Last I checked, we used 15 different online tools at my work. From goal setting tools to email clients, leaders and managers have a lot of options on how to make their work easier. With thousands of apps out there, it is hard to choose which ones are really useful and which ones just distract you.
To make your choice easier, we’ve made a list of some of the better ones. Here are the ones you will definitely find useful for managing your company and work.
Team Colony is a e-mail based daily reporting tool that’s perfect for managers who love emails. With it, everyone in your team emails their daily report and you get a compiled overview of everything that is going on in your team. On the downside, all the emails and notifications can easily clutter up your inbox.
Weekdone is a goal setting and weekly status reporting platform. Instead of focusing on projects like most other task managers, employees and teams work toward quarterly OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). Weekdone is also good for getting a quick overview of each employee’s specific work separately. It makes it easier to know not just the status of your projects and goals, but your also the status of employees.
Teambit is a employee engagement and feedback tool. It is a lightweight and fun tool to encourage sharing between team members, conduct surveys, and build an open company culture. They are also great for praising employees and bolstering team morale.
Ghosterly is a browser extension that helps you use Internet more efficiently and faster, optimizing your pages as you use them. As time is one of the most important resources for a leader, this extension will definitely come in handy. And it uses anonymous tracking to improve your privacy.
Confluence is a content collaboration software that combines all your company's internal information in one place. It gives you a central place to keep your team's work organized and accessible, making it easier to find the information needed to keep work moving forward.
Planio is a project management application. They have a lot of features for managing both agile and traditional teams. These include file sharing, team chat, time tracking, and many others.
Freedcamps is another project management application that you can use for both your work and personal life. Their company's vision is to build a truly freemium product available to all. Free accounts are currently limited to a 10MB file size. when you create a project in Freedcamp, you can add components you need such as Tasks, Milestones, Discussions, Time Tracking and more. It also works as a CRM and can handle invoices.
At Weekdone, we believe a leader's time is valuable. It is your most important resource. We spent a lot of time testing different products to find what works for us. From this list you should be able to find the right tool for your company as well. If you think we missed some good applications, let us know.