An essential tool in your Mac tool belt for periodic cleanups. It has worked miracles for me countless time in finding space I didn't know I had!
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.
Seagate External Hard Drive
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.
Canon P215II Scanner
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
Paperless Document Organization Guide
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!
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.
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.
Getting Things Done by David Allen
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
New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)
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!
Jabra REVO Bluetooth Headphones
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!
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 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.
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)
Google Apps for Work
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)
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!