How productive are you during the workday? Be honest.
Do you use your time effectively? Or, are you making your career more complicated because you’re disorganized and can’t stay on top of your schedule?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t feel bad. The new year is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to turn things around and put your best foot forward in your professional life.
Listed below are ten great professional apps that will help you stay organized and be as productive as possible at work in 2019.
Are you constantly writing down notes and to-do lists? Do you have a hard time keeping track of your appointments and reminders?
If keeping all your notes and information organized is difficult for you, you may want to give Evernote a try.
Evernote is a great app that keeps all your notes, to-do lists, photos, and ideas in one place. It’s easy to search through all this information to find what you’re looking for, and the Evernote app works on Windows phones, iPhones, and Android phones.
Most people find that the free version of Evernote works perfectly well for them. The free version allows users 60MB of usage per month.
Sometimes, you just need to tune out and relax.
Meditation is one of the best mental health activities you can do, and it’s great to take a few minutes throughout the day to just sit and breathe.
Meditating regularly can help you feel more relaxed and can actually help you to be more productive during the workday.
Headspace is an easy-to-use app that comes with a wide range of simple guided meditations.
There’s a meditation for just about every situation, and they come in a wide range of lengths. Whether you want to meditate for five minutes or thirty, Headspace has a meditation option for you.
3. Office Mobile
Office Mobile is an excellent app to have on your phone or tablet if you spend a lot of time putting together presentations, writing reports, or managing spreadsheets.
Office Mobile gives you access to all of your PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents. No matter where you are, you can easily edit and add comments without having to worry about your formatting getting messed up.
When you’re finished working on them, you can also share these documents using SkyDrive, SharePoint, or SkyDrive Pro.
Every year, 488 million business trips take place just in the U.S.
Do you travel frequently for your job? If so, you know it’s easy to get disorganized and have a hard time being productive while also making sure everything for your upcoming trip is properly lined up.
If you need help staying on top of things during your business trips, the TripIt app is a must.
TripIt automates your itineraries so that you can easily find information like the address of your hotel and the time your flight leaves. All the logistics of your trip will be taken care of you can get down to business.
Office productivity often goes down when employees are not engaged and connected to one another. Blink is an awesome intranet app that simplifies employee engagement and communication.
With Blink, every employee has a personalized feed that is updated in real time. It’s easy for employees to stay in touch and make sure they’re all on the same page while working on various projects.
Blink also allows you to conduct real-time polls and get fast feedback from your employees.
6. Dragon Dictation
Sometimes, you just can’t handle any more typing.
If your wrists are aching from working on the computer all day, or if you’re tired of trying to type out messages on your tiny cell phone keyboard, Dragon Dictation is a great app to try. You simply speak into the app and it records your thoughts for you.
You can also use Dragon Dictation to take notes during meetings. Without having to worry about writing things you down, you’re free to listen and take a more active role during these gatherings.
Do you waste a ton of time each day posting on social media? Does this prevent you from handling other, more important aspects of your job?
If social media is taking up too much of your time, try using the Hootsuite app.
Hootsuite makes it easy for you to schedule social media posts and publish them at a specific time each day. You can also monitor your posts and see which type of content is the most appealing to your followers.
How often have you had to dig through your desk or wallet to try and find a receipt or order confirmation?
The Mint app tracks your finances and allows you to stick to a budget more easily.
If you use Mint, you’ll have an easy-to-access record of your finances and will have a much easier time getting reimbursed for your business-related purchases.
When you show up at work on Monday morning, do you waste hours catching up on customer service messages that came in over the weekend?
If you need help with customer service, try using HappyFox. HappyFox is a helpdesk app that lets customer service reps answer calls and resolve tickets remotely.
Do you have a hard time remembering to clock in at work each day? Do you struggle to keep track of your employees’ time sheets?
TSheets makes it easy for employees to clock in and out, even when they don’t have cell service. Employees can also use TSheets to create schedules and keep of track things like paid time off, holidays, and sick days.
Use These Professional Apps to Improve Your Productivity Today
There are lots of professional apps out there that will help you stay organized and avoid overcomplicating your work life.
Give one (or more) of these apps a try today. You’ll surely see improvements in your ability to stay on task and get things done!
Looking for more help being productive while at work? Maybe you just need a little extra motivation.
Check out this list of ten great motivational podcasts today to find someone who can give you the extra boost of encouragement you need!