Web-based apps that make life so much easier

Everybody’s busy. Juggling different projects can be difficult — especially in a field that you can’t focus on the task at hand.

Here are some ways I use web-based applications (that have been around a long time) to help save time and sanity.

Chrome

I’m convinced at this point that people that don’t use Chrome as their default Web-browser just don’t know what they’re doing with their lives. Chrome makes it easy to access the last things you were working on, your most-visited sites and lets you organize the things you need conveniently.

Drive

20140630-quickoffice-1Cloud-based anything still blows my mind. I know it’s not anything special or new, but as a writer, it’s awesome that I can just use Google Drive in place of products like Word and Excel and access them from anywhere. As a journalist, that means I can start a story on my computer, take notes on my tablet and add to it on the go on my phone if needed. It doesn’t get much better than that.

And, I never have to worry about losing any documents because of a computer malfunction.

Keep

Have you figured out that I’m Google’s bitch, yet? Keep is just the best way to keep lists — to-do lists, shopping lists, dream lists — all. of. the. lists.

LogMeIn

See, I use products that Google didn’t develop, sometimes. Accessing your work computer on the go is LIFE CHANGING. LogMeIn’s web client works great on smartphones and on my Chromebook, too, so if I forgot to do something at work I don’t have to go all the way back in. OK, work is less than a mile away … but.

Stay productive, friends.

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