I have a team here at CIG now Laura and Meg both help with podcasting and a few other thingsand I also do a lot of work with the team from Listen, Money Matters — so team chat is essential these days.
You can learn more here. The solution, then, is to have different passwords for everything — and LastPass helps me manage them all. It keeps all the files you put in it synced between all your computers, and also backs them up in the cloud.
I freaking love it. Share them in the comments! I also use the tweet scheduler Buffer as a foolproof early wake-up system. These days, I use it with Laura for booking guests and with Meg for tracking the status of podcast edits.
If you liked this video, subscribe on YouTube to stay updated and get notified when new ones are out! I actually created the entire layout for this website in Photoshop as well; my mock-ups for each page type homepage, blog, single article each have over layers and took a ton of effort to produce.
It even has a little magnifier window so I can get really accurate with my screenshots.
Doing this lets me group my low-intensity tasks, giving me more time for focused intellectual combat. FocusBooster The Pomodoro Technique is a great way to stay focused on a task — to use it, you simply set a time for 25 minutes and try to do as much focused work on a single task for that period of time.
Each day, I wake up before 6 A. Calendly is a super-convenient app that eliminates this task. If you see a graphic or photo on this site, or basically any non-text element in one of my videos, it was probably created or edited in Photoshop. You might find that useful as well.
Twinword Writer — a tool with a built-in thesaurus that suggests alternative words when you pause in your writing. I also get this question quite often: I add new songs to it often. I outline all my videos and blog posts here, keep a giant list of topic ideas, and have template notes for commonly used text podcast show notes, etc.
Cheap notebook — I use this to make B-roll checklists when making videos, and to scribble random notes. Blue Yeti microphone — the mic I use for both podcasting and making videos. It seems like it has a nicer design, but fewer features. With beautiful apps, kick-ass integrations with other services Trello, Spotify, Giphy, etcSlack has almost completely replaced email for communicating with the people on my teams.
Trello For me, Trello is the best tool out there for team-based projects. Premiere is ridiculously capable, and it makes it easy to add effects, simple animations, and transitions to my videos.
For the true nerds among you, here is the full build list.
Novlr — a new alternative to Scrivener. I wrote a huge post about my process on the Fizzle blog. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. Luckily, a smart developer took the time to create TotalSpaces, which restores the grid function to OS X and lets you set up Hot Corners.
I also drink plenty of water, and every day I read, write words, and do 40 pull-ups.Below, you’ll find my essential productivity apps for iPhone and Android.
Wunderlist. Android; iPhone; My go-to task management recommendation for students. It’s elegantly designed, has apps on iOS, Android, and lots of other platforms, and it doesn’t lock essential features behind a paid version like some other managers do. Byword is the app on the left; on the right, I have another app called Marked with lets me preview the actual formatting of my document in real-time.
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