A productive 2019? Why not. Definitely. It’s exactly what we need.
Leading and building a company takes a whole lot of work. In every challenge, as deliverables and campaigns start to pile up, as the team start to expand, efficiency is on top of mind.
Thanks to the digital world, there are numerous productivity apps and tools to hack the busyness of the world and crush every project. Aside from waking up earlier than early to smash the to-do list.
Here are FREE tools to put in your A-Game.
As someone who starts the day by writing and listing down my to-do list on my Belle de jour power planner, I also have this nifty, clean and versatile Todoist productivity app which makes me focus on my to-do lists and prompts my email. What I love about this platform, you can create projects and sub-projects to have a full to-do overview. It’s so efficient, you get to mark it according to urgency, automatically set recurrent things to do and have it filtered.
You’ll also be amazed on the readily available templates which you can plug and play: social media calendar, meeting agendas, blog post dump etc.
Ever since I have discovered this app from the get-go, I start and end the day with a good meditation to calm my head and give myself the permission to sleep well through the power of calm tunes and relaxing notes from the programs Headspace have installed.
Research has been done on the benefits of meditation, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to you if you have been reading about this powerful practice.
Feel organized without the effort? That’s evernote’s promise and they do not disappoint. As evernote have evolved from a note taking app, you may download and add the scannable feature if you’re the type who wants to keep a digital notebook, get to tag your teammate, and immortalize your notes into pdf or image for your team to also view by sharing or sending it to them.
You have no idea how many files we get to keep on our hard drives which causes our computers to slow down slower than a turtle and how many times this cloud service have saved me after numerous failures of my computer.
No need to have word documents, keynote slides and necessary files which you and your team needs to access on the go. Save yourself the drama from missing and losing all those data. 15GB is pretty much great for starters, should you need more, just subscribe for premium for additional space.
We’re all using gmail anyway.
Aside from your ever reliable scheduler, planner and google calendar. You may use this online scheduler assistant wherein anyone can set a calendar with you. Next time you send out an email response “what time is convenient for you?” send your acuity scheduler link on that email and it’ll make it synch to your availability and it will also synch to your google calendar.
Sounds good? this tool have made alignments faster than ever. You may also have your acuity scheduler available on your site for them to choose your available schedule, align with their and just prompt your calendar without the back and forth.
I’ve used several productivity-collaboration apps which have failed me in the long-term as they expand and add-up new features. Being someone who functions well with a friendly UX/UI, simplicity always gets me. When our startup EIC introduced this new tool, I got hooked quickly as it wasn’t cluttered, doesn’t have those side tabs which needed a lot of monitoring, direct to the point yet you can easily filter what you need and have boards which have already been pre-set for convenience.
You can also link your google drive, have photos and necessary files attached, too.
What productivity tools do you suggest?