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  • #1774

    Bruce Hoag
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    What is your favorite productivity tool?

    Why do you like it?

    How do you use it?

    Why did you choose it over anything else that does more or less the same thing?

    Evernote was mentioned elsewhere, but not much detail was given.

    Let’s help each other to be more productive.

    I’ll start.

    My favorite productivity tool is the Chrome extension called Momentum.

    It appears every time I open a new browser tab.

    I get a beautiful picture, an inspirational quote, the temperature where I live (which isn’t very inspirational), and my To Do list, all right there on my desktop.

    I like it because even if I’m distracted, I can’t open a new tab without first being reminded of what I should be doing.

    I don’t know of any other product like it, though they may exist for the other browsers.

    Bruce Hoag PhD
    The Internet Marketing Psychologist
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  • #1780

    Malik Ahmad
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    I have not been using any productivity tool but I will take a look at momentum. I do need to stay more focused.

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    • #1834

      Bruce Hoag
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      Malik, get a copy of Tim Ferriss’ book The Four-Hour WorkWeek. There are loads of tools mentioned in it.

      Some may no longer exist, but once you know what they did, you can search to see what has taken their place.

      Bruce Hoag PhD
      The Internet Marketing Psychologist
      The Mindful Writer - for deep and persuasive copy

  • #1782

    Don Sturgill
    Participant

    Microsoft Word

    I cuss it. I’ve tried Scrivener. I’ve threatened to use Google Docs exclusively. But I always come back to Word.

    If you know of a better word processor, don’t tell me.

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    • #1835

      Bruce Hoag
      Participant

      Word does a lot. Used it for decades. Still use it at work.

      Trying to get used to Pages now that I’ve returned to Mac.

      The best word processing software I ever used was made by Lotus.

      Bruce Hoag PhD
      The Internet Marketing Psychologist
      The Mindful Writer - for deep and persuasive copy

  • #1783

    Leslie Leftley
    Participant

    I love to use Libre Office Free equivalent of Microsoft Office). It is kept up to date regularly and totally free, unless you want to make voluntary donation. I also have Open Office, but I think Libre Office has more flexibility.

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  • #1785

    Norma Allen
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    My Inspired Year Weekly Planner

    You asked. My own planner is my best tool for staying organized and on track. I’ve been using a version of this for years and I’ve got it set up so that I can track whatever it is that needs my attention at any time. Very cool. If I do say so myself.

    I will check out Momentum though. It sounds like it’s my kind of app.

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  • #1790

    Tina Fletcher
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    I love google docs, I use them all the time wonderful for myself but even better when working with clients.

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  • #1843

    Tina Fletcher
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    I love google docs, for collaborating with others as several people can have access to the same document and all changes are seen on all copies. This eliminates the old problem of sending documents back and forwards and people editing old copies etc.
    It also comes in handing if you are working on something and you take notes and the person you are working with can see the notes as well and add directly to them.
    As for document creation that has a design element google docs is fine for the basics but I still use word for ebook setup and design as google doc just doesn’t cut it.
    I also use google spreadsheets and pretty well all components of google drive (still finding new things I can do) simply for the convenience of being online and ease if access on phone and computer (or someone else computer). I also found it great when travelling as a extra backup of files and documents.

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  • #4068

    Mark Rhodes
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    I’ve been at this kind of work for a long time. My answer varies through the years.

    I was the first grad student to submit a word-processed thesis to the Graduate School at Oregon State in 1981. They had no policies for anything but hand-typed theses!

    I got my first laptop in 1990. Mobility! Life was made much easier as I was showing my software to potential clients at their sites. Around that same time, we could use pcAnywhere to send software updates to clients over the phone lines.

    Lots of fun times. No need to bore you any further. 🙂 Skipping ahead to this last year…

    Google alerts. I have several set up for my big keywords to help keep up with what is being indexed right now on those topics. I also set up alerts for my own name, a couple of my friends, and the names of my enemies.

    Mark

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    • #4074

      Bruce Hoag
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      Google alerts can be very effective if you get the right words or phrases.

      That can be really tricky, though.

      The same words or even phrases can be synonymous with topics that are entirely unrelated to yours.

      Take the word nurseries, for example.

      In the UK, it can refer to a child care center or a place where plants are grown.

      Bruce Hoag PhD
      The Internet Marketing Psychologist
      The Mindful Writer - for deep and persuasive copy

  • #4077

    Sean Mize
    Keymaster

    Hands down, Rescue Time

    Instead of it being a slave driver as I work to tell me to do something else . .

    once you use it and SEE where your time is going, your mind changes.

    And when your mind changes, your actions follow.

    Sean

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  • #4080

    Norma Allen
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    My Inspired Year Weekly Planner

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