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Top Organisation and Time Management Apps for Small Business’s

Top Organisation and Time Management Apps for Small Business’s

BambooHR

BambooHR is an online Human Resources Information System that allows you to reduce hours and hours spent chasing paperwork and missing pieces of information. In fact, BambooHR  pulls everything including job and salary history, benefits, training and even documents into one centralised location that you can access in the office, at home or on the road. The software then lets you filter, group and sort the data with custom reports or choose from a library of 1,000 common reports. You can even take advantage of automated time off requests and approvals, with the ability to create your own categories of time off – such a sick days, bereavement, jury duty and more. Better yet, you can receive alerts to stay one step ahead, with alerts available for training deadlines, license renewals, birthdays, benefit dates and more.

Top organisation and time management apps for Small Business's

Boxmeup

Boxmeup is a free Android app that organises and tracks your packages and/or containers. Allowing you to print the proper QR labels, which you can scan, allowing you to a pull up a list of items in the container on your phone at any time, wherever you are. You’ll also be able to search all of your containers to find a specific item, however, unfortunately there is not an app compatible with the iPhone yet.

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Evernote

Often referred to as an ‘external brain’ – EverNote is a free app that organises your articles, docs, photos, check-lists and even thoughts in the form of your very own digital notebook. Add text, images, audio, scanned docs, PDF’s, invoices, receipts and more. EverNote can store and organise almost anything in one easily-searchable location for your complete convenience. EverNote also offers ‘work chat’ so members can discuss notes without leaving the app and digital notebooks can be shared between colleagues.

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RescueTime

RescueTime automatically tracks the time you’ve spent on applications and websites so you can receive an accurate picture of how you’re spending your day – and your productivity levels. You’ll receive detailed reports based on your activity, showing you how you could improve on your time. You’ll also be available to set goals and view up to 3 months of history. The app is available for Mac, PC, Android and Linux and is available for free in the Lite version or at a cost for the premium version that includes added features such as alerts, the ability to  block distracting websites and more detailed reports and filters.

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Tripit

The Tripit app puts all your travel plans into a single itinerary, making it easy to stay on top of your business travel plans. By forwarding all your travel emails such as flight, hotel and car rental to Tripit, the application will manage all of your travel information, regardless of what websites you use to purchase your tickets. Or if you use Gmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo Mail, Tripit can import your travel-related confirmation emails automatically – no forwarding required. This forms a master itinerary that you can access at any time, on any device. You can also check departure times, directions to your chosen airport and even weather reports through Tripit, as well as receive notifications about any delays. Better yet, you can access your itinerary offline, while in flight or to avoid roaming charges when travelling abroad. Tripit works with iPhones, iPads, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7, as well as Macs and PCs, and can be downloaded for free or $0.99 for an ad-free version.

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Top 5 Free Productivity Apps for Android

Top 5 Free Productivity Apps for Android

1) EverNote

Often referred to as an ‘external brain’ – EverNote is a free app that organises your articles, docs, photos, check-lists and even thoughts in the form of your very own digital notebook. Add text, images, audio, scanned docs, PDF’s, invoices, receipts and more. EverNote can store and organise almost anything in one easily-searchable location for your complete convenience. EverNote also offers ‘work chat’ so members can discuss notes without leaving the app and digital notebooks can be shared between colleagues   Better yet, EverNote goes beyond your Android device – with the ability to sync information across all your devices.

top 5 free productivity apps for Android

2) MailDroid

MailDroid is a free push email application designed for both personal and business use. This secure mail app provides complete email management and supports well known IMAP servers, cloud mail servers and free servers including Hotmail, Yahoo, FastMail, Gmail, AOL, GMX , Gawab and Runbox. Further features include the ability to save/download attachments from email to SD card using a file explorer such as ES or Astro, while settings include support for signature, font size, ring tone, led, colour, icon selection and more. The app can also integrate with your calendar and with cloud storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Skydrive, to save attachments.

