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Productivity: 8 applications to get better organized

Baptiste Wiel

December 21, 2022

Want to improve your productivity? At Karmen we have found solutions! Here is our selection of applications to help you get organized.

Procrastination, lack of automation, no visibility on your tasks ... here is a set of reasons that harm your productivity at work. Today there are many different applications that can help you to be more productive.

If you are a company in the digital sectoryou are probably familiar with these applications and software of productivity software. A productivity tool is simply a software that will organize and automate your tasks according to different parameters.

The experts at Karmen experts present below their selection of the selection of the 8 best productivity applicationstested and validated! Innovative applications to equip you as we approach 2023 ! Of course, the application that will suit you best is the one that will allow you to get on with your tasks, your way.

Presentation of the applications

1.Any.do 

Any.do is simply a tool for organizing your to-do list. This tool allows you to go from idea to action, while planning the process that goes with it. 

Any.do is a platform with a fairly easy to use interface, allowing you to program what you have to do.  

A favorite feature is the ability to create themes and categorize your tasks. You can also synchronize other devices and software with Any.do for a constant visibility on your tasks. 

More than 11 million people worldwide have been seduced by its ease of use. The application is available in a free version and a paid version (for 2.99 € per month). The latter allows you to annotate your tasks, add a recurrence and share them with other users. 

The only major drawback of Any. do is the need to pay to fully enjoy all its features. 

2.Monday.com

Monday.com is the app that floods the subway with ads! Popular for its simple layout and user interface, Monday is a powerful tool. It's customizable and has a lot of features. 

Workflow automations and remote task tracking and management are key elements that will increase your productivity. More than 50 other business tools can be integrated into the platform, giving you a holistic view of your work management.

A favorite of the team, the way the data is presented, with a "timeline" allows you to have a good visibility on the work to do, within your team. 

With an option for each plan to do a 14-day free trial, paid plans (based on the number of users) start at $24 per month. 

3.asana 

Asana is positioned as one of the most appreciated productivity interfaces by users! Allowing you to coordinate your entire team and manage your tasks, its interface is very easy to use

We particularly like the possibility to drag and drop tasks or objectives on a calendar, in order to give visibility on the progress of a project for example. This chronological view is essential and offers a great visibility to your whole team. 

Also with free trials, Asana offers a free plan with limited features, and two other plans with rates set at $10.99 per month or $24.99 per month. 

4.Todoist

Todoist is simply a list-basedtask organization application. With key features including tools that allow you to categorize your tasks by color, or date (and more), this tool is made to create a personalized experience for the user.

We also love their generation of templates such as product roadmaps, workflows or calendars. Adding tasks and comments is very simple and ergonomic, as is the possibility of adding recurrences and due dates. 

Sharing tasks within your team is easy thanks to notifications and delegation in a few clicks. A special feature of this software is the allocation of what they call "karma" points to motivate your teams to perform their daily tasks. 

In terms of pricing, the software remains free up to 80 tasks, for smaller teams, and for 5 active projects. Beyond that, rates are $3 or $5 per month, for a few hundred active projects and team members. 

5.trello

It's Trello 's cards and boards that allow you to organize your tasks and move forward on your work in record time! With its urgency-based hierarchy features, Trello is known for its very simple, drag-and-drop interface like Asana.

Again, this is a tool that has built in a lot of automation based to improve your workflow and productivity. 

Thus, there are built-in co-pilots to perform commands on your calendar, create deadline alerts, trigger certain advances according to certain rules, ... the list is long!  

At Trello, we like the rich library of templates depending on the profile that uses the tool: for marketers, businessmen & women, or engineers. The prioritization of tasks and the visibility via progress charts are a real plus. 

6.teamwork

Teamwork's popularity continues to grow, largely due to its ease of use and power as a platform. More than 20,000 companies, agencies and service providers use it today to manage their projects.

The dashboards and status updates of all your projects are a big plus of this tool. The automatic reports generated and the workload establishment allow you to have a better visibility on your projects.

7.Toggl Plan

Toggl Plan helps you keep track of your projects, which allows you to have a constant overview of your productivity status. This tool also uses "drag and drop" to be very easy to use.

Even if you don't necessarily have experience in project management, a tool like Toggl makes it easy to master the basics of managing your daily tasks. If you are leading a team, you can also track your team's efficiency. 

8.Jira 

Our last choice but certainly not our least favorite, Jira!  

This software allows you, beyond managing theprogress of your tasks, to create situations to be solved for the members of your team. 

