4 Ways to Be More Productive with Free Digital Tools

7 February 2019| Post by Szymon3 minutes


Calling all freelancers, business owners and creative workers – in fact, just about anyone. These free digital tools are going to bring your daily productivity to a whole new level.

Now, no disrespect to those of you who still swear by the classic week-per-page diary or the trendy bullet journal. You do you! But today, we’re focusing on being productive digital-style. We can’t live without our Macbooks, iPhones and other smart-tech gadgets so why not make them work harder for our busy lives?

Take your diary digital…

3 digital tools to boost your productivity – for free!

If you’re ready to up your game in all areas of your life when it comes to organisation, these digital tools are just what you need. Productivity is not just about making more money and proving how much work you can get done, it’s about making the most of the time we had. As a lot of the old sayings go, work smarter not harder! And you can do just that with these sweet (and free!) digital tools.

Trello: for team collaboration and task management

If you’ve not heard of Trello yet, get to know. Here, you can organise your thoughts into a digital pinboard that everyone on your team (including clients) can access. The simple, clean interface of Trello means distractions are kept to a minimum and you can easily find your way around. It’s great for collaboration on projects and collating your tasks into boards, lists and cards that make sense. Check it out.

Shift: for a streamlined desktop

Shift is perfect if you often find yourself with a cluttered desktop, logging in and out of various accounts throughout the day. This tool allows you to organise your multiple accounts into easy-to-access tabs – from social media to Gmail. It’s worth noting that if you want it free you’ll have to go with the basic plan, pro and advanced plans are $29.99 and $99.99 per year. However, it handily integrates with Google Drive, Slack, Asana, Grammarly… the list goes on! Get it here.

Evernote: for note-taking and digital journalling

We’re thinking that the creative types out there, along with those whose brains often get in a muddle, would benefit from Evernote. This is not note-taking as you know it – it’s a whole different ballgame! Essentially, you can record your voice, type your notes, upload photos and dump files. It’s also worth knowing that you can add to your notes via Siri or Google assistant and share your notes with friends. Everyone’s involved! Learn more here.

Milanote: for visually organising projects and creating mood boards

In some cases, the key to staying organised is laying everything out in front of you. But doing so in real life could cause more stress than intended. With Milanote, you’re able to keep everything you need in one place in an easy to use and easy to navigate online space.

It allows you to keep a tab on everything you need, as well as quickly whip up stylish mood boards, upload files and images and even personalised to-do list to help keep your head clear and those creative juices flowing. Free to join, we see this as an essential tool for all those scatter brain creatives. Sign up here!

Here at Limely, we have to use a lot of digital tools to ensure we’re always working at maximum productivity. If you’d like to streamline your content strategy, your ecommerce website or simply bring your branding up to speed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to see how we can help! 😄


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