Running a business today comes with a host of challenges, so any resource that can help you be more productive is a welcome thing. You’ll be happy to know that our close personal friend The Internet has a host of productivity tools that can help your business run smoother. While some of them may not seem so Earth-shattering in scope, remember that saving a little time here and there adds up, gradually improving your business’ efficiency before you know it.
Here is a batch of business productivity tools for your consideration. But don’t stop there; there are even more online productivity tools that can further help your business.
Are you surprised to learn that the use of weak passwords is the worst point of vulnerability for your data? Many people use very simple passwords because it’s a hassle to keep track of elaborate, complicated passwords. The problem is, complicated passwords are harder to crack and that means better security, while the simple ones are an open invitation for hackers to run roughshod over your data. LastPass remembers those intricate passwords so you don’t have to spend all that time trying to recall them or look them up somewhere. Considering how much time people spend logging on, the time savings can add up pretty quick.
Every person, every business, and every pet is on the Internet these days, at least it sure seems that way. The simple fact is, any business that wants to be successful today needs to have a web presence, but putting one together can be a daunting, time-consuming task. WordPress, a tool which is both well-known and reliable, makes online publishing a simple and quick matter. Build a website! Start a blog! No matter which approach you use, WordPress will get you into the thick of things in record time.
Copy and Pasting is a convenient function for when you’re trying to get a lot of writing done quickly. The problem is, it can be easy to lose track of what’s on your clipboard. Sometimes, if you’re not careful, you can end up overwriting clipboard text, which puts you further behind. Ditto is a clipboard manager which saves the text that you copy onto the clipboard in the first place, so that you can recall it later on.
You need to stay on top of the latest business news, but you need a good reader. Digg Reader is an excellent RSS reader that will help you stay current.
Ever wonder how your competitors’ websites are doing? Are they pulling in good numbers? What is their Alexa ranking? Wouldn’t it be great if you could find these kinds of things out without having to spend too much time doing so? Presenting Webquantified, which shows you a domain’s Compete traffic, Pagerank, and Alexa ranking.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a moving picture is worth, well, even more words! When you insert a GIF into your content, you increase their impact. But how do you find the right one? With Giphy, that’s how! Giphy lets you search a GIF library by topic. Now you can insert a GIF into a tweet or email without having to spend a lot of time looking for the best one.
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