Productivity Apps that distract me all day long

I’m always fascinated when I read what apps people use on a regular basis in different industries. Here is my list:

  1. Sunrise Calendar I’ve been using Sunrise for almost two years and it has really changed everything, starting from the moment I wake up. Honestly, though. The email digest in the morning is fantastic and gives me an idea of what I’m up against. I have several calendars shared with me, which I hide on the desktop and mobile app. I get it all in the email which limits alerts.

  2. Slack Slack, my Slack. If you’re reading this, I’m preaching to the choir. Maybe we could have a brief discussion below on how terrible the Ryver ads are on Twitter.

  3. Trello Organized. Elegant. Slack integrated. Nuff said.

  4. Calendly I wear a lot of hats. Calendly is the first solution that lets me put scheduling time in the hands of the other person. Saves so much time and is great for new clients.

  5. Love Google Hangouts but hate needing to login and invite someone with a Google account? Try this. It’s lovely.

  6. is a email service provider that helps you build elegant, roundup emails. You can use a submit stories via email or bookmarklet. Compile collected stories for distribution at will. (Currently getting 50% open rates consistently with the list we’ve built.) Check it out

  7. TripIt Helping me organize travel plans for years. Also has tracking metrics on distance and what not. Forward your itineraries to to get started.

  8. Zapier Wade and his team have helped me professionally in ways they will never know. Zapier is the ultimate GSD app.

  9. IFTTT If This Then That could be viewed as a competitor of Zapier, but it’s more of a Coke and Pepsi relationship. They are both super helpful.

  10. LinkedIn

  11. iDoneThis This quirky app has changed things at Stupid Cancer. With a cool Slack integration, employees can type /done xyz and have it logged. IDT pings you at 9am and 5pm with what’s happened recently among the staff in a email digest format.

  12. Mint Hit recommend if checking Mint to see how little money you have is a favorite pastime.

  13. Bigcommerce What’s to say. The only game in town. Love BC. Love the people. Shoutout to Mitchell, Ron, Tracey and everyone else on Medium.

  14. Skubana Skubana is an all-in-one cloud management platform for all things e-commerce. It helps me manage my Amazon seller account.

  15. Inventory Planner Oleg has built something amazing here. It’s a Bigcommerce bolt on that has helped me more than I would have thought since enlisting the services of a third-party fulfillment company. It’s my window into the warehouse.

  16. BaseCRM Base is relatively new for Stupid Cancer but works with Zapier (duh) and helps us funnel everyone into the app. Have it connected with just about every entry point to the organization.

  17. Confluence We use Confluence for document retention. I wish we used it more, but we’re a small staff. Adoption has been difficult versus Google Drive or Dropbox.

  18. Zendesk Gone are the days of responding to inquiries via shared gmail account. Zendesk helps us help people and fast.

  19. Iconosquare Perfect Instagram desktop browsing tool. Love tracking our hashtags on it.

  20. SumoMe I just rolled this out on my personal site to grow my list. I am optimistic it will help me beef up my email list.

  21. Google Analytics

  22. FileZilla Free FTP client. I’ve been using it since I converted to Mac in 2010.

  23. BBEdit The perfect notepad/html editor. Keep up the good work.

  24. Email Permutator Want to email the CEO of a company but don’t know their email address? Use this.

  25. Assembla We built a mobile app with an India-based dev company. We use Assembla to track app functionality requests and bug fixes.

  26. SquareSpace

  27. iTunes Radio

  28. Google Docs

  29. Google Forms

  30. Google Sheets

  31. Facebook

  32. Tumblr

  33. Twitter