With 2022 just around the corner, it’s never too early to get your technology game plan in order to increase productivity. It’s important that you start with an understanding of what you need to do and what apps you can use to achieve maximum organization and productivity. This blog post will provide you with some helpful tips on how to get productive with tech in 2022 and the best apps for productivity!
How does technology make us more productive?
There are many reasons why technology makes us more productive. For starters, with the help of certain apps and tools, we can take care of administrative tasks much faster and with less effort. In addition, technology allows us to be more efficient in terms of how we spend our time by automating some processes or tasks that would traditionally require human input. Lastly, thanks to online collaboration tools, we have greater opportunities to connect and work with people from all over the world – thus enhancing our productivity potential.
Remember, technology can enhance your productivity, or reduce it if you’re spending your time on social media or find yourself watching your favourite cat videos when you are meant to be working. If you are facing this problem be sure to use an app blocker to stop yourself from using these apps during your workday. There are many app blockers that are great such as Self Control for Mac, Forest for Android and Freedom for iOS.
How can I increase productivity instantly?
The best way to increase productivity is to use apps or other technology that will improve your discipline whilst saving you large amounts of time, so you can focus on the task at hand. Below are 6 great examples:
Manage your passwords
A password manager is a program that helps you to store all your passwords in one secure place. This means you no longer need to remember multiple passwords, which can be difficult and time-consuming. We use Dashlane, but there are lots of options out there for you to choose from!
Use an online calendar
An online calendar is a great way to keep track of your appointments, events and deadlines. It can also help you stay organized by colour-coding different events. An online calendar may be available from your email solution, like Outlook for the web, but might also be included in your project management or task management software.
Store your files on the cloud
With the use of cloud storage, your files are kept safe ensure, while ensuring they are accessible from anywhere. Whether you are working from home, in the office, or on the road, you can access and share your personal files from your cloud storage account. Check out OneDrive for a cloud storage solution included in Microsoft 365.
Extensions can be a great way to enhance your productivity. You can find them on the Chrome Web Store and use them for anything from form fillers, scheduling meetings, finding flights and much more. Navo is a great example of a bookmark manager that will save you time finding files.
Work intensively for 90 minutes at a time
According to research, the best way to maximize productivity is by working intensively for 90-minutes and then taking a break. This can be difficult if you are in an office environment, but you can take a quick break or a short walk to reset your brain so you are able to remain productive for the rest of the day. Remove all smartphones from your reach during this 90-minute period to boost your productivity.
The best apps to help you stay organized in 2022
As mentioned, there are many apps that can be used to either increase or decrease your productivity. Thus, it is important you take the time to carefully review each product before committing to using them on a regular basis. This will help ensure they match what you need and that they won’t end up being more of an issue than anything else!
So, here’s our list of best apps for 2022:
Evernote is a powerful note-taking app with many features. It allows users to take and upload notes, audios, pictures, or videos, then organize them into notebooks that can be shared across several devices so that you never lose an idea again! With awesome features such as tags for grouping different types of information together by topic, to the ability to share your work on all major platforms including Facebook Groups where others discuss their ideas or collaborating via text message when commenting internally, there’s no wonder why so many people love using Evernotes.
Slack is a great messaging platform that allows quick communication and document sharing. The benefit of using Slack over other forms of communication include threaded messages to help you keep all your conversations in one place and easily find what you’re looking for. Automatic notifications when someone @mentions you or sends you a direct message and file sharing up to 200MB per message help your ability to collaborate, and you can join multiple Slack teams if needed.
Dropbox is a go-to solution for people who would like to store files and share them seamlessly. The app provides an online storage locker that keeps your documents, pictures, and media content – even videos! You can access it anywhere with no fuss thanks in large part because of its integration into various platforms such as iOS devices and computers.
Trello is a tool that helps you to organize your tasks, notes and ideas. The app uses boards which can be filed with cards in the standard Kanban style. You can make new cards and drag them to different boards to organize your tasks and notes, and assign due dates, progress steps, and add comments.
Todoist is a task manager app that lets you keep track of everything you need to do both in your personal and professional life. It has an intuitive design, making it easy for you to add, manage and complete tasks. You can also set due dates and reminders to ensure nothing falls through the cracks!
This app is a personal assistant that helps you to manage your time and tasks. It integrates with various platforms, such as Google Calendar, Facebook, LinkedIn and Evernote, so you can have all of your important information in one place. 24me also provides insights into how you spend your time and offers recommendations on how to improve your productivity!
DocuSign is an app that allows you to electronically sign and manage documents from anywhere. You can send and receive documents for signature, set up automated workflows, and track the status of your documents. This is a great app for business owners or professionals who need to sign documents quickly and easily! The days are gone where you need to store paper copies of important documents with signatures.
While all these excellent applications help increase your productivity, at Regroove we employ tools included in Microsoft 365 to do the same. Microsoft 365 includes applications like Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Planner, To Do, and more, which seamlessly integrate to provide all the functions listed in the applications above. If you’re looking for a business solution that fully integrates into your processes, we recommend checking out the options available in Microsoft 365.
These are just a few examples – be sure to do your own research to find the best tools for you! 2022 is going to be a fantastic year, make sure you start it off right by getting organized and productive with tech.
The future is bright, and we’re excited for how technology will continue to change the world. And while it’s easy to get lost in what may be, there are some things you can do now that will help make sure your productivity is on point in 2022.
What steps have you taken today?