Tools I Use

Here’s a quick list of the tools, technologies and methodologies I use on a regular basis. Stay tuned as I’ll be writing detailed blog posts about why and how I use the tools below. If there are any ones not listed here you recommend, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!

Productivity

  • Google Mail (both personal & business mail)
  • Google Drive (team collaboration)
  • DaPulse (replaced Google Tasks and Workflowy)
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Chat (team communication)
  • Yesware (Streak CRM & Email Tracking for Gmail & Yoxel BigDripper)
  • Momentum Chrome Plugin
  • Unroll.me (cleaning up your inbox)
  • Google Drive (replaced Dropbox)
  • Lift Habit Tracking
  • UberConference (replaced Skype)
  • Duet Display

Social Networks & Management

  • Facebook (both personal & business fan page)
  • Facebook Mentions App
  • Facebook Messenger (communication)
  • Linkedin
  • Twitter (both personal & business)
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Snap Upload
  • Swarm (replaced Foursquare)
  • Reddit
  • Tweetdeck (replaced Buffer)
  • Bit.ly (URL shortener and analytics)
  • SocialBro
  • Crowdfire
  • TwitterCounter
  • Zapier
  • WhatsApp (replaced GroupMe for group texting)
  • Dubsmash
  • Camera+ App
  • Giphy
  • Bitmoji
  • WordPress for personal blog

Health & Fitness

  • MyFitnessPal App
  • Happy Scale App
  • Weight Guru Scale & App
  • FitnessFast App
  • iMuscle 2
  • Iron Path
  • Tabata Timer App
  • Heart Rate Monitor (New Balance for Women)
  • Reddit Fitness Sub-Reddit
  • 24 Hour Fitness gym membership (read my blog post on my gym hack)
  • Pillow App
  • Pushh

Music & Entertainment

  • Spotify (I pay for the mobile upgrade $9.99/mo)
  • Shazam App (instant music discovery)
  • Netflix Streaming ($9.99/mo)
  • Hola Unblocker Chrome Plugin
  • Fandango (movie times)
  • Rotten Tomatoes (movie or TV show ratings)
  • Metacritic (movie or TV show ratings)
  • Amazon Video

Methodologies

  • Inbox Zero
  • S-M-L ToDo List
  • GSD: Getting Shit Done
  • Splits Training (replaced Starting Strength for Fitness)
  • Intermittent Fasting (for Health)

On Demand

  • Sprig App (healthy dinner on demand)
  • OrderAhead App
  • Uber App (rideshare)
  • Lyft (replaced Sidecar App)
  • Postmates App (on demand delivery)
  • Instacart (grocery delivery)
  • SpoonRocket (food delivery)
  • DoorDash (food delivery)
  • GetAround (car rentals)
  • Luxe (car pick-up & parking)
  • FlightCar (airport parking & car rental)
  • Rent The Runway (event fashion)
  • LeTote (casual fashion)
  • Shyp (shipping)
  • StyleSeat (haircuts)
  • Airbnb (house rentals)

Business Admin

  • Chase for Banking
  • BackOps for Accounting, Finance, Payroll, Benefits
  • Orrick for Legal Counsel
  • AngelList
  • LeanCanvas
  • Geckoboard
  • Google Docs for Investor Updates
  • WordPress.com for personal blog, WordPress.org for Startup blog
  • Unsplash (free unlicensed photos for posts)
  • Join.me (easy screenshare for meetings)
  • Skype for video conference calls
  • Wave Apps (for invoicing and accounting)

Startup Technology

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Python
  • Redis
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Github (bug tracking)
  • Google Analytics
  • Stripe (payment processing)
  • Sumazi (social lead generation platform)
  • WordPress.org for Sumazi blog

News & Information

  • Reddit
  • TechCrunch
  • Facebook Feed
  • Google News
  • Mattermark Daily & Weekly Digest
  • Crunchbase Digest
  • Hacker News
  • Google Alerts
  • Twitter Mobile Notifications from News handles
  • Quora & Quora Weekly Digest
  • SaaStr Blog (relevant for SaaS based businesses)
  • Women 2.0 Newsletter
  • BothSidesoftheTable.com (Venture Capitalist Mark Suster’s Blog)
  • Newsle (news alerts about friends in your social networks)
  • Linkedin Updates
  • CB Insights Digest
  • Entrepreneur Daniel Odio’s Blog
  • Entrepreneur Michael Simmons Forbes Column
  • ProductHunt
  • Mattermark
  • Hiten’s SAAS Weekly Newsletter
  • Audible
  • Nuzzel

Other

  • Venmo (paying friends back)
  • Waze App (crowdsourced navigation)
  • Yelp App (restaurant search engine)
  • Duolingo (language learning)
  • Memrise (language learning)
  • 23andMe.com (genetic & heath testing)
  • Vurb
  • Amazon
  • Skitch

Do you have questions about any of the above? Or are there tools you recommend I try? Would love to hear from you. Either comment below or connect with me on Twitter or Facebook.

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