My Favorite Digital Tools

I’ve tested countless tools to assemble this list of my top picks.

Productivity

Books & Reading

  • πŸ”Š Audiobooks: Audible (All Platforms)
  • πŸ“– eBooks: Kindle (All Platforms)
  • πŸ“‘ Highlights Aggregation: Readwise (Web & iOS)
  • πŸ”Ž Book Summaries: Blinkist (All Platforms)

Travel

  • 🧭 Travel Planning: Google Travel (Web)
  • πŸ’€ Jet Lag Mitigation: Timeshifter (iOS + Android)
  • 🚘 Ride Sharing: Lyft (All Platforms)

Health & Wellness

  • πŸƒ Meditation Timer: Oak (iOS)
  • ⏳ Fasting Timer: Zero (iOS)
  • πŸ‹οΈ Virtual Personal Trainer: Future (iOS)
  • πŸ₯‘ Meal Delivery: DoorDash (All Platforms)

Entertainment

  • 🎧 Podcast Player: PocketCasts (All Platforms)
  • πŸ“» Music Streaming: Spotify (All Platforms)

Best Tools for Companies & Teams

  • πŸ“ƒ Docs, Email, Calendar: GSuite
  • πŸ“« Email Client: Superhuman (Web, Mac, iOS)
  • πŸ’¬ Messaging: Slack
  • πŸ“… Project + Task Management: Asana
  • πŸ™‚ HRIS: Rippling
  • πŸ“š Knowledge Base: Tettra
  • πŸ’» Screen Recordings: Loom
  • πŸŽ₯ Video Conferencing: Zoom
  • πŸ“ Software Design: Figma
  • πŸ‘ Employee Recognition Platform: Kazoo
  • πŸ“ Employee Feedback: OfficeVibe

Digital Tools I've Tried

Below is the list of tools I’ve tested, and decided not to use.

Productivity

  • πŸ—’οΈ Notes & Writing: Bear, Notion, Google Docs, Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Word, Evernote, Notability, GoodNotes, Zoho Notebook, Standard Notes, WorkFlowy, SimpleNote, Dynalist, Journal, Obsidian
  • β˜‘οΈ To Do List: Todoist, Apple Reminders, Omnifocus, Things, Clear, Google Tasks, Habitica, MeisterTask, Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do, Taskful, Trello, Any.do, ClickUp, Workflowy, Notion, Handle
  • πŸ“« Email Client: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Mailbox, Spark, Spike, Alto, Edison, Newton, MailTime, Geronimo, Polymail, Missive
  • πŸ“… Calendar: Fantastical, Woven, Outlook, Handle, Gneo, Calendars 5, Cal, Sunrise Calendar
  • 🎢 Focusing Music: Focus@Will
  • 🌐 Browser: Firefox, Vivaldi, Brave, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Edge

Books & Reading

  • πŸ”Š Audiobooks: Apple Books, Blinkist
  • πŸ“– eBooks: Apple Books

Travel

  • 🧭 Travel Planning: Hipmunk, Kayak, TripIt, Hopper
  • 🚘 Ride Sharing: Uber, Wingz, Flywheel

Health & Wellness

  • πŸƒ Meditation Timer: Calm, Headspace
  • πŸ₯‘ Meal Delivery: UberEats, Postmates

Entertainment

  • 🎧 Podcast Player: Overcast, Castro, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Downcast, Google Podcasts, Luminary, Castbox, Instacast, iHeart, Pandora
  • πŸ“» Music Streaming: Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Amazon Music

Tools for Companies & Teams

  • πŸ“ƒ Docs, Email, Calendar: Microsoft 365, Zoho
  • πŸ’¬ Messaging: HipChat, Basecamp, Twist, Microsoft Teams, Hangouts, Front
  • πŸ“… Project + Task Management: Basecamp, Notion
  • πŸ™‚ HRIS: Gusto, JustWorks, Namely, BambooHR, GoCo
  • πŸ“š Knowledge Base: Google Docs, Notion, Slite, Confluence, ZenDesk, Slab, Quip
  • πŸŽ₯ Video Conferencing: Skype, Highfive, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Appear.in, Hangouts Meet, RingCentral, WebEx, BlueJeans, join.me, UberConference
  • πŸ“ Software Design: Sketch, InVision Studio, Photoshop
  • πŸ‘ Employee Recognition Platform: Bonusly, HeyTaco!, Briq