Trying new productivity tools to help grow the business is a crucial part of the process. It’s worth giving it a try to see if it makes a significant difference in your day-to-day tasks. Free up valuable time to do more of what matters most to you.
Fortunately, there are new productivity tools released every month that are worth testing, especially for solo entrepreneurs who wear several hats to keep everything moving.
In the spirit of making positive changes in 2020, here’s a look into the latest productivity tools that can change the way you manage your back office, as well as your other systems.
Zapier is an automation tool that connects over 1,500 apps so all your favourite software tools can work seamlessly. Syncing your most-used apps with each other reduces the need to log in and out of different sites, and having a dizzying amount of open tabs on your computer.
Essentially, you create “Zaps” where action with one program triggers a resulting output in another (or several others). The advantages for practitioners for this are:
- You can sync documents in multiple platforms
- Organize notes and sync all your devices so you have access to those notes on your phone, your computer, tablet, etc.
- Manage reminders and get notifications on selected devices so you stay on top of your tasks.
There are other tools like this such as IFTTT but the main selling point is the thousands of available app integrations offered.
They have a free plan that lets you sync up to 100 tasks at a time. Adding more plans will require a paid subscription. See their pricing here.
This is a gathering, categorizing and analyzing tool for customer feedback. This 5-minute video can tell you more about the software with previews of its dashboard.
It can manage comments on social media, a website review of your business, or feedback during a phone call with a customer. Input the customer review into the system and you will have an easier time categorizing and analyzing key information.
Feedback is more important than ever. 2020 trends foresee that customer feedback will become a valuable currency for all businesses.
READ: Managing Client Feedback
Drag is a relatively new Google Chrome extension that transforms emails into organized task lists. It currently only works with Google’s browser.
From your email, you can create checklists, deadlines, notes, and attachments, all organized into separate boards.
This productivity tool also works with teams and collaborations so you and other people stay in the loop with progress reports and other project details. You have the option to keep a board private or publicly accessible to others.
Practitioners organizing events can try out this tool to lessen the clutter in their email and have a cleaner visual of tasks at hand. If you’re a visual learner/planner, this tool may be ideal for you.
Bonus productivity tool to try this 2020: TheraSmart
Designed by therapists, for therapists. All the essential needs of a solo entrepreneur like invoicing, booking, record-keeping, e-prescriptions, resource library sharing, and inventory management are found in a single dashboard.
What other productivity tools have helped you control the way you spend your time and energy? Share them in the comments below.