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Technology has allowed us to become a stronger and more productive workforce than ever before. A number of new technologies on the market have the ability to improve time management, manage projects, and cut down on distractions. Here are five tools that your business should be using to improve productivity and efficiency.

1) Toggl

Toggl is the ultimate alternative to using spreadsheets for time tracking. It is a simple, easy-to-use tool that is built for speed. Toggl allows you to check the amount of time an individual team member spends on different projects. You can categorize and create reports by project, client, week and/or day. This tool is a great way to identify sources of workplace distractions and unprofitable projects. Toggl will help your business improve overall productivity and efficiency.

2) Freedom

While technology has helped improve efficiency in the workplace, it brings a number of distractions along with it. Freedom will help you block these distractions so that you and your team can become more productive. With Freedom, you can block distracting apps and websites or the Internet as a whole from your computer. Once the app is turned on, you tell Freedom how long you can manage working offline and it will disable the Internet for that time period. This tool can be used on all types of devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows.

3) Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk is the perfect solution for businesses and teams that struggle to manage their to-do lists. This tool is especially useful if you need help managing your to-do lists across many different devices. Remember The Milk will send you reminders via SMS, Email, or IM (or any combination of the three) so that you will never forget a task. The great part about this tool is that you can share tasks with other team members and sync them with other tools like Evernote and Google Calendar.

4) Nutcache

Nutcache is an all-inclusive, collaborative project management tool that integrates time management, invoicing, and expense management all into one system. The latest update to Nutcache allows you track the time spent on different tasks with web timers. You can use this timer to track the time spent on the work, and it will appear right on your client’s invoice the exact time spent on each task. You can even break down the time spent on each member of the team.

5) Launchy

Launchy will have you working smarter in no time. With this tool, you can launch your files, folders, documents, and bookmarks with just a few clicks. It is so easy and intuitive that you will be able to do away with your file manager, start menu, or desktop icons to access what you need. With just a few simple keyboard taps, you will be able to open various files and programs effortlessly.