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Top Useful Apps for Busy Professionals

Everyone’s busy. Who doesn’t need a bit of assistance now and then throughout the day? 

Well, with all the talk about technology making life easier, it’s natural for professionals to expect a little help their way. And numerous apps are doing just that.

Great. Let me start downloading some right now!

But with nearly 5 million apps in the global app market, I don’t have the time to search for them. And as developers are constantly improving the user experience of apps, it’s getting harder to select the best one.

Well, that’s what this blog is all about.

Here is a list of some of the most useful apps on the market:

1. Slack

Now businesses have a private workspace, complete with a custom URL. Now you can communicate with employees as a group or send messages to individual team members privately. But it’s more than just a messaging app.

Slack was designed to replace email. You can send files and other information quickly. Slack messaging is grouped into channels, allowing conversations to be organized into one platform. Moreover, it effortlessly integrates with third-party services.

Price: Free with premium plans available 

2. Pocket

Pocket is an app for managing a list of articles to read on the Internet. Topics are personalized according to your interests. You can even save content from multiple programs for offline reading on any device, at any time. So this is an ideal way to utilize your time on the commute to and from work.

Price: Free with premium plans available 

3. Trello

This project management app brings team collaboration to a whole new level. Trello smoothes out the workflow by simplifying the allocation of tasks to various employees. 

Boards can be created for each project, helping to organize tasks as well as monitor progress. Now anyone can work on any device and stay up to date from any location. Above all, Trello can connect with other apps such as Dropbox, Evernote, Slack, etc.

Price: Free with premium plans available 

4. Skype

Not only are your team members working from different locations, but your customers are spread out all over the world. And it’s essential to stay in touch with everyone. 

Skype is the solution to keeping all modes of communication open. Whether you need to send messages, place a phone call, or set up a meeting through video conference calls, you can effortlessly do so with Skype. All you need is a good internet connection. 

Price: Free messages and video calls. Charges apply for phone calls. 

5. G Suite

No list is complete without the G Suite. And our dependence on them makes it difficult to handle business without them. From storage to email to productivity, the G Suite has you covered. Services include Google Docs, Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Contacts, and much more. 

With the growth of cloud technologies, people need access to information while on the go. But it’s not only data that can be shared. G Suite facilitates teamwork by allowing employees to edit or comment while the work is in progress. It supports collaboration between coworkers working on the same document from different locations. 

Price: While some features are free, others are paid.

6. Hookt

There are various apps available for chatting with friends and colleagues. But Hookt allows people with similar interests around the world to come together on one platform. You now have access to a global community spread out over 30 countries.

Through this channel, AirG spam-free services offer secure communications inside the workplace as well as out. And it’s a great way to enhance peer-to-peer conversations where you can discuss ideas and collaborate to solve problems.

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Price: Free for download

7. Wunderlist

Wunderlist is an ideal app for those who have lengthy to-do lists. It’s easy to use and highly flexible. So whether you need to manage multiple lists or set reminders, you can stay up to date with your daily schedule. Simply sort the priority levels of the items on your list and check off tasks once you’re done.

Wunderlist also helps keep track of important notes, documents, and voice recordings. Moreover, you can set alerts to remind you when a task is due. But its best feature is real-time collaboration. Other invited users share access to your lists as well.

Price: Free for download on iOS, Mac, and Android  

8. LastPass

Keeping track of multiple passwords is tough. But instead of making a new one, download LastPass so that all your passwords can be safely stored in one place. It’s a password manager and a password generator. Now you have one -or shall we say several- fewer things to remember. 

Price: Free with premium plans available

9. Dropbox

Though work has transitioned to the digital space, it’s not possible to carry your devices everywhere you go. With the help of Dropbox, you can easily sync files between your office PC, laptop, phone, or any other device you may have.

Not only does this streamline business processes, but it also saves time and resources when everyone at the office has access to data from any location, at any time. Above all, features like offline access and doc scanner make collaborating simple.

Price: Free with other upgrade plans available

10. Mealime

It’s been a busy day, and the last thing on your mind is what to cook for dinner. Mealime has got your back. It’s a great meal-planning app that aims at promoting convenience. With Mealime, you can prepare meals in under half an hour. Anyone can spare that much time to eat healthily and stay fit.

The app can be tailored according to your preferences. Begin by providing specific details, such as food allergies, dietary food restrictions, and personal preferences. And best of all, it’ll inform you of any ingredients you may need so that you can buy them on your way back from work.

Price: Mealime is free, but Mealime Pro is paid.

11. Kayak

For those who travel a lot for business, Kayak is here to help you find the best bargain. Now you have access to mobile-only deals, view your trip details on the go, and compare prices with other travel sites. More than just flights, Kayak helps to organize your entire trip, from transportation to hotel accommodation.

 Price: Free for download

12. Upwork

We all need a little help from time to time. So when busy professionals have to finish projects on time, outsourcing tasks is a cost-effective, time-saving way to pool exceptional talent. Simply browse through profiles, read the reviews, and choose those that are best suited for your requirements.  

Price: Free for download

Wrapping up

In today’s corporate world, professionals are busier than ever. They need to remain connected with technology as well as people. You need to know how to effectively manage work schedules, streamline processes, and automate the workload. Currently, apps are greatly facilitating and promoting the business environment.

Depending upon your line of work, download the apps that enhance your productivity and boost management. 

Author Bio:
About Michelle Joe: Michelle Joe is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences, and express herself through her blogs. You can find her on TwitterLinkedInFacebook
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