Everyone is talking about productivity apps these days. To be productive sounds great, and to have an app that does it for you, a dream come true. But many people confuse being productive with being busy. I wrote a Productivity Guide about this called BUSY VS PRODUCTIVE: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE & HOW TO MAKE …
Are you app paralyzed? Too many bells and whistles to get things done? You’re not alone.
In today’s world, life moves fast.
We all seem to be searching for better ways to get things done so we can have more time and still be productive.
When we decide to focus on increasing productivity, there are two other words we need to consider to help us get the most out of optimizing our performance.
These words are effectiveness and efficiency.
Productivity is a popular topic in the Paperless Movement community. We love productivity methods, systems, tools, hacks, and apps.
There’s a lot of information out there about how to become more productive, and a lot of it has to do with adding MORE to our already busy lives. For example: learning a new system, buying a new book, or getting another app.
What if there was a way to become more productive with less?
This is where minimalism comes in.
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
You’re up with the dawn, ready to start another day. You have a huge to-do list with some really important items on it that you have to get done.
You rush around all day, barely stopping for a bite of lunch. Then, when your workday is finally over, you realize there are still important items on your list you didn’t finish.
But how can that be? You rushed around like crazy all day. You wasted no time. How is it possible the most important things on your list didn’t get done?
Feeling tired and defeated, you decide there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
Ask any business person what their biggest frustration is, and chances are you’ll find email at the top of their list. Receiving and processing email can add a huge burden to an already overstuffed day.
In my day job, I receive up to 100 emails per day. This adds up to 500 emails per week and 2000 emails per month. Just imagine having this in your physical mailbox. Insane, right?
Apps are terrific for creating order in your personal life and in your workflow.
In our quest to go paperless, apps play a vital role by giving us ways to complete our work, store our documents, collaborate with others, and work across multiple devices, all without using paper.
You can find apps to help you preserve family photos, convert documents to PDF, annotate, take notes by hand, convert handwritten notes to text, manage email, create calendars, keep task lists, and so much more!