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Top tech tools for home workers, part 2

Top Tech Tools for home workersFrancesca Geens of Digital Dragonfly, non-geeky IT help for one man businesses, continues her summary of 13 Top Tech Tools, the recent How to Work from Home event.

Top Tech Tools numbers 6 to 10

6. Flow / Toodledo: I am a big fan of Getting Things Done by David Allen and ever since reading it use a task list to manage my business and personal to do’s. Personally I use Outlook tasks but both these apps are other great cloud based ways of tracking your tasks.

7. Twitter: We looked at a range of Twitter options from the ‘just’ Twitter’s own app to more complex apps like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite. The latter are great if you need to manage more than one stream, if you want to schedule tweets or get analytics. Overall the preference fell for Hootsuite as being user friendly and having good looking interface.

8. Buffer app: still on the subject of Twitter- whilst we all agreed that scheduling tweets needs to be done with care as it’s a good idea not to flood your followers with tweets. So if you are catching up on your reading send tweets to Buffer and let it automatically spread your tweets throughout the day.

9. Basecamp: a great project management app from 37signals which has a free option giving your full functionality with a single project. So whether you are managing your wedding (as in San’s case!) or a client project another great way to keep everything organized and in the cloud.

10. Dropbox: Everyone attending the workshop was already using Dropbox though perhaps not to its full potential. This is a great way to work offline, backup to the cloud and get access to your work from any browser or other machine in which you log into your Dropbox account. I personally have saved all my business and personal documents to Dropbox (the free account is large enough for this) and can access them from 3 different computers that I work on, from any browser and from my phone- essential for any mobile worker.

San also had a bonus for us, plus Francesca has some top tech tools favourites to add, so there’s still more to come soon! Have you tried any of these technology suggestions? We’d love to know how you got on.

Enjoyed this? Read more by Francesca Geens on using tip tech tools in your home office.

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  1. Love dropbox, but not as much as toodledo which is simply excellent. Clean and simple and so intuitive.