10 PAID PRODUCTIVITY APPS IN JAPAN


    1. Forest - Stay focused

    2. GoodNotes 5

    3. iThoughts

    4. CamScanner + | OCR Scanner

    5. Captio - Email yourself with 1 tap

    6. UC Calendar

    7.‎ Password Manager - Easy Pass2

    8.‎ Things 3

    9. ‎GoodNotes 4

    10.‎ ‎MyScript Calculator

    Research Strategy:

    To provide the top 10 free productivity apps and the top 10 paid productivity apps by usage in Japan, we began our search by identifying the most preferred mobile operating system in Japan by looking for their market share. From our findings, we found out that the most preferred mobile operating system in Japan is iOS which has 69.72% market share. This is followed by Android which has 30% market share. This data helped us curate the list of apps that can be considered top 10.

    From these findings, we then focused our search on identifying the top free and top paid productivity apps in Japan for iOS (Apple app) category. These were achieved by accessing app analytical websites such as SimilarWeb. Here, we were able to identify the list of the top apps (paid and free) based on its usage and ranking in the country. SimilarWeb ranks the apps according to its current installment and active users in Japan and the leaderboard in the last 28 days. Using the data provided, we were able to identify and rank the list of the top apps (paid and free) based on its usage and ranking in the country. We also visited the app's page on the Apple store to determine the price of the top 10 paid productivity apps in Japan.

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    Top Productivity Apps - Indonesia

    The top free productivity apps by usage in Indonesia are Google Drive, WPS Office, ES File Explorer, ColorNote, Samsung Notes, Google Calendar, Samsung Email, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and ASUS Quick Memo. The top paid productivity apps by usage in Indonesia are ES File Explorer/Manager PRO, Root Explorer, Assistant Pro for Android, iSilo, Notific Pro, Texpand Plus, Inventory & Barcode scanner & WIFI scanner, aCalendar+ Calendar & Tasks, Clipper Plus, and Business Calendar Pro.

    TOP 10 FREE productivity apps

    - Category: File Sharing, File Storage
    • WPS Office — Word, Docs, PDF, Note, Slide & Sheet
    - Category: File Management
    - Category: File Management
    - Category: Notes Application
    - Category: Notes Application
    - Category: Calendar
    - Category: Email Application
    - Category: Word Processing
    - Category: File Viewer, Word Software, Presentation Software
    - Category: Notes

    TOP 10 PAID productivity apps

    - Category: File Management
    - Price $2.99
    - Category: File Management
    - Price: $3.99
    - Category: File Management
    - Price: $0.99
    - Category: File Management
    - Price: $9.99
    - Category: Phone Security, Privacy Protection
    - Price: $0.99
    • Texpand Plus — Text Expander from Isaias Matewos.
    - Category: Notes Application
    - Price: $3.49
    • Inventory & Barcode scanner & WIFI scanner
    - Category: Warehouse and Business Management
    - Price: $1.99
    - Category: Calendar, Reminder Apps
    - Price: $5.99
    • Clipper Plus: Clipboard Manager
    - Category: Notes Application
    - Price: $1.99
    - Category: Calendar, Reminder Apps
    - Price: $6.99

    Research Strategy

    In order to determine the top 10 free and paid apps in Indonesia, we first identified the most popular mobile OS in the country (Android or iOS). We found that 93.32% of consumers use Android as against 5.52% who use Apple. Given that over 9 in 10 people in Indonesia use Android, and that most apps have a version for both Android and iOS, the top productivity apps (free and paid) in Indonesia are likely to be the same as the top productivity apps on Google Playstore. Next, we used Similarweb, a digital market intelligence platform, to find the most popular free and paid productivity apps in Indonesia. The SimilarWeb platform also classifies calculators, anti-viruses, LED flashlights, etc. as productivity apps. However, we learned that productivity apps typically include apps that have one or more of the following functions: email, calendar, to-do lists, reminder apps, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and file managament apps. Therefore, we determined the top productivity apps (from SimilarWeb's list) based on whether they had these capabilities and determined their categories accordingly.


