Love it or loathe it, technology has an increasingly large presence in our lives, especially in the business world. At its worst, it can be distracting, annoying even. And we’d advocate the importance of monitoring screen time and knowing when to switch off.
But at SBCA we’re all about focusing on the positives, and there’s no denying that the world of technology has much to offer us as professionals and business owners.
We like to keep up to date with the latest apps, tools and software which help us to make the most of our business and personal time. Here’s a rundown of our top techno tools to make life easier.
Free up your mental space.
One of the world’s most popular task management applications, Todoist helps you keep things clear and calm by getting all that information out of your head and onto your to-do list. Features include quick-add tasks, daily overview, recurring due dates and priority tasks. You can use it just for yourself, or to manage more complex team projects.
2, Dragon by Nuance
Voice recognition software.
Dragon by Nuance is a world-leader in the voice recognition field, trusted by millions. Available as an app on your mobile, It helps you to get the most out of your day with fast, accurate speech recognition, dictation and transcription – you need never miss a great idea again, plus you’ll save hours in writing notes.
Email management tool.
FollowUpThen is a simple, flexible email address that can be used with any email system on any device. It allows you to follow-up emails at a certain time of day simply by typing a specified email address in the Cc field, or Bcc field (depending on whether you want the reminder to be seen by the recipient or not). ‘Inbox zero’ could be closer than you think.
Track your business mileage.
Keeping track of your business mileage and logging the information has never been easier. The mobile app ticks along in the background as you go about your daily business, you just swipe right to view your business drives and swipe left for personal drives. You can use MileIQ on your desktop or mobile for accurate mileage reports. Clever!
5, Mind Jogger
To remember the simple things.
This handy, user-friendly app is great for setting reminders throughout your day. You can set the number of times to remind yourself, and the time slot – say ‘between 8am and 3pm’ as well as choosing a unique sound for the alert. Simple yet effective, and you can try the basic version for free.
To remember passwords.
Safe, easy and most importantly – secure, RoboForm is a one-click password system that allows you to sync data between your mobile and desktop devices. You’ll never need to remember or type your passwords again.
Outsource little jobs at a fraction of the cost.
From illustration and design to voice-overs and jingles, Fiverr connects you to 1000s of freelancers who’ll do the job quickly at a very competitive price.
Want more advice to help you work smarter?
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