Two Free Tools To Increase Your Productivity

1. Trello

When it comes to task management, Trello is one of the first apps that come to mind. Trello is an easy-to-use tool that optimizes your work by dividing it based on the stage in which they're at. It does this through customizable Kanban boards.

Shareable boards allow anyone to collaborate on your project progress over time. Trello might not be the right solution if you are looking for an advanced task manager, but it offers everything you need to effectively track your team's performance.

Each card on a board represents a subtask. It is possible to move them freely from one (customizable) category to another to visualize the workflow and make appropriate decisions about the next step.

Key Features

  • Kanban boards

  • Easy drag and drop functionality

  • Tags, labels, and categories

  • Tasks assignment

  • Checklists management

  • Email notifications and reminders

  • Comments and file attachments

  • Public and private access to boards


  • Free

  • Business Class ($9.99 per user/month)

  • Enterprise ($20.83 per user/month) plans

If you hate typing and it is too time-consuming for you, you might prefer the second option.

2. Otter

Do you hate typing notes to keep them organized? Otter might be one of the best free productivity apps for you. With voice recognition, it is a smart note-taking solution for teams.

You can record audio and the application will convert it into smart notes for you, so you don't have to keep track of them manually. With this productivity app, you can have a variety of conversations, from classroom lectures to professional team meetings for reviewing and collaborating on critical matters.

To keep everyone on the same page, you can also create groups and share voice notes.

Key Features

  • Audio recorder

  • Public and private notes

  • Shareable voice notes

  • File attachments

  • Search filter to find the desired results

  • Audio importer

  • Integration with Zoom


  • Free

  • Premium ($9.99 per month),

  • Enterprise (upon request) plans