This free app saves your notes onto your phone or the cloud, so that you can access them from anywhere you like. The app allows you to dictate notes or enter them manually. You also can insert photos.If using a stylus is your preferences, Evernote now has text-ID functionality. It will recognize and index your writing so it can be searched later. Text-recognition software has come a long way in recent years. You will be amazed at just how well it works in Evernote. Evernote also is available on all platforms — IOS, Windows, Android, PC and Mac, so you may view notes on any device.
There was a time when Basecamp reigned supreme in the project-management and getting-things-done sector, but Asana is clearly the champion these days. I’ve been able to cut down on internal email between me and my Firebrand Group colleagues by as much as 40 percent thanks to Asana, which lets us assign tasks to one another, organize them into projects, have discussions pertaining to each particular task, add subtasks to get more granular when necessary, and get a snapshot daily of how everybody is doing and which deadlines are in danger of not being met. Asana’s the name of the game with respect to team productivity.
Uber Conference is an excellent video conferencing application that has robust options for the business user. The app can host a virtual meeting with as many attendees as you need who can join from all most any device that is connected to the Internet. It also features a built-in invitation system, and streamlines the meeting scheduling process. Uber Conference also has speaker ID, so you will always know who is talking at a given moment. Share your screen with a few taps, and even share your mouse and keyboard with other meeting attendees.
4. One drive
There are many cloud storage platforms to choose from, but many people prefer One Drive. It is one of the best picks for the power business user. It integrates very well with Windows, and lets you access files from anywhere with an iPhone or iPad. This includes documents that have been saved to a Microsoft Office account.PC users need not download extra apps to make the system functional. You simply drag files into the app folder on your PC, and they are backed up to the cloud – automatically. As with most other cloud storage products, you can recover files that you have deleted and revert to versions you saved earlier.
If you know you waste too much time on digital distractions like Facebook, Twitter, or online shopping, RescueTime can hold you accountable. It breaks down where you spend your time by application and website and lets you set productivity goals. A premium version even lets you block certain sites, track offline activity, or set notifications (like if you’ve spent too much time on one activity, for instance). The basic version is free, while premium will set you back about $9 a month. Though Rescue Time is available for Mac, PC, and Linux, its app is only available for Android phones.
6. Expense bot
You can’t afford to waste brainpower and energy tracking paper receipts and mileage logs. I use ExpenseBot to snap pics of receipts; it automatically enters the date, amount, and name, also allowing you to note if you’ve reported the expense. Their distance and mileage tracking are top notch for travel. And their time tracking is great for monitoring billing hours or keeping tabs on how your productivity flows.
7. Door bell
Customer Feedback is probably the most crucial aspect of an early-stage business. Doorbell helps gather in-app user feedback for free. It is available for websites, iOS and Android.
I can’t recommend Trello enough. Trello tracks workflows, providing excellent visibility into every project at every point. Make a board with task cards to share workloads and keep tabs on projects. Create checklists for to-dos anywhere and leave comments to keep everyone on your team up to date. Trello features a ton of integrations, including a great Watch interface, for more momentum on the go.
Meldium is the simplest way for teams to access the cloud tools they need. By aggregating and monitoring accounts across any web service, it frees one from tedious account management.
10. Side kick
Sidekick lets you see Who Opens and Clicks Your Email. With Sidekick email tracking, one can get live notifications when someone opens or clicks on one’s emails.
Slack is a team communication tool that allows for real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. It is an advanced messenger and can help ensure smooth team co-ordination.
12. Google Calendar
To stay as productive as I can and still make sure I get work/life balance right, I do ALL of my to-do list and planning via Google Calendar. I block off time for my entire day, from exercise to lunch to time to focus on my inbox. Keeping the day regimented like that is not only a great way to stay productive, but it also allows me to see what’s truly important for me to spend my time on. Does a task keep moving to a later day? It might not be that important.
Say you’re on a tight budget and you really, really don’t want to pay for accounting software. There’s an app for that, and it’s called Wave. As long as you have fewer than 10 employees, Wave is an easy-to-use platform that can take care of your invoicing, expense tracking, receipt scanning, and more. You can add links to your bank accounts and integrate with PayPal and other services, too. The free version is ad-supported, so keep that in mind. You’ll also have to pay for certain added features such as payroll or premium customer support — both start at $19 per month.
Never forget to invoice a customer again! This app enables you to send professional-looking invoices quickly, no matter where you are, ending overlooked billing and forgotten amounts due.
Box is a cloud storage system that helps you track your projects in real-time — an essential feature if you work with a remote team. Even better, the program’s responsive design allows Box to be effective no matter what device you use.