Summer is the best time to increase your productivity while running your small business.


Because it’s the time of year that everyone is either a) taking a  vacation, or b) wishes they were taking a  vacation. Increasing and improving your productivity will allow you and your team to spend less time in the office and more time soaking up the sun.

Here are our top 5 apps to make this your most productive summer ever:

1. Twibble

Twibble is a social sharing application that can shave hours off your social media time each week.

Connect the Twibble app with any RSS feed, and your Twitter account will automatically publish fresh content every time the RSS is updated. This can work with your own blog and content, but you can also submit the RSS feed of top blogs and websites your customers love.

Many social media experts recommend an 80/20 ratio when it comes to sharing content (80% other’s content, 20% your own content), making Twibble the perfect social productivity solution.

2. POP

Your web designer and your clients are going to LOVE the new POP app, which lets designers create an interactive web mockup in just minutes. Designers can create the old fashioned way using pen and paper, then add web-based functionality using POP.

This means epic amounts of time saved during the design process, allowing you to update your website faster than ever before, and/or create websites for clients faster than ever before.

3. MakeMe

MakeMe is an app that makes productivity into a fun game, complete with peer pressure! The app lets you and your team gently (or not so gently) encourage each other to get more done.

This app is fantastic for procrastinators or those on your team who’ve fallen victim to Lazy Summer-itis.

4. Fancy Hands

What are you supposed to do during the summer when half of your team is on vacation?

Don’t spend the entire summer chained to your desk. Use a service like Fancy Hands to outsource the work that needs to be done while everyone’s lounging in the sun.

You can call or email Fancy Hands with all sorts of tasks and jobs that need to be finished asap, and a lot of the time their virtual assistant team will have things taken care of in just a few hours.

5. Trello

Trello is an intuitive, interactive task manager that not only tells you what needs to be done – it helps you decide what to work on next. The app can be used alone or with your team, and can help you organize everything from individual projects to your business’s five-year plan.

Summer is the best time of year to get a head start on the upcoming fall season, but don’t worry if you’re feeling a bit lazy.

With these apps to take away some of your workload and reduce the amount of time spent chained to your desk, you’ll be able to get back to the beach in no time flat.

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