It has never been so easy to get sidetracked; a simple click can lead you astray from getting that assignment completed. With that in mind, here are a few of the best productivity tools to utilise in order to meet that upcoming deadline.
The best productivity tools
Forest is an app which tracks and rewards the user’s ability to stay on task.
It regulates productivity by allowing you to ‘plant a tree’ in the app. As time goes by your tree will grow… as long as you stay within the app. If you give into the urge to click out of the app, your tree will wither away.
This is one of the best productivity tools to help kick the habit of using your phone at work. It shows your daily progress and adds a competitive edge by allowing you to compete with friends to grow the largest forest.#Forest (@forestapp_cc) is one of our favourite #productivity #apps. Click To Tweet
We might be a little biased since it is used here at Blrt HQ, but we chose Dapulse as one of the best productivity tools because of all it has to offer.
It can be used by individuals needing to regulate their time more efficiently, or for an entire office. Dapulse helps users map out daily scheduling. It also keeps track of to-do lists by displaying the status of each project or task in a very user-friendly (and bright!) interface. It’s actually how we are keeping track of writing these blog posts about productivity…#dapulse (@dapulseLabs) is one of our favourite #productivity #apps. Click To Tweet
Anyone who has ever worked on a group paper or document can quickly attest to the greatness of an online editable document.
Google docs is a great way to collectively edit large files, presentations and documents in a central, cloud-based app. Everyone will see the most recent edits – even if they’re being made live!
This prevents someone in the group – more than likely: you – from carrying the weight of the group since your schedules could never match up to contribute equal work on a single sheet of paper.
Oh, and – if there is a struggling member of the team – there is the also the brilliant ‘document changes’ feature that shows how productive each person has been within the document.#GoogleDocs (@googledocs) is one of our favourite #productivity #apps. Click To Tweet
Stay in touch (productively)
Productivity is the key to success and not-coincidently our app is one of the best productivity tools to utilise around the office, when working from home or on-location. Blrt narrows the digital interaction gap – which is often missing emotion – and even helps you avoid common misunderstandings by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites.
Why not give it a whirl?
Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.
Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.
Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.
Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.