I use my phone as an extension of my business. This is my collection and reviews of the top mobile apps that I use for personal branding and productivity.
MAY
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Learn to fly

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My day job, the one that pays for Sam my golden retriever womp around is web and application development along with digital marketing. It's a fast-paced industry with technology and moving in every direction competing in every available space and every consumer interest. On a daily basis, I'm problem-solving. Whether it's to fix a temperamental web...
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MAR
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Email marketing is not Rocket Science

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In any business, you need to find the best way to engage with your customers. In short, you're going to need email marketing. It is arguably one of the most affordable, cost-effective ways to boost sales without breaking your marketing budget.

MailChimp is an excellent starter email marketing service. created by The Rocket Science Group and relatively easy to use and setup while you're learning the ins and outs of email marketing.

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MAR
17
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Zapier The Essential Time Saver

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Now let's have a little fun with some automation. For non-technical people, this could be a way of showcasing your secret programming skills to your colleagues and keep them wondering "how the hell are they doing that?"

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MAR
15
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How to track what you do online with RescueTime

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One of the issues I struggle with most in my own personal life is distraction. The chaos of the online world with the amount of information that is constantly being sent to our devices, the availability of interesting things to read and watch that distract us from the task at hand has certainly impacted my productivity and ability to concentrate.

So this tool is going to help you focus on the task at hand and hopefully make you more productive.

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MAR
14
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Getting started with Twitter

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If you are wondering how the hell do I get started or why you're here this page is for you.

Twitter is where news is broken, links are shared, memes are born and thoughts are expressed. Unlike Facebook, Twitter is public so if you do tweet with friends, it's all out in the open by default. It means your jokes can go viral (if they're funny) and in addition to your friends, you can interact with your favourite journalists, athletes, artists, or comedians, all in the same space.

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MAR
08
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To do list and task manager. Free, easy, online and mobile.

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This one's the business! And has to be in everyone's arsenal of productivity apps. Praised as a life-changing app by The Guardian, USA Today, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Lifehacker and more, it needs to be said upfront that Todoist is such a versatile and in-depth app that I will not 'To-do-ist' justice in just one review. That was weak !¬)

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MAR
07
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Your writing, at its best using Grammarly

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All through my design career, I have been renowned for my spelling, punctuation and grammar errors. Sean a colleague I work with regularly supplies feedback in hilarious Asana notes on my spelling when working on my plethora of web development projects. Sometimes I feel I should purposefully create mistakes just to get a reply back to lighten up my day.

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MAR
06
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The app you never knew you needed!

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So I'm reading this fascinating article posted by proto.io on my iPhone around why designers need to incorporate design sprints. A reminder comes through from Todoist giving me a nudge in something which I need to do right away. So what do I do?

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FEB
28
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Effortless note-taking and note-syncing with Evernote

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This has to be the most used app in my productivity suite. I use it for all manner of notes from quick on the fly notes to detailed in depth research, website project development notes and of course this blog where all my thoughts and app reviews are stored. I love the fact that UI is so flexible and open, linking notes to notebooks, sharing, screen grabs, Google Drive and Dropbox file integration, reminders, task scheduling, the list goes on… 

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FEB
24
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Top mobile apps I use everyday!

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BTW these are not my hands. They are from a photoshoot we did for our client AIGS by photographer Damon O'Reilly. I've superimposed the mobile app icons I use everyday! – Does this make me a Photoshop expert or one damn hot designer?

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This is a mobile friendly Lead Capture Form with MailChimp & Clickatell integration.

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Sharing a link to the article you're reading on your iPhone, to continue reading on your computer at the office, home or tablet has never been so simple!...

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27 March 2017
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are 6 free apps! Check them out...
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