Being productive on the internet can be very easy as long as you have the right tools. In this weekly guide I go over my favorite tools and applications that allow me to get things done. This guide will be covering everything: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android (free and paid). Productivity is vital if you’re going to survive in this internet revolving world. Here are some tips and tricks I have learned over the years, and don’t forget to leave any suggestions in the comment section below.
In a past guide we covered CloudApp, a very fast file sharing app. While CloudApp is a great app, their new pricing might steer you another way. I have found a new app that works just like CloudApp, and it is free. Droplr allows you to share any file, fast. Like CloudApp, you can upload files by just dragging them to the menubar icon, and you can also take screenshots with a hot key. While CloudApp definitely has the better UI, Droplr works just as well. Droplr is ad supported (pretty ads), and even has features like free custom domain support. Files are shared through a URL, automatically copied to your clipboard. For a look at other cool features, check out Droplr’s website.
Things used to run my life. I tracked all of my to-dos in there, but recently I have stumbled onto something better. Wunderlist is Things stripped down, in a good way. After using Wunderlist I have realized how annoying Things was. Wunderlist allows me to easily track my to-dos, without any annoying inconveniences. You can set up projects, but their is a centralized inbox where all of your to-dos are aggregated. You can check them off or star them, to make them higher on your list. If your getting tired of Things, give Wunderlist a shot.
Quiet Read allows me to store URLs for websites I want to view later. You can do this easily by dragging URLs, from Safari, to the menubar icon. Later, you can view the URLs or export them services like Instapaper or Delicious. If you have a lot of stories to read, and not enough time to read the stories, give Quiet Read a shot!
Your Ultimate Guide To Productivity is a weekly column by Jake Smith explaining tools and tips to keep your life organized and productive, in this busy web world. Check back next weekend, for the next part.