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00:21 David Blackmon: Hi everybody. Welcome to another episode of WP the Podcast brought to you by WP Gears. I’m David Blackmon.
00:37 Tim Strifler: I’m Tim Strifler.
00:38 David Blackmon: Today we’re going to talk about the five best productivity apps for 2019. Now, let me start this off by saying that Elegant Themes has a blog posts that they recently released that has 25 of the best productivity apps. There are a ton of productivity apps and we probably could have had an episode 25 minutes long talking about how many awesome productivity apps there are. But we decided you know what? We’re WP the Podcast. We only have a few minutes. So we’re just going to give you our top five that Tim and I use on a regular basis. Tim?
01:19 Tim Strifler: Yeah. The first one here is Slack. Again, as Dave mentioned, we’re not going to dive deep into each one of these, but Slack is amazing messaging tool, all kinds of integrations, I use it and so David and I communicate on a daily basis. I highly recommend Slack, amazing iPhone app as well. Slack is the best communication tool.
01:41 David Blackmon: Email killer. Number two on our list is Asana. Tim and I use Asana for project management. We use it in WP Gears. I use it in my company, Aspen Grove Studios, Tim uses it in his company Divi Life as well. So from a project management standpoint, you can’t get any anything better than Asana out there.
02:04 Tim Strifler: Yeah, the next one here is LastPass. LastPass is by far the best password management tool and it’s productivity for a couple reasons. One, it securely and conveniently stores all your passwords. And so whatever device you’re on, you have the LastPass integration and so it’ll remember your password for you. That keeps you productive. But additionally, if you’re on a team and you’re collaborating, you want to be able to securely share passwords with team members without sending them over email or anything like that. LastPass allows you to do that super powerful.
02:38 David Blackmon: Next on our list is G Suite. All of the products … We could have broken down this into 10 different products that are included in G Suite like spreadsheets documents. What’s the one we use for courses Tim with the slides?
02:57 Tim Strifler: Presentation.
02:58 David Blackmon: Yeah, it’s like presentation, like the equivalent of Microsoft’s … That’s the one that’s actually slipping my brain, but it’s presentations. Google Drive-
03:08 Tim Strifler: PowerPoint.
03:09 David Blackmon: Yeah, PowerPoint. Yeah, thank you.
03:12 David Blackmon: Google Drive which allows you to store files and images and whatever it is that you want documents as well. So G Suite top of the line, it’s probably the productivity app that we use the most in our company.
03:25 Tim Strifler: Yeah. And then last on our list but obviously not the last overall gist of the five that we decided to focus on today. That’s Evernote. Evernote is as it says in the name, a amazing note taking app. What I love about it is it has an amazing desktop app, has made amazing mobile apps, and so your notes are all saved in the cloud. You can organize them into folders. I use it for kind of brainstorming topics, planning out products and features and stuff. I will write blog posts in it before I move it over to WordPress. So Evernote is awesome. It’s a great way to stay organized and keep all your thoughts and notes together. They have other additional tools as well where you can mark it up and use annotations, pulling images, and doing all sorts of really cool things. Take photos and directly drop them in there. It’s great.
04:17 David Blackmon: Awesome. Well that’s our top five best productivity apps for 2019. Head on over to our website wpgears.com episode 492, and leave in the comments, your favorite productivity apps. We’d love to hear what you guys are using because guess what? You may be using something awesome that you absolutely love that I’ve never heard of and we may want to use it as well. Tomorrow we’ve got another great episode, the best way to deal with unhappy clients. Tim, until tomorrow, we’ll see you then.
04:51 Tim Strifler: Take care bye-bye.
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