10 free tools to make your work easier

10 free tools to make your work easier

Whether you’re a CEO or a student, we bet that you’re busy. We’ve put together a list of our ten favourite free tools to add hours to your day.


Trello, where have you been all our life? Trello is the perfect tool to organise your work and your life. This visual list tool can help you lead large-scales project at work, and even manage your housemates.


Slack is a communication tool including live-messaging, archiving and a search system. A great way to keep in touch with your team while reducing emails. Organisations like The New York Times, eBay, and Sony use it to collaborate with team members around the world.


Do you waste time on social media or online shopping when you should be working? You need StayFocusd. Add this app to your Chrome browser and set the amount of time you can spend on certain websites. Once the time is up, you’re locked out of those time-wasting websites.


Canva turns you into a graphic designer. Almost. It’s a tool that makes creating beautiful design, infographics and presentation easy.

Google Drive and Google Docs

Get access to your files anywhere with Google Drive. It’s the most generous storage system, offering 15 GB for free. Google Docs is an easy way to create, edit and store documents that you can access from any computer.


Use Boomerang with Gmail to schedule when you send emails and get reminders if you don’t hear back after sending an important email.


Pocket is a read-it-later app with more than 10 million users. It syncs with all your devices and let you save articles and blog posts for later. You can even read saved content without an internet connection.


Can’t focus at work with a telephone ringing on one side and your colleague talking about his love life on the other? Try Coffitivity, which recreates the ambient noise of a cafe to improve focus and productivity. This is more effective that you might think – research says so!


The plague of modern life; remembering all of your passwords. Here comes LastPass, a password manager that will prevent you from having to remember the twelve different versions of your password.


If This Then That (IFTTT), automates your online life by connecting your apps together. You can set up reminders to pay bills, send every photo you post on Instagram to your Google Drive or receive an email if there’s a rain forecast that day. The possibilities are endless.


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6 thoughts on “10 free tools to make your work easier”

  1. Proofhub is another productivity tool that makes work life easier. We use it in our organization and it has been helping a lot in organizing and prioritizing tasks. Their one to one chat feature is awesome and also makes it easy to collaborate with team members.

    1. Great tip, thanks so much Kenzie!

      I’ve always been a fan of a To Do list and now they’ve gone digital and you can share them across devices and collaborate with people I’m a happy camper. I think it’d be ideal for group work at uni.

    1. I’ve just started using it -mostly for file backup- and it’s great! I’m excited about all the possibilities.

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