Ironically, I get asked if I do all my own writing (like this post) and if I do all my own social media nonsense. The answer is “YES”… For better or worse ‘EDGY’ is all homegrown.
But it’s not all about brute force. We’re quick to adopt smart tools that help us squeeze more game-changing results from each minute of the day.
My dirty little secret is that I use a series of mobile (and web) tools that keep me focused, efficient, and unexpectedly memorable.
Here are a few of those:Contactually — It’s easily the smartest CRM (or address book) on the planet. I manage 37,000+ contacts using their platform. BTW, it has the functionality of Boomerang, RightInbox, and Streak built right in. Boomerang or RightInbox — Both are awesome — and remind me of what emails I have sent that have not been replied to yet Google Voice — So I can send text messages through my browse and manage calls Buffer — For sharing good things I find on the web (I pay for this…like $10) Spotflux and Zenmate — Quickly scrambles my IP address, encrypts my internet, and protects my computer when using public WiFi Mention — Allows me to be polite and say “Thank You” to people who mention me on the interwebs Uberconference and Speek and Hangouts — Great for meetings and calls and business conversations Check — Fastest way to manage all my bills and accounts and travel plans Xero — Way better than Quickbooks and a heck of a lot easier to use StatusCake — Cools mobile apps and web platform tells me if any of our websites is down or slow Streak — Turns Gmail into a light CRM for tackling community engagement