The backbone of any successful business is productivity. No matter how much vision, talent or resources your team is working with, nothing matters if you can’t produce results. And as depreciation, inflation and churn eat away at your companies equity daily, any bit of inefficiency will put your business at risk of falling behind the eight-ball long term.
Granted, in this digital world, it can be difficult to pull our lives out of the cloud and organize it into tangible goals and tasks. Thankfully, there has been an influx of user-friendly productivity apps that can help you organize your world without disturbing your inner peace. Here are some of the most effective and popular productivity apps and their benefits.
What Is A Productivity App?
Before we start our 2019 best productivity apps list, we should agree on what a productivity app even is. Top-ranked app CloudApp defines it as “any piece of software that makes your job easier and allows you to get more work done in less time.” We’ll take their word for it, as they’re trusted by over 3 million users and thousands of businesses including Uber. They also happen to be first on our list.
CloudApp is a high-quality screen recording program that lets users record and share HD video, screen recordings, GIFs, screencasts, screenshots, and edited images. Developers, sales teams and marketers alike will find their workload getting lighter once they utilize the power of CloudApp.
Whether you are a freelance designer, developer, software engineer, customer service rep, or a startup executive, you will find a use for this incredibly agile app. To top it all off, every file is saved in the cloud, and easily accessible via native Mac and Windows Apps.
Trello lets users work more collaboratively, getting more done via boards, lists, and cards that enable an organization across devices. Prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way and mold the perfect control panel for your team by integrating the apps you already use directly into your workflow. Compatible apps include Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Slack and more. For flexibility and consistency, Trello stays in sync across all of your devices no matter where you are, allowing you to have fun collaborating remotely from home or while traveling.
Evernote lets you type notes, add attachments, clip web pages and record memos all in one app. Then, you can organize your mental notes however you want. Users can notebooks, tags, or a powerful built-in search engine to find everything you need quickly at your fingertips.
You can also manage projects, take meeting notes, set reminders, and edit documents. Standout features include document scanning, PDF and document search and multi-device syncing.
With Evernote, you can literally take notes everywhere. and find information faster when you need it. With Evernote as your note-taking app, nothing falls through the cracks.
We couldn’t list the best productivity apps without mentioning the super-successful messaging app known as Slack. With a current valuation of over seven billion dollars after being founded in 2013, it’s one of the fastest-growing companies of all time. And with corporate clients like Target, Capital One, and Oracle using it faithfully, it doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon.
It’s the perfect email alternative for teams who don’t have time for messy threads and endless carbon copies. Quickly click and scroll through individual and group chats with team members and skip the time-consuming emails, phone calls, and personal visits. Users can also share documents, video chat, send GIFs and integrate with Google Drive, Dropbox, and SalesForce.
Hootsuite has been one of the top productivity apps for years, and it continues to offer the best social media management toolbox on the market.
The app allows you to update your company’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn pages from the same dashboard — without logging in to each individual platform. But the most valuable tool is its scheduling feature, which lets companies schedule social media posts months in advance.
ToDoist is the ultimate todo list app, helping over 10 million users get control over their lives. It can be used to manage personal tasks (write down notes and let the A.I. set updates to remind you of important dates and ideas) and you can also assign responsibilities throughout your team, talk about project progress, and monitor deadlines all in one app.
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