Figured I'd kick this off with a few new-to-me apps I've been using lately:
Just this week, I discovered a way to record screen capture videos for free with a built-in Windows 10 feature. It's originally meant for gamers, but works just fine - hit Win+G and you'll enter their Xbox Game Bar, which also has a Capture option in the top left corner. Full-resolution screen recording without any plugins, shady tools - built-in and free ;)
I've begun using Roam Research for notes and just having a more cross connected sets of ideas that can be catagorized independently but have lots of interconnections. I want to use this to enunciate my ideas clearly and to use it to have feedback between my thinking and to change it as new data gets added
Just started with:
- Ghost as a blog platform
- Notion for wiki
On tap: Wootric for simple NPS surveys
I use Obsidian to take notes for work. I like the design, the bi-directional links and that everything is stored locally. You can have many vaults. I use one vault for notes and the other one for documentation of the features of our product. The graph view shows me a network of our different products with their features and how the dependencies are
I use bubbles for annotating pages, leaving comments and then sharing them with colleagues.
I use Roam research for personal note taking, writing and thinking. I just started setting up my Notion Workspace when Roam came around. It really crushed Notion.
Started using Zoom, Teams and OneNote since the lock down began and working remotely. Can't believe how efficient it is to work from home, easily switch between these services for team or external meetings and for sharing data. I'm looking for more software ideas to improve our team's productivity.
I have started using Notion recently. I am loving it. So easy to create beautiful notes using pages and cross referable records using databases.
I look forward to try Roam Research. Want to try out their by directional links.I don't have an invite yet.
As my job has gone remote at least temporarily like probably like most of us in this community, I've found myself relying on software more than ever.
Genuity (one of the best finds of 2020 for sure) is a platform for managing hardware, vendor spend, usage, and contracts to strategic sourcing and spend analysis. On top of that, Genuity provides a helpdesk portal for employees to report IT issues or request new hardware/software. Best of all it's only $30 a month with a free trial and no annual contract required. Similar tools that I've looked at have a quarter of the functionality and cost at least $7K even for startups.
GuideCX helps me manage several customer projects simultaneously easier than ever even with everyone at my company being remote. GuideCX has really great project management tools and integrates well with Jira. This has dramatically helped our organization and communication across different teams scattered across the world. We are on a trial now and It's quite expensive, but hoping we can work out a fair price.
Dashblock can turn any website into an API. This is extremely helpful for someone that's not an Engineer and always looking to build no-code tools to make my team and I more efficient.
What I really love about each of these companies is that they are willing to go the extra mile for the customers and are really committed to making sure their customers have a really great experience even after you've already paid.
We've been using Discord for a while now and it is way better than slack and other com softwares that've tried.
Also, not a software but freepik has been really useful for our marketing and content team
I have recently started using Linear for very fast issue tracking. Superhuman is another: an email app, focused on speed and focus.
It is a No code front end for both Airtable and Google Sheets, unlike all the competitors, only powering one of them. The customization of the interface is 100x easier to work with and visually appealing too.
At work, my team was using Zoom, and after hearing all the privacy concern I found Jitsi, which works well.
Also, not really new for me per se, but I've also started using again Roam. I got lucky to have requested an invite 6 months ago and started playing with it, but since I was using heavily Notion, it didn't win me over.
But now I'm reading about people raving over it so I'm giving it another go.
I used Loom (https://www.loom.com/) to communicate research findings that were in English (50% translated from French) to a remote team in a different time zone, and found it really easy and convenient to use. It served our communication needs perfectly and helped reduce ambiguity. It's a little strange to see your talking head at the bottom of the screen (if you choose that option) but it helps to bring screen presentations to life.
I’ve recently started to use Loom a fair bit in my day-to-day work. As part of a remote team (I’m editorial director at Buffer), Loom is a great way to communicate with teammates and walkthrough documents, designs and project plans.
For example, when I write a script for our podcast, I’ll record a quick Loom video for the hosts to talk through the topic, tone, etc. Creating a quick video is really simple on Loom and it feels a lot more personal that a note on Slack or Paper.
We've recently started down the i18n path as a company, which meant we needed a platform for translation management. After evaluating a few, we landed on Transifex, which seems to offer the right balance of price vs functionality. We've run into a few rough edges as it's an opinionated platform for how it integrates with your codebase, and its opinions don't match ours (though in this case most of them are better, we just need to update ours to match).
-Microsoft Teams and Zoom: For connecting with team:;
- Todoist: I am controlling all my tasks and its related documents in Todoist. I can access documents related to my tasks just using my phone and that is useful;
- OmniOutliner: I am using it for outlining my articles;
- Drafts: I am using Drafts for creating tasks in Todoist from my OmniOutliner outlines;
- Google Classroom: using it for teaching;
- Notion: I use Notion as a database, right now, but I’ll probably migrate to Clickup as soon as Clickup includes tables as a feature. Notion is great, but the lack of integration is unnerving. Airtable is also an option, but I think the price is too high for an individual subscription.
Introduced plenty of new software for my team to increase their productivity.
Pandadocs for sending sales proposal and contracts. Hands down best tool in that category, yes even compared to docusign.
Notion, everyone here knows about it so wont add more advantages and how flexible notion can be.
Zendesk: for customer requests.
Productboard: to collect product ideas and suggestions from your users and put it one place and then plan.
TeamGantt for gantt charts and project planning
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