You can find an app to do almost anything these days. Apps can monitor your health, maintain your schedule and improve your social life.
While many of these apps are enjoyable, only a handful are actually business-related. But when it comes to your company, you can still continue to use these applications to improve your productivity.
If you’re looking to get productive, the following five apps are well worth implementing.
When you get to the office each day, you intend to sit down and get right to work. But first, you need to check the weather, local news and, of course, Facebook.
Before you know it, you’ve wasted 15 minutes or more surfing the web. SiteBlock is a Chrome extension that lets you temporarily block your favorite sites so that you are forced to concentrate (and hopefully get your work done).
You can easily unblock them when your work is finished or when you take your lunch break.
You can consider it a willpower enhancer.
Busy people need help staying organized. No one can remember every detail of their schedule when they are balancing work and their personal life.
Many people find Trello to be an easy-to-use app that alerts you to what you need to do today, tomorrow, and next week. After some initial configuration, the program will help you meet all your deadlines by never letting an important task slip by.
Keeping up with your email may seem impossible. Even when you’re diligent, spam creeps in. You overlook an important message. You forget to follow up when people don’t reply.
Trove offers a radar section that marks emails that need answers and reminds you when people haven’t responded to your messages. With this app, you can easily maintain control of your email inbox.
Stop, Breathe & Think
Sure, “mindfulness” is amongst current trends… but for good reason. This app helps you stay calm in all situations, which is a priceless business skill as well as life-enhancer.
Stop, Breathe & Think walks you through mediation sessions that make you feel less stressed and more in control. As a result, you will be less likely to make bad decisions based on emotion. Your health will probably benefit as a result, too.
If you haven’t fully embraced Skype at your office, you may not be maximizing your productivity. Many companies use Skype for video conferencing, saving travel time, and hosting more efficient meetings.
You can discuss business matters with your overseas branch or with the group across town. If you are on vacation, you can still hold an emergency meeting if necessary.
Not everyone uses all elements of Skype, such as the ability to instant message and upload documents. You can also screen share so that you can demonstrate processes and work on projects as a team, even when people are scattered around the globe.
You can choose from an impressive number of applications for productivity and mobility. You will experience workflow improvement, and you should also experience less stress, individually and as a team.
Not all applications are created equal, but you can find at least a few that will work for you and your employees. Many are inexpensive or even free, so you can certainly afford to try them out. You may be surprised at how much more you will get done each day.