top 5 free productivity apps for Android

3) Assistant with talking alarm

Your Assistant is the perfect companion to boost your everyday productivity. With the ability to learn and memorise your favourite places, services and preferences, taking into account your current environment and schedule,  to provide suggestions personalised to you. Simply speak naturally to find out information, launch apps, set your alarm clock, connect with various web services, receive answers and more.
Top 5 free productivity apps for Android

4) Sunrise – Calendar

Sunrise is a free calendar app made for Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud, that can connect with your other apps, including Facebook, EverNote and Foursquare, to ensure you’re always up to date with both business and personal events in your life. While the nifty ‘Meet’ feature allows you to see available time slots in your calendar without leaving the app you’re in, offering you the fastest way to schedule a one-to-one on the go, to anyone with a simple link. Better yet, Sunrise can sync across your phone, tablet and computer, for access from all your devices – no matter where your business may take you.

Top 5 Free Productivity Apps for Android

5) DU Battery Saver

DU Battery Saver is a free app for your Android device – tablet or mobile, that has the ability to stretch your battery life by up to 50% – (A premium paid version, DU Battery Saver PRO, also exists to offer up to 70% more.) Key features include: the ‘Optimise’ button that can instantly find and solve battery problems, pre-set battery power management modes and the ability to create your own for huge energy savings – even on your most demanding days. The clever app will also give you better battery details including percentage or time remaining, and even the ability to track and implement healthy charging practices in different stages – to keep your battery working at its best. Thus keeping you connected to customers, prospects and colleagues all day long.

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Top 5 Free Productivity Apps for your Apple iPhone

Top 5 Free Productivity Apps for your Apple iPhone

1) EverNote

EverNoteEverNote is a free app designed to help you stay organised in the form of your very own digital notebook, and is often referred to as an “external brain”, with the ability to store anything and everything in one easily-searchable location. With EverNote, you can add text, images, audio, scanned docs, files and more to your digital ‘notebook’ and sync the information across all your devices – whether that be your boarding pass, receipt, article to read, to do list or simply a typed note.

2) IF

IF iPhone Productivity AppIF (formerly known as IFTTT) is a free web service and mobile app that allows you to automate web-based tasks – following the principle of ‘If This, Then That”. With IF, you can activate and connect your channels such as Facebook, Dropbox, Gmail and more, using IFTTT ‘recipes’. For example a popular recipe is ‘If you post a photo on Instagram Then share it on Twitter’, allowing you to automate your social media activity – and ensure your content is spread across all your networks in a consistent and timely fashion.

3) DO

Recently Updated1The DO app is also developed by IFTTT, and expands the current functionality of IF, so you can automate even more actions and thus take productivity on your mobile device even further. While IF allows you to run recipes in the background that are triggered automatically, DO needs you to take a specific action – usually via the push of a button – to initiate a task. These ‘buttons’ can be personalised by you with just a tap, and can appear in widget form.  Examples include “Create a note logging a map image of your location” which automatically creates an Evernote note that maps your location, useful when parking in unfamiliar areas, “On the way home? Let someone know,” sends a Gmail message to your selected recipient letting them know you’re heading back and where you are – a feature that could also be used to inform colleagues of your whereabouts between meetings and the office.

4) Offline Reader

Offline ReaderOffline Reader is a free app that allows you to read your favourite web pages – even when there is no continuous internet connectivity. The software’s built-in browser allows one-tap saving of entire web pages, while the Safari “Reader” reformats them for easier reading by removing any annoying ads or other visual distractions. Offline Reader is a fantastic tool if you find yourself spending time away from that all important internet connection but still need access to specific pages.

5) Asana: Team Tasks & Conversations

PicturesAsana is a free app that removes the hassle of muddling through multiple email threads by putting your team’s project management and communications all in one place. With Asana, you can create projects, assign tasks to individuals, set deadlines, comments, requests and more. You can easily look up who is supposed to do what, check what’s already been done, share ideas, comments, and efficiently communicate with a team of up to 15 people for free, via your iPhone or in the Web App.

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