14 Favorite Apps For Business + Lifestyle: Part 1
I’ve been a self-employed entrepreneur since the age of 27, so one of the questions I get asked all the time is “what do you use in your business to stay organized?” or “how do you keep your personal + business life separate?” “what are your favorite apps?”
The truth is, I love my work so much that personal and business tend to mix.
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely take time off and in order to not get overwhelmed or bogged down, I am really strict about self-care, exercise, and some down time/being in nature.
But, I do have some apps and programs that make my personal and business life much more streamlined and simplified. Check out the video where I show you the first 7 of my favorite apps, and then I’ll share the rest in the next blog; so stay tuned.
Video Part 1: 7 Favorite Apps For Business + Lifestyle
Over to you! Are there any I’m missing? Do you use other apps you just LOVE that simplify your life? Share in the comments below; I’m sure there are other entrepreneurs out there that would love to hear all of your tips, too!
**UPDATE: I’ve since changed over from OOVOO to Zoom for video conferencing and I LOVE it!**
Lots of Love,
Thank you for the great tips! I especially loved the Dropbox tips that I never knew you could do.
I’m so glad you found the video helpful Sharon! And that the Dropbox tips were new – pretty cool + so easy eh? Lots of love, Carmen xo
This was really fun and helpful Carmen! I do love Snagit too, it working with my team and clients so much easier. It saves me tons of time!
I have a question though: do you use an app to save passwords? It’s maybe a strange question, but I wonder if there is a place that is really safe, to save them online?
Hi Kathleen! I’m so glad you found the tutorials helpful – and thank you so much for your feedback + contribution to our community. I agree – Snagit is the bomb, eh? :) It revolutionized my life – both business and personal – as I can better answer client and coach questions visually, I’ve built all my websites through conversations / screen captures with Snagit with my web designer, and have been able to show my parents cool things about Apple computers as they were transitioning from PC’s to Apple – all SO much easier to SHOW than to type in an email. :)) Showing is always better than telling – and I find it so much less time consuming and more fun to communciate with Snagit rather thane just email. Password App? What a great question! I don’t currently use one, but that is a GREAT idea. Here is an article I found (I use this site for many things – best small wallet for men, best “x” etc.) http://lifehacker.com/5529133/five-best-password-managers They always give great pros and cons. PS *Does anyone reading this in our community have a password app recommendation?* Hopefully that will get us both started between the article and recommendations :)) Big hug and lots of love, Carmen xo
Thanks Carmen, I’ll check it out. I’d love to hear if anyone has tried it. :-)
Great post, Carmen! Snagit is a new one to me. Can’t wait to try it! For passwords,I have a client that swears by Dashlane.
Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for recommending Dashlane – I’ll check it out and I know Kathleen will love the recommendation too – thank you! Snagit – let us know how you go with it! xo
Thanks Carmen – I really enjoyed Part 1! I went to sign up for the Skype phone number before my international trip but discovered it’s not available in Canada! Curious if you’ve heard of anything similar for Canadians…
Hi Michelle! I’m so glad you liked Part 1! Thanks so much for your feedback and question. So here’s what I found out:
Yes, unfortunately Skype doesn’t sell Canadian Online Numbers :(( All available countries are listed here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA269
Why? (I always like to know why :)
“In order for international companies such as Skype to provide Canadian numbers, they would have to become a Canadian reseller. To do that, they would have to enter into a business relationship with a Canadian carrier. They would then obtain the Canadian numbers from that carrier as well as other services required by Skype to provide a PSTN-interconnected service. This applies to all foreign companies wanting to provide Canadian numbers.
To the extent that Skype interconnects with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) in Canada – that is to say, it connects with other telephone numbers whose users have not downloaded the Skype software – Skype has certain obligations. Skype would be required to register with the CRTC; enter into a business relationship with a Canadian carrier to obtain interconnection to the PSTN; and, as a matter of public safety, Skype would need to ensure that calls made to 911 are completed through 911 call centres, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Learn more in 9-1-1 Services for Traditional Wireline, VoIP and Wireless Phone Services: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/t1035.htm
Here’s a service I found that seems to offer Canadian numbers, but I can’t vouch for it as I haven’t tried it personally: http://www.virtufon.com/cgi/vf.php?action=select_areacode&session_id=&username=&country=CA
And finally – Create A Life You Love Community – do you have any suggestions for a Canadian service that you have used, or a work around? I always love to get personal recommendations if I can :)
I knew, use and love some of them, will look for the others! Thank you for sharing.
Just wanted to say that for Evernote, you can also have it on your phone, so what you say about the “apple notes” can also be within evernote!
Thanks so much Rosalie for your feedback as well as the note that Evenote can be used like “Apple Notes” :) Lots of love, Carmen xo