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?