We recently posted a discussion question on LinkedIn ("The eLearning Guild" group) that resulted in some great responses that we thought would be worthy of sharing. The question we asked the community was, "What are your favorite "Productivity" apps or tools?"
Responses included apps for phones, desktops, Macs and iPad. Here they are in no particular order:
- Checklist. Create a checklist on anything and share it with anyone.
- Google queues. A full-featured task manager for your Google Account™ and Google Apps™ account!
- Nirvana. Organize your projects and life online.
- Nozbe. Web-based time- and project-management application for busy people and teams.
- Remember the Milk. Create tasks and share with peers. Also syncs with devices.
- Ta-da lists. Make lists for yourself or share them with others.
- Teux Deux. Browser to do app that syncs with iphone.
- ToDoist. Leading online task manager.
- WorkFlowy. Fit your whole brain onto a single piece of paper.
- bit.ly. A simple URL shortener.
- dotEPUB. Convert any webpage into an e-book.
- Google Chrome Extensions like Quick Note (The quickest way to take notes). Also check out these 10 free apps specifically for increased productivity.
- Also see Firefox Add-ons for similar tools.
- Things Mac. Also comes in Things iPhone and Things iPad.
- Typinator. Makes every writing job two times quicker.
- Evernote. Great tool for note taking. Syncs with mobile devices and tablets.
- Skype. For all your communication needs...
- Quiet for Mac. Alters the whole mac environment to encourage you to focus on 1 thing at a time.
- Toodledo. Personal Task Manager, iPhone app and web version kept beautifully in sync.
- On The Job. Easy time tracking/invoice software.
- Fantastical. Natural language parsing for new calendar appointments.
- Spotify. Create and share music/playlists.
- 1Password. No more remembering any passwords for all of the thousand sites you visit.
- Hazel. Seemless automatic file management in the background.
- Dropbox. How did we live before dropbox???
- Wunderlist. It’s a list, that's it. Nothing more and that's what makes it so amazing. It syncs between applications and you can have as many lists as you like.
- Peak meetings. Great app for meeting notes.
- Dictation. It records and transcribes what you are saying.
And, we are only scratching the surface. There are so many more...here are two great blogs that list an additional 32 apps:
7 Apps For Writing On Your iPhone
25 Productivity apps for iPhone