Thought I would share some of the software applications I use to make my daily life run more smoothly. I believe they will for many of you as well. They are all multiplatform, which is a requisite for me and most of you reading this.
KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices. Not the prettiest, but function over form wins when it comes to secure password management. Store the data file in a Dropbox folder, and you always have up-to-date passwords on any of your devices. keepass.info
Dropbox is a free (2GB+) service lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again! Always have your passwords synced. (See Keepass above.) www.dropbox.com
Evernote says their application “makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.” Throw it in Evernote (type it, speak it, email it, scan it, take a photo in it, clip it with a browser extension), find it easily whether you organize it or not. Currently, I have 3262 “notes”, somewhat organized, tagged and in Notebooks. www.evernote.com
Todoist is one of many TO DO apps available. To-do-list and task management apps are subjective by nature. After trying many over several years, I have been using Todoist for nearly two years and just renewed the “Premium” version for another year. It simply fits the way I work very well. Has a very good addon for MS Outlook. It runs 13 platforms including iOS, Windows, Chrome + more. www.todoist.com
These applications are nearly indispensable for me at work, and they make managing documents, receipts, and other personal information a breeze as well.
Give them a try. I will be surprised if you don’t find them useful.
Bonus tip: Give Microsoft’s OneNote a try. Easily capture ideas, whatever form they come in. Type, handwrite, or sketch your thoughts. Clip links and webpages, insert photos and videos, embed tables, and attach files. All your notes, on all your devices, all up-to-date, and it’s free!