It could be argued that increased productivity comes down to one essential cornerstone: better time management. In the old days, they wrote books about how to improve your time management skills, like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and How to Stop Procrastinating. Now we have apps.
Let’s take a look at apps to help you manage your calendar, your to-do list, your finances, and more.
Calendar & Scheduling Apps
The HubSpot Meeting Tool is an app that lets you sync your Google Calendar or Office 365 calendar and set your availability where customers can book time with you. Once you open the app, you will be able to add fields to your meeting page to capture personal information such as the email address, phone number, name, among other vital details. It is worth noting that the meeting page will be set as a link in an email or embedded on a site or landing page.
Setmore is both a free appointment scheduling and payment platform that normally allows you to create a public-facing booking page. With this platform, you can trust that it will support up to 20 staff calendars and logins. Therefore, your team will begin to book meetings. Apart from this, you will send automatic appointment notifications for your clients to book time with you.
ScheduleOnce is an app that allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. Here, you can be sure that you will use one calendar for booking podcast guests while the other calendar can be for strategy sessions and coaching calls.
To-Do List Apps
TickTick is an app that comes with an array of features that can mesmerize you. To start with, you will be able to add tasks quickly as this app comes with natural language processing. Apart from this, the app comes with a universal keyboard shortcut. This keyboard is usually offered on the desktop versions. Besides this, you will get pinned notifications and widgets on your handset. As a result, you will add a task more seamlessly before embarking on what you were doing. It is worth noting that tasks can be organized using due dates, tags, lists, and so on.
Although Todoist is not one of the simplest to-do list apps, this app comes with some incredible features that make it stand out. First and foremost, this app can balance power with simplicity. It can do this while running on every platform that exists. This has actually made it more popular among many users out there. Apart from the feature mentioned above, it is easy to add a task on this app. This is because it comes with natural language processing. With this app, you will be able to add new tasks in your inbox and then move them to relevant projects. Finally, you can set due dates on this app.
AnyMote turns your smartphone into a universal remote control. Here, you will be able to control different devices remotely. From your TV to the DVD players, you will be able to control them from a distance. However, all these devices have to accept IR commands. This app can create custom remotes that bring together commands from different devices into a single screen. Here, you will be able to turn all your electronic devices with a single tap.
Here’s a discontinued app that sort of fit into this category and sort of fit into a few others. With Google Goggles, you were able to look up different items such as famous landmarks, QR codes, scan bars, and so on. Apart from this, you could translate foreign language text and much more. All you needed to do was to open the app and then center the camera on the object that you want to capture. This app would scan and see what it could find. From encyclopedia entries to historical facts, there was a lot that you could scan. Maybe something along those lines will come around again.
Mobile Banking Apps
If you use a bank or credit union, there’s a good chance they have an app. Mobile banking apps usually let you check your balances, view account activity, transfer funds, and even deposit checks with your phone’s camera. The advent of banking apps has helped eliminate much of what we used to have to drive to the bank for. Check your operating system’s app store and you’ll find apps for every institution. Mission Federal offers a variety of online Checking Accounts, including a free checking account with eStatements.