- It can be dizzying to consider how many Slack channels I'm running congruently. But I wouldn't want to communicate any other way.
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.
- Discover Weekly is amazing at recommending music + sharing playlists with friends is super easy.
Product Hunt 4.0 is the best that has happened to Product Hunt yet. Easily one of my most favorite websites these days, and I see myself coming back daily to maintain my streak. I am at a 20 day streak now and I hope to see badges evolve with daily streaks - some sort of perks for people coming more often?
This update is super useful for people deciding whether or not to use a product. Sometime you want to do a deep dive into a product before deciding whether or not to use it.
The "😻 reviews" feature, as well as the "🔗 Around the Web" section makes this deep dive super easy.
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.
- Love this app. I love reading and surfing the internet. I use it to bookmark and store links that I come across through the day and save them to read later, especially when I'm commuting.This app has literally changed my life: https://medium.com/@manoj_g33k/h...
- At Whitesmith.co we use it for every project and it's awesome.I've begun using this even on personal projects where I'm the only team member. It helps me figure out what's next and recognize the progress I've made so far, which is critical when I feel stuck.
Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.
As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.
If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.
- Best password manager out there! Saves a lot of time every day! 🎉Because I don't want to remember any of my passwords.
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.
We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.
The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.
- I don't use LastPass because they are very intransparent and got hacked several times. My favorite is 1PassA great way to keep track of all my passwords across all devices and browsers.
It's definitely a leap to use a password manager. Actually it's a pain in the ass. but it's so worth it.
Passwords aren't going away any time soon so this is the only safe options for the near future. Get onto it.
If you're having trouble convincing your mainstream friends and family try this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgCHcuCw_RQ
LastPass means you never have to use the same password on multiple websites again. Use the handy features to share your passwords with other users and sync your work account so that you can easily onboard team members. User for yeasrs.
- I have a big habit of writing everything down (not enough RAM in my head) - so this Evernote definitely something I use every day!
Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!
Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.
- It's integrated into my browsers, and I use the standalone Mac app to check the content that I write (either email, support, blog posts, anything). It catches the simple things and I've been learning a lot from it. I wish it would integrate into other writing apps that I have.Great tool to correct your English if you write a lot of emails and blog posts for examples ;)
When you use grammarly, they put some kind of advert for youtube, so when you watch youtube videos, it will stop and their advert will start. Note, this is not a youtube ad, this is an ad directly from them.
The browser extension is a must have, but I regularly pass my emails through this, or draft them in it just to catch dumb mistakes and make noticeable grammar improvements on the fly
- If you're looking for a complete list of Mac essentials, it's on Setapp. Great bunch of apps I use every day.Great source! The curated list of exciting Mac apps. Highly recommended!
I've been using SetApp for more than a year and I have to say, it's become one of my favorite services.
I was skeptical about an app subscription service, but did the math and for Ulysses, Screens, and a few other must-have apps, it was worth its price.
To my surprise, it has actually become even more valuable, as I discover apps I wouldn't have otherwise used -- like Expressions and TablePlus -- or that I may have been weary about buying for their price (like Downie, a youtube-dl frontend that is great but not something I'd necessarily want to spend $20 on).
If you have already paid for some of the pricier apps in SetApp, it's "value" may not be as great -- but as time goes on and more major upgrades are released, it's something Mac users, especially power Mac users should definitely consider.
I love it.
First ever subscription model for macOS apps of different companies.
It's awesome, I regret purchasing many apps before.
- Eric Ebert made this productWe use Zenkit to build Zenkit. :) A project management suite for teams of all sizes. The productivity tools you need, when you need them.
Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.
Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!
- Utterly sublime. Things 3 is stunningly effective and, well, off the charts brilliant. GTD Task management on iOS, MacOS that gets thoroughly out of your way. FINALLY. There simply is no friction. Your time is maximized to DO instead of to fuss. Powerful, delightful, wholly advantagious for ease of use, value. Things 3 is truly a masterful tool. It has literally lept into my favorite apps of all time.
I've been a Things user since 2007. Within the last couple of years Things 2.0 started to feel stale, and I found myself exploring other alternatives. Yet I could never end up replacing it.
Thankfully, Things 3.0 comes out of nowhere with a completely redesigned experience that is fast, beautiful and it allows you to do everything with speed — the perfect recipe for a todo app.
This app feels like it belongs on iOS 11 even though it was launched weeks before the iOS 11 beta was announced. It's that good!
You still can't share tasks with others, but the great experience easily out weights that need.
I've used Things since 2010. It's the app I couldn't live without. To use it well, familiarize yourself with David Allen's "Getting Things Done" methodology.