These days, when it comes to running a business, you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. There’s a lot of really amazing tech out that that can make everyday admin and communication faster, more accurate and vastly more efficient. So if you want to streamline your to-do list, consider adding a few of these tech tools to your business arsenal.
Remember AIM? Well, Slack is just like that…except on steroids. Slack is a one-stop shop for team communication, allowing you to organize conversation channels by a group, project, client or whatever works for your organization. You can even create private channels, disable or opt out of channels you’re no longer contributing to, or create threads in order to minimize unnecessary noise. Slack also allows for integrated file sharing, including drag-and-drop PDFs, images, videos and a variety of other files—so you can not only share quickly but can also create an archive of your communication and file share history. Need to jump on a video call? No problem… Slack has chat and video capacity, so you no longer have to juggle multiple communication platforms. Perhaps the best part about Slack is its integration capabilities; the Slack App Directory has over 1,500 apps you can connect with, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Salesforce, and Asana, just to name a few.
Agenda is a unique, note tracking app that collects all your notes at on once, so you have a complete picture of your tasks and their associated information. Easily take notes and attach a date so you can stay on top of meeting and project notes—as well as link them to your actionable calendar. Agenda also offers an in-app search function to help you quickly pull up your documents in addition to grouping capabilities so you can efficiently organize project data. Notes can be ordered in the Agenda timeline however you’d like; drag ‘em around, collapse information or organize by date—it’s all up to your preference. Agenda also has the capability to integrate with iCloud so you can share across your devices seamlessly.
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While this app is Mac and iOS specific, it’s so incredibly timesaving that you may even consider switching camps. Paste automatically saves and stores anything you’ve copied across your devices and keeps your clipboard history on-hand. For example, if you have repetitive information you need to rewrite on a regular basis (such as email responses, charts, forms, requests, the list goes on and on…), Paste allows you to create custom keyboard shortcuts and import whatever, whenever you need it! No more rewriting or copy-pasting over and over again. Paste’s pinboard lets you organize your snippets while its visual display allows you to browse through your clipboard history and see what you’ve saved; and the iCloud data sync allows you access to all your saved snippets, no matter what device you’re using.
Exceptional power and a sleek, stylish design makes the HP ENVY laptop family one of the top choices for powering your office workhorses. A recent HP ENVY review took a look at the range of models offered, and while the exact specifications vary among the HP ENVY laptops, each model includes several high-powered components, from the latest Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® or Intel® graphics card (GPU) to 16GB RAM memory. The results? A faster, smoother performance—even with high volume, office usage. The HP ENVY suite also offers versatile connectivity options depending on the model you opt for, so you can make the most of your device whether using it for work or leisure.
When it comes to project management tools, Mavenlink is perhaps one of the most powerful on the market. From tracking project trajectory, financial information, collaboration efforts, and resource management, Mavenlink has transformed the way organizations operate. Mavenlink’s platform provides a minute-by-minute vantage point for all your projects—whether you have just a couple, or a couple hundred—so you’ll never lose sight of timeline, budget, or resource deficiencies. You can try it for free, and Mavenlink’s product experts are always on hand to demo and provide consultation to get you started.
Make your life easier by bringing your business into the 21st century with these techy tools.