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5 Productivity Apps to Improve Your Workflow

We run a fairly lean team here at TeaSquares, and every week we find ourselves doing the work of 5 people each. There are dozens of inbound requests and to-dos flying at us everyday. It used to be chaos! In our constant quest to improve, we’ve found 5 tools we use on a daily basis to make sure everything gets done. Check ‘em out, and let us know which ones you use!

Project Management – Basecamp

Ever find yourself working on multiple projects simultaneously? It can be a multi-tasking nightmare to keep every to-do and project file organized in one place. Check out Basecamp as a great project management tool to keep everything in one place. You can use Basecamp for your personal projects or at work with a team.

CRM: Customer Relationship Management – Streak

If you do a lot of sales or customer support, Streak is an awesome, lightweight CRM that builds right onto Gmail. It not only allows you to track customers along a pipeline, but delayed emails, open tracker, and more. The only downside is you have to have a gmail account, but everything else is all uphill.

Email Marketing – Mailchimp

Need to cultivate a large group of followers? E-mail marketing is still one of the best ways to reach your existing customers with updates and helpful tips (like this e-mail). Mailchimp is designed for anyone to get quickly setup, with beautiful drag and drop templates and easy list building tools. They just created new automated e-mail features to make it even easier to communicate with your audience.

Digital File Storage – Google Drive

My hard drive has crashed on me two times in my life, and each time, I had some of my files backed up, but I lost dozens of others in the process. Since then, I’ve moved all my files over to sync with Google Drive. The best part besides automatic backup, is the ability to access any of my files from any device. I always have every file available to me on my phone, so nothing is out of grasp.

Note Taking – Evernote

Need to keep everything in one place? Evernote is my go to for quick note taking, saving useful articles, and all the other “I’ll read this later” content on the internet. I love that you can save entire webpages or articles as “notes” and it instantly make the entire article searchable. This is extremely useful when I vaguely remember the topic, and need to quickly browse through everything I’ve saved.

What Apps do you use? Let us know in the comments below