- Slack has become my most frequently used app recently. We have a remote team so we use Slack to communicate. I can be anywhere and still talk to everyone. Sometimes, when I need a break, I take my son to the park but I can still respond to messages as if I was at my desk.Great platform for Professional Communication. It's quite addictive and excellent to handle.I just wish the creators soon add the widgets on mobile platforms such as this iOS and Android for a great flow of work and can get notified on the go.Slack works great especially if you are working remote. You can organize your channels to a different team/departments, task/focus and random silliness. Get notified and keep everything under a thread to easily read past messages or do a Search!
I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.
I was one of the first users of inbox and use it every single day. It helps organize my mail in such a way that improves my productivity. The ability to add reminders is a real plus.
It took me just 4 days to get used to it coming from traditional gmail desktop tool.
But once I could manage the initial learn curve, it really improved my productivity specially with reminders, smart suggested answers and how it groups different kinds of emails automatically.
- Easily my most used to plan any and every event I have. The design is so easy on my eyes (compared to iOS Calendar..blah). More recently, I've started using the "Goals" feature which I love how it's included in the planning.
I use Google Calendar to schedule my day and to plan all the events and meetings. There is one great option for - Google Calendar integration with TMetric, this allows me to track time spent on various activities
Holding out until the end of the year when the new desktop design should be appearing
- Sadly there's no Android app, but thew PWA is pretty good so it's fine :)
- Not everyone listens to podcasts, but as someone who regularly switches between Android (current) and iOS Pocket Casts provides an awesome, reliable experience that I can access anywhere (including the web for a one time fee).I've used Pocket Casts on Android as my podcatcher of choice since it first launched. It does everything I need it to (automated chronological playlist, auto delete listened-to podcasts, skip x time at the start of a particular podcast (sorry Tim Feriss)) and a few more things besides (playback speed per podcast etc...). The devs have always been responsive and pleasant to deal with which helps a lot too.
This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.
Great product to get focus in a world of noise
I've loved Medium for a long time - in fact I still hear from people (other authors wanting to link/interview me, prospective clients, etc.) every singe month directly from my very first Medium post.
Medium on mobile is...so-so. Much better than the original app, but the nature of a content network means there's a ton to fit on a small screen's UX.
My only real issue with the app is the writing interface (which should be Medium's strongest point if the website is any indication). It's reminiscent of the beloved Medium writing interface, but some of the features
I've used many blog editors out there, and none has proven to be as easy and user friendly as Medium.
- Great email app - smooth, and stylish, and works well for multiple accounts. Easy swipe options, combined inboxes, quick actions, syncs with calendar, simple snoozing, and pinning for important emails.
This has quickly become one of my most frequently used apps. It also just feels a lot healthier to read these than Facebook posts or 'same story different day' news articles.
I wrote a full review of Blinkist on my blog, here: http://www.daveenjoys.com/blinkist-staying-current-break-neck-world/
- I use this app to control our security system, locks, temperature. Love it. With an Alarm.com-enabled security system, you can monitor and control your home or business in real-time and from anywhere - from your iPhone, iPad, or your Apple Watch.
I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.
But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.
If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.
- Turns my commute from excruciatingly boring to educational and enlightening. Simple, functional podcast client.
I am using this app in every commutes. It has some handy features as the 'jump silences' in podcast that can make you win up to 5 min per podcast