Sarvasv Kulpati16 y/o who makes things.

What are some extremely simple products that you use everyday?

I'm looking for the products that are so obvious or simple that people usually don't make them, but fix such nagging problems that you still use them today.
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Alexander Isora πŸ¦„Founder @ Unicorn Platform Β· Written
    Ol' good Trello is a task tracking tool that always works for me. I also use Trello for public product roadmap (kudos to the Vote power-up making this possible).
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    Lorenzo FioriMarketing&SM Manager at Nanosystems Β· Written
    Can't live without at work :)
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    Pavan Sethi17building things. Β· Written
    It's crazy how such a simple tool can provide so much value in keeping your life organized.
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    • Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      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.

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    • chuchuDeveloper, Andela

      Trello has helped me organize my projects for a while now. Since I work as a software engineer. An example of my boards is sort of where I create tasks then I classify them according to their current position on the sprint. For example I have tasks in different cards such as Icebox, Backlog, Current Iteration and Done. I have set deadlines all ranging from 2 weeks to someday :(. Overall a great product!

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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Eric EbertMarketing and PR Β· Written
    Eric Ebert made this product
    Zenkit is a place to store and work on all the information we all collect over time. Organize projects, tasks, even your grocery list. It's super flexible.
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    • 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.

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    • 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!

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    Slite

    The note app for teams

    Thomas DIDIER6Marketing, Forest Admin 🌲 · Written
    Great UX
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    • Benjamin PipatCTO @ Seelk

      We've been using Slite for a few months and it finally solved our long research for the perfect knowledge sharing app :)

      The adoption by our team was impressive, and Slite makes our knowledge management a breeze

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    • Luc ChaissacDesigner

      We've been using Slite for few months, and we can't be more happy. Best benefit is that it's a perfect way to improve transparency inside our team and to onboard new teammates!

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    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Alexander Isora πŸ¦„Founder @ Unicorn Platform Β· Written
    I use Notion as: - Knowledge base - CRM - Todo list - Planning tool - Writing tool and I could not be happier!
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    FerminRP4Growth Hacker Β· Written
    I don't think the word 'simple' defines notion too well. I mean, it is designed for dummies, anyone can use it and is amazingly intuitive, so you could say that it looks simple. But daaaaaamn ... this thing is powerfull ... I've replaced most of the tools I used with notion. Notion has replaced for me: - Trello - Notepad / notepad.pw - Google docs (for some use cases like meeting minutes) - Airtable for light crms - Google keep for notetaking and todo lists - Pocket (not for every use case but when doing research on a subject) - Google sheets (for simple tables)
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    FishGame designer. Ubiquity team Β· Written
    I keep everything in it
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    • Rees VinsenFounder, CEO - Adduco

      HANDS DOWN πŸ™ŒπŸΌ THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANISATION AND RESOURCE WORKSPACE myself or my team have ever touched πŸ’―

      We're huge advocates of Trello, power-users of Slack, data-hungry Google Sheet/Doc fanatics and unloyal downloaders of many productivity, Wiki, task management and organisation apps. With my CTO I often mused the idea of building an all-in-one workspace for internal use that sat as our Pandora's box of goodies ranging from development wiki's, onboarding information and branding resources all the way to task management, meeting notes and even time tracking - lo and behold I stumbled across this gem of an app.

      We decided to run Notion for a week in tandem with Trello (for our highly-granular level project management) starting by spending an hour in the evening porting over info to populate a few spreadsheets, wikis etc. I also went ahead and threw personal pages up to trial it on an individual level. πŸ“Note: if you have a super high turnover of to-do's and an active team you won't find switching over from another app to be a lengthy process. After 6 years of managing a creative agency I reckon I have seen enough task management and organisation apps to last a lifetime, so take my thoughts here with that consideration.

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      After a week we drew the following conclusions:

      ⏱ We worked faster with Notion than we did with Trello, Evernote or even a physical whiteboard.

