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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | MYT 12:00 AM

Managing tasks the smart way

THIS week, we feature three free productivity apps for Android that will make your life a bit easier.

Asana and Concur are apps useful in the workplace while ServisHero is a homegrown utility app to help you get multiple service providers for your home repairs.

Asana

If you want to keep track of your team members, this is an app to download. From tasks and projects to conversations and notifications, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish.

Some of the features include creating tasks, to-dos, reminders, and requests; adding due dates, assignees, followers, details, and files to your tasks, and commenting on tasks from anywhere. The free unlimited usage includes adding tasks, projects, comments, conversations, and attachments for teams up to 15 people.

Concur

This is a productivity app that also lets you keep track of your expenses. One user commented – “I love this app! It has literally reduced my time doing expenses significantly as well as limited the risk of me losing receipts while travelling. Also it helps me keep track of my team’s expenses when I am travelling.”

You can also extend the benefits of Concur’s business travel and expense reporting solution to your phone while you’re on the go.

ServisHero

This app lets you find a local cleaner, electrician, plumber and more, right from your smartphone. As the founder of ServisHero put it – “I received an email from an air-conditioner repairman who was about to close down his business before signing up to ServisHero. He now uses this mobile app as his primary way to find jobs and business is booming.”

ServisHero can find a local service professional (they call them Heroes) to come to the rescue. It is free for users.

All you need to do is answer a few questions about the job that needs to be done, and ServisHero will connect you with the most reliable and relevant Heroes.

One user commented – “Being able to create request postings and have the service providers answer job requests rather than you having to hunt up and down for them. Once they add more services and expand the network, it should be even better.”