Tech tools I heart

If it wasn’t for the interwebs, I wouldn’t have a job.

And while slow, bad tech makes my life (both work and personal) hard, good tech makes it exponentially easier.

Some of my go-tos are:

Evernote

Syncs “notes” across all your devices. Radtastic. I use it for running lists and blog scribblings, mainly.

Dropbox

File storage in the cloud, accessible from anywhere. A godsend. Also much preferred over YouSendIt for sending/sharing items.

Buffer

Enables you to tweet links right from the webpage, and “buffer” links to go out at scheduled times throughout the day. Also integrates with link-shortening analytics services like bit.ly. Has totally changed my social media flow at work.

Flipboard

A seriously awesome way to keep up with the stories of the day.

Summify

Compiles the big stories shared by your peeps on Twitter and sends a digest to you. Need I say more? (ETA: Since I first drafted this post, Twitter has acquired Summify, the bastards, and its lifespan looks very limited. Alternatives I’ve found are news.me and Percolator).

Hootsuite

I despair if you’ve not heard of this. Hootsuite is much like a web-based version of Tweetdeck  – a simple way to manage multiple social media accounts (including integration with Facebook, LinkedIn, etc), track links, lists and schedule tweets. I use Hootsuite exclusively for my own various profiles, and other various apps for work purposes, to avoid mixups.

Goodreads

I have a terrible memory for books I’ve read, movies I’ve watched, etc. Goodreads deals to the first problem, letting me list and rate what I’ve read, keep a “bookcase” of titles to read in the future, and suggest others. Plus there’s social networking fun to be had!

What apps can you not live without?

9 thoughts on “Tech tools I heart

  • Reply Well Heeled Blog January 25, 2012 at 16:55

    Goodreads is one of my favorites. it’s a godsend for bookworms like me.

  • Reply Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think January 25, 2012 at 19:15

    I heard about Flipboard less than a month ago and it’s already my favorite app of all times. I’m going to check out Buffer. Sounds like it could be useful.

  • Reply Earn Save Live January 25, 2012 at 20:48

    Great list! I also love the Doings app (syncs with Todoist.com) and Calengoo. I use Tweetdeck, but looks like I should check out Hootsuite and Summify!

  • Reply addvodka January 26, 2012 at 02:38

    I actually doing use many aps – I’m crazy – and the ones I do use are just ones like myfitnesspal, etc, not ones like hootsuite. I’ve used hootsuite before and it’s not my favorite .

  • Reply Little Miss Moneybags January 26, 2012 at 07:38

    I also love Evernote, Goodreads, and Dropbox. In addition, I use Joe’s Goals, Tweetdeck for personal/Hootsuite for work and KeePass.

  • Reply Halley January 26, 2012 at 13:35

    I love Buffer and Dropbox! Evernote is now being acquired. Thanks for sharing.

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