Each day, offices throughout the country buzz with activity. Employees go off to meetings, brainstorm, plan calendars, or rush to meet deadlines. Sometimes, the demands of the day can get overwhelming without the right tools.
The M2.0 office is no different, and we thank our productivity apps for helping us get through the day. They're wonderful pieces of technology that help make office chaos manageable.
Here are 5 apps that we couldn't do without and that we think can help you.
When we find ourselves out of the country on business, we like to keep discussions going through Skype. This makes remote communication much more natural - even our international clients use its video conferencing capabilities.
Slack has become indispensable to office communication. It keeps all our messages in an instantly searchable, readily accessible box. It also integrates well with other useful apps like Dropbox.
Project management made easy.It has a to-do feature that makes it easy to assign tasks, set deadlines, communicate with team members, and keep track of everyone'sprogress. Project threads can also be made accessible to clients for comment and to serve as online documentation. The app's developers have a kickass blog too.
Evernote helps us takea lot of notes and organize these easily. The app archives notes for us and makes it easy to access them on any platform. It can even digitize physical notes and back them up to the cloud!
Gantt charts? TeamGantt has the answer.We save considerable time and effort scheduling projects via drag and drop, with the final output being printable as PDFs.
How do you boost productivity in your office? Tell us in the comments!