In today’s day and age, we spend most of our day on our mobiles and computers. Most of this time is connected to the workplace. Technology has made our lives easier with millions of apps and tools available at our disposal. Whatever our needs may be… “There’s an app for that”
Juggling tasks in the workplace can be a tiresome task, so we’ve compiled a short article of some of our favourite daily drivers which help make our lives, that bit more, manageable.
No, we don’t mean to slack off your work… Slack is a great workplace communication tool which allows you to create channels based on teams and different projects. This allows you to organise your work and communicate effectively with other team members. You’re also able to share files with them and also with external partners.
Slack also gives you streamlined integration with a bunch of other applications including Google Drive and Dropbox. With top of the range security and support for two-factor authentication, your work will always be safe.
Slack is available on the web and as an app for both Windows and Mac. It’s also available on both Android and IOS, meaning you’ll be connected wherever you go, you’ll never be out the loop. Slack is used by thousands of top companies and it’s no wonder why.
G Suite is one of our favourite tools for the workplace. It offers a range of tools, including fan favourites such as:
- Google Drive
- Google Calendar
- Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Forms
G Suite is the perfect survival kit for whatever the workplace throws at you. The apps are available on both desktop and mobile and work seamlessly with your cloud storage. So no matter if you’re working from home, your files will never be more than a click away… (or a tap away…)
This is one of the most essential tools that we use every day and you should be too. Grammarly is the king of spellcheck that automatically detects potential spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes in your writing. It also provides you with more in-depth writing style mistakes which can be activated through their paid premium service.
Grammarly is great for content writers and professionals to help avoid making a blunder when sending out pieces of work to clients. The last thing you want is a spelling mistake on that brochure you’ve been working on for the last week and a half. It also gives you the option to optimise the tone of voice you desire, for example, you can choose if you want your text to inform or if you want it to persuade.
Grammarly is available on desktop as an app for Windows and also an as an extension for both Microsoft Office and Chrome (which works with hand in hand with Google Docs). We can’t praise Grammarly enough, give it a try and let us know what you think.
KeePass is a free and lightweight password manager. Remembering passwords for each and every website you visit at the workplace, can be a difficult task. Especially when you need a login here and login there, it can really pile up. We also do not recommend using the same password for every single site, as this can lead to damaging results if you’re accounts are accessed by hackers.
KeePass gives you top of the range security used as a US federal government standard. It allows you to store passwords on a file, which itself is password locked and stored locally or on your Google Drive for example. You can enter a URL, User Name and Password for each website and also categorise them into groups as you wish.
KeePass also has a handy feature allowing the program to auto-fill in the login credentials with a click of a button, which means less time typing and more time getting things done. It’s also a handy tool to counter keyloggers.
A highly customisable team management service, which is used by over half a million people in 83,000 teams across the world. Monday takes productivity to levels you wouldn’t believe. Being able to track and plan timelines and progress in tasks and projects is fantastic.
Monday allows you to put assign team members to tasks and keeps everything organised. It’s a paid service with pricing plans to suit every professional workplace. We can’t recommend it enough, with apps available across all platforms, desktop and mobile, you’ll never let your work get on top of you again.
We hope this list of essential tools for the workplace makes your life that bit more productive. If you enjoyed reading this article and want to stay notified when we post to our blog, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.