Coverage by Bhat Dittakavi on “Workplace Productivity Tools” from his peer group meeting (13th Oct 2016)
Here is a list of productivity tools that every Startup shall leverage for team collaboration, social media, application performance and developing good habits.
Dropbox: Create, share and collaborate photos, documents and videos all in one cloud but access from anywhere.
Dropbox Paper: Help fast moving teams collaborate docs and share
Slack: Brings all communication together in one place.
Google Calendar: Track life’s important events all in one place.
Google Drive: Access files through secure cloud storage.
Google Allo: Smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more.
Concur: Integrated on line and mobile business travel and expense management system
Evernote: Collect, nurture and share ideas. Tags help group notes. Easy to share notes.
Scannable: Fastest mobile scanner app.
Zoho: Suite of on line productivity tools.
Bug Tracker in Zoho: Online web based bug tracking system
Excel: (no learning curve)
Facebook Workplace: Work together and get more done.
Google Keep: Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time.
Chromebook: New faster computer that starts in seconds and offers 1000s of apps.
Quip: Changes the teams work together.
Google Spreadsheet Shared access, Great security
Google Authenticator: 2 Step authenticator.
Project management tools
Trello: Keeps track of everything, from big picture to minute details.
Asana: Easiest way for teams to track their work and get results.
Basecamp: Web based project management and collaboration tool.
CRM tools for Startups
Streak: CRM inside Gmail. Know whether people are opening up your email or not.
Hubspot (CRM for Startups): Inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads and close customers.
 -Schedule my calls in Hubspot and I get alerts
 -Reminders on iPhone or Mac
Social Media Management apps
Buffer: Share to social medias of your choice, on your schedule.
Hootsuite: Manage multiple social media networks and profiles. Hand curated content suggestions platform for social media.
Development and performance tools
New Relic: Enables developers to diagnose and fix application performance problems in real time.
Postman: Build, tets and document APIs faster.
Make it a habit apps
Productive: Build a routine of positive and life changing apps.
Plantnanny: Combines health with fun to remind you to drink water regularly
In the end, nothing can beat a manual dairy for making notes and following up. You don’t need to charge to make it work.


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