These smart apps make your work life easier
Soft. Microsoft Outlook. Drop box. Many platforms are designed to make your work life easier, but do they actually do it? Or a Slack notification interrupting your walk across the Central Park Reservoir when you need to tackle a work issue? Imagine if the business app you knew actually worked for you.
Here are seven apps to help lighten your workload and make 2023 your most productive year yet.
If you’re trying to log into a long work session, you’ll need Groove.
Founded in 2021, Groove is free and bills itself as an accountability club “for dreamers, doers, movers and shakers.” The app provides users with motivation and a sense of virtual camaraderie by connecting individual workers to 50-minute chat sessions.
“Grove helped me learn to set realistic expectations for a 50-minute period,” said Shayna Chagalow, Ph.D. candidate at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. “I completed my thesis proposal by dividing my work into manageable sessions.”
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Supporting your mind means supporting your 9-to-5 performance. Who wouldn’t want to chat with a penguin chatbot like Wysa?
This free AI-powered app draws on clinically proven cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help manage depression, anxiety, and stress. Plus, it’s currently used by top universities like Yale and Columbia, so you know it’s got real features and has an average of 4.9 stars out of nearly 15,700 ratings on the App Store. From Apple.
It’s also anonymous, secure, and not limited to meditation. Consider venting and reflecting daily, managing anger with mindfulness practices, and using conversational coaching tools to deal with loss, anxiety, and conflict.
The premium version has more tools and costs $29.99 per month.
Managers, listen up: “An hourly app gives me an extra 15 minutes of extra productivity from every worker every day,” wrote Sean Gordon, owner of SG Electric.
“Switching to hourly scheduling has eliminated the confusion and manual process around calculating overtime and paying tax bills,” said Carrera Millwork Controller Adriana Preciado.
Designed for small and medium-sized businesses with hourly employees, Hourly.io integrates worker insurance, payroll, time and attendance into one platform, eliminating stressful forecasting and reducing audit surprises for business owners. ‘business.
Plans start at $6 per person per month and a base payment of $40 per month.
Ideal for teams, this online meeting information management tool transcribes meetings in real-time with multilingual support and allows users to create tasks, create meeting minutes and share meeting summaries. This means less time writing summary emails and dividing tasks.
“With IsLucid, I can be in a meeting, listen in, and highlight details without typing anything,” explained one customer who particularly likes voice commands when bookmarking parts of meetings. “It saved me time and I was able to attend meetings in the car or on foot.”
Or use it to get a Reader’s Digest version of appointments you’ve missed or need a reminder for. Plans start at $119 per month.
This time tracking tool is used by approximately 130,000 people daily, translating millions of work data points into performance metrics to track performance trends and patterns in the workplace.
The Insightful team says productivity can be improved by identifying and addressing employee burnout, silent disengagement and underperformance. Insightful is also useful if you want to see how home productivity compares to office productivity.
“When we first started using Insightful, performance was around 70% to 80%. Right now we’re at 92%!” Brett Vance of Farmers Insurance wrote.
Warning: This tool may raise eyebrows if your employees don’t agree with automatically captured screenshots and computer activity monitoring.
The cost is $6.40 per employee per month.
If you want to make 2023 the year to make your career dreams come true and count sheep, this innovative “digital sleep clinic” is a great idea. Users have access to a dedicated sleep coach, a personalized sleep plan, and a library of cognitive exercises and meditations proven to improve your sleep in 90 days or less.
The cost is $225 for a three-month subscription.
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