With so many of us running businesses from our homes, it’s worth knowing there are apps out there designed to boost your productivity - no matter where your desk is. We’ve rounded up five apps that will assist you in turning scattered sticky notes into seamless organisation and maximise efficiency.
Here are some useful apps to help your business thrive from your home office.
Apps to help with productivity
Asana: This app has tools to make juggling tasks and timelines a breeze. It lets you plan out your projects, assign tasks, and keep track of updates as they happen, so it’s really great for managing multiple projects at once.
Google Analytics (now GA4): It’s crucial to monitor your business’s website performance. Google Analytics allows you to track and analyse data on a deep level, so you can make informed decisions on how to grow.
Microsoft Teams: This platform is great for facilitating collaboration. Virtual meetings, easy communication and file sharing makes seamless teamwork possible.
Toggl: Toggl lets you track your tasks and see how and where you spend your time. This information gives powerful insights into how to make the most of your workday, so you can optimise how you operate.
Evernote: A comprehensive note-taking app, Evernote helps you organise your notes, images, websites, and PDFs in one place. You can also add voice messages, so you can record as soon as an idea comes to you.
Using productivity apps is a strategic way to manage and grow your business, particularly when people are working remotely.
Firstly, they can streamline your processes by automating tasks and storing information in one place. Apps with project management tools improve collaboration, minimise the likelihood of mistakes happening, and make sure everyone on your team is on the same page. This means slicker projects, better communication, and a higher chance of great results.
Apps with analytics tools are able to give you a clear picture of how your business is performing in real-time. With insights like customer behaviour and marketing ROI (return on investment), you’re armed to make data-driven decisions on where to improve and move your business forward.
Collaboration apps help to create a sense of unity across teams that work in different locations. Instant messaging and video meetings makes teamwork more straightforward, and fosters a stronger company culture.
Time management apps make sure you’re spending your work hours efficiently as possible. By tracking the time you spend on each task throughout the day/week, you’re provided with useful reports to help you prioritise certain activities and nurture a positive work-life balance (which can often be tricky - especially when working from home!).
By using a note-taking app, not only are you reducing the amount of desk space all those notebooks can take up, you’re making it easier to find what you need. It also makes sharing notes with team members simple.
Implementing productivity apps into your business can have a significant impact when it comes to working from home. Begin by figuring out your main pain points, then look at where apps could help you the most. Set a goal for what you want to achieve through using each app, such as improving team collaboration, or getting to grips with marketing performance.
Then it’s time to onboard your team. Make sure it’s done properly by holding training sessions and getting people used to the functionalities.
Remember to review the performance of each app regularly and gather feedback from your team. This means you can adjust as you go, depending on the needs of the business.
And if something brilliant comes from using an app - celebrate! Acknowledging the little (or big!) wins can really show your team the value in it.
From project management to time tracking, and streamlining process to insights, there are productivity apps that you could benefit from to help your business succeed.
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