How Low Can You Go? Simplifying Your Productivity Tools


I recently read a blog post about bad productivity habits, and one of the bad habits was using too many tools.  This really resonated with me, because in the last couple of years I’ve found myself paring down the number of tools that I use and simplifying the way that I use them.  I had realized that using so many tools meant that I was forcing myself to multitask and that I wasn’t keeping up with the things that mattered the most to me. So here’s my list of apps I use daily for productivity.

To-dos: Todoist

Reference and notetaking: Evernote

Reading: This one is more complex, because I do a few different types of reading.

For news and blogs, I use Feedly

For longform reading, I either use GoodReader for pdfs of journal article, Kindle for ebooks, or books when I can’t get a book in digital form.


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