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3 tech tools for the disorganised

  • Published at 04:38 pm October 11th, 2016
  • Last updated at 04:40 pm October 11th, 2016
3 tech tools for the disorganised
Cry as much as you will about the job market, there's no denying that the recent startup boom has created all sorts of interesting avenues, particularly for all those anomalies who weren't interested in subjects beyond the Science-commerce binary so favoured by our parents' generation. There are all sorts of interesting niches you can carve out for your own unique talents. The evolution of workplace cultures has also meant that we're slowly moving away from 9-5 and office cubicles to a more organic way of doing things. While all this sounds just dandy in theory, in reality, since we're still exploring these new territories what it means for your work life is a lot of digital clutter, which starts out as exciting, and quickly ends up burning you out. But hey, this is 2016, and there's an app for that. Or three, even. meeting123

Tabs, tabs, so many tabs!

Yours truly, at least, has an incapacitating inability to perform the simplest browser functions without having at least five tabs open, and I know I'm not the only one. Multitasking with the browsers might be just the ticket for a killer brainstorming session, but sorting out the information afterwards can be a nightmare. This is where Toby, a handy Chrome extension comes in. It's a tab manager with a little extra. It provides a one-click solution to all your tabs and helps you sort your tabs with handy lists. Add sites to your lists with a single click, or use the on-page drag and drop menu to manage tabs. Toby provides tab management that fits the way you work. With additional features that allow you to synch your tabs across devices, save, pin and delete tabs, and also a cool translate tool that allows you to do all this in a language of your choosing, it's really the next level in multi-tasking.

Contact chaos

Getting a brand new phone is an amazing feeling. What's a little less amazing is the hassle of importing your contacts to your new device. Starting a new job somewhere, or going to a major networking event can be nerve-wracking; not least because it involves adding a bunch of contacts and their digits onto your phone. Over time, your contact list can start to resemble the Mohakhali flyover at midday. Make it all simpler with Simpler. Simpler is your a contacts app that makes your address book smart and user friendly. Its intuitive user interface allows you to merge all duplicate contacts in one tap and keep your address book perfectly ordered, backs up your contacts and saves them securely in the cloud for every single change in your address book, and makes groups and collaborations a breeze. The free app is available at the App Store and Google Play. tabs123

Meetings on the go

Unable to schedule your weekly meeting? With Workgroup, you'll never have to worry again. This is a messaging service meant for getting group work done. With one account, you can create as many different groups as you want. You can get the meeting done virtually, creating projects, setting deadlines and agendas. You can add people or join the group in one click, so it's easy to get everyone on board super fast. Missed messages are sent as email digests, so no one has to fall out of the loop. If you're coming back from a holiday (or have to deal with chatty group-mates who take forever to get to the point), it has a “noise-cancellation” feature that allows you to cut through the chatter and head right to the action items. It also archives all your conversations, and has a handy search option that lets you hunt down that reference across groups and devices. Available as a desktop app as well as a mobile app, it's always accessible. Get started for free at www.workgroup.im
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