3. Save your ideas in Evernote
Evernote has been around for a long time and holds a pretty good grip on the note taking market. It’s no wonder either – they’ve had a lot of time to perfect their service. The user interface is stripped down, letting you create notes with ease, whether it’s audio, photos, text or handwritten notes. Evernote saves any idea you might conjure up but never gets in your way.
Tech giant Google is on Evernote’s heels (sort of) with Google Keep. While Evernote offers far more depth at the moment, Keep does have integration with Google Drive which is a compelling argument for heavy Google users.
4. Communicate better with Slack
Whether you’re trying to improve communication within your team or want to better track the social media feeds tied around your company, Slack is an absolute must-have. At first glance, it might look like a group chat client, but Slack boasts impressive depth, allowing you integrate not just social media feeds, but services like Asana, GitHub and Google Docs, to name a few. These integrations are limited to a maximum of five in the free version, with more features piling on in the different paid subscriptions.
5. Sync your files with Google Drive
When talking about storing your things in the cloud, you can’t look past Google Drive. It’s a collaborative file sharing space with all your documents, spreadsheets, images etc. neatly brought together in a wonderfully simple and intuitive environment. It also comes with 15 GB of free storage which will probably last you a long while. As an honourable mention, we can’t look past Dropbox, which boasts a ridiculously simple desktop app that makes file sharing across different platforms almost too easy.
This is a list of apps we use around our office. If you feel we’ve left something out, let us know in the comments: