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.
The easiest way to protect your entire digital life. Inexpensive, automatic cloud backup service. Don't wait until it's too late! Set-up is hassle free.
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
An essential piece of software in my digitally organized life: TextExpander!
Type more with less effort: TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures.
Super simple iPhone scanner -- and free!
Scannable captures the paper in your life quickly and beautifully, transforming it into high-quality scans ready to save or share.
The scanner I have used and loved since January 2012. She's a workhorse who has yet to let me down.
Canon P-215II Document Scanner
Click on the image to purchase directly from Amazon.
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.
This is the email application I'm currently using and loving on my Mac. I have one major reason: the elegantly simple send to Evernote button. It has dozens more features, but that's the one that won me over!
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
By eliminating the back & forth for schedulers and participants,
Assistant.To removes the hassle of scheduling meetings. And it's free!
A must-have plug-in for anyone who uses Gmail.
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!
An excellent tool to help get rid of unnecessary clutter on your Mac desktop.
Bartender 2 lets you organize your menu bar apps, by hiding them, rearranging them or moving them to the Bartender Bar.
An essential plugin for Apple Mail. The best feature is the Send to Evernote button -- perfect for folks with Evernote accounts and use Apple Mail. Also has an email scheduling tool.
Cost: $8/month (approximately)
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 best service I have found for online, automatic scheduling. You can see my page here.
Beautiful scheduling automation you and your invitees will actually enjoy.
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)