7 Time and Career Saving Productivity Apps
Some people work better under a deadline. Well, at least that’s my excuse. Truth be told, many of us are just putting projects away till the very last moment. The reason lies somewhere between the never ending number of projects we all have to work on and – this might be hard to admit – our personalities.
Sometimes you’ll get away with it, other times you won’t. The problem starts when this approach begins to affect the quality of work or even worse – your mental health. Luckily, at times like these, technology may come in handy. And so it does with these 7 time-management apps that could save your time, career, and sanity.
1. , you probably find yourself repeating certain activities almost every day. Calculating the appropriate tip amount? Uploading last taken picture to Twitter or Facebook? Ordering Uber? – does any of that ring the bell?
Well, with Workflow, you can save yourself some time and create automation rules for your everyday life. Use existing rules or create your own to squeeze out the most of your valuable time. What’s also neat, is that you can export your workflows as standalone apps on your home screen. Saving up time much? That’s for sure.
Whether you’re browsing the web to avoid doing work or doing so is actually part of your work (if that’s the case, kudos to you!) you must have been there – finding an interesting article, forgetting about it, and then spending ages trying to find it. You’re not alone on this one.
We’ve all been there. Riding the train, hoping to catch up on some reading, and suddenly bumping into an old friend it would be rude not to talk to. Once the conversation is over, so is the memory of the post or website you were so eager to read. Who knows, maybe it could have inspired you to come up with something amazing. Like an article on time and career saving productivity apps (See what I did there?).
Pocket lets you save websites and articles you wanted to keep for later. You can also add tags, which will shorten your search time even further. If that’s not enough, how about the fact that it’s available across most popular platforms and you can access your links wherever you are? It also integrates well with multiple other applications and offers open API so even power users should feel satisfied.
Compatibility: iOS, Android, Web
Notability makes taking notes even simpler. If you are a professional attending team meetings, entrepreneur coming up with new ideas, or even a student listening to lectures – you should be using this app.
Got an image or a PDF file you want to make notes on? Perhaps you have a design you want to make adjustments to or quickly sketch something up? Maybe you just need to type in the key points from the conversation you’ve just had and forward it your team. You can do all that with Notability, with no fuss.
You might be thinking that it resembles Evernote… and you would probably be right. Although the latter offers more cross platform integration, Notability does one important thing much better. It syncs all your sources into one – allowing you combine audio, scribbled notes, sketches, imported images, and PDFs.
Compatibility: iOS, OSX
I know I’ve mentioned Feedly in one of our previous posts, but it definitely deserves a place on this list as well. So let’s keep it short. If you’re already following a list of blogs or news sites and don’t want to waste time checking if any new articles have been published, look no further. Just stick to Feedly.
It’s an easy-to-use, neatly designed feed reader that helps you keep up-to-date with your favorite news. On top of that, if you spend some time and create appropriate, you can quickly identify what’s trending in particular markets or fields of interest. And you can import and export feeds you want to share with your colleagues. So it’s great for getting new team members up-to-date fast!
But be careful! Don’t go crazy adding all the websites you think you’ll follow; you may include too many even to skim through.
Compatibility: iOS, Android, Web
And now to you. What are your favorite productivity apps or tools you use? Share them with us in the comments section. Preferably now, rather than later
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