Post by Sarah Evans, Tracky's Chief Evangelist

Are you feeling a little overworked and constantly buried under the weight of too many emails and to do’s? You might not realize it but an online social collaboration platform can improve your productivity many times over. And, it can actually be fun to use.

I’ve used a lot of systems aimed at organizing my inbox and improving my workflow, but there is only one that I’m really passionate about. Tracky. Here’s why: Tracky helps simplify your life by managing all three circles of your life in one platform: personal, professional, and social.

Tracky helps people and companies organize all of their to do’s, work projects and social connections in a single, easy-to-use dashboard – from planning a wedding to launching an international brand. They’ve put together the most popular types of productivity and collaboration tools into one (amazing) platform, including:

  • To-do lists
  • Shared calendars
  • Live chat
  • Task management
  • Social accountability
  • Cloud-based file sharing
  • Community building

That’s why I’m a fan and couldn’t wait to share it with you. The sooner you invest time in checking them out, the sooner you will get your life on track.

Does the concept of investing time scare you? It’s not a magical cure-all, you must first break the cycle of  “lack-of-time-and-I-hate-project-management” to start fresh. How much time? It depends on how quickly you pick up new technology and how passionate you are to change your life for the better. Out of all the social collaboration platforms on the market, Tracky is the easiest to use.

Tracky was built for life’s doers. The ones who get things done. It’s not only a social media tool for communication, but an open social collaboration platform focused on the art of DOing and helping you to be the best DOer you can be. Tracky is scaled for the enterprise, but accessible enough anyone can use.

Tracky is best experienced through your favorite web browser, and they have a great (and newly redesigned) iOS app. That means Tracky is always within arms’ reach.

One of the most compelling benefits I’ve enjoyed is a reduction in email. Here is how I decided to take back my inbox:

  1. Sign up for Tracky and get the three people you email most to do the same. This is an essential first step.
  2. Edit documents without using email to send drafts. It can be done! If you use Google Docs, it’s even easier. Click on “new file” to create a real-time document you and your collaborators can edit.  No more saving a million different versions and making sure the right one is attached. This is one document you and your team can edit and make notes using the “discussion” area in each track.
  3. Send one recap email with links to all appropriate tracks. If you’re working on several tasks with people, you can include links to the tracks in your email. This helps eliminate separate emails for each task, loooooooong emails no one wants to read and reduces the chances that your email will get lost in the ever-growing thread.
  4. Plan meetings directly in a track. Trying to coordinate five different schedules? Workers spend more than a third of their time trying to, among other things, schedule a meeting. Bring all of the people in one track. Suggest dates in the discussion area. Once confirmed, you can send the calendar event from within the track.

That’s too much!

Where else can you work on a project with someone real-time, tweet a comment from the dialogue, check off a task list and add something to Outlook? The answer is NOWHERE, except for Tracky.

For more information on using Tracky and sharing your success, check out our FAQs and the Tracky Training Center.

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