Everybody has their favorite digital tools they use every day to make their lives easier. These are my top four that I can’t live without. All of these offer syncing between devices which makes them even more indispensable.
Trello is a great way to organize your to-do list. It is available as a web-based application or as a mobile app. It allows you to create boards with cards for various things you need to organize. Within the cards, you can create checklists, attach images or links, add due dates, and assign members. It also allows for comments if you are collaborating with others. Speaking of collaboration, Trello is a powerful tool for businesses or group projects when multiple people need to know what needs to be done, who needs to do the various tasks, and the progress made by other group members. Trello is free unless you need some of the more advanced features.
Want to know more about Trello’s useful features? Check out this post about Trello’s Calendar Power-up!
Google has really offered some competition for the Microsoft Office Suite. With Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive, you really don’t need to have the corresponding Microsoft products anymore. You can export documents from these programs as PDFs or in Microsoft Office format. I haven’t used Sheets or Slides as much as I’ve used Google Docs, but I feel like the average user would find them to be more than powerful enough to accomplish necessary tasks. One of the most beneficial features of Google Docs is real-time collaboration. And all of the tools sync with Google Drive (of course) so you work on whatever device you’d like!
Pocket is like your a filing cabinet for all of the information you’d like to keep around. You can save anything you find on the web with the very convenient browser extension. It even allows you to add tags without leaving your browser. I’ve used it for everything from coursework research to places I want to visit to recipes. Pocket also removes all the extraneous stuff from the pages you save so when you read the articles/pages, it is a nice, clean document. You can also listen to articles and change the font size and background color to make reading even easier. If you’d like to know more, here’s another post about some other features of Pocket.
Like most people, I use Pinterest for ideas and inspiration as well as for marketing. One cool feature of Pinterest that you might not know about is groups. Joining groups on Pinterest is a great way to connect with like-minded people and to find even more interesting pins! You can even use it for collaboration to plan a trip or event. The easiest way to find group boards is through PinGroupie.
I should also add that I really like to try out new applications, and my favorites tend to change up every so often. These are ones that I have used for a long time and can’t see anything replacing them in the future.
Let me know in the comments if there are any applications you think I would find useful or enjoy!