There is so much to do in the life of a busy entrepreneur and yet, there is so little time. Therefore, every entrepreneur must understand the importance of productivity in their lives and also how should they maximize their time. There are plenty of tools, services, and apps available in the market that can help you enhance productivity, save time, and do more in less time.
Find below a list of some of the best productivity tools which will help you become a smarter and a productive entrepreneur, thus saving your time.
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Make more time for the work that matters you the most with Asana. It helps you coordinate all the work that your team does together. This way everyone is aware of what needs to be done, what is due, and who all are responsible for doing it. It helps you plan and structure your work in the best way, assign tasks and share details, and set deadlines and priorities all in one place. Stay on track and follow tasks and projects through every stage. Eliminate roadblocks, pinpoint risks, and create visual project plans to see how every step maps out over time, all with Asana.
Calendly helps you schedule meetings without any back-and-forth emails. Setting it up is easy, let it know your availability preferences and it will do the rest of the work for you. Once you have set everything up, you can then share your Calendly links through email or embed them on your website. It undoubtedly makes for the best automated scheduling software for you and everyone you meet. It helps you connect with your clients, prospects, and contacts and works with your calendar to automatically check your availability.
Trello helps you organize anything and everything with anyone. It brings a shared perspective to any of the life’s projects in a fun, rewarding, and flexible manner. It literally helps you accomplish anything right from collaborating with colleagues to planning a vacation. It’s intuitively simple cards, boards, and lists helps you go from idea to action in just seconds. Planning with Trello is really fun and its features are flexible enough to fit any team’s styles.
4. Google Docs
Google Docs can prove to be a very powerful tool for an entrepreneur since it lets one instantly create shareable documents, presentations, and spreadsheets that can be viewed and edited by any team member. It is free to use and you can write, create, collaborate, and edit documents from wherever you are. Its smart editing and styling tools bring your documents to life and help you format texts and paragraphs. You can choose from hundreds of fonts and add images, drawing, and links, all for free.
Franz is an all-in-one messaging app which combines major messaging and chat services into one application. It currently supports Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Slack, WeChat, Telegram, Google Hangouts, Hipchat, Skype, GroupMe, and many more. It is just the perfect tool to manage multiple private accounts and businesses all at the same time. It also allows you to add each service many times. It doesn’t matter whether you are managing a customer care team or just want to keep in touch with your contacts or friends, Franz got you covered.
DerButton is an all-in-one tool for video calls, payments, scheduling, and invoicing. With it, you can literally save a full working day every week. Manage your business with different tools without any tech skills required. DerButton manages your day to day tasks and helps you run your business hassle-free.
Evernote makes you feel organized without any efforts. It helps you prioritize and capture ideas, to-do lists, and projects and ensures that nothing falls through the cracks. With it, you never have to lose track of your deadlines and tasks. Manage everything from personal moments to big projects and capture ideas and inspiration in pictures, voice, and notes. It works across all the devices and in the offline mode too so you can stay organized irrespective of where you are.
LastPass simplifies your life by remembering all your passwords so you do not have to remember them all. It removes the obstacles for you and lets you get back to the things that you love the most. All you need to do is install its extension in your browser for accessing and saving your passwords. You then need to create an account with one long secure master password and LastPass would do the rest for you. You can then explore LastPass vault and view, manage and add items into your LastPass account. Forgetting and remembering passwords will become a thing of the past with it.
Connect your apps and automate workflows with Zapier. It moves information between your web apps automatically so that you can focus on the other more important work. It is basically an easy automation for busy people. All you need to do is link your web apps, pass information between those apps with the help of Zaps (workflows), and get more done and build processes without any coding required. It has a simple fill in the blank setup, completes actions automatically, and lets you start workflows from any app.
Save your time managing social media for your business with Buffer. It makes it easy for marketing teams and businesses to schedule posts, manage all their accounts, and analyze performance in one place. Instead of going to six different networks you can check analytics and schedule content from just one place for all your social accounts.
I hope this curation helps all the entrepreneurs out there! I believe that when you have the right tools in place, you will always find yourself more efficient and productive. Which amongst these is your most preferred one? Have I missed any other important tool in this list? Let me know in the comments below.
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