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    Top Productivity Apps - India

    The top 10 free productivity apps in India are Google Drive, Steroid Launcher, MyJio, Super-Bright LED Flashlight, ES File Explorer File Manager, ASUS Calling Screen, Antivirus Free 2019, AppLock, Microsoft Outlook, and Airtel Thanks. And, the top 11 paid productivity apps in India are Clipper Plus, ES File Explorer/Manager PRO, ezPDF Reader, RealCalc Plus, Ultimate Brain Booster — Binaural Beats, Mobile Antivirus App — Pro, All-in-one Calculator Pro, aWallet Cloud Password Manager, Calculator Plus, App Backup & Restore Pro, and/or DigiCal+ Calendar (added due to discrepancy with ES File Explorer/Manager PRO which currently seems to be in transition).

    Also, about 91.27% of mobile users in India use the Android platform and only 2.75% of mobile users use the iOS platform.

    Top 10 FREE productivity apps in India

    1. Google Drive

    • Cloud Storage, File Management, File Storage

    2. Steroid Launcher

    • Multi-utility launcher

    3. MyJio — Recharge, Vouchers, Jio Cricket Play Along

    • Financial Management

    4. Super-Bright LED Flashlight

    • Flashlight

    5. ES File Explorer File Manager- (now File Manager — File Explorer App)

    • File management and media player

    6. ASUS Calling Screen

    • Call Management, Call Recorder

    7. Antivirus Free 2019 — Scan & Remove Virus, Cleaner

    • Virus Protection Software

    8. AppLock — Lock Apps, PIN & Pattern Lock

    • Privacy Protection, Phone Security

    9. Microsoft Outlook

    • Email, Calendar, and File Management

    10. Airtel Thanks — Recharge, Bill Pay, Bank, Play, TV

    • Financial Management

    Top 11 PAID productivity apps in India

    1. Clipper Plus: Clipboard Manager

    • Clipboard Manager- $1.99

    2. ES File Explorer/Manager PRO (now File Manager — File Explorer App)

    • File manager — was $2.99 but now seems to be free

    3. ezPDF Reader — PDF Annotate Form

    • PDF viewer and editor — $3.99

    4. RealCalc Plus

    • Scientific Calculator — $3.49

    5. Ultimate Brain Booster — Binaural Beats

    • Sine wave beats for your brain — $2.99

    6. Mobile Antivirus App — Pro

    • Antivirus — $1.99

    7. All-in-one Calculator Pro

    • Calculator (Varieties) — $4.99

    8. aWallet Cloud Password Manager

    • Wallet, Password Manager — $4.49

    9. Calculator Plus

    • Advanced calculator with special features — $1.99

    10. App Backup & Restore Pro

    • Backup App — $19.99

    11. DigiCal+ Calendar

    • Calendar Management — $4.99

    your Research team applied the following Strategy:

    We found two lists of top free and paid productivity apps on SimilarWeb. However, in order to determine the 'top 10' apps, we checked the market share of Android and iOS in India. It was apparent that, comparatively, Android is more prevalent in India than iOS. This helped us to curate a list of apps that can be considered top 10.

    Also, while making the paid app determination, we found ES File Explorer/Manager PRO (now File Manager — File Explorer App) recently to have undergone a change. The new app, while listed as free, with in-app purchases available, had so recently been changed, some of its users were only recently (this week) becoming aware to the point of commenting on the variation of pricing from the previous version to the new version. For this reason, it was included in the paid app list and additionally, an eleventh app was added to the list.
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    Top Productivity Apps - UAE

    The top 10 free apps which have been averaged between Google Play and Apple Store are 1) My Etisalat UAE, 2) Antivirus Free 2019 Scan & Remove Virus, Cleaner, 3) AppLock - Lock Apps, PIN & Pattern Lock, 4) UAE VPN PRO, 5) Super Phone Cleaner: Virus Cleaner, Phone Cleaner, 6) Samsung Notes, 7) InvinciBull VPN - Safe. Private. Invincible., 8) Ridmik Keyboard, 9) X-VPN Unlimited VPN Proxy, and 10) HotspotShield VPN & WiFi Proxy. Meanwhile, the top 10 paid apps which have been averaged between Google Play and Apple Store include 1) HotSchedules - $2.99, 2) Call Recorder License ACR - $3.99, 3) Easy Voice Recorder Pro - $3.99, 4) Unicorn Blocker:Adblocker Fast & Private - $1.99, 5) CamScanner (License) -$1.99, 6) Mobile Antivirus App Pro - $1.99, 7) QR & Barcode Reader (Pro) - $3.49, 8) DAVx⁵ (DAVdroid) - $4.69, 9) Forest Stay focused - $1.99, and 10) Notability - $9.99.

