I remember the old days (circa 1997) when I only used a handful of online tools: a web browser, email client and instant messenger. My life has changed considerably over the last decade and the number of online applications that have the potential to make our jobs easier has multiplied a hundred times.
I thought I’d share with you the Top 10 applications that help me get stuff done:
- Gmail – This has to be my favourite application. You can synchronize it with your current desktop application and manage your email efficiently.
- Instant messaging – I use both instant messenger to talk to my PC-based friends and Google Talk for the rest.
- Del.icio.us – Bookmarking could not be easier. You can tag your bookmarks, search for similar topics and share them with others.
- RSS feed reader – I use both Google Reader and NetNewsWire (For Mac users). This is the best way to keep up with all the interesting news around the webasphere.
- Twitter – It has to rank in the top 5 as I use it all the time for finding out about interesting things, sharing links and thoughts with the people I decide to follow.
- Dropbox – Neat little app which is great for storing your files online, sycning them and and for sharing easily.
- Paypal – The set up process can sometimes be a little painful, but it’s worth it. Once set up and up and running, it’s a secure service for managing money matters.
- LinkedIn – Connections, connections, connections… an essential tool for your business contacts.
- Huddle – A project management and online collaboration tool. And UK-based!
- Google maps – my A-Z is now gathering dust on the shelf.