13 Comments

  1. Katie @ Rebelsaurus
    March 16, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Love these! I use a lot of these tools 🙂 I also like Edgar or Post Planner for totally automating your social media.

  2. Liz / Lizy Tish Knits
    March 16, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Great tool suggestions! I just set up Feedly. I’m also currently using Tailwind for pinterest/twitter/instagram posting.

  3. Karen Hopkins
    March 16, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

    Great list! I’ve recently started using OneNote. The Badge on my smart phone home screen is great for writing down quick reminders through out the day (like things I need to buy, or blog post ideas). I also use the chrome extension for clipping webpages. I’ve made a section just for podcasts I follow so I can quickly find one when needed.

  4. Ashley
    March 16, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    This is SO HELPFUL! Definitely getting Feedly. I’ve always struggled with the best way to keep track of everything! Thanks!

  5. Jean Wise
    March 16, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

    I never heard of Stencil before and just explore it. What a great tool. Thanks!

  6. Jennifer
    March 16, 2017 @ 5:56 pm

    Love it! Especially Kill News Feed. Wow. So needed!

  7. Ina
    March 16, 2017 @ 8:45 pm

    Love this post! I was using bloglovin before but i think i will switch to feedly . Great app indeed! Saves me a lot of time

    Ina
    Nanay Kikay

  8. Adrian | AdriansCrazyLife
    March 16, 2017 @ 11:59 pm

    I use most of these and I find them very helpful. This is a great post as I LOVE most of these tools – I’m big on productivity.

    The one think I would add is Mailstrom. Oh my gosh! It is so helpful for organizing my inbox and keeping my mail down to the Emails I really WANT to see (like yours!). Just the other day, I had 5 minutes before a blogger meet-up, and I deleted or archived 500!! Emails in those 5 minutes. There are two features I especially like – one is Chill – it removes the message and send it back to you in the evening or on the weekend when you have more time. The other is Expire. I set all my newsletters to expire in 2 weeks – If I haven’t read it by then, I’m not gonna! After two weeks, the Emails go to an Expire folder when I can sift through and rescue anything and bulk delete the rest.

    If you’d care to try it, here is my affiliate link – https://mailstrom.co/referral/JADLS

  9. Tess Yates
    March 17, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this useful information. Honestly Ruth you inspire me to be a better person, wife, mom, and bloggerd! When I read your blog posts and check-out the resources you provide I find the information not only useful but the brief overviews highlighting the different features extremely helpful. Thank you – Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and so many others! You Rock!!

  10. Lily
    March 19, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

    Thank you, this is so useful! I already use some of them (Canva, Hootosuite) but I found so many more that can help me. Can you maybe tell what is the best tool to create printable lists?

  11. Miriam
    March 21, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    Great list, there are quite a few there that I want to look at using, I’d never come across Stencil before, it sounds like fun.

    I already use both Buffer and Hootsuite (both free versions) for managing social media posts. I’ve yet to nail this task in a time efficient way though as I get distracted reading the posts that I want to share – I do want to make sure that they are worth sharing 🙂

    I think I’ll check out Kill News Feed, I already use Facebook Purity to reduce the clutter when I log in to Facebook – mostly I try to access it though the Page manager, Groups app or Hootsuite.

    I’ll be giving Asana a look, I tried Trello and just couldn’t gel with it, I guess that I love my pen and paper, I find Bullet Journaling helps to keep my projects in control however I’m always open to more efficient or more open-ended creative methods.

  12. Amanda Rose
    March 23, 2017 @ 4:56 pm

    I like Google Keep for all kinds of things. It syncs with my phone. I use it for to-do lists, I clip articles to it with site links, personal and work. It allows color coding, reminder alerts, and it’s fast & easy to do a quick search. Your post reminded me of some of the apps I signed up for but never really dug into well enough to use – Trello, Stencil, Buffer, Zapier, etc. Now I’m motivated! Thanks!

  13. Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    April 5, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

    One of my favorites is Typimage. It uses images from Unsplash and Pixabay and lets me create professional looking graphics on my phone. It has lots of features, fonts, styles, and filters. Makes my job as a virtual assistant and blogger easier!