Hustle Harder With These 4 Productivity Tools

February 21, 2018 | 875 views

Hustle Harder With These 4 Productivity Tools

Hustle Harder With These 4 Productivity Tools

At ScheduleBase, we’re all about the hustle. A big part of hustling is setting yourself up for success. If you’re constantly fumbling with outdated tools or inefficient processes, you’re wasting time that could be better spent working.

 

Here are our recommendations for four must-have productivity tools for 2018.

 

1. Bullet Journal

There are an abundance of to-do list creators, project management tools, and goal trackers, but Bullet Journal combines these tools into one system. It takes a little bit of time to learn but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Use your Bullet Journal to track your financial goals, manage your calendar, set up your to-do list, and more. It keeps you efficient with a system that’s effortless as soon as it’s mastered.

 

2. SaneBox

Email is one of the biggest time drains in the work day. If you love Gmail’s filtration of personal, social media, and promotional emails, then you’ll love SaneBox. This tool automatically filters out important emails for you from the rest saving you hours of time in your inbox.

 

It goes beyond basic filtration too. It’ll also keep you on top of your inbox, letting you know if there’s an email that’s waiting for a reply, if a real email sneaks its way into your spam folder, and more. Basically, it does the heavy lifting of inbox management for you saving you time.

 

3. IFTTT

IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It’s a simple, free program that automates common systems in your daily life.

 

Here are a few examples of it in action:

 

You can have your phone’s calendar automatically sync with your Google Home, so you always know what’s in store for you when you leave your office.

 

You can automatically create to-do list items from starred emails in your Gmail account.

 

You can automate notifications when someone uses a specific hashtag, so you can respond quickly when people are talking about your business on social media.

 

You can even create your own recipes, so there’s really no limit to what you can do with this program. Think about what you do regularly and then look to this tool to automate it. You’ll be amazed at how much time you can save simply by giving mundane tasks over to technology.

 

4. ScheduleBase

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a nod to our own tool here and although we’re bias, we’re confident it deserves a place on this list.

 

ScheduleBase is a tool that saves hours on scheduling. It lets you approve employees time off requests faster, hand over the controls to your team to find shift replacements, and puts an end to the hassle of updating spreadsheets and printouts.

 

This productivity enhancer isn’t just a plus for you either. It’s a benefit to your employees too. Your team can see the schedule from anywhere in the world on any device. That means they’ll miss fewer shifts and feel more in control, which is a huge step toward boosting work/life balance.

 

What’d We Miss?

There are hundreds of productivity tools out there. We want to hear from you. Are there any tools that you can’t live without?

 

Author Profile Jon Forknell is the Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a software marketing company specializing in employee scheduling software, including ScheduleBase employee scheduling software, and other business software solutions. In the past, Jon has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Atlas Business Solutions was named as one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

 

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