In the often chaotic business world, sophisticated task management is essential. Just a few organizational tools can help us cope with everyday life and keep our seemingly endless tasks under control. But above all, they help us to develop concepts and strategies for new, exciting projects. Responsibilities can be clarified more easily and the already limited time can be used more efficiently.
You can never be too organized, there is always room for improvement.
New apps and programs appear in stores almost every day. It can quickly become a challenge to find exactly the tool that best suits your needs. For a better overview, we have therefore put together a small selection of the most important organizational tools that are currently on the market for you.
Trello is arguably one of the best organizational tools for work. It is basically suitable for all areas or industries. The program is designed in such a way that all ideas of the team can be visualized and easily followed up. It creates them in an intuitively understandable card-based form. Notes, files and markups can be easily added or removed. You can also easily track the progress of projects by indicating the status: “In progress”, “For review” or “Done”.
- Free version with 10 team boards and 50 command executions per month
- Business Class: $ 9.99 monthly / user (billed annually)
- Enterprise: Individual price based on the number of users
2. Google Docs
Google Docs is great for distance learning and working because it allows you to share documents with multiple people. You can choose whether the document is public or private and whether a user can edit it. The specialty of Google Docs is that multiple users can edit a document at the same time, which is good for collaborative brainstorming. However, Google Docs is only available to people with a Google account and is not so easy to use on all devices (e.g. smartphones).
Evernote is perfect for taking quick notes, composing texts, saving books, or saving articles during an interview or lecture. Like OneNote, it automatically syncs any notes you take. There are some useful features that are available for free, such as the Chrome extension that lets you quickly save paragraphs or links, as well as the ability to take pictures and record audio.
- Free version for taking simple notes + some more features
- Premium: 6.99 euros per month – AI with suggestions for content
- Business: 13.99 euros per month / user – collaboration in a team & team management
Airtable is less known than Trello and is often underrated. It is one of the most important organizational tools for the office. It gives you an overview of your tasks and at the same time gives you feedback and instructions from your team and the directors. Important data sets and SEO can be monitored at any time by connecting the program to the web.
- Free version with limited functionality
- Plus: $ 10 monthly / user (billed annually) – same functions as the free version, but more data volume
- Pro: $ 20 / user (billed annually) – more functions (e.g. additional color and styling options, extended calendar features, etc.)
Asana is a powerful organizational tool that was developed to increase the quality of work communication and make complex tasks more controllable. The connection to the project management process minimizes the need for e-mails. The program is not suitable if you want to assign tasks to several people.
- Free version with up to 15 users
- Premium: 10.99 euros per month / user (billed annually) – admin console, private teams & projects, etc.
- Business: 24.99 euros per month / user (billed annually) – Tool for creating user-defined rules, Adobe Creative Cloud integration, etc.
Nimble integrates your contact information, Outlook calendar, interaction history, sales cycle data, social networks and over 130 SaaS applications (including Salesforce, Hubspot, MailChimp and Quickbooks). It connects all of your team’s communication, contact, and calendar events, giving you tools to build better relationships, keep track of important follow-ups, and manage your sales cycle and pipelines at the same time. With the browser extension from Nimble you can easily access your CRM.
- Free Trial (14 Days)
- Nimble Business: $ 19 monthly / user (billed annually)
Momentum is a Google Chrome extension that is available for free. It is designed to improve the balance between productivity and job satisfaction. The app offers you a selection of beautiful desktop images and inspiring offers that motivate you to perform better at your tasks. Unfortunately, the luxury is not available to Safari users.
Have you ever heard that it only takes 21 days to build a habit? Habitty helps you keep track of the things you need to do every day to achieve long-term goals. The design is simple and easy on the eye, but the application can only be found in the App Store.
This article was written in English by Megan Ranger and posted on nimble.com. We have translated it for you so that we can exchange ideas with our readers on relevant topics.