10 Apps That Will Boost Your Productivity!
These days, a productivity is probably one of the most important attributes that a person can have. The world’s gotten so fast, that it is hard to keep up with all the work, as well as daily life. We are always busy. But if we are productive, then it gets easier — we are always on time, our job is done well, we have time for our family and friends and the career prospects are promising.
Well, but it is not so easy to be productive. It requires a lot of willpower and responsibility. Not many people know how to get themselves organized. It has to be practiced. Luckily, there are some apps, that can definitely boost one’s productivity. Check out our top 10!
One of the best time tracking app on the market (or maybe the best? -.^) Keep your time under control and make sure that your tasks are always finished before the deadline. Oh, and much more!
TimeCamp stands out from the competition thanks to the:
- Wide range of platforms the tool is available for Desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux), broader extension and mobile app available for iOS and Android to help users track their time regardless of location,
- The highest quality at best price,
- Automatic time tracking based on keywords which allows you to switch between tasks without any effort,
- The ability to set a time budget for each task to monitor team’s workflow,
- Billing customers accurately thanks to the project’s budget tracking,
- Turning time entries into invoices based on estimated hourly rates,
- Both direct and Zapier integrations which include project management and accounting tools like Asana, Podio, Trello, Basecamp 3, Xero and many others.
You can compare TimeCamp with any time tracking software on the market, and you will notice that it wins on many levels. It is an advanced time-tracking app with plenty of other features like invoicing, reporting, or billing. It doesn’t matter if you are working as a freelancer or in a small, medium, or large company — TimeCamp is designed for every environment with its simple and easy to use interface. It can be implemented even in teams that have no previous experience with tracking time.
Trello is an unusual tool for project management, as it can be used for dozens of different purposes — from making a shopping list, to managing a huge project. Trello provides a user with a board, where he or she is able to add tasks, move them freely, edit, add notifications or notes, attach files, and more. If you want to use it for more advanced activities, make sure to get familiarized with all its options. But it will also work great as a simple to-do list. Trello is available on mobile phones (both Android and iPhone) and can be integrated with lots of other time and work management tools, including TimeCamp.
More about the possibilities offered by Trello and TimeCamp integration you can read right here.
Well-developed tool for managing projects and communicating inside your company. If it is a big company and has offices in different cities or even countries, Slack is a perfect solution. Every member of the team can communicate and work through slack, no matter if they work in the office, at home, or elsewhere (just make sure you have the internet connection!) One of Slack’s big advantages is that it gathers all the files in one place, so you have an easy access to them — something you won’t be able to do with your inbox. It also has an accurate search engine, so finding important conversations should not be difficult.
Slack enables you to exchange files from external databases (like Dropbox or Google Drive), and apps that are integrated with it. It catalogs and archives each discussion between users, but the free version stores up to 10.000 messages, so even a medium-sized team will exhaust this limit pretty quick, and will have to invest in the premium version, to see all their conversations.
One of the apps that can be integrated with Slack is TimeCamp. Check our blog post to see how many possibilities their integration offer!
How often it happens that you find an article on the internet that you really want to read but don’t have time at the moment? Well, you can store it for later with the use of Pocket! This software lets you save the articles in its database, so you can come back to them whenever you want. The biggest asset of this tool is that it does not require an internet connection to display the stored posts. So, if you, for example, commute to work by train and lose your signal, you can prepare in the morning, to have something to read during your travel. Also, it unburdens your phone by drastically reducing the number of tabs saved “for the later read.” Pocket, which is integrated with over three hundred applications, including Twitter, synchronizes data between all devices on which it is installed automatically.
Everyone who needs a “to-do” list to help them with everyday work will find Wunderlist very helpful. It is especially helpful if you work on multiple devices. It is available on almost every platform — we just open it and can easily access the lists that we have there. It offers a number of functionalities, from the simple ones, like tagging the important tasks, creating multiple lists at once or adding tasks via email, to managing the teamwork. The free version enables you to assign up to 25 people to a single list. You can leave your notes by particular tasks, and attach files (PDF and photos), and discuss the work with your teammates. However, you can only display one list at a time, which may be a bit troublesome.
Wunderlist can be integrated with TimeCamp — control the amount of time that you and your teammates spend on each task! Enhance your performance and productivity.
Great tool for managing your business. SumAll will help you track and analyze the users’ activity on your company’s social media profiles, will monitor the traffic on your website, and provide you with the data concerning your mailing campaign effectiveness and from your online shop. You can track your business and social media metrics from one app, available on every device, including Android and iOS.
If you are suffering from the ever-clutter inbox, this app may provide some aid. Sanebox operates on algorithms that follow your actions and learn which emails are important and which are not. Then, the program is able to filter your inbox by itself, leaving only those messages that are important. Use it to easily unsubscribe from mailing lists and individual senders, set reminders, automatically upload files to the cloud, and avoid all sorts of spam and scam.
if you have problems with procrastination, this may be a perfect app for you! Cold Turkey is designed to block distractions, enabling a user to peacefully focus on his/her work. Do not let social media websites draw your attention. Well, even if they do, you won’t be able to browse them, so you will get back to work :) Help your willpower a little and work more productively when you block the distractions. You can set the time (for example during the hours you work) when it will work, and you can lock the setting, so you won’t be able to cheat on yourself.
Though it is dedicated only to Windows Phone users, this is a unique app that deserves a place on our list. Track my Life activates once in every 20 minutes (running smoothly in the background) and captures the last location the phone collected. In the evening, you can check it to see how much time you have spent in certain places. if you are one of these people, who at the end of the day ask themselves a question like “where did my day go?”, you may be able to find your answers with that app.
Meaning “If This, Then That.” As its name suggests, this software automates tasks and connects all your devices flawlessly. For example, if you make a picture, it can automatically send it to your Instagram account, or to your printer, or somewhere else — you choose. It also works the other way around — you can set it to provide you with information from different services, so you are always up to date. With its help you can create task queues, so your content is published automatically on many services at once. Also, it facilitates the interaction with other media users. It can even be set to help you with daily activities or training.