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Hello, productivity community! I'm always looking the new posts here for me to have new ideas for my daily life. You are amazing! :)

I've been trying some productivity tools and now (maybe finally) I have a set that's attending my needs. I'll show you the ones that didn't worked and so the new ones that are working nicely.


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I'm using: #Evernote free. I've been using Premium for one year with a promo, and it'll expire next month. The only thing I'll miss is the offline option to mobile, but I'll survive without that. And 60MB per month is ok for me.

I've tried: #Quip is an amazing tool but for me it doesn't worked for personal only, it's not very fast and practical - it is outstanding for working in groups, for sure.


Tasks/Projects:

I'm using: #TickTick free. It's absolutely amazing. The best free features I've found: push notifications on the smartphone, a simple yet functional tag system, maximum of 14 task lists and subtasks, folders, export to a Google Agenda that syncs periodically, browser extension, priorities...

I've tried: #Todoist free. It's beautiful. Fast. But you've got no serious capabilities until you go premium. The free account doesn't support push notifications on mobile, and that killed my productivity. I couldn't get things done until I check the app manually every hour. The free account doesn't has tags (contexts) also.


Cloud storage:

I'm using: #Copy and #GoogleDrive. The first, from Barracuda Software, for my family photos and files in general (I've got 40Gb for free by referring friends). The second I use for more dynamic situations because of the nice editing possibilities and Gmail integrations it has.

#Dropbox: I'm using for syncing my compositions (as a musician and kind of writer) thru #JotterPad for Android - and it works nicely.


Passwords:

I've won #mSecure for Android on the Amazon Appstore, I'm trying to understand it and use it the right way. At least I can sync a backup with a Windows desktop app for free...


Email:

I'm using: #Gmail is the boss. With a browser extension I can integrate with Ticktick and do the same on mobile with the powerful #CloudMagic. I can save attached files directly to Google Drive. Labels and filters works great.

I've tried: #Inbox. Maybe it's just not for me. I didn't liked Google Now/Keep reminders. The inbox confused me - hilariously.


Read later:

I'm using: #Pocket free. The articles I like the most I clip with Evernote to make it permanent. Simple and efficient.


Mobile keyboard (that does influence a lot on productivity):

I'm using: #Fleksy. It's absolutely intuitive. Fast and easy, using swipes to simulate the space bar. Is working very nice for me.

I've tried: #Swiftkey. It's excellent, but for me the swipes of Fleksy worked much faster. 
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+Rodrigo J. B. Duarte​ cool. It's been my goto ToDo app for a while.
They're working on integrating with Evernote....ie: creating a TickTick tag on any Evernote Note creates a task in TickTick. I've bugged 'em enough about it.. .Hoping for it within a few weeks.

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Art Gelwicks
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+Peter Mount I have the app installed on my macs which is where I use it most. Very seldom have a problem... I think this is a better option than the online version in a browser. Also have the Android app on my phone which works well. No problem syncing.
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Hildegerd Haugen

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Seem cool too.
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Hildegerd Haugen

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This one seem cool.
Your assistant at work
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Looks cool, thanks H. 
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Mark Dodson

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Google Collections may launch in early May. I'd be curious to see what if any additional useful features beyond link clipping are included. 
A new feature called Collections is coming soon to Google+, according to sources of ours. While we have limited information about Collections at this time, from what we understand, the feature wants users to create “collections” of their interests, which makes it sound a lot like Pinterest meets ...
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I was testing this yesterday and looks as though it "collects" your G+ posts only, you need to post something before adding it to a collection. Useful, for sure, but no Springpad traces here:(
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All my personal data at hand for instant shopping, logging in, registering anywhere. Try it: https://www.dashlane.com/en/as/3b9b6f38
Keep track of your passwords, automatically login on every website, and never lose a password again. A hacker's nightmare - AES-256 encryption for your data, and your unique key is never recorded anywhere; Quickly analyze which passwords are weak or compromised in our Security Dashboard ...
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Thiago Cordeiro

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Hello there! I would like to know if someone found a service that allow us to rate itens/notes, like giving a 0 to 10 #rate and #sort by it.
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Hildegerd Haugen

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This one looks great already.
Share your links with LinkHubb. See all your shared links from around the internet on one visual page. Link sharing platform.
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That does look nice. 
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Art Gelwicks
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Tasks to Logs for Google Keep

I've been using Google Keep more and more lately and have integrated the following into my daily work process:

1. Each morning I create a checklist in Keep and track all the things I need to do and have done during the day.
2. At the end of the day, I have Keep remove all the checkboxes and keep all the completed items.

