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What's the one product that you have used for a long time and dont want to replace due to loyalty to the product?

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#Productivity #Confluence #Notion #Dropbox #Todoist #Evernote
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GorkaPuente's avatar
2 years ago

Confluence, no doubt. I've been using it since 2013 non-stop. Both versions, server and cloud. Sure, it has some things that need further work (external collaboration, search...) but IMO it's the best corporate knowledge management (because it's way more than just a wiki).
Constant improvements, new features, big community around it and a huge ecosystem with apps for (almost) any custom need you may have.

4 points
stasbelkov's avatar
2 years ago

For me it's Evernote. For 8+ years I've used it as my brain dump for personal + business notes, and everything between. It has the right amount of features without being overly complicated, and forces me to write in a structured article-style manner. Perhaps multi-level organisation or tagging could improve my note taking workflow, but Evernote hits the sweet spot which leaves me little reason to switch to anything else.

For more distinct tasks/tickets and state-based todo items, I've recently started using ClickUp, which I've really been loving.

4 points
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@maguay (replying to @stasbelkov )
2 years ago

Notes apps feel especially hard to move away from once you've used them for long enough, as you just have so much stuff stored in one place. I haven't used Evernote regularly for several years, yet still keep it installed and open it regularly to go back to old notes.

Though with Evernote, one good thing as @AndyDentPerth recently shared in a discussion about software with the best export tools is that Evernote can export everything you save fairly well in XML so you can take your data with you if you ever did want to leave.

2 points
maguay's avatar
2 years ago

Dropbox.

I likely use iCloud (for photo backup) and Google Drive (for documents/spreadsheets/work) more than Dropbox these days, but I have so much stuff in Dropbox it's almost impossible to imagine moving away from it entirely. It's one of the first things I install on any new device, if only to populate it with all those old files I keep dragging around.

Dropbox still works great, it's just that so do every other file sync app. Feels a bit odd to use every sync app yet here we are.

3 points
brandonmyint's avatar
2 years ago

Notion! Once you have your workspace and corresponding pages set up, due to its flexibility as a wiki, document editor, light database, project management board, journal, ease of use and design, it's become a core piece of my workflow – both from a functional and loyalty perspective.

2 points
ak2maheshwari's avatar
2 years ago

Adapt

One of the few but the most quality databases available on the planet. I've had plenty of negotiation quarrels with there team around pricing but at the very end of the day, I'm bound to use this product.

They provide everything a Startup/SMB needs for perfect prospecting in the Digital Era at the cheapest price point.

Just Brilliant.

1 point
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @ak2maheshwari )
2 years ago

Intersting! Do you have anything you wish Adapt did better where a competitor could tempt you away?

1 point
JoParisot's avatar
2 years ago

Todoist. It's really my OS for anything I have to do. I specifically love

  • Quick add universal shortcut: Enables you to add capture a task / thought very fast from anywhere on your laptop that you can sort and prioritize at a later point
  • Use of natural language to schedule / move to a project eg "Do this tomorrow #project_name"
  • Sleek UI overall

The main thing I would change is you can't do enough with keyboard shortcuts.

1 point
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @JoParisot )
2 years ago

What keyboard shortcuts do you wish you had the most?

1 point
JoParisot's avatar
@JoParisot (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

I'd just like to be able to do everything with the keyboard so that would include
- navigating in a list of tasks with arrows
- entering in editing or focus mode with cmd + enter or sth like that
- toggling to another project through a command line type interface
etc, etc

2 points
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @JoParisot )
2 years ago

Ah yeah that’d definitely speed things up. Wonder if the Vimium Chrome extensions could get you halfway there...

1 point
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@JoParisot (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

It wouldn't do that, nor would it work with the desktop app. I love the concept behind Vimium, but there are problems. For example, it screws things in Google Sheets (and actiondesk for that matter) like the escape key which doesn't work as expected if you have vimium activated.

2 points
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @JoParisot )
2 years ago

Gottcha!

1 point
NBNite's avatar
2 years ago

iMovie
Outside of Windows Movie Maker, the late 2000's didn't offer many options for putting together somewhat-professional looking video's - and iMovie seemed ahead of it's time by offering a relatively easy to use platform for amateurs to splice together video's.

There are so many other options today that I can only imagine offer a far greater number of options and capabilities - but iMovie has a special place in my heart and always will :)

1 point
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@maguay (replying to @NBNite )
2 years ago

Right with you on that on. I only started looking for another video editor recently when I needed to add captions to a video and realized how limited iMovie’s captioning options are.

Ever still, though, iMovie feels like the fastest way to trim and splice video.

2 points
AnujAdhiya's avatar
2 years ago

Google Photos - it just works.
To the point where I now pay for it just so I can host higher resolution pix.

1 point
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