Being an entrepreneur is many things but it’s definitely not easy. You are building your own business and that's a big responsibility. If you are successful you will grow and hopefully in a good direction. Among other things, you need to be well organized and calm while holding multiple strings in one hand. It can often happen that 24h hours in a day are simply not enough to finish all your planned tasks, which you have to juggle like a well-trained acrobat.
That is why it’s crucial to have the right tools in place to help you in your everyday work. There are many different options out there for organizing your work in a smart way. With that in mind, I’ve made a list of 5 tools that will save you a ton of time and increase your efficiency instantly:
Nozbe is a task management software that can be described as a tool that simply gets everything done. It has been helping thousands of professionals and organizations complete their projects. After creating your account, you can sync with Twitter, Evernote, Dropbox and many more. Also, you can customize your account, add a logo, attach files, create new tasks, etc. You can use it as a simple list app or an encompassing team collaboration software if you are dealing with more complex projects. Nozbe supports Mac, Windows, Linux and mobile platforms.
This nifty app forces you to be productive. It may sound ridiculous first off, but if you are not being productive the owl drops on and closes your tabs. It is a Chrome Extension that follows you and filters the content you see. The owl is simply watching you every move on every page. It works by setting up a whitelist of sites you can work on and it crosses out sites that you can not visit. You can block time-wasting websites or schedule your free time hours. You can take your breaks during break-time and work the rest of the time. Your final goal is to find the information you need and get back to your proper work.
Moosti is a simple time tracker that helps you improve you work productivity. It is a website and a Chrome extension with similar functions described as on Pomodoro Technique. It has the different options such as changing the length of time for each session of work. The possibility to use it on the device of your choice just makes it that much efficient. While working, you can take short or long breaks, from 3 to 30 minutes. The only thing you need to remember is this one rule - you can't pause it!
A robust PDF tool is a proven way to speed up your daily tasks. I can convert scanned PDF documents to completely editable Word files. Just to clarify, scanned PDFs are the ones that were created from scanning a real paper which makes them a bit tricky to convert. PDF OCR thankfully does a great job at this by allowing you to easily save and edit all your important papers online. It has an advanced Optical Character Recognition technology that converts with 100% accuracy. With no limitations to the PDF file size, you can convert even the biggest documents and save hours of your precious time.
Boomerang is a productivity sidekick for busy people. How does it work? By adding Boomerang to your Gmail account you can write an email but schedule it to be sent at the time you prefer. Also, you can set follow-up reminders to remind you whatever you have chosen. It lets you take full control of when you send and receive messages. You can use "Boomerang" feature to move messages out of your inbox until you actually need them. Then, just select one of the predefined settings or customize a new time and your mail will return - pretty cool right. As a bonus feature, you can easily access Boomerang from your mobile device.
As an entrepreneur, you probably want to keep you company growth on the right track. Give these tools a try and your efficiency will improve. In this way, you will have more time to improve your company and yourself. I am sure that you will not regret it.
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