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The Toolset: March 2015 Edition

March 21, 2015

I love apps. If I could afford it, I would have an Android and iOS device and just swap sim cards once a week. I will always try new stuff and see if there is something new that I could factor into my process. Even though I really like my workflow. Here is what I have been working with the last few months.

Productivity

  • Evernote - Everything lives here, if I want to reference anything. I make sure Evernote has a copy
  • Todoist - I can install it on all my devices. It is the one todo app that I seem to auctually listen to.
  • Trello - Still don’t know how I can work this into the flow. I just really like i
  • Sunrise

Reading

  • Instapaper - The premimum highlights feature combined with IFTT syncing them to Evernote is just perfect
  • Feedly
  • Scribd - Just started a free trial to see if this can replace Audible. Selection is improving but their Android app has been a little buggy.
  • Blinkist - The cliff notes for non-fiction. I almost feel like I am cheating but it does help to cut the crap out of your reading list.

Writing

  • iA Writer - Recently released Android app is one of the best Markdown editors for the OS.
  • Draftin

Development

  • Hostgator - Have had zero problems with them. Plus, they are dirt cheap and handles my few static and wordpress sites
  • dploy.io - Just started using this and is a game changer. If you are still stuck using shared hosting. You might want to start factor this deployment system in.
  • **Drophost - Wordpress sites that sync with your dropbox. I started using this to make a Wordpress theme. A service to keep an eye on.
  • Github - We all use this now.

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