My productivity "Stack"

Over the past 18 months, I've gone extreme in creating a personal system to be more effective using technology.Here is what I've adopted:

Gmail+Sanebox
I use the default Gmail client. The good is almost all of my email addresses are on Google apps, so dumping all my email into one inbox is a huge feature for me.

SaneBox is a not-so-cheap AI assistant for your email. It watches what I do and sorts my email for me automatically. While it has some foibles, I love that it is aggressive at deprioritizing things.

https://www.sanebox.com/

FullContact
Do you have duplicate contacts across your devices? Do you have contacts on one device but not another? With about 2,000 of them now in my contacts, I had a real problem. FullContact is a great way to sync all your contacts and keep them "clean."

https://www.fullcontact.com/

Grammarly
This is a plug-in for web browsers and the desktop to help you write better. Big fan of this. It's taken my writing from mediocre to "OK" level.

https://grammarly.com

LastPass
No idea why it took me until 2017 to buy a password manager. For $2 a month, this is a bargain.

https://www.lastpass.com/

Evernote+Scannable
Evernote added OCR (optical character recognition) to their app recently. So they can now search through handwritten notes.

Scannable is a free scanning app so you can use your cellphone to scan directly into Evernote.

Despite taking notes in every meeting (I have a terrible memory for details), I no longer need to carry around any paper at all. Just write it down, scan it and drop it into Evernote.

https://evernote.com/

Google Trips
I'll fly 70+ segments this year. Google released their Trips app recently. It watched your email for travel confirmation emails. Then, they show up in an organized

https://get.google.com/trips/

Zoom
Zoom has to be the best business conference/dial-in software out there. We moved to it from BlueJeans, which just had some crazy UI issues.

https://zoom.us/

ScheduleOnce
I don't have an assistant or exec admin, so I'm scheduling most of my stuff. ScheduleOnce allows people to book time on my calendar through a link.

https://www.scheduleonce.com/

Firefox
I recently gave up on Chrome as it was killing the battery on my 2015 MacBook Pro. Firefox is better in every regard.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=firefox-com

SignEasy
This is a great way to quickly sign PDFs inside of your gmail. Couldn't live without it.

https://www.getsigneasy.com/

Flight Search
This is a hidden gem. A few years ago, Google bought a startup called ITA Software. They are a flight search engine that powers the flight search found in many B2C sites. It still operates a free flight search engine here:

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/

And that's it for now. If you have a tech productivity product you love, tweet me at @mgirdley or (gasp!) let's talk face to face about it.

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