A quick post to share my current top 5 favourite tools & apps (this isn’t a post about new apps, more those tools I’m using a lot):
*ifttt – With the tagline: ‘Put the internet to work for you’ – is a brilliantly simple yet clever idea which automates your use of the web. For example every time I post to Instagram, ifttt saves it to Evernote for me. Every time I favourite a tweet, it plugs it into Instapaper. There are some fantastic ‘recipes’ from other people you can use or you can create your own. Which bring me on to….
*Instapaper – Save web articles to read offline. Brilliant on the iPad and equally useful on the laptop. I constantly come across interesting stuff on twitter and elsewhere, now I tend to store them up and read them in a bunch, and (obviously) you don’t need wifi access.
*Feedly - I still use RSS loads, to catch up on new stuff. Feedly remains my favourite way to sort through my google reader subscriptions (although yes, Flipboard is very pretty), particularly as I can switch between views – from ‘latest’ to individual topics ‘history’ or ‘saved’ stuff.
*tweetbot – twitter client for the iPhone. Very slick and intuitive UI. Miles better than official iPhone (although who remembers how much we loved tweetie?)
*Evernote – Note taking on steriods. After years of persevering, I’m finally starting to get real value out of this. The more you use, the better it gets. Although I still feel like I’m barely scraping the surface of all the ways I could be using it
What are your current favourite tools & apps?