It’s the workplace of the 21st century. There’s a better, efficient and tech-driven way to do everything better, faster. We list out 21 of our favourite tools, apps and extensions that help with productivity at work especially at startups where resources are limited and efficiency is of utmost importance. These apps help save time, make you more efficient, better at work, and of course help get a lot of shit done! Most of them are free, or freemium. (free upto certain uses, paid for extra features)
1. Edubirdie Plagiarism Checker
Want to know if a piece of text that you have is original, or copied from somewhere on the internet? EduBirdie plagiarism tool is a nifty site that can check plagiarism in essays, website content, resumes, and so on.
Boomerang for Gmail lets you schedule messages to be sent, and received. It also lets you schedule reminders, and notifications if an email needs to be followed up on.
Grammarly is a Google Chrome extension that lets you discover spelling and grammatical mistakes and correct them.
4. Writer’s Grammar Checker
Writer’s Grammar Checker offers grammar checks without users needing to download any software, or even sign up. The grammar checker helps users simplify their language for more precise writing, suggests sentence breaks to improve readability, and also checks for language redundancies.
4. Fontface Ninja:
Fontface Ninja Lets you discover fonts on a website, and try to download them, if available.
Passwork is a Password manager for companies and IT professionals.
6. Email Hunter
Email Hunter lets you discover email addresses associated with any domain. The most efficient way to find out all the employees of an organization!
Slack is a communication and producitivity tool which lets you chat with collegues, post projects and updates.
8. Complete for Gmail:
Complete is a chrome extension that lets you autocomplete words in emails.
To be efficient at work needs focus and avoiding wastage of time. TrueCaller lets you know identify an unknown caller and let you decide whether you want to ignore or take the call in the middle of a busy day. Great for avoiding spammers.
Streak is an email organization suite for Gmail used for CRM. It integrates with Gmail (or Google Apps), pops up a message to let you know when a message has been read, and offers a timeline view so you can see who’s read it, when, and on what devices.
TextExpander is a time-reducing and efficiency-boosting app that lets you save shortcuts and canned responses for text use frequently for quick typing.
Zapier lets you easily connect the web apps you use, making it easy to automate tedious tasks.
Alfred‘s primary purpose is to enable simple yet powerful keyboard shortcuts for searching your computer and launching application and files. You can keep the default hotkey to toggle to Alfred, or set your own.
Trello is a great app for project management within work. It lets you post “boards” where team mates can comment, collaboarte or just use them as messaging boards.
Asana is a project management and productivity app that lets you schedule emails, create tasks, Organize your tasks into shared projects for your initiatives, meetings & lists., and keep conversations with tasks, instead of scattered across email.
Hemingway is an amazing app for proofreading if you don’t have a real editor and you are writing long form. The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it.
The Pomodoro app is the app version of the famous Pomodoro Technique which is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
Have to jot down random thoughts, calculations or just make quick notes at a meeting? ColourNote is a simple app, that lets you make checklists and notes with an option to set reminders and categorise into different categories through colours.
Piktochart is a great tool for making near presentations or an infographic without knowing complicated photo editing tools. Comes with preloaded templates to get a quick start.
20. Google Alerts:
Google alerts are a nifty google feature to keep up to date with topics that matter to you. Real-time alerts on the topics you’ve selected come into your inbox as and when indexed by Google.
Canva has been getting a lot of traction of late as an online graphic software. It lets you create social media banners, posters, charts etc in minutes with preloaded templates, shapes and other graphic elements.
22. Writer’s Grammar Checker
Writer’s Grammar Checker offers grammar checks without users needing to download any software, or even sign up. This grammar checker helps users simplify their language for more precise writing, suggests sentence breaks to improve readability, and also checks for language redundancies.