Listed below are free and low cost tools to help you work more efficiently, thus allowing you to be more productive and gain the success and results you deserve! Grow. Learn. Give Back. Enjoy!
Toggl is a productivity tool and a great way to track time and billable hours. It is popular with non-profits, freelancers, consultants, bookkeepers, programmers, designers, lawyers, students, smaller teams, and bigger companies- basically everyone. Toggl is on the web, but also has native apps for desktop, iOS and Android – that all sync together. It can be used online and offline. Toggl lives on a cloud and all services are duplicated, backed up and scalable. They take security and reliability very seriously. Data is backed up every 12 hours. It is then encrypted and stored in several separate physical locations.
How Much Does It Cost? Toggl has a free plan for teams of up to 5 users. Toggl Pro offers a 30-day free trial period and after the trial ends it is priced at $5 per month.There are no sign-up or termination fees, you can cancel at any time. They also offer discounts for non-profits, students and large teams.
For More Information– https://www.toggl.com/tour/web
Harvest is a simple time tracking, fast online invoicing, and powerful reporting software. Simplify employee timesheets and billing. It works on your desktop and mobile devices.
How Much Does It Cost? Harvest offers a 30 day free trial and after the trial ends they offer pricing on four levels. The first level is free, which allows only one user and up to four clients. The Solo level is priced at $12 per month, the Basic level is priced at $49 per month, and the Business level is priced at $99 per month.
For More Information- https://www.getharvest.com/
Yast is also a time tracking and productivity tool. In Yast, there are no projects and no tasks, only ‘Timers’. You can treat a timer as a project or a task — or even a company or client — it’s completely up to you. Yast works on your desktop and mobile devices.
How Much Does it Cost? There are three levels. If it will be used personally the price is free. For businesses, the pricing is $9 per user monthly and for up to 100+ users you will have to contact the company. The business level offers a free trial, but you will have to sign up in order to find out how long the trial will last.
For More Information– http://www.yast.com/
Trello is a web-based project and task-management system and has more than 5 million users. Functioning much like a visual to-do list, Trello shows what needs to be done, and what is happening at various stages of a project or assignment. Trello can be used on the desktop, but it also a web app and also has native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Kindle Fire.
How Much Does It Cost? The core Trello product is available for free, but it also offers Trello Gold as an option for users who want to take advantage of bigger file uploads, stickers, custom backgrounds and custom emoji support. There is also a Business Class offering for teams that want more granular control over logins, bulk-data exports and administrative-level controls.
For More Information– https://trello.com/home
Bitrix24 is a complete suite of social collaboration, communication and management tools for your team. The program combines a social intranet system with CRM tools that include contact tracking, sales funnel management, messaging, activity planning and calendars, all of which enable your team to quickly manage important pieces of information from within a central program.
How Much Does It Cost? There are three levels. For up to 12 people the cost is free. The standard level for unlimited people is priced at $99 per month and pricing at the professional level is $199.
For More Information- http://www.bitrix24.com/whatisthis/
HipChat is hosted group chat and video chat built for teams. Supercharge real-time collaboration with persistent audio and video chat rooms, file sharing, and screen sharing. It can be used on your desktop and mobile devices.
How Much Does It Cost? For HipChat basic it is free and for HipChat Plus, which includes video chat and screen sharing it is priced at $2 per user per month.
For More Information- https://www.hipchat.com/
Basecamp is a great communication, productivity, and project management tool. It makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. It’s a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates. Basecamp stores everything securely and can be accessed at anytime from anywhere. Basecamp’s at home on Safari (Mac, iPhone/iPad), Chrome (Mac, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android), Firefox (Mac, PC), and IE 9+ (PC, Surface). Basecamp also integrates effortlessly with email. Official apps are available for Android on Google Play, iPad in the App Store, and iPhone in the App Store. Also Toggle is integrated with Basecamp software.
How Much Does It Cost? Basecamp offers a free 60 day trial and after the trial ends depending on your needs pricing starts at a minimum of $20 to $150 per month with an annual package priced at $3K, which is for larger companies or projects. Basecamp is free for teachers, so check it out!
For More Information- https://basecamp.com/
AnyMeeting allows you to do phone, video, web conferencing, and webinars in a simple and efficient way.
How Much Does It Cost? There are three levels. Up to 200 attendees is free and it is ad supported, the Pro 25 level is priced at $18 per month with no ads and up to 25 max attendees, and the Pro 200 is priced at $78 per month with no ads and up to 200 max attendees.
For More Information– https://www.anymeeting.com/
GoToMeeting allows you to conduct HD video conferencing in a simple yet powerful way to collaborate in real time. Meetings are a tap away with market-leading apps for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
How Much Does It Cost? GoToMeeting offers a 30 day free trial and after the trial ends you a billed according to a billing structure of you’re choosing. A monthly plan is priced at $49 per month and a yearly plan is priced at $39 per month.
For More Information– http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/collaboration/enter
SaneBox determines the importance of each email based on your past interactions with your Inbox. It moves unimportant messages out of the Inbox into a new folder called SaneLater, and summarizes them in a digest.
How Much Does It Cost? SaneBox offers a 14-day free trial, however when the trial ends pricing is offered at three levels. The Snack level is priced at $7 per month, the Lunch level is priced at $12 per month, and the Dinner level is priced at $36 per month.
For More Information- http://www.sanebox.com/
Well, folks that it is for right now…Here’s to happy hunting and working more productively!