Hottest Apps to Watch in 2020

The rising stars to keep an eye on as we commence the decade

Francesco D'Alessio
3 min readJan 2, 2020


Every year, here on Medium, we normally reel off a shortlist of the “top 25” tools or the “best 30 productivity tools” to keep an eye on for the year ahead.

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This year, I’ve drilled that down to a shortlist of 5 applications, all in the productivity sector, that I believe will be the ones to watch in 2020.

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1. Notion

First and foremost, Notion. You probably guessed this was the number one. Whilst Notion has captured the heart of millions over the last 2 years, it still hasn’t gone “mainstream” — 2020 is the year of Notion’s explosion.

Try Notion here, Learn Notion here.

2. Fibery

Now, with all great tools like Notion, come competitors. Competitors help each space grow, like with Evernote — we had OneNote, like with Gmail — we have Outlook and with Google Calendar — we have Fantastical 2.

Is Fibery Notion’s next big competitor!? Let’s keep an eye out!

Try Fibery here.

3. Woven

Calendar tools have been stagnant for years, ever since the days of Sunrise. But now, Woven has stepped in to take the crown. With scheduling tools and a pretty fluid UI, this is the new Sunrise Calendar of the 2020 era.



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