I love three things.
Actually, I love more than three things, but for epic blog intro’s sake, let’s say three.
- I love getting things done
- I love my MacBook Pro.
- I love this list of apps
These are the apps that boost my productivity every day:
I probably don't need to say much about Evernote. You probably already use it. Every blogger on earth talks about it. It's my bread and butter. My peanut butter and jelly. My...OK, I'm done now.
I love ommwriter for its distraction free elegance. This is truly a brilliantly conceived software. Customize the click sound of your typing, the style of music, and the background of your choice. There's no better app for getting lost in your writing.
Looking for a boost in your productivity? Time yourself. Seriously. I get more done in a single, 25 minute stretch than I do entire days sometimes. Time yourself on a project and don't do anything else but that one task for as long as you set your timer. Focus Booster is brilliant.
|Kindle For Mac
Have I mentioned how much I love the Kindle? When I'm not reading my actual Kindle, I go with the mac version. It has a great UI and syncs with my other devices. A great way to do some quick, midday reading.
Buffer is my most recent obsession. I love Twitter but it is also quite a time-suck. With Buffer you can space out your tweets to hit at different times. With the Chrome extension, this makes it easy to tweet great articles I find on the web throughout the day.
Action Method is my current task management app. I love the look, feel, and focus on action. I like to experiment with new task apps so I'm not sure how long I'll keep this, but for now, it's a winner.
Chrome is the best web browser ever. The web url/search bar is amazing and the extensions you can add via the chrome store are essential. I use Buffer, Evernote, Send to Kindle, Rdio, & Stumble Upon
As you know, I love Google Reader. This new desktop app creates an even better experience to me. Same Google Reader shortcuts. Send articles to Evernote & Twitter. Brilliant. Only thing I would add is some Buffer integration.
If I want to save blog articles for later reading, I save them to Instapaper. All my instapaper articles go straight to my Kindle. That way I can read them later in a distraction free setting. A huge productivity booster because I don't feel pressured to read every blog instantly.
Though I've tried, I've never been happy with Apple Mail. Recently I bought Sparrow and I've been loving it. It has a great 'social network' feel to it and it works like a peach. I think I've found my email app for life.
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