Four time-saving apps to change the way you work
If you're struggling to keep up with your workload or worried you're not as efficient as you could be, it's time to start experimenting with the wonderful world of apps. The right app at the right time could help streamline your working process and change the way you think about business.
Get your working life in order with the help of these four time-saving apps.
Make sure everything you need to know is always at your fingertips with the help of Evernote – a simple app for creating one digital workspace across all devices. The app allows you to make notes on your smartphone or tablet, take screenshots or download images and makes them instantly available across all your hardware.
The best thing is that all your notes are completely searchable. It can even transcribe the text of images you snap, allowing you to find the content again quickly.
Long, unwieldy emails. Chains that have been going on for weeks. Emails with massive promotional signatures that clog up your inbox. Say goodbye to all these common annoyances with the help of Mailtime. This nifty little app takes the pain out of keeping on top of your inbox by condensing all your emails into short, to-the-point messages.
The Mailtime motto is “Too long; didn't read” and it even has a built-in filter that can send an automatic bounce-back to people who indulge in particularly lengthy emails, telling them to say what they mean in fewer words. Cut the amount of time you spend writing and reading emails and your working day will quickly become more efficient.
How much time do you waste signing NDAs, contracts, customer agreements and other important bits and pieces every week? EchoSign helps you streamline your signing process by providing an easy, online way to verify and sign important documents.
Stop printing, signing and scanning paperwork by adding e-signatures to your existing business processes. This simple change could save you – and your clients – hours.
Allowing you to keep track of everything you need to do in a simple yet attractive and effective format, Wunderlist is the best to-do list app around. It shows your tasks on a daily screen and allows you to add new ones very quickly and easily, whether you're setting recurring reminders, adding an appointment or sharing a conversation.
There's a pared down version for smartphones and an ability to dig deeper and get more involved on big projects through the desktop version.
Feel like you're working too hard? Maybe it's time to download a few of our favourites and let the apps pick up the slack.