It can be argued that time and money are your two most valuable resources, both in your home environment and at work – and anything you can do to get the most of those two resources and save as much of them as possible, you should probably be doing already. Technology can help you out a great deal here, as there are many apps out there that were designed to assist you in doing just that. Here are some of them:
Think of Evernote as a notebook on steroids. If you’re one of those people that uses sticky notes for just about everything and can’t really find your way around them anymore, you should probably check this one out. What’s great about Evernote is that not only can you jot down quick notes, but you can also add pictures or voice messages into the notes themselves. That way, if you have a quick idea or have to quickly set a reminder for yourself later and can’t really afford to waste time writing it down on your phone’s touchpad, you can just record it. Real handy, isn’t it?
If you want to be good at saving time, you have to know how much time you’re actually spending on which actions. A time-tracking app such as Clockify can provide this information quickly and easily. All you have to do is initiate the built-in timer once you get to work, turn it off when you’re done and do this for every project you work on. The start and end times will be logged and automatically calculated within the app itself so you can access it later, and if you want to you can even export these logs and share them with other people.
There are so many great Cloud platforms out there – OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and if you’re like most people you probably have important or semi-important documents scattered across all of them. Switching to a single Cloud platform may help, but the tricky thing is that each of them has some specific benefits that you might not want to give up. With an app like Unclouded, you don’t have to give anything up, but you’ll be able to view and access all your Cloud accounts from the same place – very helpful when you’re looking for that one important document that you have no idea where you stashed.
The Internet has grown considerably in the past decade, and it’s still expanding rapidly with every day, and with it the number of different online accounts we use in our everyday lives. Each of these accounts requires a password, and for security reasons, it’s highly advised that you avoid using the same password on two different accounts. The problem is that when you use twenty accounts or more, remembering all these complex passwords is pretty much impossible unless you’re a genius. LastPass is an app that can really help you out here. It’s basically a master-password-type software solution that allows you to store your passwords on a secure server, and automatically log you in when need be, so you never have to type in a password again.
As you can see, there are many tools out there that can be a great help if you want to save your time and maximize your productivity, and just by utilizing these five you can already make a significant difference. You should always take advantage of any form of help technology can give you when it comes to productivity, so we highly urge that you try these apps out and see what they can do for you.