Best Time Management Apps
Do you find yourself ruled by your schedule, constantly running, and too often running late? If you could seamlessly integrate work and personal schedules, with downtime built in, wouldn’t you do it?
Good news! There are a lot of apps out there that have been developed to free you from repetitive actions, to make sure you know about appointments well ahead of time, and to allow you to work from anywhere, any time.
Hootsuite was originally designed as a Twitter app. It’s been around for a few years now and has expanded to handle most social media platforms. However, it still delivers on its original promise: to make your social media campaigns more efficient.
It’s easy to set up, and it allows you to link all your social media content, schedule tweets for distribution across those platforms, and find out who’s interested in your postings. It offers many more functions, but those are the big time savers. For small businesses that want to establish a social media presence but just don’t have the time to consistently engage, it’s huge.
Evernote is cloud-based, so you can access your treasure trove anytime from anywhere. Evernote also helps you organize your tasks and thoughts for easy retrieval. It’s especially useful if you have to do a fair amount of writing, because it comes with a basic formatting toolbar that allows you to clean up what you’ve written and smoothly transfer it with the formatting to the final document form you prefer.
The iPhone and iPad are perfectly suited to serve as checklist platforms. It organizes your list into groups for easy retrieval, allows you to email lists or print them out, and converts text check lists from other devices into lists on your phone. Along with your synced online calendars and auto alerts, you should now be able to get to where you need to go on time, and check it off your list on your way out the door.
Do you find yourself getting distracted by articles and videos during your prime work hours? Even a short article can derail your productivity, especially since it usually takes about 20 minutes to get back to your original level of concentration after a distraction. The solution? Pocket. This handy app lets you save an article, video or entire page from the web into your queue, which you can then access from any computer, your phone or your tablet. You can even download items to view offline. This will let you mark things during the day, and then get to them when you have free time.
Did we miss an app? What’s your favourites?
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 6, 2016 4:44 AM UTC