This two step process not only lets me work through my list of activities, but at the end of the day gives me a log of the work I have done (which I need for time billing purposes).

By adding a label (Work) to the note, I can filter on the label and work with all my work notes as if they were a dedicated notebook.
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I use Keep mainly on my Android phone, but also on my desktop when I want to type up a LONG note fast. I touch type on my computer keyboard. Can't do it as fast on my phone keyboard. 
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Pariah 73

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I just got an email.  Liiist is closing down.  I really liked it. Simple yet visual. :(
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I am wondering who is going to go next...
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About this community

Inspired by a versatile and effective productivity tool no longer with us, this community looks to help users find new solutions and strategies for organization and productivity.

Christine Bonham

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This looks kind of interesting and helpful for productivity purposes... 
Another cool feature in this technical preview is the ability to attach files to notes.
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Daisy Nash

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raindrop.io has released a Chrome tab extension for super quick access to bookmarks and collections saved in raindrop. raindrop is getting better and better. although one man band so hope it lasts and can keep up with its own growth. 
Your beautiful start page with favorite sites and bookmarks.
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I don't use Raindrops, but I am following it.
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Hildegerd Haugen

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This is is a "pinterest" for knowledge...
Favorize let's you highlight and share articles with our Chrome extension. Highlights are aggregated on our site, which is a social network for knowledge.
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Candy Foo

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This app has been redesigned. However, a free account only comes with very limited features.
Dropmark is the simplest way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual, private collections.
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Not expensive this one. 
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Art Gelwicks
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Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers http://www.androidcentral.com/evernote-introduces-new-pricing-structure-three-tiers
Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid. While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers. The free tier, Evernote Basic,...
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Yeah +Hildegerd Haugen​. .In settings go to 'Notes' then "Customize add button" .. .And audio note is in there . 
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Hildegerd Haugen

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For iPad users.
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Thanks H. The in-app browser is an interesting concept for clipping. Paprika uses it (for recipes) and I find it pretty fantastic. 
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Art Gelwicks
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We talk great deal about applications and sites, but not so much about hardware. What's your favorite piece(s) of productivity hardware?
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My Macbook in the browser. My HTC One next.
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Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack
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Rodrigo J. B. Duarte

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Hello!

Some days ago I've received an email from #CloudMagic, concerning Pro Account and features:

"We have decided to discontinue Pro; all the features included within the Pro plan are now free for all users.

We are already working on new monetization ideas that we’re sure you’ll love. So stay tuned!

Existing Pro subscribers will no longer be charged; in case of any queries, just hit reply.

And that’s not it, we have more good news:
-CloudMagic now supports drafts
-We made some cool UI changes

Read our blog to know more.

To experience these updates and enjoy Pro features for free, upgrade to the latest version and create a CloudMagic account - Android | iOS"

I've been using this email client for more than a year and for me It's the best productive option. There are some "Cards" options like sharing emails to Evernote, Trello, Pocket, Todoist, but there is a very nice option named "Save email to" - this let you share with any app you have (I use It with TickTick and works very well).

If It calls your attention, take a look on the blog post about the Pro Features and benefits of using this service. I strongly recommend It. :) 
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+Rodrigo J. B. Duarte​ I couldn't agree more. CloudMagic has become my email client of choice on both my phone and my tablet. Beyond the Send to Email I have found the developers very responsive to questions and suggestions. 
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Opinion on the new community look on Android? 
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I generally only access through my computer, but this seems nice on Android.
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