Businesses are continuously appearing, and this means that it is increasingly more difficult to make a name for yourself in the online world. Why the online world, you might ask. It is simple; nowadays you don’t exist if you do not invest in an online presence.
Companies which have invested in it, have flourished and those who chose to ignore its potential have found themselves in the impossibility to surpass their brick and mortar status. Furthermore, the customer behavioral patterns have also changed. In other words, they are now spending more and more time online, they have forfeited trips to in favor of online shopping, and they feel very strongly about their social media profiles and virtual entourage.
All of these things mean that you have to spend more and more time coming up with better strategies, and also involve yourself in the online world. I don’t know about you, but I never had enough time to take care of all my tasks. That is, before I started using some nifty little tools on my Android phone.
The fact of the matter is that Android’s market is teeming with thousands of apps, hundreds of which are dedicated to productivity and time management. But which of these apps is the best one for managing time? Here are ten amazingly useful apps that will improve your overall performances.
Kingsoft Office 5.5
The best thing about Kingsoft Office 5.5 is the fact that it is totally free. Developers claim that it has everything you will ever need in order to increase productivity. It is equipped with rich editing features and it can support up to 20 types of files. File managing, email integration, cloud services and other features make it one of the best tools for managing tasks.
Doodle is a great tool for scheduling meetings, and arranging emails. It has a great little system that helps you de-clutter your inbox, and schedule everyone according to availability and urgency. Furthermore, it will make it easy to spot the time slot that works for everyone. In other words, if they prefer the times between 1-5pm, it will offer at least five solutions.
Workflowy is an online tool that will literally organize your life for you, because it mimics the way that you naturally think. It takes entire lists of tasks and appointments and breaks them up into smaller chance. You can create certain categories, and subdivide them infinitely. It is basically a brain-clutter buster that will somehow find a way to free you from all of your unwanted tasks.
Because we are always on the move, and because I am sure you have a smart-phone or tablet lying around somewhere, LogMeIn will definitely come in handy. It allows business people to access their work or home PC from any type of device. It also supports several types of files and programs, so you can freely edit everything that needs editing.
In my opinion this is one of the most useful tools for bloggers, entrepreneurs and online business people; because it will help you curate and deal with the proliferation of online content. The awesome thing about it is the fact that it gets smarter as you use it, because it creates personalized preferences according to the way you use your browser and online activities. Zite tailors its offerings according to your preferences.
If social media marketing is part of your online campaign, you will probably be working with several social networks. HootSuite is the perfect tool for managing multiple accounts. The program is basically a dashboard that allows you to monitor and post on all of your networks at the same time. As I said before, if you are a blogger, this is a great time-saver and productivity enhancement app.
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage units which makes it easier to store your documents and share them with the rest of your time. It updates folders in real-time, and it also offers different types of packages according to your needs.
Google Drive is similar to Dropbox, with the main different that you can actually let people watch you as you are editing programs. So, if you are trying to create a report on a spreadsheet, your co-workers can watch you and learn.
These are the best productivity apps in my opinion. Before using them, I never had enough time to finish all of my tasks. Some of them are great for scheduling appointments, others are wonderful for teamwork.