In the race of getting work done in time and meeting the hundred deadlines looming over you every other day, the following apps will help you better cope with the stress that life throws your way. To make things even easier for you, all the apps listed here are free of cost, and available for download in Android and iOS platforms, desktops and tablets.
Wave (for money management)
Work and businesses are all about that cheque you receive and money you make, so you better be on top of your finances. Wave is one such app that makes this task easier for you by aiding you in managing your business bank account, sending invoices, paying dues and bills, storing receipts, etc. They are made available by the software company Wave Financial Inc. in various application-based platforms like Invoice by Wave for iPhone/Android, Payments by Wave for iPhone, Receipts by Wave for iPhone/Android, etc.
Google Assistant (for digital Virtual Assistance)
Much like Spike Jonze’s “Her”, the possibility of a virtual assistant becoming an integral part of human lives is now a concept that isn’t exclusively restricted to fiction. Much like Siri, Cortana, or Alexa, Google has now come up with one of its own, which probably beats the others by far because Google Assistant already knows everything Google knows about you. Assuming that’s a lot of information, the app can be used for things starting from planning your schedule to finding good places for business lunch to even making reservations. All of it can be done directly on the web or queued up for online-syncing later.
Wunderlist (for task organisation and management)
Wunderlist needs to be your go-to app, if you’re looking for an app to do an all-round job arrangement, be it with forwarding emails, arranging related files in folders to keep them organised, sharing your lists with your co-workers for streamlined collaboration on complex projects, etc. Besides, you can assign tasks to others as required, add deadlines and attachments, sort everything using hashtags, and have a comments system to allow your team to discuss the latest issues for ultimate synchronisation. To top it off, all its features are now available in the free version of the app with its desktop, tablet, smartphone and smartwatch version updated.
MobileDay (for easy accessibility to meetings)
You’re enjoying a hard-earned holiday by the beach, but your phone rings to notify you that you must hop on a conference meeting or lose track of the next big investment deal. That’s when MobileDay saves your day as it syncs itself with your calendar and online meeting apps like Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, Google Hangout, etc. to put you into conference calls with a single click. It connects with any online meeting app with a button called “Join the Online Meeting”, thus saving you the hassle of typing in the password or PIN code separately.
TeamViewer (for remote access capabilities)
A dedicated platform for remote control, desktop (screen) sharing, online meetings, and internet conferencing, TeamViewer allows users to gain complete access to other devices as though they were sitting right in front of them. It is free-for-private-use and gives the provision of file sharing, white board viewing, collaborating, and holding group meetings between two or more devices. So regardless of distance, real-time viewing and simultaneous accessibility are just one app and software away.
Slack (for multipurpose collaboration)
You probably have heard of this tool that makes communication and collaboration as easy and fun as social networking, because it really is almost similar, with some added features that make working all the more organised. With Slack, all your office routines and conversations get neatly tidied up and easily searchable, as it gives users the option to create different channels for various projects, departments, and clients, to avoid loss of information.
LastPass (for remembering passwords)
Digitalisation of almost all aspects of our jobs have called for different online platforms with different passwords for all these platforms. If you want to keep one up on cybersecurity, there’s no getting around measures like putting different passwords for each website or application. To make this task easier on your brain, LastPass comes in with its technology of being super handy for storing password for every site you sign up in, upon providing one master password to access all your data. It can also access your passwords without internet connectivity, and record answers to the “secret questions” and other security guidelines you have to fill out in mobile or desktop applications.
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