What web based tools, or apps do you use on a daily or weekly basis to make sure you’re on track, organized and being as successful as you can be?
As a followup to my successful 2007 post, “Web tools I couldn’t have lived without in 2007“, I bring you a revised list that focuses on my life as a digital marketer.
Back then I was shifting careers from a digital agency to Canada’s largest, most innovative tech company, and blogging about technology and startups. Needless to say, my use cases are slightly different now. Here we go:
Since we are all (hopefully) mobile based now, lets take a look at my mobile home screen. The starting point to everything that is important in day to day operations.
- Trello – This is where I organize my “boards/categories” with underlying tasks or ideas as I use them for. I primarily use this for my writings or project discoveries. Moving items along to different boards depending on their status (Ideas, Research in progress, This week). Each task item has some rough points attached to them in a notes section.
- Asana – Total project management – I use this for bigger projects that have lots of moving parts to track and assign.
- Flipboard – We have to stay fresh – what better way than to get the daily news, on the topics I want!
- Pocket – If I did not have time to read an article from Flipboard or want to research more about it, I store it in Pocket to reference on a later date (AKA: while I’m in line at Starbucks).
- Clear – This is a simple and elegant app I use for tasks, reminders, and todo’s.
- Vidlab – Want to make your social posts pop? This video editing app is a quick and easy way to create multi-track, multi-clip videos and photo stories by adding text, artwork, music, video, sound effects, overlays, voice-overs & more to your videos and photos.
- Evernote – my notes, everywhere! (well, not anymore – only on two devices unless I pay)
- Buffer – I read. A lot. And find a ton of useful stuff for my social audience. I hate to spam them during my article reading hours, so I tend to schedule them throughout the day.
- Fitbit – lets be honest, we are a stationary culture now. No more plowing the fields and chopping wood. We are sat in front of screens most of the day. Nothing like a little friendly competition to make sure we hit our daily movement targets.
- Momentum – Some say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Some say 30. This is a well designed habit tracking app that reminds you nicely if you are missing out on something you want to form a habit for.
- Cyber Dust – Some things are not meant to stay around for long periods of time. Send private, encrypted, disappearing messages with this app.