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Throughout the workday, employees continually strive to be as productive and possible and complete tasks in a timely manner to meet their deadlines. However, with so much work, it can sometimes seem impossible to get everything done in time. As a result, employees are always seeking the best methods and strategies to take on productivity but finding what works for you may not work for someone else. Technology advancements have made it easier than ever to access hundreds of tools to help you ease through your workday and keep you focused.
Here is our list of the top 10 apps you should download to increase productivity and make accomplishing tasks and deadlines a breeze.
One of the best things to have on hand throughout the day is a to-do list to keep you on task and ensure you’re staying on track to complete everything in a timely manner. Of course, thanks to mobile technology, “there’s an app for that.” Todolist is a simple task manager app that is available for iOS, Android, and desktop for both Windows and Mac. The app is free for basic users which can be upgraded with more features and tools for $3.99 a month or $35.99 a year.
Hive is one of the best productivity management apps on the market today. It works both as a free, individual user or with a premium price, you can collaborate with your co-workers using Hive Team. Hive Team is a great management tool where supervisors can add to their team’s to-do lists; teams can message with each other, share files, and check up on each other’s progress. Hive is available iOS, Android, and desktop . To upgrade to the collaborative team version, it is a monthly charge that starts at $12.99.
3.IFTTT (If This Then That)
IFTTT is a free app that can connect to other apps on your phone, such as your calendar, Dropbox, even your smart home devices and allows you to set an automated schedule so you can have your office set up ready when you log on for the day. It can also use your location to let you know the weather. You can download IFTTT for iOS and Android.
Are you a visual worker and need to keep an eye on your schedule or projects to stay on task? MindMeister is an app that lets you see your day mapped out in a way that gives you a detailed overview of your daily tasks and also allows you to collaborate with your co-workers and brainstorm ideas together. The app can be download on your iOS, or Android, device and is free with the option to upgrade to a personal plan for $4.99 a month or a Pro plan for $8.25 a month.
Due is a simple app that allows you to keep track of your deadlines and schedule reminders to make sure you stay on task. If you are someone who is prone to hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock in the morning, you will enjoy using this app because it will continue to remind you about an approaching deadline until you complete it. Due is exclusively for Apple devices with its mobile app starting at $6.99 a month, which can be paired to your Apple watch and the desktop version for $14.99 a month
Are you a remote employee and have trouble finding a quiet place to take your conference calls? Krisp is an AI-powered app that removes most of the background noises to give you a quiet, crisp call experience so you and your colleagues can stay on task and avoid noise distractions. Krisp is available for Windows and Mac desktops and has a free personal plan which allows you to use the app for 2 hours a week or you can upgrade to a pro account for $5 a month.
7.Scribe (Google Chrome Extension)
Scribe is the perfect training tool that allows you to create step-by-step guides on how to do anything. You can input photos, screenshots, and links to easily teach your co-workers how complete certain tasks or help train new employees.
Loom is a video messaging and screen recording app which can be used for presentations, trainings, or if you need tech assistance. Loom has three plans to choose from for personal use (free), business ($8/month), and an advance Enterprise plan.
Freedom is a distraction blocker trusted by some of the top companies and organizations in the U.S. The internet can be distracting during the workday and Freedom can temporarily block certain website websites or programs to keep you on task. According to the website, reports show that users gain an average of almost three hours of productivity a day. Freedom has three payment options with a monthly plan of $8.99 a month, a yearly plan for $3.99 a month, or a forever plan for $159.99. You can also use the code FOCUS25 for 25% off as a part of Freedom’s June promotion.
10.Streaks Habit Tracker
Streaks runs like a traditional to-do list but is built in a way where you can input tasks once or reoccurring tasks. What really sets this app gives you perks for keeping your “streak” going. Streaks is exclusively for Apple devices for $4.99.
For more useful tools and resources, be sure to check out the full lists from Hive and Zapier.
June 16, 2022