It is that time of the year again where I round-up my favorite Apps, Tools, Gadgets used during the year.
This article in particular will focus on what I recon being my most essential and used utilities installed on my Macbook Pro.
Tools I can literally can't work without anymore. These are the apps I install first when setting up a new workstation.
I've always been a great fan of Evernote. I've been a Premium user since the beginning and I used on a daily basis throwing inside every single document worth to reference in the future. I can't list the times that Evernote saved my day. I use it for Anything that matters, making it ready for me when I need it.
Not to be confused with Sketch, this nifty little app is great for when I need to annotate screenshots and share them across my team. It helps my ideas become reality faster. From the team that brought you Evernote...
I hate procrastinating. But I'm a human after all and I often commit this sin as well. Due helps me build up frustration when I procrastinate by sending costant notifications until I get things done. I hate it so much that I love it. Works great on my Macbook and a evergreen App on my iPhone.
ClipMenu can manage clipboard history. You can record 8 clipboard types, from plain text to image.
To paste a recorded item, you just pop up menu by invoking the shortcut key, and select a menu item from the menu. I can't work without it.
Day One 2
Not really a utility, but I've gotten in to journalling a couple of years ago and since then Day One has always been my go-to App. Day One is my favorite journaling app by Bloom Built. Having it installed on both my Macbook and iPhone, it has seamlessly integrated in my life thanks to both its design and great user experience.
Many years ago I suffered from a severe condition of eye strain due to computer overconsumption, I was almost blind for a full month. Install F.lux to save yourself for going blind. Is your computer keeping you up late? f.lux is free software that warms up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.
With hundreds of Social Networks, credit card credentials, ftp addresses and back-office logins, 1Passwords has become one of the first App I install on a new terminal.
A true gem.
My go-to task manager. I've recently migrated from Omnifocus 2 to Todoist (reading this sentence out loud is weird). I've been using it since 5 months now and I don't miss Omnifocus at all. The fact that I can delegate tasks to team members, friends and family members was the main winning feature that made me switch.
I use this tool for mind mapping.
Mindnode can be used to create site-maps on the go during Design Thinking brainstorms.
Another lifesaver service that I can't live without. Backblaze grants you unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC. Just $5/month. Backblaze will automatically backup all your files including documents, photos, music and movies. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. It syncs also external Drives!
Of couse I'm limiting my selection on Utilities, not on work-related applications such as Sketch, Transmit, Sublime Text, and clearly I'm not listing the most known tools such as Dropbox or Slack...you get the point.
What are yours?