With the holidays quickly approaching it can become hard to keep on top of things, both at work and in your personal lives. The winds of winter appear to make time move a little faster than usual, but you will always be in good stead so long as you’re organised.
So, without further ado, here are two apps that will help you stay ahead this festive season:
A great place to begin is with ‘Wunderlist’, whose ethos is to ‘help you accomplish more’.
As a user you can create a plethora of lists for just about anything from Christmas gift ideas to a checklist when planning a video shoot. Of course one of the most important factors of staying organised is the ability to capture a thought or idea at any time. Thankfully the lists are quick and simple to curate, lending themselves to the hectic pace of agency life.
However, the most important factor is that all important ‘share’ button. Once a list is curated you can share your list with whomever you want, so long as you have a phone number or email address. If you’re working in a team this is great as it means you can synchronize everything you have been collaborating on, along with delegating tasks.
The phone and desktop apps are synced, meaning that work teams or couples don’t need to be in the same place to view or alter the lists or documents. From personal experience this is a great feature if you are covering an event, one being on location and the other live tweeting from a base, without having to call or have other apps open for messaging. The photo list capabilities are also great if you are scouting for locations, prizes or looking for inspiration.
Lists are also shareable to the public – a function that could work really well for retailers around the festive season for gifts, recipes and Christmas events.
More at: www.wunderlist.com/
Like Wunderlist, Evernote allows you to share notes with co-workers and your family, attaching voice memos, photos and spreadsheets along the way. Checklists acts as virtual to-dos that you can sync to your desktop, and it even has optical character recognition technology. That means you can scan real paper of notes or documents into it and search them later!
The best feature though is again through that significant ‘share’ button. Evernote offers a little more than Wunderlist allowing you to share your notes to social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and that is huge.
This functionality means that you can share lists of items with hundreds and thousands of brand followers employing Evernote as the foundation for great content sharing. Bloggers and journalists alike can all take full advantage of this capability. Of course this is good for your private life too. A quick note is far less interrupting than a text and far more private than email, especially when collating those sparkling Christmas gift ideas.
Using this function with your co-workers means you can bounce ideas off one another and curate concepts together. There’s no way to miss a beat as you have a fully functional app that is across all platforms, reminders, communication with others, and all content can be either private or shared.
More at: www.evernote.com
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