Our ultimate list of the top productivity applications in 2022 includes project management, time management, communication, employee engagement, and other features.
You don’t need us to remind you that meeting deadline and staying within budget is critical to long-term company success. The good news is that, according to the PMI’s 2021 Pulse of the Profession Report, we’re slowly improving in this area:
However, with 45% of projects running late and 34% experiencing scope creep, now is not the time to rest on your laurels. These tools assist project managers in keeping everyone on track, meeting deadlines, and avoiding scope creep.
We’ve never met someone who doesn’t like Trello. It’s that easy to set up and use—and for small teams, the free edition with a generous 10 boards would easily be enough. Put down the calculator and exhale a sigh of relaxation.
Trello is a kanban-style board with expandable task “cards” that you may move across vertical columns based on their status. This click-and-drag method is easy, effective, and a great way to gain an overview of project progress. Even with more costly instruments on the market, this is difficult to surpass.
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You’ll enjoy Airtable if you’re a spreadsheet-based team out of necessity (stock inflow, sales, etc.) or if you rely on them for project management in other areas.
Airtable, which has been described as “spreadsheets on steroids,” is a terrific way to add a bit more functionality than Excel or Google Sheets can generally provide, with each cell connected to a card for task management. Customize to your heart’s content, or pick one of the numerous templates to get you up and going quickly.
Let us introduce…Basecamp to the discriminating team looking for a bit more functionality from their tools. Basecamp has it all: project hill charts, group chat, to-do lists, and a very handy automatic check are just a few of the highlights, but there are lots more.
Basecamp has been an industry standard for a long time, so chances are any PM you encounter will be familiar with it. That may appear to be a tiny thing, but it makes all the difference when it comes to getting the most out of the program and using it to run as tight a ship as possible.
Hive is the project management application for you if you manage rapid, adaptable project teams that are always on the go.
Google Docs is a must-have if your team routinely collaborates by submitting ideas to the same document. It’s easy to see why over five million organizations now utilize G-Suite apps (including Docs) for collaboration.
It performs the same function as Office programs in SharePoint but is far more user-friendly. The UI is more user-friendly, the comments are simpler to read and engage with, and it’s evident who added what to the article.
If you’re having trouble replacing your trusty old meeting room whiteboard, an online whiteboard tool like Miro offers the same potential for creativity as a real board – it just puts the action online.
Trying to plan out client journeys, generate new product ideas, or promote creative thought processes in general among distributed teams? Miro can let you unleash the creativity of your team considerably more effectively than ‘linear’ text solutions such as online notepads and word processors.
Could a post-pandemic roundup of productivity applications be complete without including one of the two video conferencing services that got us all through those perplexing first few months?
We understand that you may already be a member of ‘Team Zoom’ or ‘Team Microsoft Teams,’ and to be clear, both provide appropriate video conferencing services. While Zoom is undoubtedly easier to use, Teams wins out for us because:
- The free plan’s call allotment is now 20 minutes longer (60 minutes vs 40 minutes)
- Teams, like Slack, function as a workplace chat platform.
- If you currently use Microsoft, you won’t need to create any complicated connectors.
Todoist makes it simple for team leaders and project managers to create to-do lists, allocate tasks to staff, and measure accomplishments.
We particularly enjoy Todoist’s option to define repeating due dates for routine chores, and the ability to color-code tasks by significance level is also beneficial. If your team is even slightly competitive, the Kama productivity view, which gamifies progress against each job, will undoubtedly accelerate task completion.
Remember the Milk
It’s always a good idea to have a personal task management solution on hand or to propose one to team members who want to maximize their own productivity.
Remember the Milk is a personal organizer and personal schedule software in one. Employees may utilize task priority, due dates, repetitions, lists, and tags – all with email, SMS, and smartphone notification options – to stay on top of work and achieve a work-life balance that works for them.
Any. do is one of the most straightforward and well-designed task management applications available, with a clean, drag-and-drop UI and a simple swipe-right action to remove jobs from your list.
Blink’s employee app is all about connecting everyone in your company, no matter where they are, to your main objective. Engagement increases when your workers see their job as significant, and the rest of the business does as well. Productivity suffers as well.
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