Interested in products that have actually changed :your: life, not just recommendations on what you think might help someone change their life.
- Again, I'm a long time user of Grammarly. It has worked wonders. Helps me iron out the smallest of errors in my documents and bring out something that is pitch-perfect.I've been using the chrome extension for a month now, and I can confirm it's actually pretty good. I'm not paying for premium (I use Hemingway Editor for advanced grammar checking), but the free features are really useful and well designed. In addition to spelling and minor grammar checks, you can also double click a word to get a definition, which has become one of my favourite features.
- The better version of reminders, with calendar integration, flawless cross-platform cloud syncing and more. I use Things to organise pretty much everything I do, allowing for my concentration to lay on other things, whilst not fearing to forget events, due dates, etc.
- The most productivity app is Evernote I’m not sure how I lived my life before Evernote. I would always scribble notes on notebooks, post-it notes, and floating pieces of paper. After I finished taking notes I would simply stack the notes in my closet. Eventually, I had a closet full of knowledge that was inaccessible. All I can hope for is that someone in the future would sort through my mess and find a hidden gem. Only after I started using Evernote I was able to build upon my ideas. Evernote acts as a second-brain. You can easily store your ideas in Evernote from anywhere Evernote notes are synced in the cloud. Write your random inspirations while on the bus, then elaborate on your scribbles at your desktop. While Evernote is great for writing ideas down, the source of great knowledge comes from books. I found that Evernote Web Clipper simply did not provide the web research tools I needed. As Evernote Web Clipper saves the entire bulk page instead of just the sentences I need. And only provides basic colored highlighting.
- Instapaper is my preferred alternative to Pocket for reading lists. It's completely free, and there's all these really cool hidden features, like a speed reading mode, and IFTTT integration so I can sync my highlighted text to an Evernote document. It has less features than Pocket, but still does everything I could ever want.