The most challenging part of working on an eight-to-five job is enduring the repetitive nature of tasks handled. The last thing you want is to burn out and get bored with your job, because when this happens, you’d end up quitting or getting sacked.
Fortunately, there are now new ways to handle repetitive work without burning out. With the help of modern technology, you can simplify your daily tasks to make your day at the office more manageable and probably a bit more enjoyable.
Just download some of these productivity apps on your tablet or smartphone and learn how to simplify your tedious, routinely day job.
Four Productivity Boosting Apps
Meetings for iPhone by Command Guru SRL
A meeting may not be a regular event in your office, but for sure, it is one dreary, time-consuming, life-draining activity. This is why keeping track of the meeting should be made easier for everyone, especially if you are the lucky guy tasked to make meeting minutes afterwards.
The Meetings app streamlines the note-taking process during your weekly or monthly gathering with the higher-ups. You can organize the data that you input by specifying a category, such as discussions, decisions, tasks, and many more. You can organize and optimize the meeting minutes in a matter of seconds, and you can share it via email with just a few taps and clicks on your business phone (read more).
Ocassions+ by Hand Carved Code, LLC
Now if you’re tasked with keeping track of events, activities and other happenings in your office, you might find remembering dates and names quite insufferable. Keeping these dates and events on paper file is also a tedious job, especially if you’re also tasked to remind everyone of any upcoming activities or celebrations.
With the Occasions+ app, keeping track of these occasions is easy, even with a busy work schedule. You can easily sync birthdays, anniversaries and other events from your contacts, and even with your Facebook friends’ birthdays. You can browse through upcoming events by looking at an overview for the month. You can also set up to three alerts for each event, just to make sure you and your colleagues won’t miss out on any special event. The most useful feature is probably being able to categorize your saved events, allowing you to sift through birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, and other notable dates.
Kickoff for iPhone
If you’re working with a group, one of the hardest things to do is to collaborate and efficiently work together. It requires careful planning, countless meetings, and proper allocation of tasks between members. You can’t expect everyone to be in a meeting and work effectively at the same time. Again, meetings are time-consuming and life-draining, so it’s hard to maintain productivity if you and your group meets regularly.
Kickoff streamlines all that, allowing you to collaborate with your small group even as you work on your desk or even at home. This app is a chat and task sharing tool that lets you chat, share files, and distribute tasks with your group. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your workstation because you can do these tasks on your tablet or smartphone.
If you’re quite conscious about keeping reminders, notes, and other details you fear to miss, the Google Keep app is a must-have. This free Android app lets you collate your ideas in ways beyond simple typed-in reminders. If you don’t have the time to tap and type on your gadget, you can record voice notes that you can just play back after an interview or a meeting.
If you saw something that sparked an idea and you want to preserve the visual details, you can just snap a pic and go over it when you have time. You can also set reminders for events that you can’t miss, or create to-do lists of things you want to achieve for a certain period.
These are the best productivity apps we’ve come across on the Play store and iTunes. Do you have others that we can add to the list? Please share them.