Productivity is key to building and maintaining a successful brand.
For OPELLO Tech Week we are focusing on apps, sites and widgets that can boost your brand’s productivity. So to kick us off, here are seven very little known apps that can help you work and travel with ease.
In an age of digital insecurity, forming secure passwords is an absolute must – but who has time to remember all those different combinations of letters and numbers?
If you struggle to keep your online accounts secure, Lastpass can help by generating, storing and automatically recalling strong passwords for all of your Internet logins
LISTEN's innovative app uses ringback tone technology to respond to incoming calls when you’re too busy to answer the phone. Its features also include auto-text reply capabilities which, when enabled, respond to both inbound calls and incoming text messages.
- You can customise both your voice and text responses, giving contacts a specific heads-up (e.g., “Meeting with my accountant; let me call you back.”).
- Calendar Integration (syncs your auto replies with your meetings)
- Location Detection, which responds to calls and text messages based on your geographic location.
- LISTEN’s Drive mode, which will play a status message informing callers (and texters) when you’re behind the wheel.
Managing workflow is the foundation of boosting time productivity. With the Workflow app, you’re able to customise your phone so you can bypass tasks that are a waste of time.
For example, you can call an Uber in advance of your next calendar event or create a button to give your mum a quick call.
Workflow allows you to create any type of button for any type of activity that you may do on a regular basis and with the simple click of that button your task is being completed.
- Easy to create
- Great built-in features
- Support x-callback-url (for you tech geeks)
As with Evernote, it probably isn’t a surprise to see Dropbox on our list of recommended productivity apps. To expand your usage, check out Macworld’s article on “62 Things You Can Do With Dropbox” (many of which work no matter what platform you’re using).
5. Remember The Milk
Remember the Milk (RTM) is a widely-used to-do list management program that’s worth a look if you’re having trouble tracking your tasks.
- Highly flexible and easily customised
- Allows you to keep track of daily tasks (e.g. “pick up dry cleaning”) and projects (e.g. “create web site”)
- Separate tasks (a.k.a. Next Actions) into Contexts, such as Work, Home, Calls, Grocery Store, etc., so you only see the tasks you can do at any given time
Coming across interesting articles is one of the best parts of the Internet – and one of the worst things for your overall productivity levels.
Instead of reading through new posts whenever you encounter them, save them to your Instapaper account. Your selected Web pages will be automatically saved for later browsing, when they’ll be displayed in a reading-friendly format for free on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
- Allows you to regain control over when and where you read articles
- You can create folders for specific projects or purposes
Through Evernote’s web and mobile app, you can create digital notebooks for everything from keeping track of your expenses and managing your calendar, to creating slideshow presentations and planning your next trip.
- Tagging notes makes for easy search access at a later date
- Great for keeping track of receipts
- Ideal for those juggling a hectic personal and business life
- Evernote’s OCR (optical character recognition) reads the text of business cards, meaning you can search for names and titles when you’ve inevitably forgotten things.