This rising star of productivity apps was voted among the best apps of 2015 by both the Apple App Store and Google. It is designed to make task management simple by using cards that can you pop into projects, much like Trello. You can then make checklists, comment on and like tasks, and upload attachments from cloud drives. You can add as many people as you want to the boards, and with its built-in communication function, you can chat with your team. It can also be integrated with Google Drive, Slack and Dropbox.
Want to investigate more task management tools? Read this blog post over at GetApp comparing Microsoft Planner, Trello, and Asana.
If you’re a big communicator and hold lots of meetings on the run, this app stands out from the other productivity apps. join.me allows you to host or join a video conferencing meeting from anywhere. You can also use the screen sharing function to take control of the mouse, there is the ability to share whiteboard presentations, and you can stream up to 10 videos at one time.
Download the free version at the apple app store
or the Google Play Store
Podio is an all in one small business collaboration and work management tool. It is flexible and can be used across all business functions such as project management and social media. Podio is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive productivity tools for small businesses. Best of all, you can sync your Podio contacts with your other business apps using PieSync! Click here for a 14-day free trial.
Pricing: starts at $9 per month.
I’m one of those people who like to sign up to newsletters and blogs because I want to remember a business for the “future”. It’s kind of like collecting business cards, but they appear in my inbox every week (or more) and after awhile I have accumulated so many my inbox is a mess and I forget why I signed up for what. If you’re a bit like me and your inbox is out of control you need Unroll.me. With one swipe you can sort your email and have the most amazing zero inbox, everyday. Swipe left to unsubscribe, swipe up to put the email into a daily digest and swipe right to keep as is. It’s that simple.
Forget the “star” system in Gmail, face it, who goes through those stars anyway? Boomerang is an email scheduling app for Gmail so you never forget to send out or reply to emails. You can “boomerang” your emails by clicking on the Boomerang icon and scheduling it to appear back in your inbox at a later time. You can also schedule emails to be sent out later. Just write out your email like you normally would and hit the “Send Later” button. The most interesting feature is the “Track Responses”, you can see who has opened your email, if they replied and even if a link was clicked in the email. No messages will slip through the cracks again!
You can find more hot productivity tips in our blog post “The Ultimate Productivity Hack to Make Today a Good Workday”
What are you favorite productivity apps? Please let me know in the comments!