Master your digital workflow with these incredible tools. I personally use and love each one of the resources recommended below. Some of links below are affiliate links, which means that by purchasing products through this page, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
The is one digital tool I could not live without: Evernote. I use it for task management as well as general storage for the 1000s of bits of information that make up my life. Evernote is absolutely essential!
Click on the elephant to instantly sign up for an account. You will receive one month of Evernote Premium for free just by using this link!
If you do one thing to simplify your digital life, make it password organization. And there's no better app to organize passwords safely & efficiently than 1Password.
This app has completely restored sanity to my digital life -- could not live without it!
Click on the logo to download directly from the Mac App store. Use this link to download for your iPhone/iPad.
BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP. Backing up to an external hard drive is an essential step in securing your digital life. Here is an external drive I recommend.
Click on the image to purchase directly from Amazon. If you need an external hard drive for a PC, click here.
Cost: $60 for 1TB
This brilliant service automatically downloads a PDF copy of your statements (banks, credit cards, utilities, etc) to your computer every month. No more hunting for that one charge on various sites -- just search all your statements at once! This one is surprisingly useful.
Cost: Free to start
The Paperless Document Organization Guide is a fabulous, clear guide by Brooks Duncan -- from DocumentSnap -- that tells you step-by-step about how to organize and find your electronic documents. It’s an eBook and a series of videos. I highly recommend it!
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Cost: Starts at $15
The one stupidly simple thing I do to keep my house tidy and my mind sane is to have a single, large inbox. Here is one I like a lot from Amazon. I also love this one from the Container Store.
After testing countless email apps for my iPhone, CloudMagic is my hands-down favorite. It easily integrates with Evernote and dozens of other services. It's also fabulous on the Mac.
Click on the image to download the Mac version. The fabulous iOS version can be found here.
Cost: $20 on Mac & Free on iOS and Android
My absolute favorite calendar app for Mac and iPhone. You can use natural language to create events and set alerts. It just works.
Cost: $50/Mac, $10/iPad and $5/iPhone
Wunderlist is my favorite task management app for clients who want to create a trusted system but have no clue where to begin. It's simple to set up, syncs to all devices automatically, has the ability to easily forward emails and it's totally free.
The book that changed my life. David Allen will show you how to get it all out of your head and get it done.
"The Bible of business and personal productivity." —Lifehack
My new favorite decluttering book by the awesome LA-based organizer, Fay Wolf. Smart, useful and downright fun to read!
Hands down, the best guide to getting started with Evernote.
Thank you, Mr. Brett Kelly!
f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Free on your iPhone!
I live with these things on my head. I can listen to podcasts, talk on the phone and block out the world. All wirelessly. Nothing but love.
The easiest site to sell your old phone and electronics - also an excellent place to buy used, inexpensive devices!
My go-to noise machine while I work - lives right in the menu bar. With this ambient sound equalizer, not only will you be able to relax, but you will also increase your productivity, as you’re trying to concentrate on your work!
Click here to buy it for your iPhone too.
Cost: $5/Mac, $2/iOS
Resources for Independent Entrepreneurs
An incredible online community and training library for entrepreneurs. The folks who run Fizzle are authentic. There is nothing better out there for independent folks who are starting or running their own business.
Cost: Free for the first five weeks (with this link), then $35/month
Dead simple webinar hosting software. Beautifully designed and clear video & audio quality.
Cost: Starts at $49/month
The absolute best way to get email for your business
Professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. Built for business, designed for teams.
Use promo code 9MGF7LP4HHTMG6 to get $10 off your first year!
Cost: $4/month (approximately)