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5 tools for improving workflow and save time

It can be tough to work efficiently when your office is noisy, or you have too many tasks on your to-do list, your colleagues are interrupting your thoughts, the sun is shining... well, you can find any reason why your working process is slow or ineffective. But hey, this is a digital world with cool little digital helpers. We have prepared a list of tools you may know (but you also may not). Let’s take a look at how to make your work easier.

Trello

Organize your workflow, share tasks with colleagues, divide projects into parts – all with Trello. Trello has an intuitive, user friendly interface and gives you the opportunity to plan almost everything. And it’s all for free, if you don’t need extra features included in paid packages. You can learn how to get the maximum of your Trello account in Lifehacker’s guide.

Price: FREEmium

1Password

Tired of forgetting your passwords? Do you have so many sticky notes that you can’t see your desktop? In that case, 1Password is exactly for you! Logging in everywhere with one secured app will definitely save your time.

Price: $49.99

 

Follow Company

So much work to do, so little time to chat and socialize with your co-workers. How to stay in touch and find out what people you work with? Use Follow Company to ask your colleagues or employees about their weekend, actual tasks, problems they are dealing with or suggestions to improve workflow. You can set up questions to be sent on regular basis.

Price: $5 per user

Google Drive

One of the best cloud storages with very competitive price. You can use it for free and get 15 GB of space, or upgrade it to 100 GB for just $1.99 a month. And if you still need more, for $9.99 you will get 1TB of space! On top of that, you can create documents, sheets, slides, even draw directly in this cloud storage.

Price for 15GB: FREE

 

Google Keep

Younger sibling of other Google apps, Google Keep allows you to write notes and create lists on the go. Everything stored on Drive, everything accessible from other devices. Google Keep is an underrated tool that will definitely help you. Find out more about G-Keep in Lifehacker’s article.

Price for 15GB: FREE

 

BONUS TIPS

Duolingo

Commuting to work, waiting for a task or just some free time can be spend with Duolingo. Learn languages in a playful app with a simple gamification concept. With in-lesson grading, rewards and motivational notifications, Duolingo is a great app for filling gaps in your schedule.

Price: FREE

 

Save button on Facebook (not really an app, though)

Sometimes you have to take a little break, so you can focus better on your tasks. If you spend your breaks on Facebook, interesting posts and articles can be very distracting. How to avoid prolonging 5 minutes into half an hour because of a really eye-catching headline? Use Save function! Just click on the roll down arrow at the top of the post and select Save. You will find every saved link, video or post in Saved folder in the left menu of Facebook. 

Price: We really hope this one will stay free, but you can never tell when it comes to Facebook! (Just kidding… Although, not really.)

 

Do you use other tools and apps that save your time and improve your workflow? You are more than welcome to share them with us in the comments.

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