Technology gets some criticism as a time suck, but there are lots of tools out there to help you get more done in less time. Consider trying some of these suggested by TJ McCue, Small Business Trends.
- Keep your notes in the cloud. The first step to efficiency is to clear out the clutter, and with these Web-based note-taking tools—Google Keep, Evernote and Zoho Notebook—you can get it out of your head and off your desk. Each of these resources lets you save and organize images, notes, recordings and more for easy retrieval and reference.
- Tame and track your to-dos. Your to-do list may be too long if it has more than five items on it each day. Keep your limited list in order with applications such as Toodledo, Teuxdeux and Remember the Milk.
- Hone your typing skills. If you’re still hunting and pecking, it’s time to learn to type so you can save time for other tasks. Check out Keybr.com to test your skills with a free typing test and to get advice on how to improve your technique.
- Rein in your receipts. Whether you’re saving receipts for personal accounting or to create a monthly expense report at work, apps such as Neat Receipts and Shoeboxed can help.
— Adapted from “7 Essential Productivity Tips — and the Tools to Achieve Them,” TJ McCue, Small Business Trends.