What is the Best Scheduling App?

Julie Shenkman
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If you work as an admin assistant or in another administrative or clerical profession, then you know how many events, meetings and deadlines you have to keep track of every week. The easiest way to manage all this information is to use a scheduling app or your iPhone or Android smartphone. Here are four of the best scheduling apps for administrative and clerical professionals to use.

1. Cal

Administrative professionals who want a scheduling app that features a sleek, minimalist design should consider Cal, which is available for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Cal certainly has an attractive layout, but it is also extremely useful for managing tasks and scheduled commitments. When you launch the app, it automatically displays today's agenda, so you can quickly see everything that you need to do that day. Setting alerts is easy, so you don't need to worry about losing track of time and forgetting about an important meeting.

2. Sunrise

Sunrise is a very popular scheduling app among administrative professionals. View your schedule by day, week or month to see how much you have on your plate in the near future. Sunrise also groups events into different categories, which can be handy for admin assistants, who often need to juggle several different workplace projects at once, each with its own set of deadlines and meetings. Sunrise is available for both Android and iOS phones and tablets. For best results, combine Sunrise with other must-have apps for administrators, such as Genius Scan and LogMeIn, to boost your productivity at work.

3. Tempo

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your scheduling app could talk to your email account, which is where all those meeting invitations and deadlines spring from? Tempo does just that; it finds email conversations that are relevant to your events and then adds them to the scheduling app, so you can see important details at a glance. For example, isn't it annoying to have to search through your inbox to find out which documents you are supposed to bring to the meeting this afternoon? Tempo automatically puts that information in front of you, saving you time. Unfortunately, it's only available for iOS, not Android devices.

4. Timeful

Are you worried that you might not be working as effectively as possible during the working day? Timeful is not only a scheduling app; it is also a habit tracker. Timeful tracks your schedule and identifies the times during the day or week when you are most likely to have free time. You can then schedule regular activities during these times, when you are most likely to be able to meet your commitments. This iOS-only scheduling app also has all the features you would expect, such as a calendar view and a to-do list manager.

A good scheduling app can make an administrative professional's life much easier. Try the four apps listed above to find out which one works best for you.

 

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