There are so many choices for apps out there, how do you know what to try?
Well I’ve tried several. Some work well for me and others not so much. But here are some of my favorite apps and the benefits I’ve found in using them.
Your timer app can be your best productivity buddy. Set aside a certain amount of time, even just 5 minutes, to give a task your undivided attention until the timer goes off. This is the first and simplest app or device that just about everyone has access to!
I love Trello! It’s like a list of lists and for this list-loving girl, it’s a dream come true. I doubt I’m even using it to its full potential, but I find it very helpful.
Inside of Trello you can create “boards.” Inside each board you can make several lists. Each list item is on a “card.” Then each card can be color coded, delegated, add notes or comments, and more.
As of now, I mainly just use Trello to organize my thoughts into lists in several categories.
I use my Google Drive all. the. time. In fact, I may be a little bit addicted to it. I love how I can access stuff anywhere, stay organized with creating documents and spreadsheets, and upload any file I need access to.
I also JUST started trying out the Android app from Google called “Keep.” It’s like a bunch of notes in one place to keep track of important information. Each note can be a plain text note, a list, voice recording, or picture. I like it so far, we’ll see how the next few weeks go!
Even though I haven’t quite mastered Evernote, I think it’s an amazing tool. I love how notes can be created so many different ways – a photo, voice recording, a link to a website, plain text, and more. Eventually I would like to learn how to use it even better so I can use it closer to its potential.
I think the key in using time management and productivity apps is to experiment and find what works for you and your way of thinking. If an app doesn’t work as well as another, just get rid of it so you can centralize your information in just one or two places. Otherwise, it can get overwhelming really fast.