Work smarter, not harder

The five productivity apps that have spared us hundreds of emails.

Who said spending time on your phone was a bad thing? We usually associate apps with distraction (we’re looking at you, Instagram), but productivity apps are excellent tools for time management, collaboration and organization. Whether you need to get in touch with your team, keep track of your to-do list, or get work done on the go, there really is an app for that.

Download our five favorite productivity apps to maximize your time.

Trello  Trello is a project-management app that makes managing projects less stressful. Break down big projects by creating “cards” for every task, and drag and drop cards into different columns depending on their order or status. You also can assign a group member and deadline to each card, which takes the hassle out of keeping track of who’s-doing-what on paper. 

Slack  If GroupMe earned its Ph.D., it would be Slack. This group messaging app for professionals makes it easy to get in touch with your team instantly, saving you hours spent waiting for a new email to come through. With Slack all of your communications are neatly organized into different “channels,” which group members can jump into and out of easily. 

Hootsuite  Social media is one of the most effective tools for engaging with your client base, but creating posts and responding to comments take a lot of time and effort. That’s where Hootsuite comes in, an app that allows you to view and update all of your social pages in one place. 

Toggle  Toggle is a free time-tracking app that makes it easy to keep tabs on how you’re spending your time. Logging the amount of time you’ve spent on projects and tasks makes it easy to track your billable hours. 

Calendly  This artificial-intelligence-led productivity app makes it easier than ever to make a plan and stick to it. With Calendly you can allow anyone to schedule a meeting with you without having to worry about double-booking because the app will protect you from accepting any meetings that are scheduled at the same time. You also can view your schedule in manageable blocks, making it easier to focus on the task at hand.


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