5 Tools That Make Work Life Easier For Less Than $5 (Total)

1. White noise "music" helps to focus on one task at a time - I like "Clean White Noise"

2. Forward your calls to Google Voice - it transcribes the voicemails.

3. Doodle.com saves time scheduling meetings.

4. The 99 cent iVocal app for iPhone lets you talk-to-text (email or SMS). Set up a contact called "dictation" with your email address and use that for voice notes.

5. The Blogger app is handy for blogging during a boring train commute.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.