5-Apps-blog

As a tech enthusiast, I spend a good amount of time reading about new products (websites & apps) and try interesting apps everyday. When Gayatri asked me to share some apps I love on the blog, I pulled out these five amazing apps to improve productivity. So, let’s get started.

 

1. Rapportive
If you get a lot of emails every day but don’t know the person who sent you the email, Rapportive is godsent. shivku rappotive This free chrome/firefox extension displays photo, bio and social profile links of the contact. Best part is it seamlessly integrates with your Gmail or Organisation email (if you are using Google Apps) by replacing sidebar ads. I found it very useful, especially when people judge you based on the emails you write 🙂

 

2. Streak

No matter whether you are selling/hiring/tracking bugs or doing customer support, managing leads is one heck of a job. Streak is trying to make it simple for us, it turns your email into CRM. With one click you can integrate streak extension with your mailbox (Gmail/Google Apps mail) and track who opened your email, schedule triggers/reminders, update activities and manage your pipeline inside inbox. Best part is it’s free for the early adopters, go check them out.

 

3. Pocket

If you are on facebook or twitter, you know how many interesting links are being shared everyday. But you may not have time to read every post at workplace, still you are free to read while waiting for the train or commuting.

pocket app

Pocket let’s you save all those links that you want to read and you can just read them when it’s convenient for you without having to go back and search for them. It comes with a firefox/chrome extension to save links to pocket, just like you bookmark articles and read them later in your browser or on your mobile with the help of their android and iOS app.

Start pocketing !

 

4. Lastpass

Most of us use same password while registering on different websites. With the recent heartbleed bug , if one of the websites you are registered is hacked you are gone! Lastpass (Tagline:The Last Password You Have to Remember) generates unique tough password each time you register for a new website and autofills whenever you try to login. It seamlessly integrates with your firefox/chrome browser and all you need to remember is just the master password. Yep, it’s free to use!

 

5. Trello

Do you keep forgetting things? With Trello , you can organize everything. Whether you’re managing a team of developers, authoring a book, or just making a list of items to buy before heading to supermarket, you can use trello to track everything.  Best part is it has got a sleek mobile app which comes handy when you are away from your computer.

We at Exotel, use it to organise our product feature requests and tasks – prioritizing things, setting ETAs, track stage changes.Overall, it’s a great no fuss task management tool for us.

What do you think about productivity apps? Do you have any app which changed your life. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

AUTHOR: Sudheendra
2 Comments
  • Pete

    There are all great, but how can you have an article about productivity that does not mention Bitrix24 or Workflowy? Both are hugely popular and 100% free to use.

    May 9, 2014
  • Pete

    There are all great, but how can you have an article about productivity that does not mention Bitrix24 or Workflowy? Both are hugely popular and 100% free to use.

    May 9, 2014

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