This means that you can challenge the progress of their work, set goals and create links between the tasks of your team members.

In terms of your personal productivity and progress in your work, it is up to you to define the path to follow. 

Thanks to tools called "Cards", you can label tasks according to their progress status, in order to set up a real workflow

8 applications for better organization
8 applications for better organization

Summary table

Software Key features Benefits Disadvantages Price
Any.do To-do list, reminders, themes, online assistance, unlimited attachments, virtual assistant Notification tracking, synchronization and file sharing, many free features, integration possibilities The subscription is necessary to fully enjoy the app Free or premium version at 2,99 €/month
Monday.com Workflow automation, numerous integrations and data display Highly visual dashboard, wide integration, deep overview Very expensive and the free offer has few features Free for 2 users, then paid from $24 per month (for up to 3 users)
Asana Timeline view, automation of many tasks, integration with 100 tools, and broad visibility The Timeline function, and the sharing of follow-up with his team and the creation of Gantt charts One of the most expensive software on the market Beyond its basic free plan, Asana offers 3 other plans (one of which is on quote) that start at $10.99 per month
Todoist The daily objectives and the real notion of work sharing within the team, as well as the integration with other professional tools Karma points to stay motivated, as well as the attractive price Without the paid version of the tool, you won't have many features Free for 5 active projects, and beyond $3 or $5 per month
Trello Well-known for its automation, collaboration integrations and highly accessible visibility The ergonomics and ease of use of the platform are the biggest advantages No integrated reports and public boards are accessible from Google Free plan & $5, $10 or $17.5 per month plans
TeamWork The visualization of the tasks thanks to the numerous functionalities allows to have an excellent visibility Excellent customer support, feature-rich software Per-user payment with some recurring bugs Free 30-day trial, rates between $10 and $18 per month
Toggl Plan Manage the tasks of your team, have a holistic visibility on the progress of your employees Easy to use and engage with your teams Invoicing is not possible and time tracking is not offered 14-day free trial, then 3 plans (one free) between $9 and $15 per month
Jira With the "cards" the work is precise, especially at the level of project monitoring. The visibility of the sprint charts allows a real collaboration in your teams The security of their data It is quite difficult to distribute tasks to members of your team 3 different plans: from free, to $7.5 or $14.5 per user per month

Need to finance your application acquisitions?

The RBF is by far the fastest funding tool available. Why is it important to be fast in the financing process? In the early stages of a business, speed and quality of execution are major factors in the success of the business. Speed of financing goes hand in hand with speed of execution. 

Getting financed quickly allows you to recruit, develop the prototype and build a website that will be operational more quickly. You will have understood, the speed of financing is therefore key in the start-up and expansion of a company. 

The RBF is a non-dilutive loan

The major comparative advantage of the RBF is its speed and the non-dilution of the capital. Indeed, unlike a fund raising, the RBF is a non-dilutive solution.

But what is capital dilution? Dilution is when a company has to give a part of its share capital against investment. The increase of the capital by issuing new shares will generate this dilution.

The major disadvantage of dilution is that the entrepreneur at the helm loses decision-making power. The issuance of new shares will create new voting and decision-making rights for the new investors. This dilution, therefore, leads to a decrease in the return per share.

Karmen avoids this dilution while being a fast and digitalized solution. 

Indeed, Karmen allows digital companies to finance their growth in a non-dilutive way and very quickly.

At Karmen, the investor has no direct ownership in the business and does not require fixed payments. Payments will be based on the recurring revenue of the business. Karmen uses a tool to anticipate the future revenues of a company.

In concrete terms, if your income decreases during a month, the royalties to Karmen will be reduced proportionally . Conversely, if the company's revenues increase drastically during a month, the royalties will increase simultaneously.

Karmen offers an alternative to fundraising that allows more companies to finance themselves.

Indeed, Karmen does not have any particular requirement on a business sector or an ultra-tech product as a venture capital fund may have.

Getting a quick loan is the essence of Karmen's offer, as a business can receive cash in less than 48 hours.

Conclusion

Finding a task management application or software to improve your productivity is very simple, the hardest part is knowing which one will work best for you. 

Today, many software packages offer the same functionality, the ability to integrate with other business software, and with a simple and guided learning curve. 

The major differentiators remain price, aesthetics and how you get your work done. Fortunately, almost all productivity and task management software offers free trials, so you can test what works best for you. So, it's up to you, if you need funding, you'll know which solution to turn to!

What is Karmen?

