If you work in marketing and never seem to have enough hours in the day to do all the things you need to, don’t worry! We’re here to help.
There’s a veritable feast of time saving apps available nowadays, but being the nice people that we are, we’ve handpicked seven of the best to help make your working life a little easier.
In no particular order, here are some of our favourite time saving tools we’re sure you’ll love too:
“Toggl kills timesheets” is the proud boast when you go to homepage. If you’re looking for an incredibly easy way to track how much time you spend on each task you do during the day, then Toggl is most definitely right up your street.
Add a task and start timing - simple as that. It takes two seconds to get going and will save you trying to remember what you did and how long it took come the end of each day.
There’s a free trial and all the features are available for a measly $5 per user per month. Bargain!
Discover more at https://www.toggl.com/
Screen sharing and face-to-face meetings via Mac, PC, phone or tablet is a piece of cake with GoToMeeting. You can’t be in two places at once as much as people may expect it from you! And with this handy tool, you don’t have to try the impossible.
One of the many other great features is you can record the audio of your online meeting so you can listen in later if you need more detail.
There’s a 30 day free trial so jump in and don’t let location be a barrier to having a meeting with colleagues, clients or suppliers.
It’s time to go to www.gotomeeting.com
Too busy to read articles or watch videos online during your working day? Pocket solves that problem.
This description from Pocket sums it up perfectly:
“When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.”
We’ve used Pocket on the train home from work to catch up on articles we’ve seen during the day but haven’t had the chance to read properly.
It’s free to use so take a wee look: https://getpocket.com/
4) Google Keep
Google what? I hear you ask. Yes, exactly. Despite the lack of fanfare and ceremony before, during and after its launch, Google Keep is actually very useful. If you use Google Drive and are on the go a lot, you can record voice notes, make written notes, add ‘to do’ lists and pictures and have them sync effortlessly with Google Drive.
You can also colour code your notes and set reminders for tasks. It’s free to use and it a great time saving tool. For example, if you’re in a rush between meetings, you can quickly record voice notes to come back to later.
Take a peek at Google Keep - https://drive.google.com/keep/
This handy task tracking iOS app was founded on the principle of splitting each hour into 30 minutes of work and a 30 minute break. Of course, that’s not really practical in the working world for the vast majority of us, so you can tailor it to select your own time slots for tasks and breaks (we recommend at least a 5 minute break per hour to make you more productive).
30/30 is completely free to download and use. And it really helps focus your attention on the task at hand.
Don’t just take our word for it - try it out for yourself - http://3030.binaryhammer.com/
We may be firmly entrenched in the digital age but business cards are still used in most industries. CamCard eliminates the need to store all the business cards you’re given by allowing you to take a photo of them on your phone and have all the details scanned into secure cloud storage.
As soon as you’ve left a meeting you can have all the details of the person you met at your fingertips synced across all your devices for easy access wherever you are.
We’ve only scratched the surface with our summary - get the full lowdown on CamCard here - https://www.camcard.com/
7) AA Parking
No prizes for guessing what this time saving tool does! Driving to an unfamiliar part of the city or a different place altogether for a meeting can be problematic when it comes to parking.
AA Parking covers all paid and free car parks in the UK which is rather impressive. You can search for the nearest car parks to your destination, check prices, opening hours, get directions and more.
Say goodbye to driving round the block for ages in a fluster trying to find a parking space. At just £1.99 for iPhone and Android it will more than pay for itself even if you only use it once.
Make your parking problems a thing of the past now - http://www.theaa.com/apps/parking-app.html