Being productive means doing more in less time, getting it done and doing it well. The following tools can be used by individual teams to improve efficiency, stay organized, on track and transparent.
Chatbots | Project Management | Time Management | To-Do Lists
Airtable – Customizable tool that combins a spreadsheet and database, Airtale lets you create editorial calendars and manage your writers and what they are doing/project completion. One free and three paid versions.
A.nnotate – This is an online annotation, collaboration, and indexing system for documents and images, supporting PDF, Word, and other document formats. Instead of emailing different versions of a document back and forth you can now all comment on a single read-only copy online. It is easy to use and runs in all common web browsers, with no software or plugins to install.
Asana – A web and mobile application that helps teams move from start to finish and manage workflow. Progress reports available in real time eliminates the need for meetings.
Basecamp – A web-based project, task and time management tool. It offers centralized team collaboration and reporting plus a designated discussion area where team members can ask questions or share opinions. A 30-day free trial for all options, free for teachers and students. Considerable discounts for non-profits/charities.
Freedcamp Offers teams a way to collaborate, use to-do lists, interactive calendars, time tracking and more.
iMeetCentral Files and content calendars are all accessible in the cloud so you can work from anywhere. Assigns tasks, updates databases, send email reminders and route documents for approval.
MindMeister A mind mapping collaboration tool lets users brainstorm, plan projects, create great presentations and content. Mobile apps for smartphones incorporate images, links, files and video to the mind map.
Scribblar Chat room style whiteboard collaboration with real-time audio, document upload, great for training sessions and revising artwork.
Slack – A collaboration software for connected teams. Can be synced across multiple devices, has video chat capabilities, can drop and drag files, images and PDF’s.
Trello Web-based collaboration tool organizing items and managing workflow on “boards”. The board makes it easy to follow who is doing what and when calendars remind you of important dates, notification system tells you when a change occurs on the boards. Works with smartphone, tablets and on any web screen size. Free to use, paid plans for super users.
Xmind The use of mind mapping for brainstorming and managing new ideas helps you visualize a path and achieve goals. The tool has four structures, fishbone, matrix, timeline and organizational, all can be dressed up with clipart and turned into presentations.
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