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Great apps, tools, software... What do you use?

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Once again ... another gem of a recommendation from @Andy Black.

Andy introduced me to Descript not that long ago ... and I was seriously amazed at what the software could do with artificial intelligence on the audio side ... but as it turns out ... what they were doing up to now was just the tip of the iceberg.

I just joined Descript's beta test group for a new video editor called "Storyboards" ... OMG ... mind ... blown.

I think Camtasia just lost my business for good. Storyboards is insanely good. And off the charts user-friendly.

Should go live to the general public sometime next month.

Thanks Andy!
I've not played with storyboards yet. It looks great.

I still think Camtasia rocks for creating tutorial software, and for more intricate editing.
 
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Professionally:

Make.com (former Integromat)

Great tool to automate processes and integrate other tools you use with each other (kinda like Zapier but with more flexibility).
It's the platform I work with at my job that consists of automating processes.

Slack -> replaced 100 % of internal emails
Gather -> to maintain cohesion with colleagues (we all work from home)
Notion -> for documentation

And a few other tools that are too industry specific at my current job, they would not interest you (telecom networks)

Personally:

Timetree: a simple calendar that you can share with other people. My girlfriend and I use it to stay updated on what we have coming up (dinner with friends, trips, etc.) as I tend to forget this kind of stuff.
 

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I'll suggest two more:

Dubb and BombBomb for sending video emails.

Bombbomb has the better overall platform (imho)

Dubb, on the other hand, gives you most of the same features as BombBomb for less than half the cost.
 

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Thank you all for your recommendations, would have to check out few of those mentioned before, from my end would recommend:

Miro.com
For amazing dashboards, brainstorming ideas, event storming, I’ve got most of my business plans there, designing sales funnels, really love this one.

Jasper.AI
This was a paid subscription.
I’m not an English native speaker and used that tool for creation of the OKish content marketing when we wanted to do that instead of hiring someone for that. Also loved how the AI helped to rephrase written text to sound the way I wanted.

Telegram
Most of our company communication is based on telegram, we have a nice split between related topics, recording voice messages is awesome there.

LinkedIn premium
Paid as well
Because of the nature of my business, it’s just a must have.

Most places that have subscriptions that removes ads when I use them regularly I’d rather pay then waste my time seeing ads.
 

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Most places that have subscriptions that removes ads when I use them regularly I’d rather pay then waste my time seeing ads.
I just upgraded to YouTube Premium so we don't see ads, and so we can download videos (the kids are making videos with meme-like video clips in them).
 

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HubSpot Excellent free CRM tools. The paid marketing platform is excellent as well.
TeamViewer Still one of the best RDP's
My local library In my opinion one of the most underused resources, and not only for books/audiobooks.
PowerBI An excellent business intelligence tool that's worth learning
Mergent First Research A website with industry-specific summaries, challenges, growth predictions, trends, opportunities, and challenges.
ERP Systems Which one you go with depends on what industry you are in, but a good ERP system will save you a ton of time.
Hunter.IO For finding email addresses to specific people at specific companies.
MS Teams Send messages across your team, make phone calls, create groups, and have online meetings all in one
MS Office The best at what they do.
WordPress Open source CMS.
The local gym Not a tool but a necessity to get you mentally and physically on the right track for the day.
Others Asing for help isn't natural for me but I am learning to leverage the wisdom of those around me.
 
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Does anyone have a good app to clip and bookmark various sources on the internet? From articles, to tweets, to anything I might stumble upon. The app should also have an easy way to "clip" information via Firefox browser.

Please do NOT recommend Evernote as its Firefox plugin is trash. Right now I'm using MS One Note but I really don't like the look or feel.
 

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Does anyone have a good app to clip and bookmark various sources on the internet? From articles, to tweets, to anything I might stumble upon. The app should also have an easy way to "clip" information via Firefox browser.

Please do NOT recommend Evernote as its Firefox plugin is trash. Right now I'm using MS One Note but I really don't like the look or feel.
Isn't that what the built-in "Firefox Pocket" was for?
 

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Does anyone have a good app to clip and bookmark various sources on the internet? From articles, to tweets, to anything I might stumble upon. The app should also have an easy way to "clip" information via Firefox browser.

Please do NOT recommend Evernote as its Firefox plugin is trash. Right now I'm using MS One Note but I really don't like the look or feel.
For creative projects check out Milanote - Milanote - the tool for organizing creative projects

Otherwise, you could look at using something like these:
Personally, I drop things onto my bookmarks bar into folders never to be seen again. :happy:
 
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Isn't that what the built-in "Firefox Pocket" was for?

Thank you for the reminder that the solution was right in front of my face. Now I feel stupid. Pocket seems to fit the bill and works great with FF.
 

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I just upgraded to YouTube Premium so we don't see ads, and so we can download videos (the kids are making videos with meme-like video clips in them).
I didn't realise when you downloaded videos on YouTube it downloaded them to your YouTube app/account so you could view them offline. I thought I'd get an MP4 file. Oh well. I may continue YouTube premium as I've got used to not seeing ads when watching stuff.
 

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Does anyone have a good app to clip and bookmark various sources on the internet? From articles, to tweets, to anything I might stumble upon. The app should also have an easy way to "clip" information via Firefox browser.

Please do NOT recommend Evernote as its Firefox plugin is trash. Right now I'm using MS One Note but I really don't like the look or feel.

Somewhat related, but in addition to Pocket for saving articles, I have been using Inoreader - Take back control of your news feed for news feeds. I got sick of news aggregators and so I have been adding good sources to my list as I find them.
 

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