Many of us could refer to 2010 as the year of “doing more with less” within the meetings market. We often found ourselves asking, “How do we, as an employee, independent consultant or team, stay more productive and organized with less time and resources?”
This question inspired us at empowerMINT.com to reflect upon what helped us, as a team, work more efficiently this year and then compile the following list of the“Top 5 Productivity Tools for 2010”. We know there are hundreds of apps, systems and programs we all use that could have been highlighted in this post but, for the sake of time (how ironic), we voted on the top five.
We hope that any or all of these online tools will help you and your staff stay in touch, get organized and manage your multitasking lifestyles in the New Year.
1. Go To Meeting
GoToMeeting allows you to host an online meeting with up to 15 people – so you can do more and travel less. Using this web conferencing tool you can share any application on your computer in real time. Attendees join meetings in seconds from their Mac or PC. Stay in touch with your remote staff members, clients and vendors whenever and wherever.
Evernote is a nifty little tool that will help you capture your ideas, favorite websites, photos and anything else that pops in to your head during your work day. Will sync with almost any computer, smart phone or mobile device and a snap to learn. Remember to thank us for this gem!
Our favorite tool of 2010! Get the most work done ever with this easy to use online project and task management software. Create master meeting and event calendars, to do lists or anything your work life demands. The most cost effective, online collaborative tool we found. We give Smart Sheet a five star rating!
With three quick steps, Doodle takes the pain out of finding a suitable date and time for a group of people to meet. Works with Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus Notes, iCal and host of other scheduling tools. The professional scheduling tool that will meet your needs.
5. LogMeIn Attention iPad Owners – LogMeIn is the one tool that will allow you to access your computer files through your iPad. Your PowerPoint presentations will never look the same at trade shows, client and staff meetings. And you thought your iPad was only for reading USA Today and browsing through email.
We are all willing to learn how to work smarter not harder these days, so please send us your favorite online and offline productivity tools so we can create an ongoing resource list for all of us.