Stop Stressing: Time-Saving Tools to Help You Become More Productive

Business.com / Work Life / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

You're a busy entrepreneur and leader, and running your business takes a lot of time and effort. These tools are here to make it easier.

Today, we probably have everything except time. We are so busy that there are hardly enough minutes in a day.

This is especially true for entrepreneurs – we are just strapped for time.

Only if there was more time in a day, we could crank out more work and our business would benefit. Isn’t it?

But the reality is we can’t make our waking hours 100 percent productive. Fortunately, technology can help us become relatively more productive.

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There are tools that can help you triumph against the clock, no matter how small those victories would be. Here are four time-saving tools to help you become more productive at work but of course, you need to compromise on your liberal policy on work breaks, be if for checking on your Facebook notifications or to grab a hot steaming cup of coffee.

1. MailChimp

Emails are an inseparable part of any business. You need them to communicate with your team and clients. And they are one of the best ways to reach out to your targeted audience. MailChimp makes your email marketing campaign simple, effective and affordable. There are over 9 million using this email marketing tool for sending more than 600 million emails in a day.

MailChimp allows you to set up mailing lists easily, run innovative email campaigns, track responses and address unsubscribe requests promptly. It also allows you to set up an RSS feed directly from your company blog in order to send your latest posts to your mailing list automatically.

You can even integrate MailChimp with Twitter account, encouraging your readers to share your emails and newsletters with their Twitter followers. Better yet, you can use this tool for free for sending up to 12,000 emails and 2,000 subscribers per month.

2. LogicalDOC

An open source document management system, LogicalDOC makes sharing documents easier. It facilitates both large and small businesses to manage and process their important documents seamlessly and saves you a lot of time. This content repository can be installed on various platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

It allows document searching, online editing, image management, document import and synchronization, task manager, multi-language support, duplicates detection, and events calendar and collaboration. You can integrate LogicalDOC with Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, MS Office, Dropbox, iOS and Android devices and Joomla explorer.

Being a cloud-based tool, you can use LogicalDOC wherever you want and all your documents are stored in a secure and reliable environment. In fact, you get to choose between SaaS and the traditional software license, based on your business requirements.

3. Buffer

Buffer is a popular social-media-management tool that is easy to use and saves a lot of time. This tool already has more than 2 million users. It allows you to link your social media profiles from various platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. to schedule your posts later. What’s more interesting about this tool is that it shares your posts at the best possible time so that your fans and followers can see your content more often.

In addition, this social-media-management tool comes with analytics, giving you a detailed picture of how many shares or favorites each of these posts received. Better yet, you can also see how many people clicked have on a link within your post.

If you are wasting a lot of time to find great content that are worth sharing with your fans and followers, Buffer helps you with its suggestions of posts. Using this tool you can find interesting content such as lifehacking and productivity tips, industry news and trends, inspirational quotes and more within minutes. It also has iOS and Android apps. Buffer offers three pricing plans with a 30-day unlimited free trial.

4. CoSchedule

For all blogger-entrepreneurs out there, CoSchedule is a great tool to plan your blog and social media. IN fact, over 10,000 editors, bloggers, and social marketers are using this editorial calendar to plan their content marketing and blogs. Found right inside WordPress, CoSchedule is an easy-to-use drag-and-drop calendar.

It allows you to plan your content in a single place so that you can manage your workflow seamlessly and create content more effectively. In fact, CoSchedule guarantees to “Save 30 minutes for each piece of content you create.” What more? It allows you to consolidate your project management, social media, blogging, and marketing tools into one single editorial calendar. This means you can find your blog posts, team assignments, unpublished posts and editorial comments everything in one place.

CoSchedule can be integrated with WordPress, Google Drive, Bitly and Google Analytics, Buffer, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. This editorial calendar features three pricing plans; you can also check out their 14-day risk-free trial.

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Conclusion

So here is our list of four time-saving tools that will help you to become more productive at work. But this is not an extensive list; there are several other go-to tools you could benefit from. The goal is to find the right tool that helps you automate the tedious part of your work so that you can focus on what really matters for your business.

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