Trello is a simple and flexible tool that enhances productivity and collaboration. It can easily be used in different contexts, from tracking your aspirations, day-to-day work and those pesky to-do lists, to being used as a project management tool to manage your team’s projects and provide a mechanism for effective communication and collaboration between team members.
The building blocks of Trello are Boards, which are built up of Cards and are arranged into Lists as you see fit. Kanban boards are easy to create in Trello and most boards I have worked with have been based on them.
You can also form Teams, which perfect for setting up an environment for a project team or department to work in. Trello provides Power-Ups that extend the app with add-ons and integrations with external apps.
The Android version gives you all this in a compact, easy to use App. It comes with two widgets for your home screen! that allows you to add cards on the fly, perfect for when inspiration hits you and you are away from your desk!
Slack is an instant-messaging application that is immensely popular in the Software Industry. It provides all the functionality you would expect from any messaging application, with several twists and great features. One simple but helpful feature is the ability to seamlessly upload files in chat from a device or Google. Users can be tagged in messages and there is a built-in markdown language for formatting messages too.
Slack has Channels, which are similar to chatrooms, that can be linked to integrations with external applications. Each integration provides a set of commands that allow users to run tasks in an external app from a Channel. This is very useful when you are performing tasks based on a Channel discussion. I regularly use the Trello integration to add new Cards based on feedback and discussions in Project related Channels and assign them to team members.
G Suite is actually a range of apps, but they seamlessly integrate to form a single app experience! If you have ever used Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendars, Google Docs or Sheets, you have used G Suite.
These android apps give you the power to work anywhere, anytime, and are versatile. Furthermore, many third-party applications provide integrations with G Suite products, so you can access them from third-party apps without interruption.
Basecamp is a project management and team communication tool that centralises access to tasks, documents, schedules and discussions amongst members of project teams. Without centralisation, information is often scattered across different sources and finding it becomes difficult and chaotic.
Basecamp allows provides To-Do Lists, Message Boards, Schedules, Document Storage, Group Chats and a feature called Check-Ins, which are an effective way of getting feedback on progress/status from team members on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
This is the android version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Office suite. It offers the same benefits as the G Suite range, such as easy access to documents and easy integration into third-party applications.
Asana is yet another project management tool. It provides different views of a Project, such as a List view which lists all tasks, or a Board view (a Kanban board) that groups tasks into lists for each available status. Each task can be assigned a team member, due date, status and priority.
Skype is an application that offers video and voice call capabilities as well as instant messaging and is great for connecting with friends, family, colleagues and customers alike.
The Evernote app allows you to capture and organise notes into virtual collections called notebooks using your android device. Like the other apps listed in this post, Evernote is great for personal and business use.
This app turns your android device into a mobile scanning machine and is ideal for individuals or businesses alike without access to a scanning machine. It can convert a scanned document into an image or PDF document and gives you the option to upload them to a cloud storage service of your choice.
This app integrates well with your Android device, giving you all the functionality of the web-based version in a more convenient format and the power to make the most of every day.
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