We’re used to living day-to-day lives with to-do lists in front of our faces. The length of that list depends on the how productive we have been the previous day. Each day there is an important task to complete, but 99 problems from yesterday are blocking you from it. What you need is a way to focus that workflow into a fine stream. Like the commercials used to say, “There’s an app for that.”
Yes, there are dozens of apps out there to take care of your workflow headaches. Many are tailored to a given industry, while others are designed for general uses. We’re just going to rundown five great programs designed by mobile app developers who understand the need to maintain focus and stay productive.
Since we’re talking workflow, this appropriately named app covers everything. Whether you use a smart phone, iPad, or Apple Watch, Workflow consolidates all apps into one functioning program. Make quick phone calls, upload images, create PDFs, and even measure your caffeine intake all from one location.
If you do all of your work on the internet, then there’s a good chance you’ll have to enter multiple passwords for multiple logins. Last Pass saves your login information to any number of important websites. All you need for set-up is a master password. This can be a password you use often or a completely new one. Just make sure it’s a strong one that only you can remember.
Where social media presence is key to your industry, use Buffer to lock them down. Buffer works across the entire major social media platforms- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+- to control them from you personalized dashboard. Set your posting schedule and add posts to your queue. Monitor the popularity of each post with Buffer’s new analytics feature.
When the supply end of a business must meet demands, you need to act quickly. Tallyfy can be mobilized within 60-seconds to interact with clients, assign work, and track orders. Follow your processes in real-time with instant e-mail notifications. Their status bars also make it easier to prioritize work. When integrated with partner app, Zippier, you have the ability to integrate with over 1000 programs.
What is Zapier? Zapier is not just any program you download online and launch when you need to do work. The app works by integration with all your important programs. You might be working online through Google Docs and realize you need to check up on stats in your QuickBooks account. All you do is trigger Zapier from your Google account and it will connect you with Quickbooks, all in one motion. Have the freedom to work only with the apps that you are acclimated to. Access Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, WordPress, Trello, and many others from one point to another. The best part is Zapier is free to download. Premium plans cost $20 dollars a month and offer advanced features including priority support and optional upgrades and downgrades.