Welcome to part II of our look at free and low-cost productivity tools to help you get your e-commerce in ship shape! In case you missed part I, just click here to see our first five tools.
Let’s not waste any more time:
- Trello. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your store’s projects in a flexible and rewarding way. You can set up one workflow for your creative professionals, another for your sales team and a third for your customer service people – all with easy-to-see colorful graphics.
- Freedom. If you find yourself spending too much time on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram each day, try installing Freedom on your smartphone. It lets you block access to distracting sites or put a time limit on your visits. Just think about how your productivity would improve if you didn’t spend an hour a day surfing the Internet just for fun.
- SaneBox. Anyone feeling overwhelmed by emails, should consider using SaneBox. It can prioritize incoming messages and move unimportant ones out of your inbox, giving you a time-saving summary report. You can also get reminders if someone doesn’t reply to your messages, so you can follow up and be sure your communications go through.
- Slack. This is a messaging app for teams, allowing members to share files, documents, photos and more. If you’re starting a new project for 2017, download Slack for the team members and watch their collaboration improve. There is also an automatic index that makes it easy to track what everyone is doing.
- Evernote. Have you ever had a great idea while stuck in traffic or walking to a team meeting? Evernote lets you capture those inspirations, including handwritten notes, so they’re readily available for the future. You can also use Evernote to share documents, photos and online articles with other team members. It’s one of the world’s most popular productivity tools.
These are just a few of the powerful productivity tools that can save you time and money in the New Year. Remember that a small investment today can deliver lasting returns in the future. And just to make sure you have it, here’s another link to part I.
Did we miss any of your favorite tools? Let us know in the comments or on social media!