3 productivity tools you need in 2017

These sites will help you communicate better with your team, keep track of your to-dos and remember your passwords. You’re welcome.

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Three productivity tools could change your life in 2017: Slack, Wunderlist and LastPass.

1. Slack

Remember AOL Instant Messaging? You could instantly message someone halfway across the country, and he or she would instantly message you back. The only problem was that you could message only one person at a time.

Enter Slack.

You can invite people—manually or through a work email address—and add them to channels. You can tag people, share documents, collaborate on work or create emojis. It’s the best productivity tool out there—especially for large and/or far-flung teams.

Our team also uses Slack for clients, and we’ve found their satisfaction has increased significantly. It’s an easy way to ask them questions or get information quickly.

2. Wunderlist

A little more than a year ago, I was trying to find a to-do list that a colleague and I could share that would also allow me to repeat certain tasks. I didn’t like Trello, and Basecamp didn’t work for me—particularly when I was on a plane and didn’t have internet access.

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