Karmen is the Revenue Based Financing solution in France, a new answer to the financing needs of tech companies, alternative to fundraising and bank loans, get up to 5M€ in 48h.

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Productivity: 8 applications to get better organized

Productivity: 8 applications to get better organized

Baptiste Wiel
Baptiste Wiel
Productivity: 8 applications to get better organized

Procrastination, lack of automation, no visibility on your tasks ... here is a set of reasons that harm your productivity at work. Today there are many different applications that can help you to be more productive.

If you are a company in the digital sectoryou are probably familiar with these applications and software of productivity software. A productivity tool is simply a software that will organize and automate your tasks according to different parameters.

The experts at Karmen experts present below their selection of the selection of the 8 best productivity applicationstested and validated! Innovative applications to equip you as we approach 2023 ! Of course, the application that will suit you best is the one that will allow you to get on with your tasks, your way.

Presentation of the applications

1.Any.do 

Any.do is simply a tool for organizing your to-do list. This tool allows you to go from idea to action, while planning the process that goes with it. 

Any.do is a platform with a fairly easy to use interface, allowing you to program what you have to do.  

A favorite feature is the ability to create themes and categorize your tasks. You can also synchronize other devices and software with Any.do for a constant visibility on your tasks. 

More than 11 million people worldwide have been seduced by its ease of use. The application is available in a free version and a paid version (for 2.99 € per month). The latter allows you to annotate your tasks, add a recurrence and share them with other users. 

The only major drawback of Any. do is the need to pay to fully enjoy all its features. 

2.Monday.com

Monday.com is the app that floods the subway with ads! Popular for its simple layout and user interface, Monday is a powerful tool. It's customizable and has a lot of features. 

Workflow automations and remote task tracking and management are key elements that will increase your productivity. More than 50 other business tools can be integrated into the platform, giving you a holistic view of your work management.

A favorite of the team, the way the data is presented, with a "timeline" allows you to have a good visibility on the work to do, within your team. 

With an option for each plan to do a 14-day free trial, paid plans (based on the number of users) start at $24 per month. 

3.asana 

Asana is positioned as one of the most appreciated productivity interfaces by users! Allowing you to coordinate your entire team and manage your tasks, its interface is very easy to use

We particularly like the possibility to drag and drop tasks or objectives on a calendar, in order to give visibility on the progress of a project for example. This chronological view is essential and offers a great visibility to your whole team. 

Also with free trials, Asana offers a free plan with limited features, and two other plans with rates set at $10.99 per month or $24.99 per month. 

4.Todoist

Todoist is simply a list-basedtask organization application. With key features including tools that allow you to categorize your tasks by color, or date (and more), this tool is made to create a personalized experience for the user.

We also love their generation of templates such as product roadmaps, workflows or calendars. Adding tasks and comments is very simple and ergonomic, as is the possibility of adding recurrences and due dates. 

Sharing tasks within your team is easy thanks to notifications and delegation in a few clicks. A special feature of this software is the allocation of what they call "karma" points to motivate your teams to perform their daily tasks. 

In terms of pricing, the software remains free up to 80 tasks, for smaller teams, and for 5 active projects. Beyond that, rates are $3 or $5 per month, for a few hundred active projects and team members. 

5.trello

It's Trello 's cards and boards that allow you to organize your tasks and move forward on your work in record time! With its urgency-based hierarchy features, Trello is known for its very simple, drag-and-drop interface like Asana.

Again, this is a tool that has built in a lot of automation based to improve your workflow and productivity. 

Thus, there are built-in co-pilots to perform commands on your calendar, create deadline alerts, trigger certain advances according to certain rules, ... the list is long!  

At Trello, we like the rich library of templates depending on the profile that uses the tool: for marketers, businessmen & women, or engineers. The prioritization of tasks and the visibility via progress charts are a real plus. 

6.teamwork

Teamwork's popularity continues to grow, largely due to its ease of use and power as a platform. More than 20,000 companies, agencies and service providers use it today to manage their projects.

The dashboards and status updates of all your projects are a big plus of this tool. The automatic reports generated and the workload establishment allow you to have a better visibility on your projects.

7.Toggl Plan

Toggl Plan helps you keep track of your projects, which allows you to have a constant overview of your productivity status. This tool also uses "drag and drop" to be very easy to use.

Even if you don't necessarily have experience in project management, a tool like Toggl makes it easy to master the basics of managing your daily tasks. If you are leading a team, you can also track your team's efficiency. 

8.Jira 

Our last choice but certainly not our least favorite, Jira!  

