6 Free Productivity Tools
At Mediareach we love using tools to improve our productivity and we are always on a hunt for new ones. Here are our top six FREE tools; we hope they will help you to improve your working environment.
This is a free cloud based software, which allows for live updates on staff performance, task assignments, completion dates and teamwork. The app has clear and straightforward interface, making it far easier to work as a team; especially when employees need to communicate outside of the office. (https://www.wunderlist.com/)
Speaking of communicating outside of the office, this is the Number 1 tool for efficient communication between different departments. Slack essentially functions as a ‘Whatsapp for the workplace’. This tool allows you to make designated channels to discuss different work related matters. The app can also free up some email space for internal conversations and spark some insightful online chats. (https://slack.com/)
Feedly is a Chrome extension that allows content marketers to always keep an eye on what is relevant in their industry. You start by subscribing to appropriate pages and blogs in your sector. After that, this little tool will send you push notifications of the latest articles being published in real-time. This means that when a topic is trending in your industry, you’ll be the first to know and capitalise on it. (https://feedly.com/i/welcome)
Hunter allows you to find the personal email address of anyone who has left a trace of it on the Internet with just one click. If you’re struggling to get past generic email addresses, then this is the tool for you. Hunter is extremely accurate and provides you with reliability percentages as well as any additional information it finds such as phone numbers, job titles and the source of where it found the email address-including the date. (https://hunter.io/)
Hunter and Skrapp go hand in hand. Skrapp is used however, to find personal email addresses via LinkedIn. Bulk lists can be downloaded for hundreds of people belonging to one company/industry by simply attaching the extension to your Chrome browser. It’s worth noting that Hunter is slightly more thorough and provides more accurate results, so we advise checking your outcomes against it. (https://www.skrapp.io/)
Open Time Clock
This free time management app was designed for business owners, bookkeepers and payroll professionals to track employee’s time. Staff are bound by a GPS system to only clock in when they are actually in the workplace; making it is an extremely trust-worthy system. This also prevents the need for someone to manually input and manage employee hours as everyone can clock themselves in and out. There are some more advanced systems out there, but Open Time Clock is well-designed, stable and FREE to use. (https://www.opentimeclock.com/).