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5 AI Tools to Boost Productivity at Work

AI productivity tools are revolutionising the way we work. Use them the right way and they can help save an incredible amount of time on tasks that are simple but can drain time you could be using for deep work. Here's a closer look at some popular options that are out there and how they can benefit you:


Content Creation: Jasper (formerly Jarvis)

Jasper is an AI writing assistant that goes beyond simply suggesting synonyms or grammar checks. It offers a suite of features designed to streamline content creation:

  • Content Templates: Jasper provides pre-built templates for various content formats, including blog posts, social media captions, marketing copy, and even scripts. These templates act as a springboard, helping you overcome writer's block and get started quickly.
  • AI-powered Writing:  Stuck on a particular section? Jasper's AI can help you generate creative text formats, like product descriptions, blog post intros and outros, or even catchy headlines. You can provide a few details or keywords, and Jasper will craft unique content based on your input.
  • Content Improvement:  Jasper can also assess your existing content and suggest improvements.  It can help you refine your tone of voice, ensure clarity, and optimise for search engines.


Social Media Management: Buffer

Buffer is a popular social media management platform that goes a step further with AI integration:

AI productivity tool Buffer

  • Smart Scheduling: Buffer analyses historical data to recommend optimal posting times for your audience across various social media platforms. This ensures your content reaches the most people when they're most engaged.
  • Draft Suggestions:  Feeling uninspired for your next social media post? Buffer's AI  can analyse your content and suggest relevant hashtags or even generate draft post text based on your chosen topic.
  • Performance Insights: Buffer provides detailed analytics on the performance of your social media posts. You can track metrics like engagement, reach, and clicks, and leverage AI-powered reports to understand what resonates with your audience and tailor your strategy accordingly.

Data Analysis and Reporting: Sisense

Sisense is a business intelligence platform that uses AI to make data exploration accessible and insightful:

  • Natural Language Processing:  Sisense allows you to ask questions about your data in plain English. No more wrestling with complex queries or pivot tables. Simply ask a question, and Sisense will use AI to analyse your data and deliver clear visualisations and insights.
  • Automated Insights: Sisense can use AI to identify patterns and trends in your data that you might miss on your own.  This can help you uncover hidden opportunities, understand customer behaviour more deeply, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.
  • Data Storytelling:  Sisense helps you turn complex data sets into clear and compelling stories. With AI-powered visualisations and dashboards, you can easily communicate insights to stakeholders and collaborate on data-driven decision making.


Customer Service: Ada

Ada is an AI-powered chatbot platform that can significantly enhance your customer service capabilities:

  • 24/7 Availability: Ada can answer frequently asked questions, troubleshoot basic issues, and even provide basic customer support around the clock. This frees up your human customer service team to focus on more complex inquiries.
  • Personalised Interactions: Ada uses AI to personalise interactions with customers. It can remember past conversations and tailor responses accordingly, creating a more natural and helpful customer service experience.
  • Sentiment Analysis: Ada can detect sentiment in customer inquiries and route chats to human agents when necessary. This ensures that complex or frustrated customers receive the appropriate level of support.


Micro-learning: is a platform designed to help people learn new skills through short, bite-sized lessons on various topics. 

  • Short lessons: No more having to commit big chunks of time towards learning which can take you away from priorities.’s lessons are all under 5 minutes (hence the name), making sure you can fit in your learning anytime.
  • The Bite-sized Bookshelf: Playlists such as the bite-sized bookshelf bring together quick summaries of some of the most popular leadership and strategy books of our time so you can get the gems you need from it without spending hours on the task .

These are just a few examples of how AI can be harnessed to boost your productivity. Remember, AI is a tool, and like any tool, it's most effective when used strategically. So, experiment, explore, and find the AI tools that work best for you. With a little AI assistance, you might just surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish.

Found this useful? Check out lessons from Dirk Zee on more AI tools that you can try out!



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