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5 Applications To Make Your Day

22 December 2016, Author: Takis Athanassiou

Equip Your Toolbox With The Proper Applications To Enhance Your Productivity & Make A Difference

5 Applications To Make Your Day

Productivity is still one of the major leverage factors in leadership and influence. You need to have an excellent workflow and tools to reach people and communicate your message. But that is not always easy!

You need to invest a great sum of time to new tools just to keep up with modern technology & trends. With every new tool, your learning curve becomes sometimes, too steep to accomplish all your goals with success.

This is the reason you need the right tools to match your way of working, in order to do what’s matters most. These are 5 of the best tools, I use to manage my business, grow my social followers and do what’s matters most!

1. Asana

Asana is my weapon of choice for “heavy duty” project management. I use it for most of my major projects, especially those involving the work of more than one person! Asana provides a clear path to clarity as far as projects concerns. You can use it to track the work of your team and check on the progress in every level. It provides, among other features:

  • A better inbox
  • Quick glance & tracking features
  • Many “getting things done” features
  • Team management
  • Sections, projects & tasks facilities
  • Group communications
  • Comprehensive reports
  • Integration with 3rd party applications

Defiantly, Asana is one of the best project management tools around, helping you to monitor a project from start to finish! Start with the free version, and check if Asana can fit your workflow!

Check what other people say about Asana!

2. Trello

Trello is the second project management applications I use, almost, every day. I use it, mostly to coordinate personal tasks and consulting with my associates because it provides many features not commonly found on free applications. Trello is a very flexible lightweight visual tool for group collaboration and project’s tracking. It has a kanban-like user interface that helps a lot to complete tasks and focus on what’s matter most!

is ideal for 1:1 consulting and team working while its flexibility makes it ideal for projects of any size.

You should give a try and test Trello for your purposes. It is an application can enhance your focus and productivity by a factor of 3 or 4! Check it out.

If you want to start using Trello, take a look at the video below!

3. Process.st

Process.st is a process management and checklist management application. It is an application that will help you to manage the recurring task and procedures of your work for you and your team.

Process.st display a simple and friendly interface, helping users to learn fast its basic functions and allow them to work productively.

The applications would help you (among other things) to:

  • develop and document workflows, checklists, and procedures
  • focus and complete required activities and tasks
  • manage effectively the work of your team
  • develop a solid procedure infrastructure for your business
  • run collaborative workflows & checklists
  • structure your data in a comprehensive way
  • interconnect with various 3rd party applications

I mostly use it for document my processes and workflows, to cooperate effectively based on procedures and to provide the necessary infrastructure to the people I work with! It is an excellent tool, you should give a try!

To include an application as Process.st in your toolbox, first check out, what can do!

4. Google Docs

There are not many things you can say about Google Docs. It is a suite of basic applications providing an advanced office infrastructure. Google Docs, along to the other Google Tools, provide a cluster of various advanced applications can help you develop and operate your business in style!

Google Docs, provides word processing, spreadsheet and presentation services, which with the addition of plugins and of the available templates can cover a variety of needs and requirements. If you haven’t used it, yet, you should start using it for the majority of your business requirements. And, by the way, is FREE!

If you think you can use Google Docs for your business, then start learning its basics!

5. PhraseExpress

PhraseExpress is my personal Swiss pocket knife as far as text expanding and auto text autocompletion services concerns. PhraseExpress handles the majority of my text automation tasks (like add my e-mail address, by typing just 2 letters, add a template for my next post using a specific phrase, fill-in various repetitive information, etc.)

A text automation tool as PhraseExpress can save you a lot of time and enhance your productivity, speed, effectiveness and accuracy by a factor of 10!

PhraseExpress provides:

  • Autocomplete and text expanding services
  • Boilerplate templates in any application
  • Autotext abbreviations
  • Macro automation facilities
  • Cross-functionality
  • Snippet & Clipboard Management
  • Support for various languages
  • Client-Server architecture
  • and many more features waiting for you to explore them …

PhraseExpress is a valuable tool, a perfect fit for the toolbox of any high-impact leader or of any over-achiever. You should decently need to take this tools for a spin to your workflow! You won’t regret it. I promise!

To see what it can do, check its brief tutorial below!

In Conclusion

To use these tool with easy and efficiently you will need some time of learning and customization. But in the end of the day, the time you have invested on their learning and adapting to your way of work can pay you back may times over.

So, give a try, test them for a limited time and adopt them, if you think you can use them effectively.

Question: What tools do you rely on most? How do you use them?

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