What’s the simplest way to boost your productivity? With December, the party month, right around the corner, are you looking for ways to finish work earlier than usual? Do you find yourself struggling to meet deadlines? Are you having trouble keeping track of the day’s tasks? Or are you working longer hours to clear that pile of work so that you can head out on that year-end vacation? Here are a few apps to help you get organized and finish your work faster.
Are you constantly on the phone, giving instructions to your team? Manage them with Asana, a business app that lets you assign tasks to team members and track if these have been done. You can set up tasks, to-do lists and reminders, and comment on items or send images to the team. In addition, you can integrate the app with Dropbox, Slack, Okta.Github, Google Drive and Chrome.
Freemium plans from $9.99 (around Rs643) per person per month. Web, iOS, Android. Asana.com
Streamline multiple calendars with Calendly, which aggregates calendars from most business platforms, including Google Calendar, Office 365, Outlook and iCloud. Once you’ve downloaded the app and set it up, Calendly allows you to send multiple invites for multiple slots for a group meeting, handling multiple time zones. Once a meeting is fixed, all the calendars on the different platforms get updated, so you are unlikely to mix up time slots.
In addition, the app integrates with business apps like Salesforce, GoToMeeting, Join.me, Zapier, Slack and MailChimp. You can embed it on your website, and customers can use it to schedule meetings. You can also sneak in breathers into your schedule by adding buffer times before and after meetings, and customize your availability. The app incorporates a minimum schedule notice, ensuring there are no last-minute meetings.
Freemium plans start at $8. Web, iOS, Android. Calendly.com
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