    KEY FINDINGS

    Top 10 free productivity apps for Android in the UAE:


    Top 10 paid productivity apps for Android in the UAE:


    Top 10 free productivity apps for Apple in the UAE:


    Top 10 paid productivity apps for Apple in the UAE:


    Research Strategy:

    Our research began by examining SimilarWeb for appropriate information. However, it required a paid subscription to search any of the top paid apps. Afterward, we expanded our search to ensure that we could satisfy the request. After scouring multiple sources, such as Google Play and some reliable websites, we discovered that we would have to sign up to at least one website to be able to retrieve the necessary data. Therefore, we signed up to AppAnnie (free registration). Between SimilarWeb and AppAnnie, we located some of the requested information.

    During our search, we were unable to find the download volume of every application in each store due to the data not being available for the UAE without having a paid subscription to a website or service. So, as a rough calculation and triangulation, we researched the statistics of Android vs. Apple users in the UAE, which indicated 78.58% for Android users and 20.84% for Apple users. Since this figure does not equal 100%, we added the two percentages together to produce a new total of 99.42%. We then divided 78.58 by 99.42, which gave a different Android percentage of 79.03%, then 20.84 by 99.42 to create the new Apple percentage of 20.96%.

    From our calculations, we combined the top 79.03% of Android apps (8/10), and the top 20.96% of Apple apps (2/10) to formulate a comprehensive top ten free app list and top ten paid app list. Regardless, we included a total of four top ten lists in our brief. There was very little additional data to use outside of the 5-star ranking system, which was not accounted for due to it being based on limited reviews instead of the volume of downloads and utilization.
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    Top Productivity Apps - Brazil

    Some top free productivity apps by usage in Brazil are ASUS Calling Screen, Microsoft Outlook, Google Drive, Super Phone Cleaner, and Google Calendar. Some top paid productivity apps by usage in Brazil are Brazil Calendar 2019, CiSilo, Type Machine, Calculator Plus, and Natural Notes +. It was found that over 85.57% of all Brazilian mobile users utilize the Android platform while 13.57% of them make use of the iOS platform.


    Productivity apps — categories

    • According to an article published by PC Magazine, productivity apps are designed to make one’s personal and work tasks more efficient and easier to complete. Productivity apps for individuals assist in numerous ways such as time-tracking programs, blocking sites, preventing distractions, making lists, and managing tasks. Productivity apps for businesses are designed primarily for the workplace to handle various tasks such as project management, accounting, editing, and time management.
    • The best productivity apps fall under the categories of collaboration, creation, management, mobile, organization, security and storage, social media, troubleshooting, voice and accessibility, and workflows.


    Mobile Operating System Market Share — Brazil

    • As of May 2019, 85.57% of all mobile users in Brazil utilize the Android platform, 13.57% of all users make use of the iOS platform, and 0.5% use Windows.

    TOP 10 FREE PRODUCTIVITY APPS (ANDROID PLATFORM)







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    • The top 10 free productivity apps presented above are ranked based on usage. In terms of usage, ES File Explorer File Manager would be ranked second in the list of the top productivity apps in Brazil, however, it was found that Google recently removed this app from the Play Store due to the DO Global scandal. Therefore, this app was not included in the list.

    TOP 10 PAID PRODUCTIVITY APPS (ANDROID PLATFORM)











    • The top 10 paid productivity apps in Brazil presented above have been ranked according to their usage. In terms of usage, ES File Explorer/Manager PRO would take the first place on the list, however, it was found that this app has been removed by Google from the Play Store due to the DO Global scandal. Therefore, this app was not included in the list.

