The amount of tools and apps that more or less auto­mate our work (or at least let us get things done with less effort) is rapid­ly increas­ing. So, for some­one inter­est­ed in pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and sim­pli­fy­ing struc­ture in the work­place, this is an excit­ing time to be alive.

Here are the automa­tion tools that I find the most fas­ci­nat­ing at the moment.

Web ser­vices

Text expan­sion

Key­board automation

Auto­mat­ic doc­u­ment management