5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive
August 17, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity

5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive

Everyone has their own tips or techniques for being more productive, be it crossing through a list of items with their trusty red pen , drinking more coffee or just waking up earlier.

But how about increasing your effectiveness via technology? Getting the most out of that smartphone in your pocket isn’t difficult — with just a few taps you could be well on your way to changing your workday for the better. Here’s 5 great apps that are sure to have a knock on effect on your productivity levels.

Wunderlist
I’ve used Wunderlist to plan a lot of stuff I need to get done, be it tasks at work, my shopping list or a reminder that I need to write this article!

Available for free, Wunderlist is on a wide range of devices, and can even be accessed on the web, with full synchronising across devices — meaning your to-do’s are always up-to-date regardless of which device you’re using.
Once you’ve got the app, it’s best to develop a habit of quickly tapping in whatever you need to get done, doing away with the typical post-it clutter. With a digital back-up of the things you need to get done, you’ll hopefully never forget again that one task you keep forgetting.

Outlook
Like Mailbox before it, Outlook has quick swipe actions, allowing you to fly through your inbox fast and snooze the unimportant stuff for later. Microsoft’s app also boasts solid support for a range of email accounts and pulls them all together in a considered and effective way, allowing you to get an overview of your inbox and unified calendars. File support is also top class, integrating with OneDrive and Dropbox seamlessly.

Slack
This handy tool simplifies the often unnecessarily complex task of team communication, offering a fully searchable and accessible platform. Good communication with your team members is the key to success. Stop emailing for every little task and just talk to your colleagues as you would with your friends.

Pocket
This recommendation is here purely because it lets you shift your procrastination problems to another time. Scrolling Twitter at work and come across a great article you want to read? Maybe you see a video you want to check out whilst browsing Reddit. Well, this is where Pocket can help – the app will collect all your saved links and ‘pocket’ them for later. Keeping you productive now and saving the procrastination for later.

Evernote – Note Keeping
Bringing together all those little notes, clippings and pics can be a serious pain. You may want to save a quick note against a certain website, or jot down something related to a project you’re working on. Where a notepad just won’t cut the mustard Evernote comes in.

The popular free app takes the hassle out of keeping all those sort of notes in check, and as a bonus: synced across all your devices. The app makes it super easy to search through all your notes, giving you easy access to that random thought you jotted down about six months ago.

Geoff Dorrity
Runs long distances and enjoys a good Digital chinwag. Loves well proportioned burritos and pretty much any sport (aside from cricket). Pub quiz speciality topic would be 90’s professional wrestling.

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5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive
August 17, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity

5 Apps that Will make your Day more Productive

Everyone has their own tips or techniques for being more productive, be it crossing through a list of items with their trusty red pen , drinking more coffee or just waking up earlier.

But how about increasing your effectiveness via technology? Getting the most out of that smartphone in your pocket isn’t difficult — with just a few taps you could be well on your way to changing your workday for the better. Here’s 5 great apps that are sure to have a knock on effect on your productivity levels.

Wunderlist
I’ve used Wunderlist to plan a lot of stuff I need to get done, be it tasks at work, my shopping list or a reminder that I need to write this article!

Available for free, Wunderlist is on a wide range of devices, and can even be accessed on the web, with full synchronising across devices — meaning your to-do’s are always up-to-date regardless of which device you’re using.
Once you’ve got the app, it’s best to develop a habit of quickly tapping in whatever you need to get done, doing away with the typical post-it clutter. With a digital back-up of the things you need to get done, you’ll hopefully never forget again that one task you keep forgetting.

Outlook
Like Mailbox before it, Outlook has quick swipe actions, allowing you to fly through your inbox fast and snooze the unimportant stuff for later. Microsoft’s app also boasts solid support for a range of email accounts and pulls them all together in a considered and effective way, allowing you to get an overview of your inbox and unified calendars. File support is also top class, integrating with OneDrive and Dropbox seamlessly.

Slack
This handy tool simplifies the often unnecessarily complex task of team communication, offering a fully searchable and accessible platform. Good communication with your team members is the key to success. Stop emailing for every little task and just talk to your colleagues as you would with your friends.

Pocket
This recommendation is here purely because it lets you shift your procrastination problems to another time. Scrolling Twitter at work and come across a great article you want to read? Maybe you see a video you want to check out whilst browsing Reddit. Well, this is where Pocket can help – the app will collect all your saved links and ‘pocket’ them for later. Keeping you productive now and saving the procrastination for later.

Evernote – Note Keeping
Bringing together all those little notes, clippings and pics can be a serious pain. You may want to save a quick note against a certain website, or jot down something related to a project you’re working on. Where a notepad just won’t cut the mustard Evernote comes in.

The popular free app takes the hassle out of keeping all those sort of notes in check, and as a bonus: synced across all your devices. The app makes it super easy to search through all your notes, giving you easy access to that random thought you jotted down about six months ago.

Geoff Dorrity
Runs long distances and enjoys a good Digital chinwag. Loves well proportioned burritos and pretty much any sport (aside from cricket). Pub quiz speciality topic would be 90’s professional wrestling.

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