5 Best Productivity Apps for 2019 – WP The Podcast EP 491

5 Best Productivity Apps for 2019 – WP The Podcast EP 491


Get ready for your daily dose of WordPress
and web development tips, tricks, and insights, to help you find success with WordPress. You’re
listening to WP the Podcast with your host, David Blackmon and Tim Strifler. Hi everybody. Welcome to another episode of
WP the Podcast brought to you by WP Gears. I’m David Blackmon. I’m Tim Strifler. Today we’re going to talk about the five best
productivity apps for 2019. Now, let me start this off by saying that Elegant Themes has
a blog posts that they recently released that has 25 of the best productivity apps. There
are a ton of productivity apps and we probably could have had an episode 25 minutes long
talking about how many awesome productivity apps there are. But we decided you know what?
We’re WP the Podcast. We only have a few minutes. So we’re just going to give you our top five
that Tim and I use on a regular basis. Tim? Yeah. The first one here is Slack. Again,
as Dave mentioned, we’re not going to dive deep into each one of these, but Slack is
amazing messaging tool, all kinds of integrations, I use it and so David and I communicate on
a daily basis. I highly recommend Slack, amazing iPhone app as well. Slack is the best communication
tool. Email killer. Number two on our list is Asana.
Tim and I use Asana for project management. We use it in WP Gears. I use it in my company,
Aspen Grove Studios, Tim uses it in his company Divi Life as well. So from a project management
standpoint, you can’t get any anything better than Asana out there. Yeah, the next one here is LastPass. LastPass
is by far the best password management tool and it’s productivity for a couple reasons.
One, it securely and conveniently stores all your passwords. And so whatever device you’re
on, you have the LastPass integration and so it’ll remember your password for you. That
keeps you productive. But additionally, if you’re on a team and you’re collaborating,
you want to be able to securely share passwords with team members without sending them over
email or anything like that. LastPass allows you to do that super powerful. Next on our list is G Suite. All of the products
… We could have broken down this into 10 different products that are included in G
Suite like spreadsheets documents. What’s the one we use for courses Tim with the slides? Presentation. Yeah, it’s like presentation, like the equivalent
of Microsoft’s … That’s the one that’s actually slipping my brain, but it’s presentations.
Google Drive- PowerPoint. Yeah, PowerPoint. Yeah, thank you. Google Drive which allows you to store files
and images and whatever it is that you want documents as well. So G Suite top of the line,
it’s probably the productivity app that we use the most in our company. Yeah. And then last on our list but obviously
not the last overall gist of the five that we decided to focus on today. That’s Evernote.
Evernote is as it says in the name, a amazing note taking app. What I love about it is it
has an amazing desktop app, has made amazing mobile apps, and so your notes are all saved
in the cloud. You can organize them into folders. I use it for kind of brainstorming topics,
planning out products and features and stuff. I will write blog posts in it before I move
it over to WordPress. So Evernote is awesome. It’s a great way to stay organized and keep
all your thoughts and notes together. They have other additional tools as well where
you can mark it up and use annotations, pulling images, and doing all sorts of really cool
things. Take photos and directly drop them in there. It’s great. Awesome. Well that’s our top five best productivity
apps for 2019. Head on over to our website wpgears.com episode 492, and leave in the
comments, your favorite productivity apps. We’d love to hear what you guys are using
because guess what? You may be using something awesome that you absolutely love that I’ve
never heard of and we may want to use it as well. Tomorrow we’ve got another great episode,
the best way to deal with unhappy clients. Tim, until tomorrow, we’ll see you then. Take care bye-bye. We’ve come to the end of today’s episode of
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1 thought on “5 Best Productivity Apps for 2019 – WP The Podcast EP 491

  1. I picked up the Appsumo deal for Ora.pm. It is not as established as other project management tools like Asana but they are rapidly building in new features.

    I also use Raindrop.io for storing bookmarks. An added benefit is I can get an RSS feed for a bookmark folder which I can add to the RSS feed widget in WordPress.

    I use Grammarly to check what I’ve written for errors. I generally write in Google Docs and copy and paste it into Grammarly at the end to check/correct my writing.

    I use a Mind Mapping app to plan out projects using my iPad.

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