Technology in the workplace is all about increasing productivity and empowering employees to work smarter, not harder. These productivity and collaboration apps can help your team do just that in 2019 and beyond.
5 of Our Favorite Productivity and Collaboration Apps
Slack is basically a chatroom in which everyone in your company can participate. In many cases, it’s faster and more streamlined than email, and is great for quick back-and-forth conversations.
It has workspaces that allow you and your team to organize your conversations into group or one-on-one discussions. Plus, it integrates with a whole bunch of other apps to make workflow and file sharing simple.
Slack has three pricing options that provide different capabilities. The one you choose will depend on your team’s needs, but there is also a free version available for you to experiment with before committing to a purchase.
Podio is a cloud-based collaboration app that organizes team communication and task management into a neat interface. It allows for the simple delegation of work to provide a centralized hub for employees to collaborate and complete tasks.
Like Slack, Podio offers several pricing plans.
Toggl is a user-friendly timer tracking app that works on all devices, including mobile phones. The app sends periodic reminders for you to turn it on, so you’ll actually remember to use it.
After you’ve completed a task, Toggl puts it into cool, easy-to-read charts for you to analyze and find ways to become more productive in your work.
It’s free, but has some premium features that start at $9 per month per user.
4. Microsoft Office Suite
It may seem like any obvious choice, but Microsoft Office has had a crucial package of collaboration apps for several years.
Employees in most industries are faced with the reality of having numerous accounts. It’s a cyber security best practice to use a different password for every account, which means the average employee will have a whole bunch of login credentials to remember. Having to reset a password every time you use an account can seriously impede productivity.
That’s where password management software, like LastPass, comes in. It acts as a digital vault to safeguard all of your passwords. Yes, you need a password to access it, but it’s the only one you’ll have to remember. It also has a super convenient browser extension that allows you to access your login credentials immediately.
What are some productivity and collaboration apps you’ve had success with in the past?