I am an admitted web tool junkie. I love anything that makes life easier – and if it’s in the cloud, even better. I’m a sucker for slick interfaces and refined usability. Here are some of my favorite online tools for both handling my internal operations and working with clients.
Google Drive – Sharing Documents
So this isn’t exactly a hidden gem…lots of people know about and use Google Docs and I’m one of them! I know there are G-doc haters, but I have to say, as far as project collaboration goes it’s by far the easiest to use tool for sharing and editing documents and spreadsheets…especially for tracking version history.
Trello – Visual Project Management
I love, love, love Trello. There are a lot of project management tools out there (Redbooth, Asana, Basecamp, Podio, Huddle, etc.) and at one point or another I’ve had to use each of them.
By far, the easiest to learn and manage is Trello. Why? Because it’s visual, list-based and intuitive. It’s a designer’s project management tool that’s easy for anyone to learn quickly. It has everything I need to do anything I want. Last summer in Mountain View I ran into a random Trello employee at a Starbucks…you would have thought I just met a rockstar!
All of my projects (including household chores) live on my Trello boards. I highly recommend it!