3 Helpful Workflow Tools I Discovered This Week [free apps]

I hate creating new accounts for more tools, but I love it when they’re effective and useful. I do like to try new things and the three tools I discovered this week have already helped our team with workflow and project management:

1. Trello

To-do lists are very helpful, and it’s even more helpful when it’s a collaborative, virtual to-do list. Trello is a project management app that helps you “keep track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.” Free website and app to use.

  • Add team members to various boards
  • Can add pictures and comments to projects
  • Unlimited boards (can be private or shared)
  • Very visual
  • Keeps me organized

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2. Alfred

Yes I know Alfred may look like the evil Doris hat from the Meet the Robinsons movie. In reality, Alfred is a VERY helpful and resourceful “productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.” Download this FREE app from the website, not the App Store. 

  • Can find anything I’m looking for
  • Searches web automatically
  • Does calculations easily
  • Completes system commands
  • Basically anything you want


3. Skitch

I take so many screenshots, it’s not even funny. Skitch, by Evernote, enables me to make better screenshots so I can share them, mark it up with text and images and send it over to someone. It also saves your Skitches to Evernote, which I use daily, so I can find past ones easily.

  • Takes better screenshots
  • Easily annotate with images, text and shapes
  • Saves to Evernote
  • Download screenshots in multiple formats
  • Can capture entire windows
  • Crosshair feature for sizing
  • Share easily anywhere

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