Some days are simply tougher to get by. Call it writer’s block or creativity breakdown; some experts believe these are merely excuses and fear of rejection.
The fear harboured eventually bogged us down from trying and procrastinating.
Though procrastination may buy us some time to reevaluate and reflect our current state of being, this can sometimes set us back from moving forward.
To tackle procrastination from progressing into a phase of no return of pure laziness and excuse, productivity apps come to play and save the day.
While there are plenty of (paid and unpaid) productivity apps in the market, we’ve run through some of the most interesting and user-friendly ones in the app store. You probably already knew some of these but these are my personal favourites that helped me get by my days as a writer and content marketer. (Not to mention that they are highly recommended and loved by many prolific, experienced productivity hackers)
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance,Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process
Great for: Team work, team communication, and collaborative work. Extremely useful when using the board as you can track team’s progress, assign tasks, set deadlines to urgent campaigns, and more. Like Basecamp.
Slack is a team communication tool. It brings together all of your team communications in one place, instantly searchable and available wherever you go.
Great for: With the latest partnership, Slack can now be integrated with Trello too. You can now “add new Trello cards to boards directly from Slack without needing to hop through the app switching hoop.”
Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Great for: Aside from Google Hangouts, Skype is also great for daily use- share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues. There’s also Skype mobile app for people who are always on the go. What I love best is the screen sharing because I can use it to demonstrate how-tos to my remote team and co-workers.
Professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. Built for business, designed for teams.
Great for: Work organisation, group collaboration and extremely useful for remote workers (I’m talking about shared drive, online storage, synced communication, hangouts, etc.)
With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.
Great for: Learning new knowledge (did you know they have podcasts collection too? Amazing!), keeping yourself focused and thus preventing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), relaxing your mind with soothing tunes (well, they have every tunes for every occasion and people, so what’s not to like?)
Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.
Great for: Sending messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), creating groups for up to 5000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences, write to and organise your phone contacts, find people using their usernames, consolidate all your personal or business messaging needs in one space.
Day One is a simple way to journal. It’s easy to quickly enter your thoughts and memories and have them synced and backed up in the cloud. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more.
Great for: Organised journal, ideas curation and backed-up content.
Wired calls it a Sadistic Writing App Deletes Your Work if You Stop Typing. And the app asked for you to “Don’t stop! If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.”
Great for: Tackling procrastination, confronting writers’ block and penning down ideas without interruption.
Ps: Hacking your way to productivity allows you to utilise the remaining time gained with other goals you wish to achieve. But if you still don’t know what you’re cut out for, talk to us at TribeHired, and we’ll be all ears for you. No worries- no obligations, no costs, just us friendly staffs 🙂 We love meeting new people like you!