Love Productivity Apps? Join my Virtual Meetup

iPhone apps pages

iPhone apps pages (Photo credit: Marc Duchesne)

If you love apps that help you get more done then you’re going to love tonight’s virtual meetup.  From 8:30pm-9:30pm eastern, I’m hosting a small virtual meetup to chat about productivity apps!  There are only a few slots left so please sign up and make sure you have a Google+ account to participate.  We’ll chat about:

  • Best apps to keep to-do lists
  • Time-saving apps
  • Apps to keep books, restaurants, travel information, etc.
  • And more!

Hope to see you there!

Apps that Save You Time

Musee d'Orsay Clock

Musee d’Orsay Clock (Photo credit: PatrickS)

I’m all about shortcuts and saving time, which is why I absolutely love apps.  My co-workers and friends are always asking me which apps I like the best.  Here’s a bunch that I put together using a list generator.  Please add the ones that you’ve found that help you be more productive!

Flipboard: A Must-Have App


Flipboard (Photo credit: DavidErickson)

Magazine reading is my guilty little pleasure.  I absolutely love it.  Flipping through the pages and looking at all the photos and blurbs makes me so happy.  Really — it’s the little things in life 🙂

Anyway — I was talking with a few people during my virtual “Lists & Libations” meetup and one of the women mentioned that she’d love to have one place to read all her news, blogs and favorite sites daily.  I told her about Flipboard and realized I’ve never mentioned it here on this blog.  It’s my #1 absolutely most favorite app of all time because it’s just like reading a magazine — except you pick the content.

As a news junkie — I like to see what’s going on in the world when I drink my green tea in the morning but I don’t have much time to do it.  With Flipboard you can choose to include different feeds or channels depending on your interests.  I have a feed set up for my Facebook page, Twitter page, Oprah’s website, this blog, and a bunch of news sites.  And as I sip — I flip.

Flipboard is available for iPhone and Android but I really love the iPad version best because it feels like a real magazine.  It’s a much easier way to scan through Twitter because you can see all the photos that people post instead of having to click on a link.  Everything is laid out perfectly and makes it fun and quick to zip through all your feeds.

Whatever your interest you can find a feed for it — travel, style, cooking, etc. And the beautiful design has won this app all sorts of accolades.  I should also mention that Flipboard just hit a milestone — 20 million users!  Plus they just added video as a feature. Whoa.  So if you haven’t used it already — definitely put Flipboard on your must-have app list!

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Mail (Photo credit: Bogdan Suditu)

Have you heard of It’s a really great way to organize your bills, subscriptions and finances all in one place.  Yep — with just one password you can keep track of your frequent flyer miles, magazine subscriptions, utility bills, Netflix accounts, etc.  Never get miss a payment or let a coupon expire again. Who doesn’t love saving money and time? Right — no one!

I met with their team at BlogHer12 and I’ll be guest blogging for their site once a month about tips and tricks to be more productive!  Check out my first post: “Take Back Your Day and Get More Done.

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5 Reasons to Start Holiday Shopping in August

Christmas gifts.

Christmas gifts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Planning ahead will benefit you in ways you never even imagined — especially when it comes to shopping for the holidays. I always start my holiday shopping in August. Yep — I’ve already bought a gift for someone on my list! This is a tradition that I think you should start as well. Read more