You’ve probably heard common sayings like, “If you want to achieve success, you need to work hard” or “If you want to achieve your goals, you need to work even harder”. Which of course makes perfect sense. However, while, I strongly believe in the importance of ‘working hard’, I’m also a big advocate for finding new ways to ‘working smart’.
Whether at work or in your business, it’s important to stay productive while juggling your busy work schedule and daily activities. Not only will it prevent you from burning out, but it will also allow you to work more efficient.
Here are four of our favourite productivity apps that will help you ‘up’ your productivity game and stay organised.
Todoist is a simple productivity app that allows you to organise your work. In fact, it allows you to organise your entire life if you want to! It functions like a task manager which enables you to add, complete and re-schedule tasks from your phone, tablet or desktop. One of the stress-free things about Todoist is that it is designed to easily help you group all your tasks. It also gives you a visual presentation of your weekly and monthly activities while you track your progress.
If you haven’t been using Dropbox, you seriously need to. Especially, if you have experienced the pain of losing a USB stick with an important presentation or report before. Hands up if you can relate! Well, with Dropbox, you can easily manage, save or sync files such as your documents, photos, videos and presentations from your desktop or mobile device. Dropbox is not only ideal for personal use, but it is also a great tool for businesses. Besides that, you can also choose to instantly share your files with colleagues or friends within seconds.
If you’re into taking digital notes, then Evernote would definitely be a productivity app you need to try. Evernote is designed to provide a single place for all your notes, ideas, lists and reminders. One of the great features for this app is that it allows you to easily take visual snaps of articles, recipes, images and PDFs which you can add or combine within your notes. You can also stay on top of things by creating simple to-do lists which allow you to tick a ‘checkbox’ once your tasks are completed.
4. Google Calendar
Google Calendar is an all-time classic tool and definitely one of my favourite productivity apps. Simply put, Google Calendar is a time management and scheduling app designed to help you track important events and activities. It’s a quite straightforward yet useful app to help schedule and organise your daily events and meetings by creating multiple calendars. You can sync Google Calendar to your phone or tablet and easily set goals and reminders for all your events.