This software allows you, beyond managing theprogress of your tasks, to create situations to be solved for the members of your team. 

This means that you can challenge the progress of their work, set goals and create links between the tasks of your team members.

In terms of your personal productivity and progress in your work, it is up to you to define the path to follow. 

Thanks to tools called "Cards", you can label tasks according to their progress status, in order to set up a real workflow

8 applications for better organization
8 applications for better organization

Summary table

Software Key features Benefits Disadvantages Price
Any.do To-do list, reminders, themes, online assistance, unlimited attachments, virtual assistant Notification tracking, synchronization and file sharing, many free features, integration possibilities The subscription is necessary to fully enjoy the app Free or premium version at 2,99 €/month
Monday.com Workflow automation, numerous integrations and data display Highly visual dashboard, wide integration, deep overview Very expensive and the free offer has few features Free for 2 users, then paid from $24 per month (for up to 3 users)
Asana Timeline view, automation of many tasks, integration with 100 tools, and broad visibility The Timeline function, and the sharing of follow-up with his team and the creation of Gantt charts One of the most expensive software on the market Beyond its basic free plan, Asana offers 3 other plans (one of which is on quote) that start at $10.99 per month
Todoist The daily objectives and the real notion of work sharing within the team, as well as the integration with other professional tools Karma points to stay motivated, as well as the attractive price Without the paid version of the tool, you won't have many features Free for 5 active projects, and beyond $3 or $5 per month
Trello Well-known for its automation, collaboration integrations and highly accessible visibility The ergonomics and ease of use of the platform are the biggest advantages No integrated reports and public boards are accessible from Google Free plan & $5, $10 or $17.5 per month plans
TeamWork The visualization of the tasks thanks to the numerous functionalities allows to have an excellent visibility Excellent customer support, feature-rich software Per-user payment with some recurring bugs Free 30-day trial, rates between $10 and $18 per month
Toggl Plan Manage the tasks of your team, have a holistic visibility on the progress of your employees Easy to use and engage with your teams Invoicing is not possible and time tracking is not offered 14-day free trial, then 3 plans (one free) between $9 and $15 per month
Jira With the "cards" the work is precise, especially at the level of project monitoring. The visibility of the sprint charts allows a real collaboration in your teams The security of their data It is quite difficult to distribute tasks to members of your team 3 different plans: from free, to $7.5 or $14.5 per user per month

Need to finance your application acquisitions?

The RBF is by far the fastest funding tool available. Why is it important to be fast in the financing process? In the early stages of a business, speed and quality of execution are major factors in the success of the business. Speed of financing goes hand in hand with speed of execution. 

Getting financed quickly allows you to recruit, develop the prototype and build a website that will be operational more quickly. You will have understood, the speed of financing is therefore key in the start-up and expansion of a company. 

The RBF is a non-dilutive loan

The major comparative advantage of the RBF is its speed and the non-dilution of the capital. Indeed, unlike a fund raising, the RBF is a non-dilutive solution.

But what is capital dilution? Dilution is when a company has to give a part of its share capital against investment. The increase of the capital by issuing new shares will generate this dilution.

The major disadvantage of dilution is that the entrepreneur at the helm loses decision-making power. The issuance of new shares will create new voting and decision-making rights for the new investors. This dilution, therefore, leads to a decrease in the return per share.

Karmen avoids this dilution while being a fast and digitalized solution. 

Indeed, Karmen allows digital companies to finance their growth in a non-dilutive way and very quickly.

At Karmen, the investor has no direct ownership in the business and does not require fixed payments. Payments will be based on the recurring revenue of the business. Karmen uses a tool to anticipate the future revenues of a company.

In concrete terms, if your income decreases during a month, the royalties to Karmen will be reduced proportionally . Conversely, if the company's revenues increase drastically during a month, the royalties will increase simultaneously.

Karmen offers an alternative to fundraising that allows more companies to finance themselves.

Indeed, Karmen does not have any particular requirement on a business sector or an ultra-tech product as a venture capital fund may have.

Getting a quick loan is the essence of Karmen's offer, as a business can receive cash in less than 48 hours.

Conclusion

Finding a task management application or software to improve your productivity is very simple, the hardest part is knowing which one will work best for you. 

Today, many software packages offer the same functionality, the ability to integrate with other business software, and with a simple and guided learning curve. 

The major differentiators remain price, aesthetics and how you get your work done. Fortunately, almost all productivity and task management software offers free trials, so you can test what works best for you. So, it's up to you, if you need funding, you'll know which solution to turn to!