Here’s an article that I wrote for #SWAY (formerly The #SITS Girls), all about Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Day. Consider how much time people spend skimming through articles about Productivity, Organizational/Time Management Techniques and Morning Routines for Success.
With articles like 15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity, 5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long and The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life, it’s no wonder we’re completely distracted from potentially productive days as we read these articles, usually during office hours!
What exactly are we spending our time searching for? Answers to difficult questions about productivity? A list of rules or habits to follow? A clear map to help us visualize how we can be our best selves? All of these questions have the same answer. What we’re looking for and what we need that we can actually use in our daily lives, are tools for Productivity.
You can bookmark your favorite lists of productive habits for quick access during a stressful time, but wouldn’t you rather have the best productivity tools that you can implement right away? I thought so….here ya go!
Get an Assistant: Virtual & Mobile Are All the Rage
Dragon Mobile Assistant
While there is an app Dragon Go! for iOS, the ultimate Dragon Mobile Assistant is only available on Android. If you’re one of the millions of people on an Android Operating System, this is the “Virtual Assistant” you’ll want to use!
Your Dragon’s locator will let you know when contacts on your phone are within nearby range, allowing you grab a quick cup of coffee with an old friend or business associate on the fly. And when you’re driving, not only can you switch to hands-free (and eyes-free) mode, but your Dragon will keep you safe by reading your messages and notifications to you aloud. Finally, for a small upgrade fee, you can get Dragon Home software to integrate with your PC or Mac.
This is the Dragon Mobile Assistant “family of apps” but is a separate (still free) download. Have you ever had a brilliant idea that you needed to write down, but you’re driving or just can’t find paper or a pen? As a singer/songwriter this happens to me all the time! Not only do I need to write words, but I may need to record a melody that popped into my head all of a sudden.
That’s where the Dragon Dictation app comes to the rescue, as it’s voice activated! You can record your thoughts by simply speaking or singing! But that’s not all….it can record your speech then transcribe it into text, making this an easy and fast way to create a hands-free text message too.
Automate Social Media Marketing For Your Blog Posts
I’ve always been (and still am) an avid fan of the Buffer App for most of my Social Media Marketing needs. With my $10 Awesome Plan, I can load up to 100 posts into each queue (per social media site/account). When a blog post is published on your website, if you’re on WordPress, it will most likely go out to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and a few more if you wish.
But you know that after the initial share, you’re going to have to keep posting each post you publish to Twitter, Pinterest and other social media platforms, repeatedly. This is what I usually do on my Buffer app but I’ve recently discovered missinglett_r to schedule my posts out for a year!
Finish the rest of this article on The SITS Girls website here….