If you’re sitting at your work desk reading this article, chances are you’d rather be lying in a hammock by the beach. Or at the very least, looking for a way to cut your workload in half so that you have time for the more enjoyable things in life. The good news is that there are so many web-based apps and automation tools these days, there’s bound to be something out there for your specific needs.
Here are some things you may still be doing manually that could be simplified with automation:
- Posting on Social Media Sites
With all the social media platforms available right now, maintaining a presence and promoting your brand can be a full-time job. Wouldn’t it be easier if Facebook and Twitter automatically posted the link as soon as you hit Publish on your blog post? Tools like Hootsuite and Buffer are available to do that. You can schedule and publish content to the right channels at the right time, track effectiveness, and get feedback on top-performing content.
- Checking Messages and Notifications on Multiple Devices
Most people today have other devices besides their PC: tablet, phone, Apple Watch, etc., and the list keeps growing. Having a centralized hub to check messages and notifications would be such a timesaver. With apps such as Pushover, you’d have unlimited push notifications on all of your devices from dozens of websites, services, and applications that already integrate with Pushover. Staying connected doesn’t have to be a chore.
- Filling Out Online Forms
Nothing is more tedious than filling out forms online. The forms are almost all identical and the fields are repetitive enough that an app should be able to store and automatically enter the information for you. Apps such as RoboForm do just that. Save time entering personal and billing information with AutoFill for long web forms. RoboForm also securely stores all of your passwords and logs you in with a single click.
- Writing Lists with Pen & Paper
Gone are the days of handwritten grocery lists that get lost and To-Do lists on sticky notes. Considering that the mobile phone is your single most consolidated portable device, it makes sense to keep your lists electronic. Apps like Todoist and Out of Milk allow you to stay organized and updated, especially since the lists are shareable. Task orchestration for business or family life can be a breeze.
- Typing Memos, Emails, and other Documents
For document-heavy workloads, dictation apps are the way to go. Their interface and accuracy have improved by leaps and bounds with new technology. Apps such as Dictation.io and Talkatoo are easy to use and accessible: anywhere you can type, you can talk instead. Documentation goes so much faster and there are built-in grammar checking tools within the apps.
Whether it’s a new project or a daily routine you’re trying to pare down and simplify, our technicians at Technology Solutions can help you find the right tools. Stop working so hard, let automation do the heavy lifting for you.
To learn more about our automation tools and how we can help you decrease your workload, inquire today!