    Research Strategy:

    In order to identify the top 10 free and paid productivity apps by usage in Brazil, your research team first explored the users' mobile operator preferences (Android or Apple iOS) to gain better clarity in determining the top productivity apps. Statcounter Global Stats, market analysis website, provided insights on the market share of mobile operators in Brazil. It was found that the market is primarily concentrated by Android users with 85.57% market share. Therefore, the top 10 free and paid productivity apps identified operate on the Android platform. Additionally, to ensure that each top app identified are "productivity apps", your team searched through multiple industry-based and media websites such as PC Magazine and TechRadar to understand what productivity apps do and what types of categories they fall under. Through this search, it was determined that the best productivity apps are categorized into collaboration, creation, management, mobile, organization, security and storage, social media, troubleshooting, voice and accessibility, and workflow.

    Next, your research team accessed the app analytical website — SimilarWeb — and obtained the lists of the top 10 free and paid productivity apps ranked according to their usage in Brazil. According to SimilarWeb, the term "Usage" is analyzed based on the number of current installs and active users in the country, recorded on the leader board over the last 28 days. The ES File Explorer File Manager and ES File Explorer/Manager PRO productivity apps ranked #2 and #1 in the top 10 free and paid lists, respectively. However, on further research, it was noticed that these apps were removed from the Play Store due to the DO Global scandal. Also, productivity apps, Super-Bright LED Flashlight and Memory Booster were ranked #9 and #11 in the top 10 free and paid lists, respectively. Both these apps are not considered to be productivity apps but fall under the category of 'utility'. Thus, ES File Explorer File Manager, ES File Explorer/Manager PRO, Super-Bright LED Flashlight, and Memory Booster apps have not been included in the presented lists.


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    Top Productivity Apps - Mexico

    The top free productivity apps in Mexico include MEGA, Samsung Notes, iTranslate, Pop Launcher, Microsoft Word, Mobizen Screen Recorder, Microsoft Outlook, Telmex, Free WiFi Passwords, Hotspots map by Instabridge, and Google Docs. On the other hand, CamScanner (License), Easy Voice Recorder (Pro), Call Recorder License (ACR), QR and Barcode Reader (Pro), Calendario de DigiCal+, Root Explorer, Type Machine, eDrawings, PDF Reader (Pro), and Promodoro Timer Pro are the top paid productivity apps in Mexico.

    Top 10 Free Productivity Apps

    SAMSUNG NOTES

    • This is an app for creating notes with texts, footnoted photos, audio recordings, and music.
    • Sharing of personal notes to SNS is made easier through Samsung Notes.
    • Different brush types and color mixers are additional features of the app.

    MICROSOFT WORD

    • This mobile application is for creating, sharing, and editing documents.
    • Through the app, users can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages as well as read PDF files.
    • This app caters to a wide range of users including students, journalists, and project managers.

    MEGA

    • MEGA is a cloud storage application.
    • MEGA increases user’s efficiency and time management by providing cloud storage service and encrypted point-to-point chat through standard web browsers, along with dedicated applications for mobile devices.
    • Unlike other cloud storage providers, the user’s data are encrypted and decrypted on client devices only.
    • It enables the user to upload files from smartphone or tablet and then search, store, download, view, share, rename, or delete files at any time, from any device.
    • The user can also share folders with contacts and monitor changes in real time. The encryption process means that external bodies cannot access or reset the user’s password as well.

    TELMEX

    • This app falls under the online mobile manager category.
    • Telmex is dedicated for managing the user’s online services.
    • With Telmex Credit, the user can be able to make online purchases, access discounts, track purchases, and perform a lot of time saving actions, hence enhancing time management as well as efficiency.

    iTRANSLATE

    • This falls under the translator category.
    • It is one of the best-known translation applications since its service is available in more than 100 languages.
    • iTranslate can easily translate text or engage in voice conversations in more than 90 languages.
    • Furthermore, the new offline mode allows the user to use iTranslate abroad without paying very high roaming costs.
    • It carries out its functions rapidly thus, enhances time efficiency of the user.

    POP LAUNCHER

    • Pop Launcher can smartly sort and arrange apps in folders hence, falls under launcher and organizer category.
    • It provides value to the user since it enables proper arrangement of applications and thus saves the user a lot of time.

    MOBIZEN SCREEN RECORDER

    • This falls under the recorder category.
    • This is an easy-to-use screen recorder that allows one to create an amazing video.
    • Mobizen is convenient for recording, capturing, and saving prerecorded videos.
    • It increases efficiency since work can be done smoothly and without taking much time.

    MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

    • Microsoft Outlook falls under the calendar and email categories.
    • Meet Outlook helps millions of users connect all their email accounts, calendars, and files in one convenient app.

    FREE WIFI PASSWORDS AND HOTSPOTS MAP BY INSTABRIDGE

    • This falls under the hotspot and WiFi category.
    • It provides a map of available free WiFi spots across Mexico City, and the time and duration it is available.
    • This application saves the user the stress and time wasted on going around searching for WiFi.

    GOOGLE DOCS

    • This falls under notes and documents categories.
    • With Google Docs app, the user can create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from their mobile phone or tablet.

    Top 10 Paid Productivity Apps

    EASY VOICE RECORDER (PRO)

    • This falls under the recorder category.
    • Easy Voice Recorder Pro is an everyday companion that is used to record important moments.
    • It also aids in capturing meetings, personal notes, classes, songs, and many more, without time limit or ads.
    • The app is also highly beneficial for students as it helps them to record classes and lecture notes.
    • It is priced at $3.99 on PlayStore.

    CALL RECORDER LICENSE (ACR)

    • This application falls under the call recorder category.
    • This license key removes adverts from ACR Call Recorder and gives access to premium features, such as the ability to record by a single touch and play all recorded calls.
    • This application is particularly for people who make a lot of business calls, so that they can record and save calls from important clients.
    • It is available for $3.99 on Play Store.

    QR AND BARCODE READER (PRO)

    • This application falls under the scanner category.
    • QR & Barcode Reader is a modern QR code and barcode scanner with all the features that any user might need.
    • It enables the user to scan any QR code or barcode in order to get additional information, including results from popular online sites.
    • Price is $3.49 on Play Store.

    TYPE MACHINE

    • This falls under the notes category.
    • With Type Machine App, the user saves everything they type in every app and can open it at any time to find old entries.
    • It is priced at $26.99.

    EDRAWINGS

    PROMODORO TIMER PRO

    • This app falls under the timer category.
    • Pomodoro Timer is a great tool that can help the user boost productivity and quality of work.
    • Some features include adding multiple tasks and estimating finish time of tasks.
    • The app costs $29.99.

    PDF READER (PRO)

    • This app falls under the document category.
    • It integrates the PDF edit and read functions on the mobile screen.
    • This application possesses a simple interface and makes it easy to read PDF or manage file on mobile phone.
    • It is a PDF processor and tool that allows opening, navigating, previewing, writing, annotating, and drawing over any PDF file.
    • It is priced at $17.

    ROOT EXPLORER

    • This application is a management application that provides file manager functions.
    • Root Explorer is the best file manager for root users as it gives the user access to the entire android file system (which includes the elusive information folder).
    • It is priced at $57.85.

    CALENDARIO DE DIGICAL+

    • This falls under the calendar category.
    • It is one of the best month widgets for Google Calendar and is highly suitable for people with very busy schedules.
    • Calendario De DigiCal+ provides one of the most flexible and customizable calendars.
    • The app costs $75.

    CAMSCANNER (LICENSE)

    • CamScanner License enables rapid document scanning hence falls under the category scanning.
    • Using the camera of a mobile phone, it can scan and digitize all types of documents: receipts, notes, invoices, business cards, and certificates.
    • Through the app’s Optimize Scan Quality, there is an intelligent trimming and self-enhancement that ensures texts and graphics in the documents are clearer and sharper with high quality colors and resolution.
    • It is currently priced at $1.99. Original price is $4.99.

    Research Strategy:

    In conducting the search for the top 10 free productivity apps and the top 10 paid productivity apps by usage in Mexico, we used information from leading publications, expert blogs and reviewers, and industry databases to create a list of the top free and paid mobile applications. We started by searching for common productivity applications in Mexico, in which we found a good deal of information. We then focused our search on the top productivity apps by usage in Mexico, which provided the exact information that we need. The mobile apps chosen are the top and most common free and paid apps put together by experts and reviewers in the industry. These applications appear in almost all the sources that we have consulted.
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    Top Productivity Apps - Germany

    • The top 10 free productivity apps in Germany are Samsung Email, Microsoft Outlook, Alarm Clock Xtreme, Google Drive, Samsung Notes, Cleaner, Google Calendar, ES File Explorer File Manager, Gmail, Dropbox, and WEB.DE Mail.
    • Top 10 paid productivity apps in Germany are aCalendar, ES File Explorer, Shift Wage Planer, CalenGoo, Business Calendar Pro, IP Cam Viewer, TAPUCATE, Forest, GoodNotes 5, and miCal.
    • The approximate ratio of users of Android vs. Apple app store is 70:30 in Germany.

