Southern Companies That Help Conquer Your To-Do List

To Do List

We read somewhere recently that between 80 to 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by January 20th. Inspiring stuff, eh? As we near that date, we want to make sure that’s not the case for Southern hustlers.

These productivity startups from around the South will help you work smarter and faster, so you can breeze through to-do lists, organize your inbox, and maybe even free up enough time to hit the (crowded) gym. Maybe…

  1. Wela is an Atlanta-based, data-driven financial advisory platform. Aggregate all your budgeting needs in one place and view your total net worth and spending trends. Their AI-driven budgeting tool, Benjamin, even sets a daily budget for you based on goals it calculates from your income, demographic, and location.Well
  2. Also hailing from Atlanta is Calendly, a sleek and simple scheduling platform that eliminates the need for back-and-forth emails to book an appointment. Users set their availability preferences in Calendly, share their personalized scheduling link with clients or colleagues, and the selected time is automatically synced to their calendar.
  3. Austin-based Boxer has a suite of mobile email, calendar, and contacts apps that work together to help you be more productive on the go. Features include bulk editing, quick responses, and smart labels in the email app, and an email-integrated calendar that lets you easily share availability instead of messaging back-and-forth.
  4. Are file folders, crumpled receipts, and stacks of business cards crowding your desk? Durham-based Shoeboxed digitizes and organizes all of that work-related clutter, er…paperwork. Their products include business card management, streamlined expense reports, mobile apps for receipt and mileage tracking, and pre-paid “magic envelopes” you can stuff with paper clutter and have turned into digital data in a matter of days.
  5. Freedom, another Durham-bred startup, increases productivity by blocking out online distractions (we mean you, Buzzfeed quizzes). Users can select specific websites or apps to block, or they can drown out the entire Internet. The software works on-the-fly or for pre-scheduled, recurring sessions.
  6. How much more would you accomplish if you knew your friends were holding you accountable? Houston-based BackMe is changing the way people tackle productivity by making it social. The platform encourages friends to be an active part of your goal by tracking, backing, or sharing. BackMe was founded last year and participated in the Station Houston incubator.

What apps or products do you use to boost your productivity? Share with us on Twitter with the hashtag, #HypeATL.

Inline image via Wela.

A version of this article was first published by our media partner, DIG SOUTH. DIG SOUTH focuses on innovation in technology, business and culture across the South.