Get Productive With These Time Management Apps

Amid our busy and hectic lives, it can be easy to get so caught up in working hard that we forget to work smart. Everyday, people face numerous distractions, difficulties prioritizing, and a lack of organization, all of which can hinder your productivity. The first step is recognizing that you need to make a change, but after that, there are many tools that you can use to get there. Numerous apps are available that can help make you more productive by managing your time, focusing, and working in groups with others. Here are some of the best apps that you can use quickly and easily:

  1. Trello or Asana

This site allows you to create different “boards” for the various projects that you’re working on, and to make “cards” within each board that you can use for each of the tasks that you need to accomplish to complete that project. Cards have features like to-do lists and color-coding, and you can attach documents and share boards with others. Asana is Similar Project Management Tool that is super popular and integrates with a lot of other tools and dropbox.

  1. Yesware

Yesware is an e-mail tracking and automation tool that I’ve used to scale my sales team from 2 team members doing 1-2 million in sales to over 8 team members doing close to 30MM in sales. It has team templates you can use and will track individual performance. It also allows you to schedule bulk e-mails, reminds you to follow up and send in e-mails in the future. If you haven’t checked out my 5MM Sales Sequence check it out now.

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the most useful file-sharing apps because you can upload photos, videos and other files of very large sizes. That way, you can back up all of your data online while also making it easily accessible to collaborators, who can download it and then send it back to you via the same app.

  1. Focus@Will

Maybe you’re like me and concentrating can be a struggle even if you listen to music and try to minimize your distractions.   Focus@Will can help you stay in the zone. This app uses music optimized by neuroscience to boost productivity. Studies have shown sound especially music impacts neural circuitry in areas important for memory, analysis, and creativity.

  1. Basecamp

Basecamp helps group members stay organized by centralizing everything they are working on in one place, from files and documents to messages and training sessions. You can have different projects with different teams, but stay unified within the team that you have open.

  1. PostIntelligence.ai 

“By far the hardest job of managing a social media presence is deciding what to post and when. Post Intelligence is the most elegant solution to both problems by allowing publishers to select content ahead of time that suits their voice the best, and optimize their posting to achieve maximum results. Post Intelligence is the most advanced and user-friendly tool for individual users, large companies, and agents, whether they’re juggling multiple profiles, or working on growing just one.”

  1. RescueTime

This app is especially made for those who want to increase their productivity, but don’t know what they’re doing wrong or how they can improve. This app keeps track of the most-visited websites for each user, and lets you know how long you spend on each site and which days you are more or less focused than usual. Using this app, you can tell whether you’re being particularly productive or slipping up, and which sites you should avoid if you want to get things done.

  1. Todoist

Todoist is the ultimate solution for people who like making lists – not only can you create to-do lists under different (color-coded!) categories, but you can also set reminders for yourself and check how much you’ve already accomplished. This helps you stay organized as well as to prioritize, as you can decide what you need to do first and what can be put off for later.

  1. 30/30

This app is optimized for mobile use on the iPhone, which makes it great for people who are on the go but still want to make sure that they stay organized. It allows you to set a certain amount of time that you will take to accomplish a task, and then to time yourself to see if you can actually do it. It’s not tied to a calendar, so you can always do these tasks later if you get caught up with other work – however, it’s especially helpful if you want to make sure that you’re not being idle.

  1. Evernote

If you’re working on a research project, this app is a lifesaver – you can save entire web pages, video and photo files, and audio recordings, and annotate text clips so that you can come back to them later.