For those who like productivity, this article is for them.
I have briefly written my own experience with several productivity tools, almost each of which I use regularly.
All the productive apps/tools or Social Media I use online to keep myself as productive as possible are:
I spent several months last year studying LinkedIn. I’ve tried to read a lot about how to sort LinkedIn’s profile. And how to present myself more efficiently and LinkedIn SEO, LinkedIn Marketing – all of these. I have adjusted my profile a little bit, and I still update it when I have time.
It worked quite well. In the last 8-10 months, I have received at least 30 times as many profile views and connection requests as I have received the first 7 years on LinkedIn. I regularly share my case studies there as well.
LinkedIn is a social networking site similar to Facebook or Twitter that is created specifically for employees and businesses. According to Wikipedia, as of May 2020, LinkedIn had 690+ million registered members in 150 countries. These huge users have made LinkedIn the most popular medium for professional networking site in the world.
If you have a job or business or have the potential/plan to do so, you must have a LinkedIn profile.
If you are a student, it is very important to have your LinkedIn profile.
Medium has become somewhat my English blog. I have been using it for the last 5 years. I don’t know how many hours pass after entering here.
There is no better way to read non-fiction or stories than Medium in the online world. For the last 2 years, I have been given more time here than on Facebook.
Medium is a Silicon Valley product. Launched by two of the founders of Twitter, Evan Williams and Biz Stone 2012.
Medium is sort of like Twitter for long and detailed content, and it has an algorithmic timeline to show you what stories you’re going to be interested in.
I’ve been publishing on Medium for just over 5 now and have discovered many great benefits.
Grammarly is an automated web application that very efficiently catches English grammar mistakes and suggests correct ones. It has many add-ons. No matter where you type in the browser, word processor, or mobile app, Grammarly will correct your writing mistakes.
For those who regularly write in English, Grammarly is a must! I have been using it for about 5 years. My English writing skills have improved a lot due to using it for a long time. The mistakes I used to make are gone now.
Note that Grammarly’s e-mail marketing is the best e-mail marketing I’ve ever seen!
Muzli by InVision
Muzli is for those who are digital media designers or at least love to see different designs; this is an impeccable creation.
Majli will bring you the desired content for you from the various web sites of the online world and present it to you as a showcase. I have been using it for about 3 years. Dribbble and Behance are two of my favorite platforms. I come whenever I get a chance.
Quora is a Q & A website where one user can ask questions, and the other user’s questions are answered, commented, edited, and the community creates the appropriate answers.
I have been using it for a year and a half. Sometimes I get lost in searching for answers to questions and reading the answers of others. But Quora’s UX and the Interface is a bit boring. This is why it is not used too much.
Quora is entirely different from other websites. But at the end of the day, it is social media. It is basically a repository of questions and answers. If you want to know about a subject, you can ask questions, and if you are knowledgeable about a topic, you can answer people’s questions about that subject. This way, you can fill your knowledge base using Quora by exchanging opinions.
Quora was founded in June 2009 and launched the website to the public on June 21.
Paper by FiftyThree
Paper is my first choice for drawing on the iPad. UX & UI is so attractive that even a person who has never drawn in his life will think that I will see it with a little scratch if he enters this app.
Evernote is my first choice for all types of writing drafts. Its synchronization and backup facilities are remarkable. I write on the desktop and copy the text into the mobile app and post it on the Facebook wall or in different groups. It can do this job much faster than the desktop.
Another alternative of Evernote is Notion, which is my favorite!
What a day without Dropbox, not an hour goes by. In my opinion, this is the best cloud storage. I use Dropbox for both personal and official purposes. I have been using it for 7 years. I also do Google Drive and Mega.
Many may not know, that is that Mega offers 50 GB of space for free. Yes, you didn’t get it wrong. 50 GB And completely free!
Electric gadgets are my first choice. [If asked to choose between the two – “expensive, fashionable and stylish clothes” and “experimenting with all the new gadgets every year” – I would close my eyes and choose the second one.] I can spend the rest of my life wearing a loose shirt, but life is impossible without gadgets. So I follow some tech magazines regularly. E.g.
Flickr is the largest online photographers community in the world. I’ve been on the forum all day since I bought a DSLR in 2008, but after Yahoo revamped it, I didn’t liked the new UI / UX.
Flickr changed their UX has again, it’s better than before. And, Lately, I have started going again.
Many people may not know, now Flickr gives 1 terabyte of space for free. But I don’t use it for anything other than photography. I have been using it since 2006.
I use it occasionally to listen to my favorite songs, and sometimes to pick up my recitations. Writing, showering, doing housework – whatever I do, the SoundCloud keeps playing in the background! It’s my 3-year-old habit of falling asleep playing SoundCloud!
I was sometimes listening to podcasts while working, especially Ted Talk Daily. The best podcast app for me is Google Podcasts. I also had a hobby of opening a podcast channel of my own.
Many people may not know about Vimeo in the popularity of YouTube. There are many excellent short films and animated films available in Vimeo. Also, I’m trying to be regular on YouTube lately. My interest in creating video content is growing.
Pocket is a bookmarking tool. Its feature is similar to Facebook’s SAVE button. But much more versatile. I have been using it for two and a half years. The most significant advantage of the pocket is that it can be read offline. Google Note is also used occasionally.
Google Maps stays on my phone all the time when I’m out of the house. Over the last few years, I have become addicted to it. I share my real-time location with my younger brother and close friends, see traffic jams. If you are on a bicycle, use turn-by-turn navigation.
I like some more tuk-tuk apps, many of which I have to use regularly. E.g.
Not just to shorten the link, I basically use it to see the click history/statistics of my link, which no one can do better than Bitly.
My first and only choice for mobile image retouching! I don’t upload any pictures anywhere from my mobile without editing Snapseed.
I can’t live without PushBullet.
Isn’t it often the case that you’re working on a laptop suddenly need a link, a picture, or a small file to send to your mobile? Or vice versa, What do you do then?
I used Messenger to do this. But I have been using PushBullet for the last 1 year. Any file or link or anything can be transferred from laptop to mobile in the blink of an eye.
There is always a fair of new services or products sitting here. However, didn’t visited there for a long time.
Books that don’t have the time or opportunity to read, I read reviews on Goodreads. People write excellent book reviews here! The more I read, the more fascinated I become! I have been using it for about 6 years.
Please share in the comments box what apps or tools you use to stay productive.
The main purpose of writing this post is, I am trying to find out what the other awesome productive apps or tools I am missing out are?