By Kosta Haltis & Christopher Sale, Founders of Enee
We’ve combined our technology expertise and extracted the best tips from the entrepreneurial minds of Kosta and Christopher (the founders of Enee), to bring you our tips to streamline your work day.
The second thing to note is, there is going to be a degree of time required initially for setup, to ensure that these solutions are going to add value to your workday and save you time. These may be things such as, learning shortcuts for common actions, importing new information so that it’s ready to use, or familiarising yourself with the features so that you develop fluency.
● Note-taking apps: If you don’t already have one or have one that isn’t working for you, we have some great free recommendations.
● Task management apps: A good task management app should help you get things done. Here are a couple free apps that have worked for us.
● Save time and headaches with automatic WordPress website updates: Why should you have to waste your precious time dealing with updates?
● More than just an email application: If you think email is a pain and couldn’t imagine how this could be improved, this might change your mind.
● Sometimes it’s better to take a shortcut: Shortcuts that you should be taking to save time.
A note-taking app is a great tool for brain dumps, creative brainstorming, idea generation and for well.. Note-taking! Having a good note-taking app ensures that you can keep track of all your meeting notes, ideas and plans – in one easy to access location, so that you don’t waste time looking for them.
For those wanting simplicity and a no frills note-taking experience, we’d recommend Bear. But for those that want a bit more flair, Craft will certainly meet your needs and give you the best performance for your Apple device.
Evernote, on the other hand, takes a more traditional, structured note-taking approach, but allows you to integrate it with your calendar, unlike OneNote. It also has a handy customisable dashboard which gives you an overview of your tasks, calendar and notes.
Craft is free to use. If it does become your primary note-taking app for your business you may want to upgrade to the next tier for $4 USD per month, billed annually.
Something that we didn’t really highlight in any of the above recommendations is the task list functionality. If you choose to, you can create tasks lists in all of the above apps, but in our opinion, the most effective way of tackling tasks is to have a dedicated task management app. More on this in the next section.
The primary purpose of a to-do list or task list app should be to help you focus and knock off tasks with ease. Finding the right task management app could be the key to keeping you on track, and to make deadlines less stressful in your busy work day.
Todoist is our top choice as it’s great to use and makes ticking tasks off a breeze. The filtering options (for example based on priority, tags or sections), help you sort through all your many competing tasks, bringing the most important to the top of the pile.
Todoist also tracks your progress, displays it visually and records your streaks for bonus motivation! Todoist is available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and web browsers.
Todoist is free with some limitations. If you like their ‘kanban’ style project management, and need to increase your upload limit, collaborators or filters, then you may prefer to pay $4 AUD per month, billed annually.
If you don’t keep an eye on these updates and implement them as they are released, then there’s a risk your site could go down or not function properly. For those that understand the value of a good website and rely on their websites to drive traffic and generate leads, this could be a costly consequence. In addition, since all plugins are separately owned and managed, there is also the risk that when you do install updates, incompatibilities arise putting your website in a more urgent, compromising state.
As part of our automated website maintenance we also conduct automatic tests that will alert us quickly if something needs to be fixed, minimising your website’s down time.
● Up time monitoring and alerting when your site goes down
● Security monitoring and alerting when your site contains known vulnerabilities
● Advanced granular daily backups
● Core and plugin updates with automatic restoration from a backup if the site fails to load after updates
● Backup restorations
● Fortnightly website reporting
Compared to those, Spark is a mean, green (…well, blue), email-churning machine, equipped with the handiest features that make emailing easy.. Maybe even fun?
Spark also allows teams to collaborate and compose emails together, discuss emails privately, and delegate emails in shared inboxes.
Spark is free with some limitations for file storage and collaboration. If you’d like a more full featured version then Spark Premium will give that to you for $6.39 USD per month, billed annually.
Keyboard shortcuts significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to execute repetitive workflows, so save some time today by learning those shortcuts.
If you’d like to receive weekly shortcuts and slowly build up your repertoire of shortcuts you can subscribe to our ‘Productivity Tips’ over here.
And that’s it! There’s so much more that we could include to help you save time and become more productive (such as time blocking), but we couldn’t fit it all in this blog! We hope some of these recommendations helped you save time!