Everyone strives to be more productive. Who wouldn't want to get more things done with fewer resources, or maybe spend less time on certain tasks? Productivity means different things to different people. Websters Dictionary defines productivity as:
1: the quality or state of being productive
2: the rate per unit area or per unit volume at which biomass consumable as food by other organisms is made by producers
Regardless of the definition, we can all agree that more productivity > less productivity. Luckily, in 2021 there are plenty of great apps to help us achieve maximum productivity, and we wanted to share a few of our favorites with you.
The Pitch: Calendly is your hub for scheduling meetings professionally and efficiently, eliminating the hassle of back-and-forth emails so you can get back to work.
Why we love it: Everyone gets bogged down with scheduling, and with COVID changing the workforce and propelling us into a remote world, time zones & emailing back and forth makes this harder than ever. Enter Calendly. Calendly makes it super easy to find availability with the click of a button, saving hours out of your week so that you can be more productive.
The Pitch: Asana visualizes how work maps out over time. So you can spot risks, see how changes affect deadlines, and make plans teams know they can count on.
Why we love it: Project management is hard enough as it is. It's also really difficult to maintain workplace transparency and keep track of who is working on what aspects of a given project. Asana makes this a breeze by allowing its users to track tasks by person, project, and due date.
The Pitch: Loom is a video messaging tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom's patented technology.
Why we love it: Most of the work that we THINK needs dedicated meeting time actually can be done asynchronously. We have gotten hours back in our days and accomplished more by communicating via asynchronous video. Loom makes this incredibly easy. Just click a button, record your desktop, describe what you need, and send. Done.
The Pitch: Double productivity by blocking distracting websites and rotating between work and rest by using FlowTime, the worlds only pomodoro tracker + website blocker.
Why we love it: First of all - we had to include ourselves :) We are all guilty of finding ourselves deep in a 1 hour+ YouTube rabbit-hole. These distractions are productivity killers, and it's best to nip them in the bud. FlowTime makes this easy by allowing you to add distracting sites to you blocklist. Once you start your session then Boom - instant productivity boost!