When you’re focusing on your day-to-day work, taking care of the little things in your business can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether it’s keeping your Twitter account fresh or just helping you make it to the meeting on time, here are some apps that help you take care of the little things.
Making sure you’re at the meeting on time
Always arriving on time for business meetings is an important detail, but sometimes the gods of traffic and travel can conspire against us. To make it easier to turn up on time, check out Google Now. These apps watch your calendar to see when and where you have a meeting or a flight, then monitor traffic information to automatically alert you when it’s the best time to leave.
Sometimes smaller tasks or ideas can slip through the cracks when you’re having a busy day, so it’s worth setting up a system to make sure that they’re always recorded. An app like Evernote could be just the thing to help you jot down that note while you’re thinking about it, and then trust that it will still be there when you have more time. And if you’re looking for a powerful task management tool, take a look at Omnifocus- it makes it easy to tag and organise everything from your life goals to your shopping list.
If your business has a social media presence, one of the hardest “little things” is to keep your accounts topped up with great information and regular updates. Buffer is a great web app that mixes bookmarking with social media to solve this problem. If you see a great article, just bookmark it with Buffer, and they add it to a backlog of your bookmarked links and posts. Then, Buffer publishes your queue out to Twitter, Facebook and more on a predefined schedule. Voila!
A thank-you note is a great little touch when you’re working with clients, but taking the time to find, write and post a card can be tricky when you’re busy with work. Apps like Inkly and Felt make thank-you notes more spontaneous - you can write your message out on your tablet or on a piece of paper, then the app adds it to a card and posts it to your recipient.
Do you know any great apps that help you take care of the little things in your business? Leave a comment or hit us up on Twitter to let us know. Have a great weekend everyone!