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No matter what business we are in, aren’t we all required to meet some sort of final deadline, communicate and even manage others? Whether it’s a deadline of setting up a meeting, planning to attend a years’ worth of trade shows or meeting your personal monthly sales goal for selling the Iron Gym Ab Strap (As Seen on TV!), we all have milestones to reach the end and see the light.
Thanks to advances in technology, we now have tools outside your standard yellow sticky notes to help us organize, remember, communicate and all-together more easily reach these milestones and deadlines without missing a beat and while increasing productivity. And the best part is they are easy to use anywhere at any time, for business or personal use.
Now I know when we say, we “can’t live without" apps, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and Fat Booth (OK, maybe that’s just me) are the first to come to mind, but in order to stay on track and be productive, here are my “can’t live withouts” for organization and productivity.
- Wunderlist :: A free task manager app that automatically syncs your phone you’re your desktop or tablet, from person to person when sharing tasks and lists via email. Task managers are an amazing tool for assigning project deadlines and to-dos to team members, and who doesn’t love being able to check off a to-do? And if you want to go a little more in depth, check out Wunderkit.
- Basecamp :: While this mobile site isn’t a traditional app, it’s definitely worth the investment when working as a team to complete projects and meet deadlines. Calendaring, file sharing, messaging, prioritizing to-dos and so much more are possible with this wonderful platform.
- Dropbox :: Large files can be such a pain! Not anymore, files can be viewed from your phone or desktop, shared with team members, friends and family and are viewable online as well as off. Having a place to share large files without download date expiration?
- reQall :: It organizes your ideas, to-dos and other items worth remembering by both voice, text, email and instant messaging (IM). The app also sends you reminders based on time and location, so no more excuses for forgetting what you wanted to ask your boss when you get to work or items on your grocery list!
It’s amazing what can be right at our fingertips: so much information, reminders, sharing and communication. They say being organized can save you money, which is true, but when using organizational tools in your day-to-day work and personal life can also save you frustration and time, it’s time to jump on board and try them out!
And I changed my mind, we don’t need to say goodbye to Post-its. They still make for a good laugh.
About the author::
Kelly McGuire is an account coordinator at thunder::tech. When she isn’t synchronizing client needs with the team, she is parading around at Cleveland festivals and concerts or attempting to cook like Julia Child.
TAGS: thundertech, Accounts, marketing, organization, app, apps, reminder, workplace, wunderlist, basecamp, dropbox, reqall
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