The top 5 apps to improve your working life and boost productivity.
Keep time: Focus booster
Ever ask yourself, “Where did the day go?” or spent way too long on something that should have taken “just a minute”? Time management app Focus Booster makes those lost hours a thing of the past. Based on the ever-effective Pomodoro technique, Focus Booster allows you to set a ‘focus’ time with breaks. Great for anyone in the freelance world - it auto-tracks your time so adding up your hours is a cinch come invoice time.
Easy email reminders: Boomerang
If your email is gmail-based, then this is a must-have. It allows you to set up a notification if you haven’t got a reply to an email in a specified period of time. You can also set yourself ‘boomerang’ messages to come back to the top of your inbox so that you don’t miss them in the daily grind. Best of all? You can schedule emails to send later. Great for the night owls and early risers.
The to-do list of the future: Trello
Sick of having a million to-do lists and trying to manage a team? Trello is the work management tool that works wherever you work; a visual way to manage your projects and organise work flow for yourself and your team.
It’s the simple solution to managing multiple projects and each of their needs. Also known as a God-send. Best of all? It’s free.
With the motto “be less busy”, this is one app one you can’t help but love. Slack brings all of your communication - yes, all of it - together in one place. You can drag, drop and share files, as well as work in team conversations in open channels so that everyone is on the same page. If you use Google Drive, Dropbox or Box, just paste in the link and that doc is instantly in synch and searchable. You can also search your entire archive by time. And the reason why we love it most? It streamlines all of your notifications - from everywhere!
Make meetings great: Worklife
This app helps your team run highly effective meetings - making it worth sitting in that boardroom. With easy to create one-click meeting templates, this app ensures you and your team are always prepared (… or at least, informed!). Best of all, everyone can be kept in the loop with real-time notes and action points, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.