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:
Syncs “notes” across all your devices. Radtastic. I use it for running lists and blog scribblings, mainly.
File storage in the cloud, accessible from anywhere. A godsend. Also much preferred over YouSendIt for sending/sharing items.
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.
A seriously awesome way to keep up with the stories of the day.
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).
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.
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?
Goodreads is one of my favorites. it’s a godsend for bookworms like me.
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.
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!
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 .
I also love Evernote, Goodreads, and Dropbox. In addition, I use Joe’s Goals, Tweetdeck for personal/Hootsuite for work and KeePass.
I love Buffer and Dropbox! Evernote is now being acquired. Thanks for sharing.
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