      πŸ“¦ Today I solely used Notion for the entire workday. This time last week I would have used Trello, Slack (sending meeting notes and memos), Google Sheets, Google Docs, the native OSX notes app and GithubWiki just to get my day ORGANISED!

      πŸ“š Managing client editorials, project budgets, to-do lists and even basic memos and planning has been a breeze. It's great as a lightweight CRM too.

      πŸ›  We were more organised than ever before. It's great to have a knowledge base for our products, plans and company sitting right amongst our task management tools.

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      We have also been left wanting for nothing (πŸ‘πŸΌ Congrats, Notion team) but dreaming of a few things:

      πŸ’΅ Beefier finance organisation/support. Integrations with Quickbooks, Xero maybe? Make it easier to build budgets and organise our money plans!

      πŸ—£ Room to annotate and collaborate on images/PDF's etc.

      πŸ” Function to lock pages so you can't edit, and the little hover tooltip to edit doesn't show up.

      🎨 Integration with design apps - Sketch, UXPin, etc. Many many many creatives will use this app and be left wanting in this area. Think: a creative agency collabs, annotates, refines, develops and more...keep them in Notion.

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      The TLDR: Notion 2.0 kicks a** and we'll be using it for a long long time in place of a myriad of other productivity apps and tools. You should too.

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    • I want to move from Evernote (I am a premium subscriber) to Notion, I really do but I don't think Notion wants me to. Whatever I am about to say, I say it with nothing but respect for Notion and in the hopes that it will continue to improve at the same pace.

      First, the good - Notion has the best note editing interface I've ever used. A close second might be OneNote (it's a high bar, mind you) and Bear. It combines the simplicity of Evernote or Markdown with the power of OneNote although, it is missing the ability to use handwriting and doesn't support iPad with Pencil just yet. When it does, it will be perfect. I also like that I can save code snippets. Why is this so hard for Evernote?

      Notion 2's tables, boards and other updates are huge. While I'm sure the in-built kanban board is not as feature complete as Trello, it should be more than enough for most projects. Same for tables. Airtable has a bunch of really cool advanced features but for most use cases, tables within Notion are just fine. Notion is on the right path and I am sure these features will only improve.

      Now for what I don't like - The price is definitely my number one complaint. I will happily pay for Notion when it can do everything that other apps can. Until then, why not let me stay connected to the product with a cheaper paid plan or a better free tier? I pay for Evernote but if I were to consider switching, I can't do so purely because Notion doesn't do a bunch of things that Evernote can (even though it does a lot of things that Evernote doesn't) - Chrome extension to clip articles, emails, images etc., powerful mobile app with business card and document scanning, iPad support etc.

      At $8 a month, it is more expensive than G Suite on a per-user basis. Why not give me 100 - 200 free blocks per month? Let me grow to love it. Let me build a workflow around it. Give me some incentive to tell my friends about it. When you have the features I want (I'm sure you're working on it), let me pay for it.

      Price aside, I would also like to see how Notion fairs for quick note-taking, It's designed to be a wiki-style product and I get that but I'm sure a LOT of people are using it for personal notes. I use Evernote to save one-line notes - phone numbers, quotes, URLs etc. Notion's wiki-style UX is too heavy duty for that kind of use. It would be really cool if there was a "scratchpad" or "quick notes" feature that was not as heavy duty. For these simpler notes, I don't want to organize them into pages, I just want to save them and may be tag them. Which brings me to another feature I could really use - tags. Why limit users to only folders? Why not allow users to just tag notes?

      I could go on but ultimately, I won't be switching to Notion right now, even though I really want to. Cost is too prohibitive but I'm sure I'll be on the hunt for future updates.

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    Grammarly

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    Mark RufPdM, Taivara Β· Written
    Shows me where I make spelling and grammar mistakes. It even offers suggestions that I can edit to in just a click or two.
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    Camp OliviaLoving cool things in this world! Β· Written
    Great online software! Helps me a lot with my digital marketing! I'm using Grammarly when I was typing this comment!
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    This is a brilliant app, really helpful, feel more confident with my writing because of it.
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    • Robert MelkonyanCo Founder - Profunders Club

      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.

