Looking for the best productivity apps for working from home? After being a solopreneur for a few years now, I have experimented with and tried a countless number of productivity apps. I struggle with ADHD and being organized is essential because I’m naturally bad at it. I have managed to stay on top of things by creating a workflow using productivity apps. After testing out various apps, these are the essential apps to keep you organized and productive.
Essential Productivity apps
Zoomis a communication app that lets you see other members of your team and hold meetings online. This free-to-use app can be downloaded onto any device and you don’t need an account to join a meeting. The best part of zoom is that it holds different types of meeting rooms so you can choose to have a one-to-one chat with a colleague or you can be an observer in a larger meeting. Zoom can be used to share your screen as well so you can show others what you are working on, give presentations, or share your progress on a project. Overall Zoom is a great communication app and one that every person who is working from home should have installed.
EvernoteIf you struggle to stay organized, then Evernote is the app for you! Evernote allows you to keep lists and important notes stored away and accessible on any device which makes it perfect for when you are brainstorming. You can also share your notes and files with others so you can work on a project WITHIN Evernote as a team, allowing you to collaborate on projects and share information. Evernote allows you to upload pictures, documents, and more for free (although if you want to use it on a regular basis then it might be worth upgrading to the premium option).
PayPalAfter working hard on all of these projects, you are going to want to get paid at some point! And let’s face it, you don’t want to be giving out your bank details over the internet to any old person. Instead, setting up a PayPal account is a great way to add in another security measure to protect your bank account. By being paid into your PayPal account (or paying for items/apps) you will be able to easily control your money online and know that your hard-earned cash is secure.
Dropboxis one of the biggest file cloud platforms in the world, and for good reason! Not only will it help to save space on your device, but it also helps you share documents much more easily. Dropbox works by keeping your files and information on a cloud storage system rather than stored on your device. This makes it accessible from anywhere you can log in, and also means you can give permission to share it with anyone else. If you usually work collaboratively on projects at work, then Dropbox will be a great addition.
Google DriveIf there is one thing I cannot live without, it is Google drive. Matter of fact I wrote this blog post using Google documents and access to it through my cell phone. Google Drive is extremely easy and perfect for organizing all your documents in one place. I am a blogger and content creator and storage is crucial
TrelloI discovered Trello about 2 years ago and was beyond thrilled. Trello makes it so much easier to plan and manage my tasks and ideas. The platform is very Visual and makes things less overwhelming. There are several templates that make planning a breeze. There are many templates for what for different businesses.
Last passhas been an ultimate game-changer for me. I have been using this app now for about a year and it makes organizing all my passwords in one safe place. Most people do not realize how easy it is to get hacked. I have been a victim and cannot stress the importance of taking precautions. LastPass is a password manager that stores all your passwords and generate new ones if needed.
Now that you know the best apps for working from home, why not take some time today to sign up for them and help them keep you organized and productive when working from home. Good luck!