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Online Productivity Tools to Help You Accomplish More

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Even certain Internet marketers struggle at times to remain productive in this day and age of social media when there’s just too much “noise” and distraction from every direction.

And with many of the things that require attention – from doing a comprehensive site audit for several clients to content management – it’s easy to get behind schedule without a tool to help us get on track.

Fortunately, these days there are many tools you can use to help you stay productive, especially whenever you need to get things done fast, and when you need to get things done whenever and wherever.

Check out these great online productivity tools that are guaranteed to help you get plenty of tasks accomplished.

Chrome Nanny

Google’s very own web browser Chrome became a huge hit following its release in 2008. Four years out, it now owns more than 10 percent of the web browser market, and it’s set to become the standard in modern Internet browsing.

What users love about Chrome is its minimalistic design, speed, and efficiency.

It also offers tons of web-based extensions via the Chrome Web Store that allow users to filter sites. One such tool is Chrome Nanny. It’s the perfect tool when you want to stay off Facebook for a while or other sites that can distract you from getting more important stuff done.

Chrome Nanny allows you to limit your access to specific sites to certain hours that you designate, or limit the amount of time you spend on them. For example, you can configure the software so you can only access an entertainment site between 10 pm and 7 am, or set it so you can only access sports sites for two minutes each hour.

Similar software for other browsers include LeechBlock and NetNanny.

Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive

Creating valuable content is at the heart of every Internet marketing endeavor. That’s why prolific bloggers and enterprising Internet marketers find nothing more reassuring than instant access to a word processor 24/7.

Not everyone is keen on carrying around a laptop or a tablet computer all the time. However, cool ideas can hit you anywhere, and you don’t want to forget them by the time you get off at the next train station.

Fortunately, there’s Google Docs and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Both allow you to access files stored in the cloud even through your mobile phone. If you’ve got a web-enabled phone, you can quickly launch Google Drive’s word processor and write down any ideas that hit you even when you’re out in the park.

For Skydrive, however, stored files can’t be edited.

You can save files on Google Docs and SkyDrive from Word documents to spreadsheets, and even presentations so you can go back to edit them using any computer or mobile device that supports these apps.

Similar applications include Box.net and Zoho Writer.

Google Calendar

This is a favorite among many Internet marketers. Google Calendar lets users store notes and reminders and can be accessed using any mobile device. One of the great things about Google Calendar is that you can sync it with your mobile phone so that each reminder gets sent to you via email and SMS.

With Google Calendar, you won’t forget any important activity or date with a client.

Conclusion

It’s not just about working hard to accomplish more; It’s about utilizing the right tools to help you work smarter and more efficiently. By keeping yourself away from online distractions, storing files in the cloud for mobile access and utilizing online calendar tools, you’ll accomplish more with less effort.

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Jayson DeMers

Jayson DeMers is the Founder & CEO of AudienceBloom. You can contact him on LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter.

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  • http://www.solutioncell.net ShawnBoike

    Great article and many things we don’t realize consumes time – unproductively…

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