Let’s face it. When you’re busy making world domination plans and putting processes in place for your work to run smoothly, you wouldn’t want bad time-management slowing you down, now would you! So while earlier you’d have to go through scores of self-help books and files stacked in multiple folders on your computer, now thanks to time-management applications, tech gurus are making sure you are on the winning side and are not losing your edge. Remember each moment gone is a Rupee lost. Here is a list of best apps for your Smartphone, tablet and laptop that will keep you on top of things and empower your dreams to get richer faster.
Reach Anywhere Faster
If you live in an urban Indian city, most of your meeting decisions are based on travel-time between your office and any other location. And even though you may not literally be at the driving wheel, there are ways to make sure you cut through the traffic and arrive at your destination always on time. Waze is a social GPS navigation app that tracks real-time data of traffic, roadblocks and diversions on multiple routes collected from other Waze users. There’s also Traffline for Google Maps that gives you colour-coded lines of traffic congestion along the route you are travelling. Scheduling meetings in non-peak hours will reduce your travel time, effectively reducing fuel consumption. When calling for a cab, boarding on time and suggesting a quick route will save both time and money. While in transit, you could also save precious minutes by sending that one last email that gets ticked off your to-do list. That’s called killing two birds with one stone.
List it Out
Speaking of to-do lists, these scribbled bits can be either kept short and simple or long and laborious. But what if you could prioritise and keep the list lean and productive? MyLifeOrganized does the impossible task of organising what you should be focusing on. Almost like a personal assistant, you could set alarms and automate actions like sending yourself stinkers for every missed task and love for every completed one. When out grocery shopping, the app will help you remember every item you need and in the quantity you require, so as to avoid second trips and waste owing to over-purchasing.
Streamline the Team
Doesn’t matter if you’re a small team or a large organisation, team management platforms like Slack, Asana and Trello will help in making sure your team is managing and multi-tasking both individual and group tasks. You can live-track progress and make sure all systems are working seamlessly. This is a great way of ensuring operational excellence, as you can track what process or team is low on productivity, and which is higher: where you can save money, and where you can make more.
Get the Best Deals
You feel the most satisfied from your shopping experience when you see the words free, off or extra on any purchase that you make. And now you don’t have to wait for a sale to avail the best offers on literally anything. Apps like Coupondunia, Zomato and even Tinyowl gives you a range of offers and discounts daily on food, travel, e-shopping and more on products and services around you. Now that is called striking a great deal.
Grow the Dime
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were an app that would track your spending, let you know when your bills are due, and deter you from making a silly purchase you know you probably should avoid anyway? ICICI’s My Money let’s you do all of that. You get a singular look at all your assets with the bank and can create a budget tracker by categorising your expenses over time. This way you’ll always be on top of your net spending and savings. Budget management has never been this easy. Then there is iMobile that facilitates quick financial transactions like funds transfer, phone recharge, booking tickets and so on.
So then what’s the wait all about? Time to upgrade your tech and upgrade your life.