By Taylor Miles


1. Organize your email: SaneBox


Sanebox uses algorithms to organize your email into what's important and what's not. I was skeptical and had trouble giving up control of my inbox, but now I'm hooked.


Tips: Trust it. Check @SaneLater twice a day, @SaneBulk whenever you feel like reading newsletters or promotions, and @SaneBlackHole for all the junk you never want to see again.

Also, check out our Ultimate Guide to SaneBox's email management.

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2. Keep track of all your notes: Evernote


Evernote stores your notes in the cloud, so you can access them from any computer or mobile device.


Tips: Use Evernote for both business and personal reasons. I take all of my business meeting notes directly in Evernote and scan or fax documents to Evernote that I want to keep. On the personal side, I take photos of wine that I like and store them in a notebook called Favorite Wines and keep copies of all critical identification (like my driver's license, passport, and insurance papers) in a notebook called Wallet.


3. Consolidate your social networks: HootSuite


We have been using this at WebbROI since they launched. This website allows you to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yammer, and others all from one place.


Tips: I tend to have pockets of time when I can read and post on social media. Try HootSuite's new "auto schedule" feature, so you can spread out your posts and don't flood your networks with many in a row.


4. Store your documents in the cloud: Google Drive


While many people talk about Dropbox and Box, we are extremely bullish on Google Drive. You can securely file away your digital documents in the cloud, so you can find and work on them from any computer or mobile device later. Plus, it seamlessly integrates with Google Apps.


Tips: We create a specific Google Drive folder for every client with the same sub-folders every time. This serves as our document and project management tool, plus Google Drive allows us to share specific files or documents with specific people.


This post was inspired by Frank Addante on Inc. Read the rest of his list of 10 personal productivity tools.




What are your favorite productivity tools? Do you have specific tools for web and mobile?