I am amazed at how much my work life has changed over the last few years due to new tools that allow me to stay mobile. I no longer need an office (even though my church does provide me with a nice one that I am grateful for), or not as much need to travel to distant meetings and spend gas money. As I was reflecting these changes and being grateful for the tools, I thought it would be good to share with you what I choose to use and maybe find out what you choose to use.
Here is one tool that I use daily for numerous things from backing up data bases to sharing documents with different groups. My coaching students and I use this to share documents, my volunteers and I use this to share curriculum and service material and so much more.
This has truly become my brain. I have bloged about this in a few places like here, here, here, here, here, here, and even here . As you can see Evernote has truly made an impact into my life and productivity. I would also recommend reading “Evernote for pastors”.
With all of the mobile living I do, I have numerous passwords. For remembering all of these passwords, or filling out all the online forms with my info, I truly enjoy 1 Password to do all of this for me.
This tool allows me to conference call with several people at once. I use this every week several times a week talking with all of my Kidology Coaching students. It also allows me to hold trainings on the go as well.
SugarSync is a service that enables you to access, sync and share your files across all your computers and devices. It enables you to backup, sync and share all of your documents, photos, music and movies so that you can access them from your laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, or any other device.
Pages, Keynote, Numbers.
There’s iWork for Mac and iWork for iOS. And they’re designed to be compatible. So you can create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation on one device and edit it on another. I can write documents on the fly, create a presentation for training a group of leaders, or even create a service with all my videos and countdowns with Keynote.
Google Reader, Mashable, Flipboard, Zite.
I use all of these to stay in touch with what is going on in my fields of interest around the world. I no longer need to buy magazines when I use these free resources because there is always someone out there who is blogging or writing something about every article that is in any magazine that I could have ordered.
Here is the end of part 1 of my daily tools I use to stay mobile. Hopefully you can find some that will be of use to you. I will continue this list in future post as well seeing that I have a few favorites that I use everyday.
So, do you have any favorites?