Technology expert Megan Iemma from Techcoach HQ shares her tips for working with technology to help your day be more productive.
In today’s world we are constantly looking for shortcuts to save time, make money and have less stress. Fortunately there are great tools and applications that can make your life a little easier. These can be used in the workplace and at home. Most people now use mobile devices for both personal activities and work related tasks, so using them for efficiency makes great sense.
Here are my top three apps to keep your day more productive:
Evernote: Mac, Windows, Web iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Devices
The most attractive part of using Evernote is that all of your information can be synced across devices. This means that you can start working on one device and continue on another. I currently use an Evernote Business account as well as Evernote Premium account, however you can sign up a for a free Evernote account.
Why I use Evernote:
- It is the digital hub from which I run my business. I use it to keep client notes, content for social media and scan business cards. I also use it to scan handwritten notes.
- It helps organise things in my personal life such as shopping lists, planning holidays and keeping records for warranties.
- It offers apps such as Skitch, Scannable and Evernote Web Clipper as well as other third party apps which make being organised much easier and less stressful.
In the age of email ping pong and trying to connect dates for meetings, Doodle is the perfect tool for you. Essentially it is a calendar matching tool. Simply set up an event, add a date/s and suitable times and then share a link via email. Individuals then select their available date. Once the ‘Organiser’ has chosen the date then a calendar invitation is sent out for people to accept.
Why I use Doodle:
- It’s easy to use. My number one tip for choosing any app is ‘how easy is it to use?’
- It connects with calendars.
- There is a free account.
Ever signed up to an email subscription to receive access to newsletters, videos or a report, and then been overwhelmed with emails you don’t want. This is where Unroll.me comes in really handy. In the age of email overload and struggling with too many emails in our inboxes, it’s great to use a tool to manage subscriptions.
The only downside is that unfortunately, it only works with cloud based email subscriptions, such as iCloud (@me.com), GMail, Yahoo and Hotmail. You can sign in with your cloud based subscriptions and it gives you the option of mass deleting your subscriptions or rolling them up into one email digest a day.
Why I use Unroll.me:
- I don’t spend thirty minutes each morning deleting emails that I don’t want to read.
- I use a cloud based email to subscribe to websites/blogs (so I can easily de-clutter if I want to).
- It’s free.
These are only three apps that I use to help me productive both in my business, as a working mum and managing my family.
To find out more about how Megan uses technology and information that is practical, go to her Pinterest page.