You will not regret the time you have left to learn how to use these tools. From Expensify to Trello, they can save you time and hassle with automation.

Work can be quite stressful without having to manually add appointments and to-do lists to your calendar, draw your own mind maps, or keep track of all your expenses. If you could count on some automation tools to help you do all these things, why not?

To paraphrase the supermarket chain, every little bit helps. Using automation can save time and stress and help you be more productive because you do not have 101 little things to do all by yourself.

There are so many tools out there that just wait to make your life easier. Here is our selection of just a few of them.


This collaborative whiteboard online is a great tool for people who need to see their workload visually presented.

The free Miro plan gives you access to three modifiable whiteboards or unlimited access to visual-only tables. Users can also pay a subscription to unlock more features.

The boards come with a library of pre-made templates, which you can use to make your projects and workflows look nice and organized.

Miro has many essential integrations including Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Trello and Dropbox. This means you can use your boards without leaving the software platform you are using.


Grammarly is an online writing assistant who is a savior to those who write for a living. And yes, sending emails counts as writing.

You can add it as a browser add-on or go to its website to download and install the tool. It uses AI to spot all your spelling and grammar mistakes across documents, emails and social media.

Grammarly basic service is free. However, if you choose the paid version, you can also use the tool’s knowledge of how to build better and clearer sentences.


Another AI assistant, Otter’s voice recording and transcription software is here to help your tired hands.

Instead of getting caught up in taking notes during a meeting, you can simply use Otter to record it. This gives you more time to focus and pay attention to what is being said, and you can go back to Otter and see a searchable transcript later.

Like most transcription software, it’s not perfect, but it’s much better than having to write everything yourself. Otter also offers a range of integrations with tools such as Dropbox, Zoom, Google Meet and Google Calendar.


This is a very useful tool that allows you to keep track of your spending on the go. You do not need to keep a giant data folder as this app lets you scan invoices for business or personal use, track expenses, handle refunds and send invoices.

Using automation, Expensify can save you hours of time, otherwise you will be manually wasting tracking these things. It also offers a business credit card called the Expensify Card.


WorkflowMax is a set of online project management tools owned by software company Xero.

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for SMEs, which integrates with WorkflowMax.

In addition to accounting, the platform can also help you automate the cost-effectiveness of tasks, task management, and scheduling. It comes with more than 30 other integrations for platforms such as Salesforce, Zendesk, HubSpot and Dropbox.


Asana is a job management platform that offers a host of tools designed to minimize the amount of repetitive administrator tasks that workers need to do and help distributed teams keep track of projects.

For example, Asana Flow aims to help teams collaborate more efficiently, with project tracking tools and workflows.


Not a whiteboard like Miro, but more like an online bulletin board, Trello is another good tool for those who want to visualize their productivity and projects.

It is very easy to use for many people in a team, which means it is great for distributed workforce.


We have already proven that Dropbox can be integrated with many other tools featured in this list, which means it is a great choice for convenience.

You can automatically copy photos, files and anything else you need to the cloud. For teams, it offers a one-stop shop to store and access all your work documents in one safe place, with many automation features.

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