10 Productivity Tools you need to
get the work done in half the time!
A year ago, I took a look at my web design business and decided to “fix it”. I was working too hard IN my business and not getting enough work done. One of the best things I discovered was how to be more efficient in my web design business. Since I’m a “technology junkie”, I decided to provide my list of 10 productivity tools to get work done faster! There’re so many great tools available… you just need to experiment and find what works best for you and your creative business.10 Useful Tools you need to get work done in half the time! Click To Tweet
10 PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS TO GET MORE WORK DONE
Here’s a list of my top 10 productivity tools I use to get work done faster and easier. If you want to do your work in less time, I highly recommend them. Just set it, and forget it!
If you need to send the same email over and over, use “Canned Responses” or email templates. You can save an email as a canned response and use it over and over again! You need to upgrade to Google Apps for Business for $5 per month to get this time-saving perk.
Sign-up for Google Apps for Work to get canned email responses.
Clean up your email inbox and save time with Unroll.me. Unsubscribe and get rid of pesky junk mail so you spend less time reading email every day. The cost is free!
Sign-up for Unroll.me to say goodbye to junk mail.
Give your busy mind a break and track anything with Lumen Trails App for iPhone. Lumen Trails lets you take notes, make lists and keep track of other things in your life. It’s great for setting reminders and repeating tasks! Get the app on your iPhone for free.
Download Lumen Trails in the iPhone app store.
Do you have a million ideas that you need to write down? If you’re a pack rat that likes to save every sticky note, I’ve got the tool for you! Evernote is a great place for collecting your ideas, notes, lists…even handwritten notes. It will collect and keep it all!
Check out Evernote here.
Are you constantly distracted by the noise coming out of your phone? Freedom easily blocks your phone, apps, emails, websites and social media. Get more productive with Freedom! The basic cost is $2.42 / month or $29 / year.
Block your biggest distractions with Freedom.
Post Planner makes it easy to find, plan and post social media content on Facebook and Twitter. And the content can be “recycled” week after week. The basic cost is $7 / month.
Plan, post and recycle your social media with Post Planner.
Calendly makes it easy to schedule phone calls and meetings with your Clients. No more back and forth emailing! Book appointments faster and easier with Calendly! The basic cost is $0 / month or $8 / month for premium.
Book your appointments fast with Calendly.
Harvest was a game changer for me. I moved all of my Quickbooks invoicing to Harvest. It tracks my client time and generates invoicing based on time tracked. It also sends automatic past due “reminder” emails for late invoices. The basic cost is $0 / month or $12 / month to get started.
Send invoices and track time with Harvest.
Do you forget about monthly tasks you need to take care of? I set-up recurring calendar events to remind me about monthly/weekly tasks such as: paying bills, sending invoices, scheduling blog posts, etc. It helps me stay on schedule and reminds me of important events coming up. The basic cost is $0 or $5 / month with Google Apps for Business.
Create repeating calendar events with Google Calendar for free!
I could write 5 more blog posts on IFTTT, but for this post, I’ll keep it simple. IFTTT is an awesome productivity tool for auto-magically importing data into spreadsheets. You set-up the “recipe” and connect it to Google Drive…and BAM it’s saved! I use IFTTT to grab my social media and blog posts and store them in Google Sheets. It’s mind blowing what you can do with it!
Automate everything automagically with IFTTT.
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