I loooove learning about what productivity apps and desktop programs everyone is using in their work and personal lives. It’s an oft Googled term for me in addition to “workspace tour” and “cat gif” (hey, it can’t all be useful, right?). Here are a few of my favorite apps and, of course, one that just isn’t cutting it.
After some research, Wunderlist was my answer to tasks and list-making apps like OneNote. I chose this one for the interface and usability, mostly, as it seamlessly integrates across all your devices, looks pretty, and is so easy to use with little training. And of course you can share your lists among multiple people so you can all contribute and edit. Think how useful that would be for shopping lists, for instance.
Wunderlist also allows for the use of hashtags to connect items from multiple lists and integrates well with Dropbox, Google Calendar, and IFTTT.
Pic Stitch allows me to smoosh together various photos for use on social media. There’s LOTS of competition in this market and it’s not doing anything too differently, but I like that this one has lots of free templates and syndicates easily to all my networks. Hey, anything to allow me to spam more selfies to all my poor followers, right?!
RxmindMe was my vitamin timer of choice after a looooot of research and testing. This particular app market seems to have a lot of duds out there, but this one is a winner in my book. RxmindMe allows me to create as many prescription and vitamin (and any, really) reminders as I like, change them up day-to-day if needed, set specific times, skip certain days, and pretty much whatever you want
It also allows for a passcode to keep your info private if you like, change up the notification sounds, and export your data for your doctor to look at if needed. I heart this app hard.
I’ve been using Sunrise as my cross-platform calendar app. I love it on my desktop and kind of like it on mobile. The best perk is how it integrates so well with other apps like Google Calendar and social networks like Facebook. Everyone’s birthdays that are listed on Facebook are automatically added, for instance. Cool! It was also just acquired by Microsoft so who knows what’s next for it?
Here’s one app I’m using that I really want to replace:
Nightstand was my meh answer to replacing the abysmal iPhone alarm clock standard app. Apple won’t allow me to fade in my sound and has a number of other issues that left me running away from it. Nightstand isn’t perfect either and the fade-in sound doesn’t work at all despite it’s touting of that feature. Plus, you have to actually keep the app open to have it use anything other than the default sound. So if you happen to check a text in the middle of the night, you have to remember to re-open the app. Ugh.
So I’m looking for ideas to replace this one. Help a girl out!