Do you have any favorite apps for life/productivity?
This is a timely question! This summer I have decided to try Trello with two of my summer RAs and Github for another project. These are both project management apps and for myself I have a Trello board that I’m using like a to-do list (sort of kanbanish, but not quite). I am liking Trello very much. Github is more complicated but it can do more and has better integration with things our university owns, particularly in terms of file attachments. After working with both for a few weeks, Github’s project management software is not very good, nor is it as well-integrated as it should be with the repo.
DH uses Pivotal Tracker for work and likes it. My university doesn’t have it for free so I haven’t tried it, though it’s probably available in some limited fashion for free. Jira is also popular, but the free version is limited to 10 people so I haven’t tried it.
Probably my biggest productivity app is the leechblock add-on for firefox. This keeps me from reading twitter and other common sites except during scheduled breaks and outside of work.
I’m eager to hear what productivity tools people in Grumpy Nation have found helpful! Three years ago it seemed like only a few people were using project management software (preferring low-tech things like google docs or to-do lists), but suddenly it seems a lot more common.
What do you all recommend or find not worth the effort?