    Top 10 free productivity apps in Germany are:

    Android

    iOS

    • Gmail — email by Google (Category — Email)
    • Dropbox (Category — Cloud Storage)
    • WEB.DE Mail & Cloud (Category — Email)

    Top 10 paid Productivity apps in Germany are:

    android

    iOS

    • Forest — Stay focused (Category — Meditation/Self Improvement) -- $1.99
    • GoodNotes 5 (Category — Notes) -- HK$58.0
    • miCal — The iPhone Calendar (Category — Calendar) -- $1.99

    Research Strategy:

    • Since there are two major operating systems in the smartphone market, Android and iOS both have a diverse number of fan following depending on the region of choice. So to construct a meaningful list with proper representation of each OS; we studied the most recent stats available on the Statcounter website. It is found that the percentage ratio of Android vs. iOS users in Germany is approximately 70:30.
    • To confirm our findings, we used the web analytic stats provided by Similar Web for the top 10 productivity apps in Germany. We filtered through the top 10 apps list in free and paid category for both OS (Android OS and iOS) separately.
    • Next, to ascertain the apps for inclusion in the top 10s list, we applied the ratio of 70:30 as the inclusion criteria for top 10 Android and iOS apps in the free and paid category. Hence, using the method of relative representation, we selected the top 7 apps from Android OS and top 3 apps from iOS to make the top 10 list. Further, this procedure was applied to free and paid apps independently.
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    Top Productivity Apps - France

    The top 10 paid Android productivity apps in France are DAVx⁵, Call Recorder License, ownCloud, Easy Voice Recorder Pro, Plague Inc, Electrical Calculations PRO, aCalendar+, Printoid for OctoPrint, DigiCal+ Calendar, and QR and Barcode Reader Pro. Below is an overview of the findings.

    MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET SHARE

    • In France, 70.43% of all mobile users use the Android platform.
    • In France, 28.66% of all mobile users use the Apple iOS mobile operating system.
    • In France, 0.47% of all mobile users use the Samsung platform.

    TOP 10 PAID PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR ANDROID IN FRANCE


    TOP 10 FREE PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR ANDROID IN FRANCE


    TOP 10 FREE PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR APPLE IN FRANCE


    TOP 10 PAID PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR APPLE IN FRANCE


    Research Strategy

    To find the information requested, we first searched for data on the mobile operator preference in France to ensure the top productivity apps (free and paid) were based on the consumers' base preference. From the search, we found out that the most preferred mobile operating system in France is Android followed by iOS with a significantly lower market share. This information guided us in curating the list of apps that can be considered the top 10.
    Next, we focused on identifying the top free and paid productivity apps for Android and iOS (Apple app) using analytics websites such as SimilarWeb and AppAnnie. SimilarWeb required a paid subscription in order to access detailed information on the price for the paid apps. However, AppAnnie provided similar information on price, ranking, current installment, and active users of the free and paid Android and iOS productivity apps. Based on the information collected we were able to identify and rank the top productivity apps (paid and free) in France.

    Sources
    Sources

    From Part 01
    From Part 03
    Quotes
    • "A mobile productivity app is a software program that allows smartphone, tablet and wearable device users to perform essential day-to-day tasks."
    • "The purpose of these productivity apps is to make mobile device users more efficient wherever they are by allowing them to access functions such as note-taking, email, calendaring, to-do list and reminder apps, plus word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software."
    From Part 04
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    • "Forget all your troubles of managing files and manage your files efficiently, freely and easily with ES Application's new application, The File Manager- File Explorer App."
    From Part 06
    From Part 07
    Quotes
    • "But what happens when you’re stuck offline? We all know connectivity issues strike when you least expect them, and it’s easy to rack up hours of lost productivity. Which offline productivity apps will help you stay productive even when you’re cut off from the web? Keep reading to find out more. "