What apps/sites are commonly used every day to enhance work? Any unique apps that I maybe haven't heard of?
This is a loaded question! Depending on what you do of course the answer will vary.
Im the founder and CEO of a Robinhood marketing agency, dubbed www.Unthink.me - We bring big business marketing tools and strategies with small, growing companies. My schedule is very different than that of a CEO in my position.
For example, I am very hands on the projects we have, just the way I started my business, as it grew my name got very attached to the brand and thus a lot of our clients hire because they want me to help on a campaign or project, so I wake up around 4am, check my email and my SLACK - which is how me and my team communicates and keeps our conversations seperated from client's convos and per project.
I respond to emails and check our Hubspot platform, hangout with my kids then around 9am head to the office where I have a 1 hour coffee & convo with entreprenurs all over the world through a seperate #SLACK channel.
Then I check TRELLO - for project management work and follow up on issues I see through Slack as well.
I use my Text Messenger App a lot actually to send myself notes through text - i don't open them up until I am ready to take care of them, since I text other people, this is a clever way for me to easily get reminded of a task w/o getting annoyed with the reminders (this would be an awesome app btw! If you're looking for ideas, lets get this one going!)
Aside from those that dictate how I work, I use Dashlane a lot to save me time entering passwords, etc - especially for other clients.
That's about it, maybe Google Calendars, but don't use it unless is for something way ahead in time.
These are some of the apps I love and use on a daily basis.
1. Focus Keeper: It's based on Pomodoro technique spending 25minutes on a task then take a short break before starting another 25 minutes. This is great for managing distractions, eliminate burnout, and promote better productivity.
2. Binaural: Simple app which has multiple frequency selections to listen to when you are doing high level task, meditation, and even sleeping. Be sure to switch to airplane more when using it before bed to avoid any interruption to our circadian rhythm.
3. Any.do: I use it daily for my to-do-list and reminder. Simple and straight forward to use.