If you are an African, and a woman, and a working woman at that, then you understand it isn’t easy. There are only 24 hours in a day, which means you must manage your hours properly to be able to get a lot of work done in spite of all the constant issues you face every day. With so much on your shoulders, you need to get organized. How do you achieve that? You do it by becoming tech-savvy and incorporating productivity apps to help you remain on the right track. Fortunately, technology has made things so much easier.
There are a huge number of great online tools and apps can really transform your small business in many ways – from getting your staff in sync, increasing productivity, business intelligence and profitability to improving, simplifying and revolutionizing the way your business works
Take a look at these essential apps.
No. 1: Accompany
This is your virtual “chief of staff,” Accompany does all the research necessary to prep you for big meetings by emailing you a compact briefing beforehand. It provides you with all the pertinent information you will need to succeed in any situation. Accompany works by connecting to your Google or Microsoft email account, your mobile calendar and your Facebook and Twitter accounts. It examines your personal data and goes through biographies and other information online to create summaries of each of your contacts.
No 2: Motivation Daily & Positivity
Every entrepreneur needs a daily source of positivity and If you are looking for a daily dose of motivation to keep you on track to achieve important goals and big dreams, this app is for you. It comes in a streamlined, simple format, which includes perfect quotes to keep you focused when you’re tempted to slack off. Whether you’re pursuing health and fitness goals, prepping for a major project at work or school, or just need some inspiration, this app will help get you there.
No. 3: Slack
This team communication tool gathers group exchanges into one place, making information instantly available and searchable wherever you go. Slack is currently used by over 4 million active users every day!
No. 4: Toggl
Toggl is an insanely simple way of tracking and logging your time that eliminates the need for timesheets. This app allows you to track time from a browser, computer or smartphone so you never again lose a minute of billable time. You can organize your time by project or tag, and mark as billable. If you forget to turn it on, just enter the time later.
No. 5: Trello
Trello is a personal favourite. This collaboration tool organizes your projects into boards, lists and cards so you can better prioritize work and life. At a single glance, you can see what’s being worked on, who’s working on what and where in the process a project is. It makes project management–which can include work assignments, family chores or travel plans–easy and enjoyable.
No. 6: Wunderlist
Wunderlist helps you tick off your personal and professional to-do list by getting your life in sync and making it easy to share your lists. A cloud-based task-management application, it makes sharing grocery lists, working collaboratively on projects or planning household activities and vacations easier. It syncs with your phone, tablet and computer so you can access your lists from anywhere.
No. 7: HelloSign
HelloSign is the easiest and simplest way to handle contracts or other agreements on the fly because it lets you view and sign without visiting the office. This app also eliminates the burden of needing to print, sign and scan a document to be sent back. It allows you to just use your fingertip to sign any PDF file and forward it to the necessary party.
No. 8: 1Password
Do away with all those sticky notes with your passwords scrawled on them. 1Password allows you to collect all those codes in one safe place online. This app keeps all your passwords and important information protected behind your Master Password. It has extensions or plug-ins for all the major browsers, and can securely store other things, like credit cards, bank accounts and licenses. You can save all the entries from a webpage form, so you can remember answers to security questions or other information.
No. 9: Camcard:
Cam card is your automatic card holder, how amazing is that. This app is a professional business card reader. It reads business cards, saves them instantly to phone contacts and syncs across smartphones, tablets so you have your networks on the go when you need them.
Do you have any other apps we haven’t included in the list? Let us know!