Continuing from yesterday’s list, again in no particular order:
Does your brain make a lot of lists that you find hard to keep track of? Just spewing random stuff every now and again. Well, WorkFlowy might help with that. The tool is great for keeping lists on almost anything and it’s pretty flexible. I mostly use it map out all my life goals so I can go back and fill each one in with steps and tasks when it’s time. I also keep a running list of blog posts there too (whether I actually use that list is something we’ll discuss some other time). Here’s their explanation of how the tool can ‘hold your entire brain’.
Oh my God, I literally cannot remember how I functioned before TeuxDeux came into my life. As the name suggests, it’s a ‘simple designy to-do app’ that is literally kissed by God and the angels and sent from heaven. You list all the to-dos you have in any particular order, rearrange them however you wish, strike them out with a mouse-click or swipe on your phone and move on to the next. Undone tasks automatically move the next day. There’s also a great section for ‘someday’ lists – I use that for my weekly grocery lists and just things that I can do anytime. I’ve used other to do apps but this one has really stuck with me for a few years now.
If you’re a consultant, freelancer or a small business that has clients (as opposed to customers), FreshBooks is a great app to eliminate all your accounting problems. Well maybe not all, but a lot. You can create really sexy looking invoices that are sent by email to clients and they can then pay you through FreshBooks. This can work wonders if you collect through PayPal. It also allows you to track the time you spend working for each client and you can customize the look and feel of the site with your own brand which has me head over heels. (I’m a real sucker for design.)
I found about this when they were in their launching phase and it has really grown a lot since then. Basically, if you’re just getting into working online or you just wanna be able to make tweaks to your own website, you can learn it all right here. Coding used to be this elusive thing to me until I start using Codecademy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no code-ninja but that’s most my fault, not theirs.
Also worth honorary mentions: Udemy. They have a lot of online training courses in so many random things and many of them are free. Thinking of putting some of my own training courses on there soon.
Once again, I’m no designer but I like to dabble. When you’re typing/designing something and looking for the perfect font, it can be a real hassle when you have select each font individually to see how it looks. A font manager app list myFontbook, which is available free online, pulls in all your available fonts so you can see them all at once. Type in a snippet of the text and get a great idea of how it will look, virtually eliminating much of the guesswork. When you’re a font addict like me, that can come in pretty handy
So that’s my top 10! Any apps you use that you want to turn me on to? Trying new stuff is kinda my thing so lemme know!