We live in the age of “do it for me.” It’s as simple as that.
And with the tremendous success of services like Uber, DogVacay, and Instacart, new “Do It For Me” (DIFM) apps launch every day. Ranging from the incredibly useful–like Acorns, an automatic investing app–to the completely absurd–like LeftoverSwap, an app that finds your dinner from others’ leftovers–these apps are absolutely everywhere.
But maybe you’re not looking for a car service or groceries or even a nice place for your dog to relax this weekend. Maybe what you need is help at work.
Believe me, I know. We all do.
And because of that, we’ve been on a quest for the last 2 weeks to find the apps you need. We vetted dozens and dozens of professional DIFM apps so that you don’t have to, and have even come up with a list of 10 essential “Do It For Me” apps to drive your professional career.
10 “Do It For Me” Tools to Drive Your Professional Career
- Forget the post office with Shyp.
Shyp, available for iOS and Android, makes it so you never have to worry about shipping again. Just open the app, take a photo, and Shyp connects you with someone who comes to you, picks it up, packages it, and makes sure it gets where it needs to go.
- Easily over-deliver with Elance.
Sometimes, really succeeding requires you to literally go above and beyond what you’re capable of. In those moments when you need a designer, a writer, or just another set of eyes, Elance is there. With simple job posting capabilities, you’ll have talent bidding on your tasks in no time.
- Get the quick and dirty done with Mechanical Turk.
Amazon’s task service is a dream for repetitive tasks. Need someone to crawl the internet to find 1500 email addresses by the end of the day? No problem. What about creating a basic SEO-friendly, easily editable web page? Done. While it’s not the best for more sophisticated tasks, when you need something that just requires brute force, Mechanical Turk will find someone to do it for you.
- Always have the right phone number with CircleBack.
Whether you’re running late to a meeting, looking to connect with someone you haven’t talked with in a few years, or just want to have all your contacts up-to-date and in one place, CircleBack is your best option. Available for iOS and Android, CircleBack keeps you up-to-date and organized, always.
- Turn out clean, correct copy with Hemingway.
Rather than wasting time with copy editors or “getting other eyes” on your work, check out Hemingway. This little tool automatically lets you know when phrases are hard to read, could be stronger, or are full of unnecessary information.
- Find top talent with HireArt.
Sometimes, finding the right person for the job can be as (or more) important as being able to do it yourself. Unfortunately, that can take a lot of time. Or, at least, it used to. With HireArt, the talent comes to you pre-vetted, pre-interviewed, and ready for your approval. Simply let them know what you’re looking for, and they’ll take potential candidates through a robust screening process and deliver them to your door.
- Keep your cool with Breathing Zone.
The clarity needed for your next big idea is just a few breaths away. With Breathing Zone, you get your own guide to quick decompression, de-stressing, and de-escalation, leaving you collected calm and collected enough to crush the task at hand.
- Refresh your resume with ResumUP.
As trends in design change, so do resumes, and it’s hard to keep up. With ResumUp, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Simply connect your Facebook or LinkedIn and select the template that’s right for your profession, and ResumUP generates a simple, gorgeous resume in an instant.
- Get literally anything you want with Magic.
Magic is one of those services that does it all. Any time of day, you can text a request to them, and they’ll arrange delivery. So, if you need brain food, or are pulling long hours and need laundry delivery, or groceries… if you need anything, they’ll get it to you as quickly as possible.
- Stay healthy with FitnessBuilder.
Working long hours can leave little time to stay in shape, but physical fitness can definitely impact your job performance. The FitnessBuilder app offers thousands of planned exercises from the convenience of your phone and makes it easy to sneak off to a conference room and work on you.
Use these tools, and things will get done. You’ll find yourself fitter, happier, and crushing whatever your job throws at you. So what are you waiting for?
Use any apps we didn’t mention? Let us know!