10 tools to increase your productivity

At the very least, these websites and apps might help you leave the office by 5 p.m.—one day a week. Dare to dream.

Are you a social media pro who’s juggling email overload, multiple Twitter accounts, and a plethora of networking events?

I have some tools to help you (and me) out.

Here are 10 apps that can help you stop wasting precious time and make use of it more efficiently:

1. Evernote. Ever think of a great idea for a blog post or business decision, but don’t recall it the next day? It is useful in those situations, because it helps you keep track of ideas wherever you are. Luckily it is available for Macs, Windows, iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys, and more!

2. Rapportive. Got too many emails and social media connections to keep track of? With Rapportive, you can see profiles and social network connections of anyone with whom you are emailing (in Gmail). It’s a simple way to keep track of people and how they’re connected to you.

3. Yammer. Need a way for you and your co-workers to communicate about business in a fun yet effective manner? Yammer delivers the simplicity of Facebook and Twitter, yet keeps things private for your work community. It enables employees to share documents and files, and communicate directly with co-workers without the use of email.

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