Over the past few years, and especially since COVID-19 where everyone’s juggle and schedules have became busier ten-fold, we understand that life is busy, especially for owners and decision makers in business. Many wear their chaotic, time-crunched schedules as a badge of honour showing that there is no time for much else.
When time is managed effectively, it opens up a host of opportunities for increased high-quality performance and efficiency, usually within less time. This will not only help reduce stress and long working hours, but will make more time to innovate and discover new products and add-ons for your business. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of 5 technologies and apps which can help save you time, as well as increase productivity.
The team here at Ambie appreciate these pain-points of each one of our clients and customers in their own respective ways. With our products, we have witnessed first hand how automation and the clever use of technology can help streamline time-fueled tasks, and thereafter free up extra time for other areas of the business.
Calendar is the foundation for smart time management, bringing you more fulfilling work days and clarity to make better decisions. Calendar can help you understand where you’re spending most of your time during the day / weeks. Calendar has a wide user base, from freelancers to big corporates, including BMW, Salesforce, Amazon and Harvard University. More than just a place to keep your meetings, Calendar also offers analytics, making it easy to see just how much time you spend in meetings, in the office or WFH, and more, so you can re-adjust your time based on your goals.
Todoist is one of the most comprehensive time-management apps on the market. Todoist allows its users to create and track tasks and subtasks in a simple to use way, easily delegate tasks and items to others, and see everything on your plate all from a bird’s eye perspective, making prioritising and communicating even easier.
Regain clarity and calmness by getting all those tasks out of your head and onto your to-do list, no matter where you are or what device you use. – Todoist Team
We all know how easy it is to get distracted when surfing the web, how we (can) get drawn into a maze of sites and articles unintentionally, which are totally unrelated to our initial task. Here comes Pocket, to the rescue! It is is a time management app which allows you to save your finds, so you can access and read them at a more convenient time. This clever app prevents you from getting diverted, which can negatively impact your immediate work.
Otter is a brilliant time-saving app which is aimed at helping its users to spend less time scribbling down meeting notes, and transcribes any audio log. The app records all audio on your phone or computer as well as imports and syncs from other services , like Zoom, too. Using live AI, you can get access to real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases. These transcripts can then be shared for collaboration and further meetings so everyone is on the same page. In addition, this saves attendees from transcribing notes, so they can in actual fact get on with other tasks. It also allows people who weren’t able to be present, not miss out.
Record and review in real time. Search, play, edit, organize, and share your conversations from any device. – Otter Team
Described as an “easy automation for busy people”, Zapier moves information between web apps automatically through a series of triggers which you create – for example, you could set up a trigger to your social posts, every time a post goes live – a notification gets sent to your teams asking them to like / share your latest LinkedIn post. Consider how you could scale this for all the departments in your business. For example, your sales team could get triggers that notify them when new leads come in or when a new deal is won.
If you’d like to chat about how Ambie can help your business save time, speak to one of our Experts.