As a professional legal transcriptionist, it’s critical to manage work effectively and efficiently. Time-saving project management tools can help you to plan, work, and deliver jobs accurately and on time. Consider five of our favorites here:
Scoro is an end-to-end business management tool that allows you to be better in control of all of your projects. It organizes everything in one place for streamlined management. It has sophisticated real-time tasks and project management calendars that helps to keep on track. You can download the Scoro app and use it to bring your team and transcription projects together in one place.
EggTimer’s primary purpose is to help you stay focused to maximize productivity. You simply set a schedule and EggTimer goes to work with reminders to make sure you’re staying on task. For example, if you want to work for 25 minutes, take a five-minute break and then work for another 30 minutes, EggTimer has you covered. If you’re looking for a tool that helps you with planning your daily schedule, EggTimer is well designed exactly for this purpose. You only need to set up your preferred routine, click go, and get to work.
Grab screenshots, PDF’s or research articles from the web and save them in Evernote without exiting your browser. If you have found it difficult to save your research in an easy-to-organize-and-retrieve-later way, then Evernote’s Web Clipper might be just the thing you’re looking for. Shared notes are great for collaborating on projects. Evernote’s shared notebooks let you (and those you specify) view all documents and to-do lists that will make your jobs run much more smoothly.
LastPass is password manager that stores encrypted passwords online. The standard version of LastPass comes with a web interface, but also includes plugins for various web browsers and apps for many smartphones. This one tool saves all of your passwords for you in one secure spot. All you have to do is memorize one password that you will create for LastPass, and every other password is at hand. Install the browser extension, and the tool will keep it all straight.
Procraster will help you to plan and categorize all of your tasks, ensuring that you stay focused and on track. If you hit a roadblock and start feeling overwhelmed, Procraster helps out with that as well. Just choose the how or why you are procrastinating, and the app will offer realistic solutions to overcome your roadblock. With its task tracking, reminders, project management and stats, Procaster might be just the tool you’re looking for to ensure you’re meeting each and every deadline.
We hope the above tools will help you to manage and organize your transcription work. If you some favorites that help you stay organized and on task, please feel free to share in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you.
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