This week we’ve already looked at what methods you use to get yourself on the pathway to productivity – whether it be paper, software or web-based in nature. As mentioned, no matter which way you go the options seem endless. (Yes, even those who use paper have a variety of options to choose from…)
Let’s say you use a software solution. The website Priacta has listed a ton – an exhaustive list – of productivity software solutions (and another list of web-based solutions as well) to choose from.
So, WorkAwesome readers, which one (if any) do you use…or have you used?
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A few things, actually. Evernote for keeping track of notes and daily progress/checklist/to-do type things. Yast.com for timesheet/project time management. Also of course Remember the Milk (in any of its versions). ANd Google Docs for storing all my documents in the cloud. I’m a huge “in the cloud” guy. These kinds of things make it so much more convenient. Those are my favorites and the most useful.
I use to do from outlook for small/medium projects and project pier for big projects
I used the Outlook and still using it as corporate tool. Yet it does not help much to do multiple task management, manage many emails. I recently found a tool named VisioTask, that is an extension to Outlook. Designers used a new principle – it helps to organize my emails by my key tasks. It also support GTD to get all tasks and then arrange them in a perspective vew. Quite cool one.
I use clockingit.com for time tracking and rudimentary project planning. Evernote for some notes. And I’m still looking for a good todo list manager that would stick and work for me — until then, I’m doing it the old-fashioned way with pencil and paper.
OmniFocus is my primary tool.
Postbox handles my email well and its OF integration makes it the best choice for me.
Dropbox and Evernote keep the things I need at my fingertips wherever I am.
Ik use iCal for personal activities and Google Docs with a simple list of items for collaborative things.
Ok guys…the most brilliant productivity invention ever = actionmethod.com
Also check out their book “Making Ideas Happen.”
Flat out changed my life!
I’ve tried various things but now work with my whiteboard, a paper notebook, Google Docs, and Google Calendar. I try very hard to keep my system extremely simple. I am also experimenting with using Highrise for tracking interactions with potential clients.
I’ve heard of a lot of success for people with different styles using both Remember the Milk and Evernote, though.
What an awesome list, thanks for sharing it!
I’m still finalizing my TODO application but I’m down to trying OmniFocus. Things is also awesome so it’s really just between the two of them.
PostBox for email b/c it just works and the integration between Things or OmniFocus rocks.
DropBox to sync items/backup all current client work across multiple machines.
Billings for time tracking/invoicing.
I’m GTD positive and my lovely tool is called NirvanaHQ – http://nirvanahq.com.
I use gtdify to manage my projects and actions..
1. Things for Mac (sync with iPhone) http://culturedcode.com/things/
Evernote on my Mac, PC, and iPhone
Dropbox on my Mac, PC, and iPhone
Zoho apps for just about anything else
Gmail and calendar, contact sync on iPhone
Personal: Things / Evernote
Team Collaboration: can’t go past Teambox.
I am using:
– Tracks for my todo lists
– Evernote for my notes
– Stickies (http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/) to put on my screen
– Freemind for mind mapping
– FengOffice (local hosted) for my professional projects as it includes time tracking
– XWiki for all procedures.
Well, too many tools, it seems.
37signals bundle of four webapps is great for our small business to be collaborate and keep track of everything that’s going on with our 300+ clients.
Otherwise, Things on Mac is pretty good, although it REALLY needs to be over the air sync with the desktop app from ANYWHERE as well as with a web interface.
Best productivity tool ever: 1Password for Mac or Roboform for PC, not “productivity tools” per se, but password managers are life-savers.
Lastly, a razor blade letter opener. $1.49 and saves a bundle of time on opening mail.
– Apple Mail, Address Book, iCal + MobileMe (http://me.com)
– HotGloo (http://hotgloo.com)
– Projecturf (http://projecturf.com)
– Billings (http://marketcircle.com/billings)
– Zootool (http://zootool.com)
– Passpack (http://passpack.com)
– Netvibes (http://netvibes.com)
And not to forget:
– Tweetdeck (http://tweetdeck.com)
Still using Netvibes ? Nice. Why not shifting to Google Reader?
1. Tudumo : excellent GTD software.
2. Evernote : for notes
We use ClockingIt.com to track our time, productivity and projects.
&#@*(!ing Mac users.
http://teuxdeux.com for GTD (cannot beat it, although the promised iPhone app is very needed)
OneNote 2010 + Outlook 2010 for everything else.
My life savers are:
Pen + Paper for urgent TODOs
Feng Office for task management and time tracking (synced with my phone)
1) MS Outlook for work (big user of the flags)
2) Todoist.com for personal
I also use Evernote but I don’t really see that as a “productivity tool”, it’s just sort of a place to capture everything for reference later.
Evernote on PC and Android
SugarSync on PC and Android
Google Mail and calendar synced on Android
Currently using Fruitful Time TaskManager and NoteKeeper but the UI isn’t very pretty. It’s a little too colorful.
Downloading Tracks now.
Have been looking for better (free is good atm) productivity desktop software. Thanks!
Very cool, very robust.
I use Evernote everyday. It is great at keeping track of notes and checklist type of things.
Well, I hate using pen to write down and rewrite again. Too many tools are boring for me as it needs to sync data there. I use just one that supports my tasks lists, emails and notes management as well as files. All my data about my tasks is in one tool. It helps me to concentrate on work done rather than technical arrangements. The one named VisioTask, http://www.Visiotask.com. Check for yourself, it might be useful for you as well.
-I use Evernote of course !!!
-Also Freemind when it comes to making plans or taking notes.
Among the softwares which deliver good mind mapping services, I have just found that one : http://connected-mind.appspot.com/
-Also, I use a lot google calendar (is it worth mentioning? )