Life is going so quickly and people normally say "I wish the day had more hours". I feel what we should be saying instead is "I wish I can be more productive each day to enjoy the hours we have available". There are a bunch of productivity tools out there to help you accomplish something each day. I personally use these apps:
All my TO-DO's are here separated by work, house, Max (my son), travel, groceries or anything related to my life. I even have a list called: "Things To Do When I Don't Have Things To Do". Ha! Yep. That's right, folks. I have a list for this! Few items on that list are "Read current book", "Work on my portfolio" or "Get a manicure/pedicure". I have a habit of forgetting these kinds of things when I get some free time, so this is a way to remind myself to get a life sometimes and do human things.
Here I keep all the writing. Could be client meetings and feedback or some awesome idea I have to write down. What I love about Evernote is the synchronization between my laptop, my phone and my tablet. I could be in the street and have a brilliant idea for a design, write it on my phone, then I open my laptop and the idea is right there written and ready to be designed.
Ahhh... this calendar. Was love at first sight. It's clean, intuitive and what I love the most (and please don't laugh at me) are the pre-made icons for topics. Like, If I write yoga class, as soon as I add the word yoga, immediately adds a sports icon. Isn't that super cool? Well, besides that you can see all your Facebook birthdays or events, which is also cool. You can add a bunch of accounts to your calendar like Evernote, LinkedIn, TripIt, Github, etc. I honestly recommend you this beauty.
The information you need to keep you ahead. This is what Feedly's tagline says and it's true. This is the RSS reader I decided to use. I read it on my browser and I have the iPhone app. First thing in the morning while I'm having breakfast is to read news of things related to Design or Tech or any other category I have organized on my account. I have nothing else to say but this is a really neat RSS reader.
I use Pocket especially from my phone while I am reading my Twitter feed at nights and find a bunch of interesting articles I'm too zombie to read, so I put it in my Pocket and when I get some free time I go to the app and read them all. Yes, this is one of the things I added to my "Things To Do When I Don't Have Things To Do" list. Wasn't that pretty obvious already? Come on.
I use this great app for sharing my work updates in multiple places like my Facebook page, Twitter and LinkedIn at the same time. The thing is that a day only has so many hours to be productive, and I feel Buffer does the job of helping you focus on what matters while it posts for you. I normally "Buffer" my stuff at night and this app schedules every post for me, even calculates the best time to post! Or you can just set the time you want.