Today’s business environment is all about production and quality. They’re difficult KPIs to achieve without the right tools.
Staying productive while on the go can be hard. Thankfully we live in a society where virtual teams working from home are becoming the norm.
I work from home and have used a lot of different apps to communicate with clients.
Each app has pros and cons, but some do work better than others. I’ve pushed through all the garbage to bring you this list of the best productivity and scheduling apps.
Slack was created in 2013 as a cloud-based team collaboration tool. It functions a lot like IRC and allows for chat rooms, groups, and private messaging to be centralized in one place. When used in conjunction with project management apps like Trello or Asana, it is a powerful tool that makes the office run much smoother.
Any.do is a life management platform that lets you schedule anything. It was launched in 2011 and has been tweaked through the years to provide prioritization, scheduling, task management, and delegation functionality to the masses.
There are so many platforms on the market these days. Whether IoT, social media, or productivity apps, IFTTT acts as a middleman to integrate them all based on “if this, then that” operations. It was founded in 2011 and brings cross platform functionality to a whole new level. This is an essential tool for anyone looking to automate their operations based on event triggers.
Basecamp was founded in 1999 and helps keep business operations running. It’s used by small businesses and virtual teams everywhere to handle complicated projects with ease. Running a business requires a lot of moving parts, and Basecamp lets your team juggle them without dropping any balls.
Trello was released in 2011 to provide an easy way for virtual teams to collaborate and track progress on the web. It has a simple, efficient design and graphical interface that makes it a must-have for virtual and remote team management.
There are simply too many passwords these days to remember. You can’t keep using the same password for everything. If someone gets hacked, your entire online presence will be at risk. But remembering 1000 different passwords is impossible. Since 2008 LastPass is the last password you’ll ever need, securely storing login information for any platform or service you need.
Evernote was created in 2008 as a platform to easily take and organize notes across multiple platforms. Data entry, storage, and access is a breeze, and helps you easily archive and organize audio, video, pictures, and text in the moment to access later.
Bookmarking articles you want to read can be a pain, and most browser’s bookmarking features aren’t easy to navigate. Pocket makes things easier since 2007 by letting you save and sort articles for later reading. It’s a great tool for anyone doing online research.
Todoist was started in 2007 as an all-in-one platform to track everything from complicated projects to simple chores and errands. It acts as a hub for keeping things organized across a variety of apps, like Dropbox, Alexa, IFTTT, and Slack.
Asana is a project and task management platform that helps teams collaborate remotely. It was created in 2008 by former Facebook employees and is a go-to app for tracking projects at each stage, with due dates, notes, notifications, and more to keep everyone on the same page.