(…or would you believe 3x?) This week: The coolest new (and old) productivity apps and hacks.
Here are some of the apps and resources we talked about in this week’s show:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen J. Covey
Before you can be productive, you need to decide what’s important. This book—and in particular, the “four quadrants” principle we talk about in the show—are very helpful for that. There is a bit of religious underpinning (in case you’re an atheist or something), but I think you’ll find that most of the principles translate regardless of your spiritual (or non-spiritual) persuasion. A classic.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas.
“Capture what’s on your mind.”
“LastPass securely remembers your passwords so you don’t have to.”
This is a *very* cool script I ran across that allows you to compose and send a Gmail email without having to see you Inbox!
An extremely useful tool for synchronizing, comparing and backing up files. I’ve used it for a long time. Their fully functional Trial Period is ridiculously generous, and if you like it, the software is only about $45 bucks. But you can probably use the trial version for weeks or months before deciding. 🙂
Slack bills itself as “a messaging app for teams.” In short, it helps you communicate on projects and day-to-day operations without having to dip into email!
Per their website, “Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.”
Creative Cloud is the center of my multimedia universe. No joke. It ain’t perfect, but it’s the best all-around suite of multimedia tools I’ve run into, and it’s all in one place. The subscription model—which I resisted at first—actually gives you access to a huge number of apps, as well as updates as soon as they happen.
If you’ve decided you want Creative Cloud and would like to do me a solid, please CLICK HERE to sign up. They say they’ll send me a few bucks! 🙂