Apps come and go and everyone has their favourites. Today I’m going to share with you two FREE apps that I adore and I use every day. I use these apps to help me create and manage my content more efficiently. Everything’s a work in progress, but I’m getting more and more proficient and organising and delivering content from podcasts, blogs, and newsletters.
Asana is my task manager. There are lots of other project management software systems out there. This one suits me best at the moment, but I know other people love other systems like Trello or Basecamp.
In Asana, I have a list of tasks for both myself and my clients most of these are recurring tasks that I do weekly.
Tasks include things like:
“Draft blog post”
“Find image and upload and schedule blog post”
“Create 6 social media graphics”
“Schedule social media for next week”
“Edit 2 videos and upload”
If I feel overwhelmed on a particular day, I’ll focus on things that are more important or more urgent.
As I finish each task, I mark them as complete in Asana.
Bonus? There’s a mobile app that works ace as well!
Google is gonna get two mentions on it because I love it so heaps.
So first I have a Google Sheet for centralised planning and execution. I try hard to use this as a “home base”. This is so I can plot and scheme in a constructive way.
If you find yourself rushing to slap together content in a haphazard fashion, this might be a great thing to try for yourself!
So Google Drive is where all the separate pieces of content live. I am TERRIBLE at backing up my computer, so I try to use cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive to store all my content. Google and Dropbox have way better backup procedures than I could ever achieve on my own.
So, here’s a glimpse at the folder architecture because #NERD.
- Published Blogs
- Discarded Drafts
- Published Newsletters
I know Google Drive has mobile apps, but I have found them difficult to use especially on mobile screens.
So there are my fave free apps at the moment. Technically only two, but I felt Google Sheets deserved its own slice of the pie.
I’d love to know what systems you’re using and how you find them! Let me know in the comments below.