Productivity & Organization
Another app I use multiple times a day! Like most people, I was using the same variation of 2 or 3 different passwords for everything. I knew I shouldn’t have been doing that, but there was no other option. I was wrong, 1Password and other apps like it are essential in this day and age. Every password I have is unique and as strong as each service will allow, 1Password remembers it all for me and even keeps me up-to-date on security breaches, so I am never vulnerable. I wrote a blog post about 1Password that you can find here.
I have used many different to-do managers and to be honest the biggest flaw in all of them is me! That being said, Trello is my current task manager of choice. It is easy to add tasks on the fly and the apps themselves are synced to all the devices I use. It also offers just enough functionality to do everything I want without being bloated. Read this post I did for my school to see how I use it: How to Task Manage Like a Champ
Dropbox was the first company to “figure out” online storage and they are still the best out there. I use the free plan and while it is initially limited, you can jump through some easy hoops to improve your space (sign up with my above link to get an extra 500MB). Dropbox is the first program I install on a new computer/device and is essential to your digital life. I already wrote a post about using Dropbox to get your photos off your phone easily and I have a post about Dropbox in general.
When it comes to note-taking, brainstorming, or planning, I have been an outline person for most of my life. I still use outlines a lot, but recently I have taken to mind maps. MindNode is synced on my phone, tablet, and computer; it makes beautiful mind maps and makes them easily. When I make a mind map, I reach first for MindNode.
I love taking photos and recording videos of my family. I also place a lot of importance on these digital memories, so I use BackBlaze as my offsite backup for these files. Read my post about BackBlaze.