A lot of people ask what online tools I find myself frequently using. And thats a tough one. Writing for Download Squad gets me testing out many, and I mean many new and unique applications that some like to call Web2.0. However, there is a small set that I can actually say I frequently use on a day to day basis. Here they are (and lets just forget the fact that I write the Googleholic when reading this):
- Gmail – great spam catcher, search is awesome, i like using the pretty stars to mark emails, cant live without filters though!
- Google Docs – I tend to find myself switching between a desktop and laptop throughout the day. I keep my must have files that I’m working on in Docs and bang away at those wherever I am. Now with the new Google Docs mobile, watch out.
- Google Apps – I rock this for my corporate email setup. Its free, comes with all the features of Gmail, its free, the admin is accessible from anywhere, takes a minute to setup a new account or change details and its free.
- Google Reader – With one login I can access all the above, what more could you want? Reader ensures I stay fresh with all the news feeds I subscribe to in a clean interfaced app. If I’m on the road and want to reference an item I have stored, bang I can. And when its time to jet off to a far away land, the offline feature ensures I can keep on reading. Plus, I have a crush on those little yellow stars.
That was boring wasnt it? Part 2 is coming though, thats the one with all the cool apps.