Lesson 10: Productivity Tools
When we think about “what is productivity?” the first thing that usually comes into mind is productivity tools. They help boost your output and save time, effort, and money.
Traditionally, productivity tools fall into two categories: time and project management.
However, in a broader sense—any piece of software that allows you to stay productive is a productivity tool. Moreover, there are specific tools for different business fields. E.g. marketers use Hootsuite, Buffer, Sprout Social, and other apps.
In this lesson, we deep dive into some of the most popular tools that can boost your productivity.
The below tools help to solve different challenges.
- Chanty is a team chat we’ve been passionately building—with a clean interface, friendly UX, unlimited message history, and an aim to increase your productivity by 55%. All files and links that your team shares are neatly in order and are easy to find. Chanty also lets you have audio / video calls and a built-in task manager that lets you seamlessly assign tasks to your teammates.
- Brosix is a secure instant messaging app for business use where teams can communicate in real-time with each other. That gives you more control over the team’s communication and provides an exclusive and secure collaboration space. Furthermore, Brosix provides higher levels of security for your teams and customers. In addition, you can take advantage of a number of features that allow you to organize and manage conversations more effectively. It was designed with a range of chat options, screen-sharing and unlimited file transfers.
- Google Tasks has a minimalist layout and a simple interface. Within it, you can create and manage multiple task lists, subtasks, add notes, and set due dates.
- RescueTime runs in the background on your computer and mobile devices. The app tracks time spent on websites and applications. At the end of the day, you get a detailed report and data based on your activity.
- Timely keeps all your efforts visible. It creates a flawless digital memory of your day as you work. Effectively holding up to mirror your ways of working – revealing the apps, documents, websites, and even locations you spend time in. By seeing how long you spend on tasks, you can create better schedules, fine-tune your performance and address inefficient processes holding you back.
- Evernote is a tool for writing your notes down. You collect them, organize, and archive them. If necessary, clip anything from the web. Attach pictures, video, audio, and other files. Your account auto-syncs across your devices, so files are available from anywhere. Tags and search help to manage your notes, while you can share them via links with anyone.
- Google keep can help you take notes, add voice notes, images and create checklists. It allows you to share the notes and collaborate with other people. Also, It syncs across all linked devices, so your notes can be accessed whenever you want.
- Google Drive is a file storage space where you can keep any docs, images, videos, recordings, etc. Your files can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- DropBox enables you to share files amongst teammates. You can give access to other people to collaborate and work on files together. It also helps you to sync your files on cloud as a backup.
- Doodle is a tool that allows you to send a quick poll where people can pick from the dates and times you offer. You see the results and then choose the best option. That’s it! No more endless emails and schedule-juggling.
- Paymo is a complete project management platform that helps freelancers and SMEs with contracting work in the form of projects, all the way to completing them and getting paid. It includes features such as task management, planning, scheduling, team collaboration, invoicing, time tracking and reporting – all under the same roof.
- Dialpad is an AI-powered customer intelligence platform that lets you manage all your communication channels in a single app and be more productive. Manage customer communications, make phone calls, have video meetings, and send SMS/MMS messaging without having to toggle back and forth between different tabs.