Whether at work or home, your time is precious and struggling with a rapidly expanding to do list can be a major cause of misery and stress.
That’s where an efficient productivity tool can make a real difference and help you manage and organise projects and tasks with ease. No matter what you’re planning or how big or small the task may be, there are plenty of tools out there to help you get things done.
Here are four of the top productivity tools we’ve heard people talking about this year.
A deceptively simple tool that’s worth its weight in gold, this handy app helps to declutter your life, slim down processes and assign yourself tasks that you can tick off throughout the day.
It’s based on a productivity hack that was first seen on US comedy show Seinfeld and works on the premise that the more good habits you create during the day, the less likely you are to break the chain.
You can try it for free on your iPhone or iPad here.
The top productivity app three years running, Notability is a highly intuitive, personalised app that helps you get the most out of your specific learning and work style.
You can annotate PDFs, record meetings, provide audio feedback and all sorts of other wonderful things on your phone.
Get it for your Apple device here.
Possibly the most powerful task manager on the planet. It syncs across all of your devices and allows you to drop and drag tasks. You can email tasks to get them out of your brain. Stay highly organised across multiple projects. And even collaborate with colleagues.
It’s amazing. Try it for free here.
Another great, easy to use tool, which helps you manage multiple projects and tick off all your personal and professional to-dos. It allows sharing of lists to work collaboratively on projects with colleagues, friends or family and it’s easy to add to-do’s and set up reminders so that you don’t forget important deadlines.
Available for free on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire and the Web, Wunderlist works seamlessly across all major devices to keep your life in sync. Try it here.
Since writing this article, the Wunderlist app was closed down at the beginning of May 2020. To find an updated list of the best replacements click the following link (courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce): Top 11 Wunderlist Alternatives