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February 18, 2016
Growth  |  3 min read

Business Productivity Tools for the Digital Age

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Susan Gilbert

Managing a business and busy schedule can be a challenge, especially for entrepreneurs and small business owners with little or no staff. By tapping into the right resources you can greatly improve your efficiency. There are several ways to make the day work for you with apps and online tools. Do you need more time to build your business? Take advantage of these resources, and let me know how these work for you.

1. One place for all your documents—Quip

Create, edit, and share your important projects in the cloud. Quip is a smart way to collaborate, communicate without email, share documents without attachments, and create spreadsheets. There’s no need for word processing software with this powerful tool, which is perfect for computers and mobile devices. A basic free version is available along with premium plans for teams.


2. Eliminate back-and-forth emails for meetings—

Do you need to stay on top of your scheduled meetings? provides a quick and easy way to create an appointment inside Gmail or Outlook, while removing the hassle of back-and-forth communication. The tool is backed by high security features and remembers important locations as well as time zones. Never miss an important appointment again with notifications and availability schedules for your recipients.

3. Get more tasks done—Todoist

Stay up to date with the latest tasks on your work day list. Todoist is a simple and free reminder tool that is easy to view on your computer or mobile device. Keep up with your important activities each day without the worry of forgetting what to accomplish next. The tool includes real-time synchronization and allows for sharing with other employees or team members. A premium version is also available with even more features.


4. Travel planning made simple—Tripit

If you travel frequently for your business then you will love this management tool. Tripit will not only help book your flight, hotel, and car rentals, but will also help you keep track of any changes. View your itinerary, even offline, and share your travel dates with your calendar and contacts. A free and paid version is available for iOS and Google users.


Hopefully you will find these digital tools for business useful to your productivity and schedule

Have fun with these tips and tools. 

This article was written by Susan Gilbert from Business2Community and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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