Tools I use to do my work and run my life

Working on marketing sounds like the best thing in life I could do. It’s also part of the reason I enjoy running my own blog, writing on Quora and helping to build a great product. I get to work anywhere at anytime. In this page, you will find the most recommended tools I’m using to run my work and life.

Writing/note taking

  • Evernote — best place to dump everything out from my brain, keep notes, write articles.
  • Google Drive — cloud storage with Doc for writing, Sheet for storing and tracking data.
  • LanguageTool — is like Grammarly but free.
  • Pocket —  place to quickly save, discover, and recommend the best, most interesting articles.
  • Airtable — like a spreadsheet but gives you the power of a database to organize anything. I’m storing all my ideas for inspiration there.
  • Google bookmarks — bookmark pages more easily with tags. Replaced my chrome bookmark.
  • Simplenote — Light, clean, simple, and free place to keep notes. I write my diary here.

Organizing/Planning

  • Loop – Habit Tracker — create habit habits, make widgets, get graphs and statistics on how your habits improved over time. Helps me to track my every day habits.
  • Trello — the best kanban board to work on business and personal projects for now.  Helps me to address my life as a development project.
  • Google Calendar — my standard calendar app is my favorite productivity tool. It’s simple: What gets scheduled, gets done.
  • IFTTT — free platform that helps me automate general tasks with apps and devices.
  • KeePass — simple, convenient security tool to store my passwords. Sync cross device with any cloud storage.
  • Tomighty – my favorite Pomodoro app.

Personal

  • Google Play Books — purchase, upload and read books in web or app. I mostly like it for auto exporting my notes and highlights into Google Docs documents.
  • Insight Timer — simple, effective guided meditation app.
  • Nike run club — track your runs and get coaching that adapts to you.
  • Noisli — white noise that boosts productivity at work.

Learning

  • Anki — create flashcards to learn things.
  • Coursera — learn anything with online courses from top universities from around the world.
  • TED — influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity

Tools for media

  • Google Photos — photos are backed up safely, organized and labeled automatically. Unlimited  storage.
  • Spotify — listen to the music, create playlists, share with friends.
  • Soundcloud — discover, stream, and share a constantly expanding mix of music.

Communication

  • Telegram messenger — messaging app with a focus on security and speed. Absolute Skype replacing app.
  • ZohoMail — host domain name for my email for free. Natively intuitive and has tools I’d like to have in Gmail.

Website

  • Namesilo — here I purchase and manage all my domain names.
  • Unihost — to host my WordPress sites.
  • MailerLite — for email marketing. Free for the first 1,000 subscribers.
 
These are the most recommended tools I’m using right now. I’m also testing some other tools and will add more to the list when I find better tools in the future.

NOTE: I get an affiliate commission or a referral bonus when you sign up for some of these tools using the links above. You’re not paying anything extra for them. Plus, most of them are free. Win-win!

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