As you may or may not know, one of my very favorite things to do is to investigate apps, SaaS (software as a service), and resources to help make your life easier! Below are 5 new recent tech discoveries you might find helpful in your everyday life, both business and personal.
In case you missed it, I put together a giant list of all of the tools and SaaS I use and recommend to my clients, you can find that here.
Airtable: This is my latest fascination. The best way to describe it quickly is it's Google Sheets and Excel on steroids. It's not necessarily meant to replace your project management tool, but it might depending on how you intend to use it. It's got a bit of a steep learning curve, but take a look at all that you can do with it! It is seriously powerful! Then check out their "Universe" which shows off what others have made with it. I'm hoping to create a few things to share with you in with it (in fact, I used Airtable to share this list with you!).
Station (iOS and PC): Do you have 27 tabs open right now? This app is going to help you! Download Station to your computer and it will cure your tab problem. It houses all of your most used apps and websites like Gmail, Slack, Asana, Google Cal, Drive, etc. You can also add many, many other apps like Instagram, Messenger, Canva, Dropbox, your website's backend...the list goes on and on!
Anchor (iOS and Android): If you've been thinking about adding podcasting to your marketing efforts or you're already on the airwaves, check out Anchor. It's a podcasting app that allows you to podcast straight from your phone and it seems delightful!
Overcast (iOS only): Speaking of podcasting, I've had it with my iPhone's native podcasting app (as the kids say: it's trash) so I've been on the lookout for an alternative. I stumbled upon Overcast and am pretty happy with it! It's straightforward and easy to use. You no longer have to tap 7 different steps to finally listen to a show - OK that's a bit of an exaggeration but WTH has happened to Apple?!
SmartNews (iOS and Android): This app is one of my new faves. It gathers up all of the news I need to be reading right now. I know the word algorithm has become a bit of a bad word lately, but SmartNews runs on one and it surfaces all of the most read stories - which is a good thing. In the past I've had to root around online forever to find relevant news in tech and business. Now I just need to open this app. I feel like this is the closest thing I've come to Google Reader in a decade.
How about you? Have you found any apps or websites that you can share with me? Or have any of the above items been something you've been searching for? I'm always interested in learning what's exciting people in the tech space. Let me know below!