Who doesn’t love a to do list app? Todoist is free, syncs to all your devices, allows you to collaborate with other team members, plus it’s pretty – if you’re a sucker for great design!
No more email phone tag! Just enter your availability and send your calendly page to clients or colleagues. They can then select a time that also works for them, and the event is added straight to your calendar. Easy!
An app for meditation, perfect for introverts who need to learn to switch off. You can get the 10 minute guided meditations for free, or subscribe for tons of inspiration and advice on learning to meditate.
For a pretty low subscription fee, you don’t even need to leave your house to get your daily yoga fix! Choose your class length, level, teacher, focus – literally the most comprehensive library of yoga videos from some of the best teachers around.
If you’re anything like us, working late or in the early morning is a pretty frequent habit – it’s quiet, no distractions and no emails! But, you don’t want clients or colleagues thinking you’re up and available at 11am, which is where Boomerang comes in. You can schedule emails to be sent at specific times, and even schedule email reminders for yourself.
For working on team projects, Basecamp is the ultimate collaboration tool. It allows you to store files, notes and to do lists, as well as assigning tasks to individual team members. Instead of searching through your emails, have everything project related in one place. You can have one project for free, and more projects for a low monthly fee.
This tool syncs with your email and reminds you to follow up with a small number of people each day, which is perfect for introverts looking to grow their businesses – no networking events required!
Paul Jarvis has some great tips on ‘scheduling bravery’ for introverts. Tools like Coschedule allow you to plan your editorial calendar, but also to schedule when they are shared on social media. You can schedule to share your content more than once, to increase its reach.
The iPhone calendar app is pretty average, and if you like to manage your days more visually, the Week Cal app is ideal. It allows you to view your meetings by showing an overview of all your appointments for the upcoming week – making it easier to schedule all your meetings to just a few days, leaving time for recharging and actually getting some work done!
Is there an app you’d add to the list?
Claire Deane and Allie Lehman, are co-authors of Charge Up | Build Your Business And Manage Your Energy With Your Introversion Superpowers.
Charge Up is about proactively managing your life and career, filling your tank full of delicious alone-time goodness, so that socialising, networking, building your biz and spending time with people is awesome, not awful.