Mobile and desktop applications that I’m using in 2019
There were times when I used paper and a pen to keep myself organized. As years have passed better alternatives have emerged. I cannot call it a system because the list of applications and the ways I use them have constructed from everyday life and my daily habits. It’s my organic choice of applications that I have discovered throughout the years.
Trello mobile app for short notes and to-do lists
Trello is very compact and super easy to use. That’s why it is my go-to productivity and notes app. I use Trello mobile app for making notes and writing down ideas. But when it comes to sorting, organizing and cleaning Trello lists I switch to Trello website. It’s easier to manage your notes behind a large screen but when it comes to speed and accessibility then Trello for mobile is super useful. I even use Trello for managing my shopping lists and planning my weekend.
Evernote for longer notes and thoughts
Trello cards are compact and easy to manage but when it comes to longer notes or texts then I switch over to Evernote. From Evernote, it’s easier to copy and manage your texts later on. Evernote is more suitable for notes that are longer than one paragraph. Until then, Trello does the job.
Google Docs for long writing and spreadsheets
When I’m writing blog posts or magazine articles I use Google Docs. The same goes for spreadsheets and other business-related files.
Dropbox for storing inspiration, templates and work in progress
Whenever I see some cool images or ideas on the internet I save it as an image or make a screenshot. I store all these images and files on my Dropbox folder. Mainly because I have dropbox synced between multiple devices and desktop environments. Dropbox allows me to access those files from every device. Once in a while, I take the time to sort these files into categorized folders. Besides ideas and inspiration, I’m using DropBox to store my template files and work in progress files and folders.
Habitica for daily tasks and fun
There are many types of to-do lists. Ones that are important business-wise and others that are important from the personal life or health perspective. I’m using Habitica for my personal and health todo lists and daily tasks.
Google Drive for sharing media and moving files between mobile and desktop
When it comes to sharing files or editing documents with friends and partners I’m using Google Drive and Docs. Sharing images and videos via Google Drive is a daily practice. In case I don’t want to store the files, later on, I’m using other sharing options like WeTransfer or something similar. For sensitive information, I’m using other options. It’s pretty common for me to use Google Drive for moving files from desktop to mobile and vice versa.
- Google search
- Shutterstock, Envato etc
For browsing web
Activity and time tracking
- Toggl for work and business
- Endomondo for sports
- World of Warcraft
For other purposes
- Google Calendar
- Google Maps
- Inkscape, Gimp, Blender, LMMS, Ardour, Audacity, Krita etc.
Last update: 2019-01-03 (Y,M,D)
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