5 Business Apps to Increase Productivity

Aug 15, 2013 | Apps, Productivity, Professionalism

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Remaining productive throughout the workday can present challenges. Appointments, tasks, phone calls, and projects contribute to the entropy of your busy work environment. Adding a few applications to your workflow can help you get organized and increase your productivity level. In this article, we’ll look at ways to use your tablet, smartphone, and computer to make your existing workflow actually flow.

1. Collaborate with 37Signals’ Basecamp


Basecamp is a online web application that focuses on collaboration with your team and projects. Basecamp opens up a channel of communication with your team and clients, providing a place to post files, messages, and to-do items within projects. Marking specific content as private allows you to separate projects between your clients and employees. If you’re looking for a great way to bring cohesion between your team and/or clients, give Basecamp a test drive with a 60-day free trial.

2. Move into the cloud with Dropbox

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Dropbox makes backing up, sharing, and accessing your documents from almost anywhere a reality with cloud hosting. Simply upload documents that you want to access from remote locations to Dropbox. Then, you can access them via web interface and share them through a public URL you can send to your clients or team members.

3. Take notes with Evernote

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Evernote delivers your notes to your smartphone, tablet, computer, or online. You can store images, sketches, documents, and even geo-tag where you parked your car. If you’re tired of filling up sticky notes that you eventually misplace or accidentally thrown away, check into using Evernote to keep track of those details.

4. Establish security with 1Password

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1Password is a management system that allows you to enter one password to retrieve all of your stored passwords. Instead of using the same password across all of your online accounts, you can create unique secure passwords for each, and 1Password can remember them all. 1Password can be synced across all of your devices by storing its encrypted file on Dropbox to stay in sync with your mobile devices.

5. Work on it from anywhere with Google Docs

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Google Docs makes it possible to edit spreadsheets, text documents, and slideshows in your browser on any computer with an internet connection. Google Docs also allows multiple users to edit documents collaboratively as a team simultaneously.

Incorporating new methods into your workflow can be challenging. But taking the time to integrate these applications into your business will make you more productive. What apps do you recommend?

Thomas Melvin
Back-End Developer
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