By Linh Nguyen Mai Khanh | March 17, 2017
Obviously, teamwork is the key secret of successful companies. Managing a whole team is definitely not easy to handle. It requires closely tracking, thorough team communication (among employees and between each employee and each manager) and convenient supports.
Make the purpose less difficult by leaning on the help of disruptive technology solutions like mobile apps. Many powerful, easy-to-use apps have been developed to nurture seamless team collaboration. Mobytelab would like to suggest some wonderful apps with different functions to optimize company workflow:
Basecamp is a free office management app that is available on Android, iOS and web. The app provides a collection of tools and methods that you definitely need to manage your projects and communicate company-wide better. You can create visible to-do lists and deadlines, create and follow discussion threads, give direct comments, join real-time chats, have automatic check-ins, as well as storing and sharing files and contract online. The most useful feature is the centralized schedule, which keeps track of all major milestones, deadlines, upcoming events, etc. with due dates so everyone can be informed. Basecamp’s schedule can be added to your Google, iCal, or Outlook calendar. It makes the chaos of emails, meetings, and interruptions disappear and the project is handled in a saner and calmer way. Team-working can be well-organized within a simple app.
Over 100,000 companies have given a try and run better on Basecamp since it was introduced. So take your chance now!
Asana is one package that contains everything you need to manage tasks in real-time while improving communication among the team. It let you create projects to organize your tasks by add due dates, assignees, followers, details, and files. You can also send tasks, know if they are seen or completed, notify your team if you’ve finished a task, search and follow specific tasks and keep track of the progress even when you’re offline. Moreover, it enables every person on the team to make announcements, ask a question, send a quick reply or comment on a single task and get notifications about the projects, tasks, and conversations you’re following. Therefore, emails, meetings, and status reports can be cut down. In short, it makes all individuals know and how the project is going and be responsible for their work and deadlines with fewer efforts.
Asana is available on Android, iOS and web. It is free for teams up to 15 members with unlimited projects and tasks and provides premium plans for larger teams. Asana has an excellent interface, and new features are added regularly.
Making a note has never been easier and more pleasing to use. Evernote enables you to create digital notes, notebooks, checklists and to-do lists. You can jot down anything in any forms: text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings etc. You can even use the camera to scan and digitize your paper documents, business cards, handwritten notes and drawings.
It’s a quick and convenient way to capture what comes across your mind, create agendas, organize your personal checklists and plan events. It also can be an alternative simple word processor to save simple texts.
Once you save a note in Evernote, it’s accessible at anytime, anywhere you go and instantly synced between all of your devices. You also don’t have to go panic searching for a thing you’ve noted, just type in the searching box, the app will help you to find it easily, whether it’s text, image or even your handwritten letters.
Another fascinating feature is you can share your notes with your colleagues, or collaborate seamlessly with multiple co-workers in a group notebook, which makes your projects more professional and productive. Evernote is available on Android, iOS and web.
Hipmunk provides the fastest, easiest way to plan travel with lowest prices. Especially, helpful features can assist you to make business travel arrangements. One of those features is to import your upcoming events itinerary as well as team members’ schedules to the ‘Calendar’ section. Then the app will work out to make best suggestions from the flight and hotel search results. “Never leave home without Hipmunk”, a comment that motivates you to try Hipmunk for your next business trip.
The hardest part of arranging a meeting is to find a time that suits everyone’s schedules. Take a simple scheduling app – Doodle for help.
Doodle lets you suggest a number of times in one poll. Instead of sending numerous messages, you can save time by just inviting participants through various ways such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, emails, SMS and let them select their preferences. Then, you can easily see which time will work best for everyone.
Doodle also stays right there in the conversations in iMessage, enables you to have a chat and discussion if needed. The calendar is also integrated to detect conflicts, push notifications for all important updates.
Doodle is an ideal social scheduling tool which provides easy-to-use versions on mobile and desktop websites. Therefore, participants don’t even need to sign up to join the survey.
EAT Club has an interesting and useful function: playing the role of a virtual cafeteria that helps office managers to provide delicious lunches to their staffs at work. There’s no need to explain how essential office lunch is, it is proven to drive work productivity and benefit company culture.
EAT Club has taken office lunch to another level. Each person is able to satisfy his own taste by individually choose what they want to eat, with just simple acts: browse daily menus (with dish descriptions, ratings, and reviews), pick your favorite and twiddle your thumb to finish ordering. You can easily order lunch even if you’re on the go, stuck in a meeting, or in rushing situations as you get a notification when your lunch has arrived. EAT Club also help you find the best lunch program for your office to reduce food waste and meet individual dietary restrictions. Now office managers can wash their hands off on lunch matter while saving time and effort to indirectly improve the productivity.
EAT Club is now available in a few areas, but it is not surprising if this type of service expands its boundary.
Those are 5 amazing apps Mobytelab think you should give a try to be better at managing teamwork and shore up employee collaboration. Technology is always a powerful tool and it can create a little magic for a better life. Who knows to take advantages of technology is likely to make the difference and succeed!