5 productivity apps to help young entrepreneurs stay focused and manage their work and time better

Keep missing deadlines? Here’s something that will help you manage your time better.    2 min read   Do you find yourself getting sucked in the social media vortex more often than you like? With such scale of content being produced worldwide, it doesn’t really take much for us get glued to the smartphones, only to regret it later, in the face of closing project timelines and to-do lists at eod!  How do we then be productive in the age of growing distractions and shrinking attention spans?  Let technology come to your rescue here (all hail the tech!) We have curated a list of mobile apps that will help you stay focused on your goals, manage your team, and assist you in ticking off your to-do list quicker and more effectively.  These apps will also assist those blessed souls, who have managed to build immunity against social media fever but want to get more done in less time!    Any.do   A must-have app for entrepreneurs who wished to get more out of their day, Any.do is a planner app that manages task lists, calendars, and helps you stay more organized. You can set reminders for yourself and prioritize tasks on your checklist. With its home screen widget, it’s easier to keep up and add to-dos on the go. The app is available at no cost on Google Play Store and Apple Store.   Boomerang Mail   When it comes to mails, timing does matter! You don’t want to send a mail to a potential client at 2 am in the morning, nor at 9 pm on a Friday night. Also, you don’t want to miss out on emails you thought you will “handle later”! Here’s where Boomerang comes into the picture - you can easily schedule emails, snooze emails, and track response - essentially everything you need to manage your mailbox and TAT better. Bonus, it also lets you delay sending after hitting the send button, you know in case you spot one small error on the way out (yes, that error that keeps you awake at night). The app is free for Android users.   5 Minute Journal   Ever had a brilliant thought that you didn’t pen down only to spend hours later trying to recollect it correctly? Journaling is one of the best ways of staying productive and make the most out of those important passing thoughts. With so much that we need to keep up in a day, you can’t rely on your brain to remember every small thought and detail. Leave it to the technology. Just scribble down your notes on the app, and go back to those as you run with your schedule for the day. You can also save images with your notes. The app is available on Google App Store for Rs. 350.   Hootsuite   Does your work require to manage multiple social media platforms for your business? Instead of logging in on different platforms individually, you can create an account on Hootsuite. The app lets you schedule your posts and release those on the platforms on the specific time, so you don’t have to rush out of important meetings to publish your posts. Hootsuite also helps you with the analytics so that you can time your posts better.   Trello   Do you work with a huge team on different projects and find it difficult to track it all? Allow us to introduce you to Trello. One of the best priority management apps. It helps you categorize the task, set deadlines, allocate resources and share notes and important decks related to the project. The app notifies you on closing deadlines and helps you be on top of all the projects in just one glance.   What measures do you take to stay productive and focused on your goals?

Keep missing deadlines? Here’s something that will help you manage your time better.

2 min read

Do you find yourself getting sucked in the social media vortex more often than you like? With such scale of content being produced worldwide, it doesn’t really take much for us get glued to the smartphones, only to regret it later, in the face of closing project timelines and to-do lists at eod!

How do we then be productive in the age of growing distractions and shrinking attention spans?

Let technology come to your rescue here (all hail the tech!) We have curated a list of mobile apps that will help you stay focused on your goals, manage your team, and assist you in ticking off your to-do list quicker and more effectively.

These apps will also assist those blessed souls, who have managed to build immunity against social media fever but want to get more done in less time!


Any.do

A must-have app for entrepreneurs who wished to get more out of their day, Any.do is a planner app that manages task lists, calendars, and helps you stay more organized. You can set reminders for yourself and prioritize tasks on your checklist. With its home screen widget, it’s easier to keep up and add to-dos on the go. The app is available at no cost on Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Boomerang Mail

When it comes to mails, timing does matter! You don’t want to send a mail to a potential client at 2 am in the morning, nor at 9 pm on a Friday night. Also, you don’t want to miss out on emails you thought you will “handle later”! Here’s where Boomerang comes into the picture - you can easily schedule emails, snooze emails, and track response - essentially everything you need to manage your mailbox and TAT better. Bonus, it also lets you delay sending after hitting the send button, you know in case you spot one small error on the way out (yes, that error that keeps you awake at night). The app is free for Android users.

5 Minute Journal

Ever had a brilliant thought that you didn’t pen down only to spend hours later trying to recollect it correctly? Journaling is one of the best ways of staying productive and make the most out of those important passing thoughts. With so much that we need to keep up in a day, you can’t rely on your brain to remember every small thought and detail. Leave it to the technology. Just scribble down your notes on the app, and go back to those as you run with your schedule for the day. You can also save images with your notes. The app is available on Google App Store for Rs. 350.

Hootsuite

Does your work require to manage multiple social media platforms for your business? Instead of logging in on different platforms individually, you can create an account on Hootsuite. The app lets you schedule your posts and release those on the platforms on the specific time, so you don’t have to rush out of important meetings to publish your posts. Hootsuite also helps you with the analytics so that you can time your posts better.

Trello

Do you work with a huge team on different projects and find it difficult to track it all? Allow us to introduce you to Trello. One of the best priority management apps. It helps you categorize the task, set deadlines, allocate resources and share notes and important decks related to the project. The app notifies you on closing deadlines and helps you be on top of all the projects in just one glance.

What measures do you take to stay productive and focused on your goals?


Nayan Khemani