Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Director of Digital Marketing, Scott Moe.
The tool I rely on most at work is probably Evernote. I’m a list guy. Always have been, always will be. The nice thing about Evernote is that it works well both for list making and general note taking. You can even share notes with others and collaborate on to-do’s. It took me a while to get used to keeping everything in a digital format and saying goodbye to paper but once I did I was sold. Also, my handwriting is atrocious so it makes reading my lists much easier.
I’ve also been enjoying a little thing called (shameless plug) Hightail Spaces. I work with the very talented illustrator, Luke Bott, to create the custom images for our marketing emails and Hightail Spaces has streamlined that process. It’s nice to see how Luke has started using more of the functionality as he gets more comfortable with it as well. A real life study on using our newest product.
I recently discovered the wonderful world of Podcasts. I commute so I spend lots of time in my car or on buses or trains. Podcasts are a great way to kill the time while also learning about things you may not have otherwise. Some of my favorites are WTF with Marc Maron, All Songs Considered and This American Life.
The other thing I tend to do with my commute time is drink coffee. It’s delicious and it wakes you up – what’s not to love? I installed the Starbucks app on my phone and now it’s pretty much the only place I go for coffee – nice job Starbucks loyalty team. You just enter your credit card info into the app and scan the QR code in any store. No need to fumble with cash early in the morning. Plus it tracks your coffee purchases and you get a free drink with every 12 purchases (let’s just say I get a lot of free coffees).
When I’m looking to catch up on the day’s events I usually turn to Twitter. I’m not much of a tweeter myself but I use it to follow several news sources. A quick scan and I can get up to speed with what’s been going on in the world and it’s great to dive in deeper on articles of interest when I can.
If I’m just looking to be entertained I usually check the Reddit app and see what’s on the front page – it’s amazing the things that turn up there and I always get a couple of laughs each time I check.
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