We all have a lot to do. Finding a balance between all there is to do and the hours you have to get things done is challenging. As a business owner, manager, or team leader, keeping everyone focused and on track can seem difficult and there are an overwhelming number of project and task management apps and services available to choose from to make it all happen. Which ones are best for your business? It’s not an easy question to answer.
With Meldium’s help, we explored the top and rising Productivity tools for this month’s App Trends. The 10 apps and services below are the highest rated and fastest growing personal and team productivity apps in Meldium. Even better, each app below allows admins of apps such as Zapier or Trello, to easily and quickly provision new user accounts on the team account. Now that’s productive!
As always, we gather this data from an anonymized version of our comprehensive audit lots. Apps are scored on a 100-point scale based on the unique number of people who used them over the past month.
Zapier – With the ability to connect multiple apps with an API integration, Zapier goes much farther than simple task automation. If you’re running a crowdsourcing campaign on Facebook, you can use Zapier to automatically add all photos from the campaign into Box or Dropbox. Zapier integrates with more than 400 apps, including Google, Slack, MailChimp, Asana and more.
Trello – Take your sticky notes into the 21st century with Trello, a digital ‘to-do’ list. Trello is a task management tool that you can use on your own, or with team members where you share and assign tasks. Features like labels, due dates, checklists, and attachments allow you to be as detailed as you want to be.
Asana – As a project management system, Asana’s goal is to reduce the number of emails you receive. Rather than email team members about a new project or to share copy, just make the changes in Asana. Ensure all relevant members are on the project and they’ll see the updates – without piling on the email in their inbox.
Evernote – This organizational superstar has taken notetaking to another stratosphere. You can integrate Evernote with many of the apps you’re already using – Google, Salesforce, Sunrise, & more – and most recently, they’ve created an app for the Apple Watch so you can dictate notes while on the go, search for previous notes, and set up reminders or to do lists. Check that box.
Todoist – Todoist’s beautiful design and simple interface makes it the perfect tool to manage your personal to do list. This service integrates with Outlook and Gmail, making it easy to manage tasks whether you’re on the computer, tablet or phone. Todoist also launched an app for Apple Watch so check out their new on-the-go functionality.
iDoneThis – iDoneThis focuses on team productivity with an emphasis on accountability. At the end of each day, iDoneThis asks you to write down what you accomplished that day. The next morning, you’ll receive an email with everything you and your co-workers did the previous day. In this sense, iDoneThis acts as a virtual ‘stand up’ where you and your team give a quick update of what’s taking the most of their time.
Planbox – If you’re working on a development-heavy project, Planbox is the tool for you. Their project management system allows you to store to-dos in your backlogs, include feedback, and see how quickly team members are completing tasks and more.
Flow – If you have many team members and want everyone to be clear on priorities and exactly what their responsibilities are, go with Flow. Flow is well-designed and easy to use; when you see your dashboard, you can quickly see what you have to do and when it’s due.
Redbooth – Take it beyond straightforward task management with Redbooth’s discussion forums, file sharing, chat, and more. With Redbooth you can keep all your team’s communication in one place and eliminate many of the emails that go flying around.
JIRA – For software development teams, JIRA is an ideal project management solution. Create a timeline for your project by setting milestone dates and due dates, and assign tasks to relevant team members. You can prioritize tasks so that the entire team knows what needs to be done first, and report back on the project after it ships.
Meldium is up to over 2,200 supported apps and counting, which means customers have many new integrations to choose from across a number of different categories. What category would you like to see featured next month? Make a suggestion on Twitter using the #AppTrends hashtag – we’ll choose next month’s spotlight based on your suggestions!