There’s more technology at our fingertips than ever before. But that doesn’t guarantee that company communications always go smoothly. Emails get buried. Texts get misunderstood. It happens. Here are 3 apps that’ll streamline your workflow and make your company’s crew more efficient and focused.
Basecamp is a project-management tool that allows you to keep all of your company projects in one spot. You can organize them by team and project. What’s more, the app allows you to create to-do lists and schedule deadlines within each folder. You can also chat with team members and post files.
As admin, you control who can access each board to avoid confusion, and you can assign individual tasks within each team. Users can filter tasks by deadlines and importance to organize their daily tasks, and schedule out jobs by day, week, and month.
At the end of each work day, Basecamp checks in automatically with each team member so that they can assess what they got done. This information is used by Basecamp to generate emails each morning that highlight what was completed the day before. The app also reminds team members of what’s on their plate for the day.
Basecamp even lets you interact with customers online. That means, you can share information with them when necessary while still maintaining private communications with team members.
If you want to create professional, branded graphics but don’t have an in-house graphic artist, then you need Canva. Canva lets you create graphics for everything from banner ads to Facebook posts and more. Better yet, it lets you share what you’ve created with employees to view and edit.
Once you’ve figured out the perfect branding for your company, Canva allows you to save it as a custom template. So, it’s always at your disposal. Finally, you can organize the custom images that you design by folders so that everything that you need is right at your fingertips.
Paperwork, photos, old graphics, projects, contracts, invoices, important emails… Where do you store all of the “stuff” that accumulates with your business? One word: Dropbox.
Dropbox is a digital receptacle for all of your most important paperwork, records, photos, and etc. Like Basecamp and Canva, you can organize everything that you save via Dropbox in folders. And you can download the app to your phone, too. That means, everything is in one place and at your fingertips. No more late-night sweats over where you put that paperwork…
Streamline Your Workflow
These apps barely scratch the surface when it comes to new technology meant to streamline your workflow, increase productivity and enhance organization. But if you start using them today, they’ll change your business life and how your employees interact.
Give ‘em a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. We’re here to make your business more efficient. Follow our blog and sign up for our newsletter to get more tips on small business success.