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    • Philip V. ArielFounder and Owner, Philipscom

      No doubt this is a wonderful and useful tool to the online writers and bloggers.

      I appreciate the team for making this possible for millions of users around the world.

      Thanks

      Philip

      #pvariel

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    Slack for Mac

    A new, improved Slack desktop app for Mac

    Furkan DemirbasProduct Developer at Datapare Β· Written
    Super easy!
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    Savelii KovalenkoMarketing Manager, CleverPumpkin Β· Written
    I like it has many other programs integration support. We use YouTrack, Zendesk, Gmail, GitHub etc. It saves a lot of time and makes everything more transparent.
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    • Veli BahΓ§eciGrowth Hacker & Digital Marketing Expert

      When I use the platform for my mac, it makes other applications to slow. It is taking most the capacity of ram!

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    • Michael HuggettiOS Developer, FnS-Labs

      Don't want a white background within messaging window. Found a hack but have to redo every time a new update comes out.

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    Docsify

    Free In-depth email tracking for salespeople

    pretty nice and easy tools for email management and tracking. had to move from Inbox by google to Gmail but it worth
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    • Vladimir ObrizanExpert in Reliable Software

      Really cool product to score leads: who is more interested in emails I sent. It is much easier to select leads among 100s of recepients, whom I should call first: obviously, those people who engage more with my presentations and docs.

      Docsify is a must-have email marketing tools for those who close deals.

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    • Naman BhutaniSales Specialist

      I recommend using Docsify, it's a great tool and have got one of the best customer support.

      I was finally able to replace HubSpot's plug-in with a much powerful platform, Docsify!

      Great work guys and keep rocking.

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    TimeCamp

    Automatic time tracking made easy

    Ola RybackaSocial media freak, blogger Β· Written
    Time tracking is extremely helpful when in need to increase productivity! Know how much time you spent on each task and analyze the reports. TimeCamp is also available for all the platforms and devices, and the versions synchronize perfectly!
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    • Permana JayantaI'm simple man

      I use TimeCamp's manual time track. My workflow usually:

      - When I want to work on a certain task, for example Project-A, set the timer

      - Focus on that task

      - Turn of the timer when its done.

      One feature that I've not found at other time tracker is TimeCamp allow you to move your tracked time. For example, you accidentally work on task Project-B when you set the timer to Project-A. TimeCamp allow to move your time from Project-A to Project-B.

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    • tom maurielloowner, thinkscreen.is

      I have probably used a dozen different time tracking apps & processes.

      Recently I had need to track a lot of time & task details on a couple of projects. The issue with most time tracking tools is if they do not exist within your existing software set, it can be a drag to use yet another app. My one exception to this rule is a standalone mobile app which TimeCamp provides.

      Currently I am using (and demoing) the free single user license and I have entered about two weeks of time I had been jotting down in a notebook. Time entry is quick, intuitive and flexible with ample room for notes.

      There is a companion desktop and downloadable versions which allow you to upgrade for a broader feature set plus integrations and other bells & whistles.

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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    I started using a year back, an amazing tool for making notes in a sorted manner, Evernote premium helps to sync data across all devices.
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    mCartmCart by Mavatar Β· Written
    I was an early adopter of Evernote eons ago and for work and personal use it is still my go-to. I just think it's so easy and not a lot of fluff compared to other notes/organization apps that just try to add feature after feature. More features isn't always a good thing, it's only good if they're improving user experience. I think for fast notes and remembering items, Evernote is the way to go.
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    I use Evernote for the following purpose - 1. To make an every day TO-DO list. 2. I have made separate NoteBooks for sorting up my notes. 3. NoteBook example - Goals, programming, office task, health, WebTools, Finance, Reading etc.
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    • Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      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!

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    • David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      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.

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    Paste

    Clipboard history manager for your Mac

    Great UI, easy to use. Simple concept but useful for a wide variety of situations.
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    • Mike CoutermarshCode @ GitHub

      I set clipboard history to unlimited and can quickly search/find old code snippets. If I ever need to remember something, I just copy it then can find it later.

