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10 Apps & Tools for Maximizing Personal Efficiency

Andrea Margutti

Here is the list:
1. Organize your email: Sanebox
2. Keep track of all your notes: Evernote
3. Store your documents in the cloud: Dropbox
4. Prioritize your to-do list: Action Method
5. Assemble your travel plans: TripIt
6. Automatically transcribe your voice-mail messages: YouMail
7. Consolidate your social network accounts: HootSuite
8. Communicate in real time with your whole team: Yammer
9. Stay fit: miCoach
10. Sleep better: iSleep

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  • Paige Costello

    Trello for prioritizing your to do list!

  • Cindy Daoust

    Great list! Thank you.
    Note that Action Method is no longer accepting users and they're discontinuing it. :(

    • Andrea Margutti

      about action method I have from a lot...since I read a book about from scot I have not realize that it was close, I just go into if I click on link...sorry!!!

  • Jackie Ramirez

    Fantastic! Thanks Andrea, I use Evernote for almost everything. But I would love to explore all the other ones.

    • Andrea Margutti

      dropbox is really good to share for work or even with friends, I use it to share pics/viedeo/movies... with some friends we like to share moves into a shared folder, when it's your turn you have to upload a movie you think it's good to be seen, it's a nice way to watch movie never seen before ;-)

  • Jon Rapp

    how many apps would an app have, if an app could, app would, should

  • lharlowdion

    Not a great list.

    Better list:
    Email: Mailbox
    Notes: Evernote
    Docs: GDrive
    Personal Docs/sharing files with friends: Dropbox
    To Do's: Asana
    Travel Plans: Find a friend and go places with them.
    VoiceMail: Make sure no one leaves you a voice mail ever!! Hang up and text me if you don't get me if your name doesn't start with Dad, Mom or Grandpa.
    Social Network: HootSuite is good if you're pressed. But who has time. Limit Facebook. Twitter is for work, no one wants to follow your personal life. And Linkedin has it's advantages if you're actively looking for a job, clients, or business partners. Everything else can disappear.
    Communicate with your whole team: Gchat. Yammer is a terrible product.
    Stay fit: Do yoga (possibly with help from YouTube) or go to the gym. AlphaTrainer or Nike Training are good substitutes for miCoach, but it's really personal preference.
    Sleep better: Get a routine. Stick with it. Practice meditation. Have fewer apps.

    Pay your friends back: Venmo
    Banking/Finances: Mint

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Thanks for the extra ideas and feedback. I'm looking into good options for taking notes and spinning ideas off co-workers.

    • Andrea Margutti

      about action method I have it from a lot...since I read a book written by scott I have not realize that it was close, I just go into if I click on link...sorry!!!

  • Hillary Newman

    Great list! Can't wait to try these out.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'm going to check out Yammer. Thanks! What have you tried out?

    • Andrea Margutti

      I already use everyday:
      dropbox (this is my referral if you want to try it ..., hootsuite
      and evernote...

      for file transferring "we transfer" is good (if you want to send quickly big files without setting nothing...just send and forget)

      action method is a good way to take your productivity under control...but I use on analogical similar: moleskine! ;-)

      I'll try sanebox (even if I'm ok with sparrow)

      ciao! ;-)

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        I am super analog. I do post-its and a notebook. But I'd like to start trying things like Asana or Wunderlist to manage team relationships.