I’ve decided to break this into two posts, because it’s long, and has a lot of information that I don’t want to get lost. This is a small compilation of the apps that I use on a daily basis on my iPhone, what they do, and why I use them.
Remember the Milk – I chose Remember the Milk out of all the task management software because of its built in synchronization feature, specifically that it doesn’t rely on any other service to sync with my computer, but it still gets backed up and is accessible anywhere. Remember the Milk makes it easy to enter new tasks,
which is a huge plus because I don’t want to spend too much time on just a note. If I have anything to add to my note, I can easily do that later. Their website is also very simple to use, as I can edit, delete and create new tasks there.
Another app that I’m testing is Evernote. Evernote differs from Remember the Milk because it stores the data on your desktop as well as a website and your smartphone. I’d use this over Remember the Milk because I can view and update notes on my computer offline. I’m torn between the two because I really like the interface of Remember the Milk more than Evernote, and because it’s just a simple note taker, whereas Evernote is a bit more cluttered for my needs.
Dropbox – I’ve talked about this before, and I think a few of my customers are using it. This is a great service that allows you to put up to 2 GBs worth of data (for the free service, you can pay for additional space) into a folder on your computer, and it automatically synchronizes to Dropbox’s servers automatically. I then have access to that data anywhere, be it on their easy to use webpage, my smart phone, or another computer that has the Dropbox client installed. I save web pages that I’m working on in Dropbox so I can edit them from my iPad, my work computer and my laptop, and all the edits get synchronized automatically. So whatever computer I’m at, the files are all up to date.
I’ve also used Dropbox for note taking, and it worked for a little while, but eventually, the notes started duplicating themselves and made it too hard to work with, which is why I went with Remember the Milk.
1Password – I’ve talked about 1Password before as well, and I can’t stop promoting this software. It does just what it says, it’s a password vault. You can store all your passwords for your bank, your websites, and your bill pay sites, anything you can think of. Mine stores that, plus serial numbers for software that I’ve purchased, logins for accounts, as well as my banking information. Their security is top-notch, and I’ve never worried about storing any sensitive data there.
Part 2 will be published tomorrow. I hope this helps you in your technology usage. Thanks for reading!