Best Tools for Security & Productivity in 2021

Want to be productive in 2021 without losing your sanity? Searching for really handy apps to help you stay on track with all your projects? Great! I’ve come up with a list of my favorite apps that can help you accomplish more and keep your data safe in 2021. Ready? Let’s start with the first […]

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Want to be productive in 2021 without losing your sanity? Searching for really handy apps to help you stay on track with all your projects? Great!

I’ve come up with a list of my favorite apps that can help you accomplish more and keep your data safe in 2021. Ready?

Let’s start with the first tool on my list.

Asana

Asana is a product management tool that is very popular among teams where different people have different tasks assigned to them.

You can have a shared board that everyone can work on, and you can mark projects off as they are completed. 

This tool works especially well if you have a large project and need to keep everything organized. It has various pricing plans. Basically, the more team members you’d like to add, the more you need to pay.

Asana has lots of good reviews out there. However, I don’t recommend Asana if you’re searching for a tool for your personal use.

Disk Drill

If you’re searching for a handy and high-quality data recovery tool, Disk Drill Data Recovery Software can be a great choice. Nobody likes losing data. And the worst part about it is that most of the time, it can happen really unexpectedly.

That’s where this backup software can come to the rescue. Using this data recovery software, you can restore all your important data and files in a matter of minutes. It helps you recover any file you need supporting over 400 formats, which is pretty much cool.

In terms of productivity, Disc Drill can save you tons of time and hassle restoring all your lost files just in a few clicks.

Feel free to read more about Disk Drill in this review.

Roam

Roam is a note-taking tool. It lets you create notes and then link all those notes

together in a really seamless web-based knowledge graph.

It lets you organize basically anything you’ve ever learned, thought, written, or been interested in.

I love it because it’s the first note-taking tool or knowledge management tool that fits with the messiness of all the thoughts and knowledge that float around in my head. I find it really inspires me to write more.

It’s where I come up with new ideas, store my book notes, do all of my writing.

Zapier

Zapier is a tool that lets you network together all of your different online apps.

For example, if you want to synchronize Google Drive with Asana or if you want a Slack message whenever somebody buys from you on Shopify, Zapier lets you hook all that stuff together.

Without Zapier, I would have to do so much manual data transfer, copying information from different tools. And I just wouldn’t be able to move as fast with the different things that I do. I easily save five-ten hours a week across all the things that Zapier automates for my life.

I can say Zapier is worth at least one or two people in terms of how much time it saves me setting up my projects and staying on top of tasks.

Whenever I’m building a process or a new system, Zapier is my go-to tool because of how easy it makes it to create a system.

Freedom

Freedom is how I protect myself from my desire to procrastinate. It’s probably the best software to fight distractions.

Freedom lets you pick certain websites and apps that you want to block and then prevent yourself from accessing them on your computer phone everywhere for a set period of time.

You could try to use your willpower to resist temptation all the time, but why waste all that energy if an app can just do it for you, right? It’s a lot easier to open up a tab to go to Twitter, and then Freedom tells you that you can’t go there.

So you won’t be thinking, “Don’t go on Twitter. Don’t go on Twitter. Don’t go on Twitter.”

Freedom just takes all of that thinking out of the equation. So when I sit down to write or accomplish something important, one of the first things I’ll do is turn on Freedom so that I can’t go on Twitter or check my Youtube stats or go on Reddit or anything else.

So if you’re like me, and you’re easily distracted, and you find yourself procrastinating and goofing off on other sites all the time, Freedom could be a really good solution to help you get some of that time back.

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