Unfortunately, the summer is coming to an end and most of us have already returned to our jobs. We are now rested and ready for new work victories. However, it is not always easy to return to work and organize it properly. So why not seek help? It is a well-known fact that technology has a significant impact on our lives and can help us in everything, so why not help us now? Let’s see if there are productivity apps that will allow us to work smarter and organize our workday better.
To make it easier for you to choose your top productivity app, we’ve grouped them so that the first group of productivity apps helps you directly with your daily tasks, and the second group can help you make your team work more effective. Here’s what it’s all about:
Your personal productivity apps
- Wunderlist (Android, iOS, Windows)
Wunderlist is an application that can help you increase efficiency in and out of the office. As the name of this productivity app says, it is designed to create lists very easily. All you need to do is make a list for each task or aspect of life, which you can group later. You can create as many lists as you want, which will be saved in the cloud, which means that you will be able to access them at any time and anywhere. On the other hand, the application of this application is great for performing business tasks. You can share the created lists with your colleagues, as well as indicate the date by which a certain task should be done. This app is free.
- Evernote (Android, iOS, Windows, Linux)
This app is Wunderlist on Steroids. She is very popular, so it is possible that you have already heard of her. With Evernote, you can create to-do lists, record your appointments, and make audio recordings, take photos to add to this one, take notes, and more. One of the most interesting possibilities is recording the voice and making theses (tasks) at the same time. It is available on all devices, and you can access it anytime and anywhere. The app also has its free version, but that package is very small, so if your choice of the best productivity app fell on Evernote you will have to set aside 30 to 60 euros a year for that pleasure.
- Keeper (Android, iOS, Windows)
This is the kind of productivity app that helps you save time, most often in the business aspect of life, but also in the private one. How many times have you forgotten the code, which you need at that very moment? Keeper solves this problem for you, reducing the possibility of accidentally locking the account, which you have to reset later. The application works on the principle of synchronizing your devices, keeping all accounts under one master password. This way, not only will you always be able to access each device, but you will be protected from possible hacking of your accounts in different places. The application also has a free version, but if you want to use it on multiple devices or share it with multiple users, you will have to pay.
- Shoeboxed (Android, iOS, Windows)
Shoeboxed is not a free application, but it is worth every cent because it helps you manage your expenses. Due to its nature, you can also use it to track the costs of your company (especially if you have an external accountant). The application works by allowing you to scan each account, which is later automatically organized and placed in folders. When it comes time to calculate costs, all you need to do is send your accountant already organized invoices. Also, if you are not able to deal with many business cards, simply scan that card and it will be added to your contact list.
Productivity apps like this can really make life easier!
Team productivity applications
Here is a list of applications that can help you communicate better with your team members and make it easier for yourself and others:
- Slack (Android, iOS, Windows)
Slack is an application intended for communication between team members. Although you haven’t used this type of productivity app before, you’ll find that Slack is very simple. It allows you to have your own team chat room where you can correspond with all team members or only with individuals. You can also have thematic conversations in which only some colleagues will be involved. An added benefit is that Slack is free and can be accessed from any device.
- Highrise (Android, iOS, Windows)
This is another application with a free version (for anything more serious you need to pay) that can help you organize your personal and business contacts . In addition to the organization itself, the great value of this productivity app is that it allows you to keep notes of your contacts and group them the way you want.
- Asana (Android, iOS, Windows)
If your work is organized by projects, here is a productivity application that will be your favorite assistant. Asana will help you clearly define the projects you are working on, effectively delegate tasks within the team, define priorities, and stay in touch with everyone. Asana is a great substitute for communicating via email, thus reducing unnecessary time spent in correspondence. Instead, Asana offers the ability to set tasks, any attachments, with notifications every time there is a change in the main task.
- IFTTT (Android, iOS, Windows)
Finally, a classic and one of the best from the group of “productivity applications”. IFTTT (If this then that) is one of the most famous and interesting, free applications for increasing productivity. This application creates “recipes” through which it tells other applications what to do and at what time. For example, one of the recipes may be to place bank statements that are emailed to a specific folder on your computer or some Cloud system. Or it could be sending an SMS every time you are late for a meeting. There are many recipes and they allow you to automate almost every action you perform every day and it takes you some time. What is guaranteed is that once you master this application, you will not be able to do without it.
I hope that getting back to work will be a little easier for you now. Use productivity apps because they really know how to be the little driver we need to do everything on time and properly.