In this post I’ll be sharing the apps, websites and tools I use on a daily basis. What’s the point? Well, I’d like to look back to this lineup on a yearly basis and see whether I can improve the way I work online.
Moreover, maybe you’ll find a new app/website listed here and you’ll decide to try it out based on my recommendation.
Software & Online Apps
Day One – where I keep my personal journal.
Trello X – visually organize my business and personal life.
Dropbox – backups of my work files and sharing with the rest of my family and team.
Evernote – save any important (or trivial) pieces of information I come across for perusal at a later stage.
Chrome – my favourite browser (including many awesome extensions).
1Password – no more lost passwords.
Skype – video conversations (masterminds, family, team).
Sunrise – calendar app.
FreeFileSync – backups to offline drives.
Recordit – quick screencasts saved as GIFs.
Sublime Text – text editor.
Snagit & Awesome Screenshot – Screenshots and simple annotations.
Cloudup – easy uploading and sharing of any kind of file. I use it exclusively for temporary shares as it has no organisation facilities and is still in beta.
Slack – real-time communication with my team.
MAMP Pro – local server.
Camtasia + Screenflow – screencasts.
Audacity – recording podcasts.
SizeUp – arranging windows on Mac.
Garage Band – editing podcasts.
Transmit – FTP.
Alfred – find and open files and apps faster.
Hazel – automated organisation for Mac.
Avira – antivirus for Mac.
Backblaze – online backups for my laptop.
Boomerang for Gmail – scheduled sending and email reminders.
MailPlane – manage all my Gmail accounts from one app.
Tweetdeck – management of multiple Twitter profiles.
Focusatwill – online app providing streaming music that aids productivity.
Time Machine – wireless backups to a Time Capsule when I’m not on the road.
Strava – Monitoring my cycling and running.
Todoist – todo lists.
WordPress – CMS powering all my websites.
Pocket – all clipped articles go to Pocket first, then I save the ones I want to keep in Evernote.
Photoshop – image editing.
Bartender – lets you organize your menu bar apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender’s Bar.
Blogo – desktop blog publisher.
Cornerstone – management of WordPress.org SVN plugin repositories.
SourceTree – management of Bitbucket Git repositories.
WordPress – all my sites run on this CMS.
ManageWP – multi site management and downtime notifications to my phone.
GrandPerspective / DaisyWheel – cleaning out big files on my laptop.
Calibre – ebook format conversions.
Plex – Media Server
iSkysoft iTube Studio – recording videos from YouTube and Vimeo.
Ecamm Call Recorder for Skype – does what it says.
IFTT & Zapier – online task automation.
Workflowy – lots of lists and quick notes, in the process of moving away from it.
Canva – faster and simpler designing when compared to Photoshop.
Facebook – connects me to several groups revolving around my interests.
Messenger – Chatting with Facebook friends without the distractions of Facebook.
Quora – when I need a complex question answered.
Goodreads – discover new books to read.
IMDB – movie reviews.
AirBNB – renting apartments when traveling.
YouTube – how to videos and publishing through the WP Mayor and WP RSS Aggregator channels.
Vimeo – private video uploads
Twitter – my source of quality real-time news (rarely used).
Pinterest – mainly private boards where I save handy image-based data such as wish lists for products. (rarely used)
LinkedIn – maintaining a professional network (don’t get much value from this though, so rarely used).
Flickr – my photography (stagnant account at the moment)
- Awesome Screenshot
- Evernote Clipper
- Hola VPN
- Chrome Cast
Spotify Premium – no more need for an MP3 collection.
Calm.com – music for focus and meditation.
Of course I use a ton of other apps, websites and software during a typical day, however these are the ones that are most important to me. Am I missing out on anything you use? Let me know in the comments.