If you've ever tried sitting down and writing out a to-do list, you know it can quickly become overwhelming. Is your desk covered in a million sticky notes? Are you always under a seemingly unsurmountable mountain of tasks, to dos, and reminders?
It's an all too common problem, especially for small business owners strapped for time and resources.
Here's the good news, there are time saving services and productivity hacks that can help. And some of the best out there you can access right from your phone.
We've compiled the very best in time saving apps to help you tackle your business' to do list and finally start getting things done.
When it comes to simple and easy to use, you can't go wrong with Remember the Milk. There aren't any bells and whistles with this app. It does one task—tracks your to do's perfectly.
Inside a team, everyone needs alignment to have the business run efficiently. One tool that can solve that is ToDoist. This app has many excellent collaboration tools all in a simple interface that's not complex.
When you're a small business owner, you need something that's more advanced to monitor everything that keeps the business running. If this sounds like your needs, check out Asana. It'll help you with coordinating projects and tasks big and small across a variety of teams, perfect for making sure everything's on track.
Have you been struggling to create good habits around getting organized? Try making it a game. Habitica makes getting organized fun. As you complete to do's you can collect gold and armor that will help you 'level up' as you get tasks done. You'll be excited to add things to your to do list just, so you can see what's going to happen next.
Is your calendar your best friend? If so, Due is the perfect app for you. Check it out if you to tie your to do list and your calendar into one time saving service. When your deadlines are approaching, simply fire up the app and see what's due in one glance.
Sometimes, you need a tool that can capture everything from tasks to brainstorms and notes to sort later. If that sounds like your needs, give Google Keep a try. It's basically a virtual brainstorming tool. Use its sticky notes to collect all your best business ideas in one place. Then simply create to do lists to help achieve your goals.
Some small business owners don't think in lists; instead, they operate in work-flows. If that sounds like you, look to MeisterTask, which has a card based system. Move tasks along tracks from start to finish on one dashboard.
So are you ready to start getting those to do lists done? With these apps, surely you can rock it. One last thing—don't forget to add “getting workers' comp insurance" as the first to do on your preferred app. With any of these apps, it'll feel good to cross it off your list once you have a policy with Cake.