3 Free Tools to Stay Organized
If there is one constant negative that surrounds Creatives, it is that they are not organized. Missed deadlines, missed details and missed opportunities can sometimes haunt Creatives. Taking the simple step of being better organized can work wonders in the life of a creative. Sure, it takes a little effort and intentionality, but in the end, it will be worth it. With the wonders of technology, there are several tools (free and paid) that can help create an organized Creative. Let’s look at three free tools to help stay organized.
If you have a free Gmail account, you have access to Google Apps. These apps include Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive and more! Although it seems like keeping a Calendar would be a no-brainer for a Creative, sometimes getting things on the calendar is difficult. Google Calendar can help you intuitively as it will find dates in your emails and ask if you’d like to create a calendar notice. Another great thing about Google Apps is that they are cloud-based, so all your ideas, spreadsheets, and files can go with you wherever you are.
Asana is a great project management tool for teams and individuals. Although they have a hefty paid app, the free version is great for small teams. By creating projects, to-do lists, and deadlines, it is easier than ever to stay on task and on time.
Grammar is one of those devilish items a Creative must deal with constantly. How many times have you proofed a piece of work only to find a typo after the content has been finalized or printed? Grammarly is a free web tool that will not only spell-check your work; it will also aid in punctuation and those pesky commas! It’s a simple tool that will help keep your content clean and fresh.
Obviously, there are thousands of tools that can help us stay organized. These are just three that can be quite helpful. What tools have you been using (free or paid) that are helpful?