Our days are packed full of to-do lists, customer proposals, visiting clients, and so much more. Sometimes it feels like we can be busting ass from the minute we wake up in the morning until the second we fall asleep and still not have enough time in the day to get everything done.
Nowadays there are tons of productivity apps, businesses apps, and ‘get things done’ tools to help you better streamline your day. This is part one of my go-to apps I use everyday to get more done and kickass.
(reederapp.com) – Reeder is an awesome RSS app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you’re like myself, and wakeup every morning and read a ton of blogs, I suggest checking out this app. It has a very sleek, clean interface which makes reading posts that much more enjoyable. My favorite thing about Reeder is all of the social sharing options it gives you; post directly to Twitter or Facebook, email a post to a friend, and even the ability to save it to Instapaper (see below).
(Hootsuite.com) – I’ve spoken about using Hootsuite in previous posts. If any part of your day involves spending time on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites stop right now and go get yourself an account. Hootsuite is a social media dashboard for managing all of your networks in one place. It gives you the ability to post updates across different platforms simultaneously, schedule updates, and create lists of topics you’re interested in following. Not to mention there recently updated analytics.
#3: Google Chrome Browser
(google.com/chrome) – If you’re not using your internet browser as a means to be more productive it’s high time you start. Chrome is a lightweight, speedy browser w/ tons of power under the hood. The most powerful thing about chrome are its Google extensions. These are plug-ins you download specifically for your browser to quickly access other tools and pages you regularly use while online.
(instapaper.com) – Instapaper is really nothing more than a simple bookmark tool. It’s meant for you to save longer blog posts and internet articles for later reading. You can create folders to organize your saved articles, which helps you access a particular post more quickly. Instapaper has become a common sharing option among other third party apps as well. It has a Google chrome plugin, iPhone, iPad, and Android apps to boot. All this makes reading those saved articles very easy.
(springpadit.com)– Springpad is your best friend for saving any notes, ideas, and tons of other things. I’ve tried using Evernote a few different times but have found Springpad to be much more user friendly. I really love the ability to quickly categorize your thoughts or notes. They send you weekly updates reminding you of what you’ve saved and notify you if there are any updates you should be aware of ie a book you saved has dropped in price. It includes awesome iPhone, iPad, and Android apps along w/ a pretty great chrome extension. Never forget anything again!
(yammer.com) – Yammer ‘is the free private social network for your company.’ It’s pretty much a Facebook for your business. Each employee creates a profile and are able to share updates about what they are working on, links and videos to pertinent projects, and even send individual, private messages to any other coworker. This is the perfect tool for small teams that have remote employees or employees who travel often. We’re huge Yammer fans over at SoMeGo!
What tools are you using to get more done everyday?