      I've used a quite a few of these and Paste is by far my favorite.

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    • Simon Brombergsbromberg.com

      I rarely shell out money for any kind of software, but while there are great free alternatives (e.g. Flycut), I haven't seen anything close to the performance / usability / UI in Paste. For $10, great deal.

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    Workflowy

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    I use workflowy as a tool for getting things done(GTD).
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    • Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

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    • Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

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    Numi

    A beautiful calculator app for Mac

    Alexander Isora πŸ¦„Founder @ Unicorn Platform Β· Written
    Numi is a very simple yet mega powerful app to quickly crunch some numbers. Highly recommended 😌
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    • Michal SubelBuilding digital products

      I have this app launched almost all the time and reaching out for it for any ad-hoc calculation needs. I love how forgiving the input is allowing me to mix text and numbers and still get the right result. One of my essential tools.

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    • NiravLove to explore new meaningful products

      Love every bit. From simple design to the capabilities that it has. I generally travel around and inbuilt currency converter comes in very handy. The latest build is awesome where it lets me save and retrieve the files on need basis.

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  13. Sergio MatteiStudent maker and founder Β· Written
    I love opening a new browser tab and seeing how much of the day remains. It's oddly motivating.
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    1-on-1 Meeting Assistant

    Have the best 1-on-1 meetings with your team.

    Shay HoweCo-founder of Lead Honestly Β· Written
    Shay Howe made this product
    Lead Honestly is my go to for team management, specifically as a leader. It helps facilitate all of our 1-on-1 meetings, provides a pulse of how the team is doing, and tracks action items we need to do.
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    • We've been using LeadHonestly for the better part of this year after moving from another service. We're a small tight-knit team of 10-ish people. That familiarity led to assumptions and the same two people getting together are going to quickly run out of new ideas of things to talk about.

      LeadHonestly provides us the opportunity to explore those unspoken assumptions and makes for better relationships all around.

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    • Zain JeddyProduct Manager

      My manager utilized this tool for over a dozen of our 1x1's, each of which have led to juicy discussions with no time wasted. Our 30 min 1x1's have all been straight to the point to really get the core of where I'm at in my role. Answering LeadHonestly's questions has been a very effective method to vocalize my thoughts to my manager and as a result strengthened our relationship.

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  15. Kay KimDesigner at Jakincorp, Korea. Β· Written
    Kay Kim made this product
    If you are crypto trader, you can't live without this.
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    Speechify Gen 0.1

    Read faster, stay focused & absorb more - Create Audiobooks

    Adelaida Diaz-RoaCo-founder @ Nomo FOMO Β· Written
    Simply click 'option' key twice and it'll read anything you have highlighted at any speed you'd like! Great for getting through emails, articles and anything else you might need. Also works on your phone and in other languages :) Huge time saver, like listening to a Podcast or an Audible at 2x speed!
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    • This product has helped me so much with college! I use it for my readings when I am feeling overwhelmed or anxious about not being able to do all the readings, or when I want to be productive on my walks to and from home, at the gym, etc. Awesome product and I love that it works in Spanish as well!

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  17. Meghdoot Dhameliya made this product
    because i hate repeating my self to write boilerplate code again and again, i love the this online tool to generate templated code
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    WeCheck

    Get things done consistently, correctly and safely βœ…

    Hao TangSoftware Maker Β· Written
    Hao Tang made this product
    WeCheck is a simple checklist app that can help you increase your productivity. I'm using it everyday to check things before going to work, leaving office, self reflection & improvement, managing my teams and projects, ...
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    • This app helped me a lot for my work. Thanks to it, I stopped forgetting my id badge and other stuff beforing going to work or cooking meals.

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  19. Camp OliviaLoving cool things in this world! Β· Written
    A FREE software that has rich built-in templates, theme options and clip art for creating interesting mind maps, fishbone diagrams, and timelines! No drawing skills required.
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  20. HyperOfficeMarketing Manager Β· Written
    Simple image editor. More useful than Paint and less cumbersome than Photoshop.
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