Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Mar 14, 2016.
Just wondering what kind of tools are out and available.
So what do you use to keep track of things?
trello to keep track of tasks. slack, skype and google hangouts for communication
Using Trello from years
Evernote to keep my memory crisp. Skype for communication. Email, Excel, and local storage for record keeping.
E-mail, Apple notes and an actual notepad.
I've been looking at Evernote and Google Keep, not sure which one to go with. Trello looks like an interesting concept but not for me, at least not from the quick look around that I've had, seems too fidgety.
Skype is the norm I'd imagine, though Google Hangouts is something I didn't think of before, looks very open and welcoming, maybe too open.
Wow, thanks for Trello, never heard of it before it. I really like the concept!
I use Google Keep if I need to write something down and I'm not in front of my comp. It's on my tablet and phone. I've only been using it for like two months but I like it so far.
I mainly use it when I get an idea and I really need to write it down before I forget it. I also use it to make grocery shopping lists.
If I need to communicate with someone I use email.
I've never heard of Trello. It looks nice. I'll have to try that.
Trello never worked for me , go with kanbanflow premium , its 5 bucks a month I guess .
Beside that I use evernote / wunderlist / rescuetime/ eyeleo / skype ,well not all of them are collaboration tools but I use them everyday ahhh and dropbox , all the way
Google keep wkrks fine for me. They have great widget on androids, I put it on my left screen and just slide it when I want to see/add new notes.
Evernote is a really good tool
Evernote for iPhone + Alternote for Mac
I find it easier to organize my notes in Evernote than Google Keep, but I haven't used Google Keep much.
I use FoldingText for notes that I just keep on my computer.
It's easy to save notes to places (folders, desktop, etc.) where they'll come in handy. I also love the to do list feature and I'm also a big fan of plain text.
All the free tools i use;
For tasks and keeping productive i use meistertask - collaboration and assigning tasks.
I use evernote as well plus the app so when im on my phone i can still clip and use the software.
Google Drive for sharing and collaborating on pieces of work.
Zoho for crm and invoicing (free) which have log in for the people i work with so again can collaborate on this too.
Took me a while to find what i liked, so you may try loads out then find THE one. Good luck
trello for tasks,evernote+actual notepad for notes, google drive for docs and docs sharing,gmail,slack/skype to talk. You wont ever need anything else aslong these products are updated
why? Because I tested each one in their space quickly and these are the most intuitive for me, with the same or more offers of the competition. Never had an issue either.
For tasks I use ToDoIst, it's works on every platform, including Outlook, Android and Windows.
As a student I used OneNote a lot and still do for work, it can also be installed on Android.
Trello is pretty powerful when working/collaborating on a big project with lots of tasks and/or a team.
You can create lists, I usually go for:
Future (stuff I need to explain further or that just popped into my mind to keep track of it)
Issues, ToDo, Doing, Done
When a part of a project is bigger/has lot's of options I'll create a separate list for it. You can create new cards in each list, move cards via drop/drag between lists (from ToDo to Doing to Done for example) or archive them. Everything someone does gets saved in some sort of timeline.
I'm not working for very long with it so I guess there are features I didn't discover yet. Also I'm just using the free version for now.
To those still using Notepad:
Did your PC never crash? When typing in the actual notepad, nothing gets saved inbetween. I'd recommend to either use 'Sticky Notes' (already in Win10), notepad++ or google docs to keep everything safe. Learned it the hard way a few years back when I had like 10 notepad windows open and the PC crashed... good that I always save everything in the best place though -> my brain!
Notepad++, Excel, Google Drive and Skype occasionally
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