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If you work from home, you are probably always looking at the easiest way to keep your workflow as smooth as possible. Many freelancers work across a computer and a laptop – so having apps and software that can sync is going to be in your favor. There are many applications that will help you improve your productivity to some degree. What you use will depend on the size of your enterprise and what you do, though.
Let’s take a look at some of the apps that will help you manage your workflow and access your work easier.
Process Street is a process management platform. It allows users to create, assign, schedule and manage structured processes. As well as documents and checklists really quickly. It works on drag and drop technology and integrates with Zapier – so you can import and export data with ease. This one is great for processes that need to be repeated often.
Trello is less about automation and more about organization. You can see who is where in there project, what has been completed and what is due to be done. It is a very visual platform which helps more users feel a sense of urgency and also awareness of where the projects are currently on the timeline. Trello is very easy to edit, and you can drag the cards and boxes around with ease. You do need to upgrade if you intend to send the board to more than one person though. If you are working alone, it is excellent at keeping you on track too.
Google Drive/ G Suite is obviously the go-to for millions of businesses and freelancers. It is free to use has a lot of functionality and sharing it is as simple as copying a link – which is ideal. You can have more than one person working in the same sheet or document at the same time, the ability to add notes and it works will all popular file types.
Microsoft Office 365 is the standard for people in offices or at home. Even though Apple has their own locked-in system, many still purchase Microsoft Office 365 because, it, like G Suite the most highly compatible. It has a range of options, and you can access your files across anything in your subscription.
There are things that you will do in your business day in and day out. They take up time that would be better spent elsewhere. IFTTT – If This Then That is a super popular app. It is literally working on the basis that if X happens, then so should Y. IFTTT can hook up to so many different apps that you can get it to the point that after you post a photo on Facebook, it gets flushed to Instagram, tweeted on twitter and added to your blog – but you can only have connections between two events – so you need to get creative. Or, smart home users can have the coffee machine go on at the same time as the bedroom light.
It is going to take more than a quick peek on the internet to find everything that you want. But once you start exploring your options, you might just find your workflow is smooth and systematic.