"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful." – John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
Good Tidings We bring (In the form of apps)
The holiday season is in full swing. That shouldn’t have to mean dwindling productivity (although it probably does). Between the shopping, entertaining, and planning, you can still finish off 2018 strong. Try some of our favorite productivity apps below to help you hack December and make it the most wonderful time of the year – even in the office.
Easily record your next meeting’s notes, with all your thoughts transcribed to text and emailed straight to your inbox. Note taking made simple. Pro-tip: use it with Evernote for even better results.
Free yourself of unnecessary distractions with this productivity hack. Freedom blocks you from the sites that distract you most on a schedule that you set so you can stay on task at all times. Studies show that each time you distract yourself by checking your social media, it takes 23 minutes for your brain to refocus on the task at hand. Get freedom, and save that holiday shopping for your downtime.
Detective by Charlie
Meet your new personal assistant. Detective aggregates all of the information about a person into one, easy to read page. Think potential prospects. You’ll get all of their information, potential pain points, recent headlines, and mutual connections. Account research just got a whole lot easier and so did that holiday party where you’ll now know all those potential clients’ names.
Save all of your favorite reads on this one, easy to use app. Articles, videos, and stories can be saved for later. Next time Hello Workwell comes to your inbox, you’ll want to pocket those for later and share with all your friends. Wink wink. This app is especially great for content creators as you can find your inspo and keep it for the next time that creative block hits.
Freelancers unite. This app is your new best friend. Clock in, clock out, and track your time as you go. No more “guesstimating” how much time you spent on specific projects. Not part of the freelance community? No matter. You can still use Hours as a time management tool and see where you really spend the majority of your day. Hello transparency.
Enhance your team’s workflow with this email productivity tool. Collaborate on specific emails with your team and get feedback with its comments, mentions, and integrations. Your inbox shouldn’t be a cluttered mess of forwards and lost communication. Polymail makes it simple.