When you run a successful company, thinking about taking some days off is crazy. You literally breathe and live your business with your personal life squeezed somewhere in between, if you are fortunate enough. Despite having many employees you can trust, you are the one who needs to be in control and on top of every crisis no matter how big or small it is.
For many top CEOs, daily work life involves 24/7 connectivity with constant flow of emails and meetings they have to attend. With all that in mind the phrase “time is money” has never been more true. CEO’s offices are always open, they are never unreachable and their phones are always with them.
All of this leads to a conclusion that CEOs work all the time, and that every hour counts. If we try to break down every minute of the work week into trackable dollars and cents, lost time is unquestionably an expense they can’t afford. Therefore CEOs are relying on tools and apps that can boost their productivity and save them time and money.
Here are our favorite apps that will help you manage your time more efficiently, boost your productivity, lower your stress level and help you achieve zero inbox.
Nowadays, a lot of companies are trying to go paperless and Scanner Mini will assist CEOs lead their company in that direction. The goal is to print as little documents as possible. This app lets users scan their documents and receipts and automatically convert them into PDF or JPEG files. Sharing electronic documents among business partners and employees has never been easier with the help of Scanner Mini. You will boost productivity across your company in no time.
Available on: iOS
PDF Converter Ultimate by Cometdocs
This app is a great complementary app to Scanner Mini. In case you need to edit those scanned documents and receipts you will want to use a powerful PDF converter like PDF Converter Ultimate. If you are a CEO, you certainly get all kind of reports from your managers in PDF form because of its secure nature. If you want to add comments to those reports, PDF Converter Ultimate will come really handy.
You can convert your documents to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa. Files can be uploaded directly from your mobile device, Gmail attachments or popular cloud services. All conversions are securely done with the highest quality on the servers in a matter of seconds.
Evernote can help you intelligently organize your thoughts so you wouldn’t lose your valuable time asking for a refresh on talking points from prior meetings. Everything you need to know and remember is gathered in one central place. This means you won’t spend your time tracking down notes, articles, and websites that you saved in different applications.
You can sync your notes across all your devices and can even create, share and discuss them with the people who help you get your work done. Notes can be taken in a variety of formats, like text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings and more.
If you will read our previous blog : 7 Best Productivity apps for Android (2018) you will just love it.
Spark by Readdle
Spark app organizes your email in groups assuring you don’t miss relevant emails. You can postpone reading emails for later, add them to an archive and it can function with multiple email addresses. The app has a quick reply option so you can reply to your messages with just one tap which is especially handy if you are using an Apple Watch. Apple proclaimed Spark as one of the best 25 apps of the year 2016. The main purpose of this app is achieving zero inboxes and categorizing your inboxes for a simpler usage.
Available on: iOS
If you are a CEO of a big or growing company, you must know that working with multiple partners all around the world can be pretty difficult, especially when organizing meetings. One app that will make your life easier is GoToMeeting.
With it, you can easily set up and instantly conduct conference calls with global partners over wifi or carrier data, which is crucial when attempting to coordinate teams and partners on different locations for a short notice meeting. The capability to connect with colleagues across borders can also lower your company expenses by reducing the need for travel.
We would like to know what other apps, tools, and services are you using to save your time and make your work more efficient? Or maybe you are using some apps that are actually making you less productive? Please let us know by comment.