📱 3 Smartphone Apps You Need To Download NOW!
Welcome to the latest edition of the Tech With Dom weekly newsletter!
In this edition, I wanted to share 3 of my favorite apps that never leave my smartphone and that I think you should download NOW!
1. Spark Mail
This is an app I talk about a lot and with good reason!
It has totally changed the way I manage my emails on my phone, my iPad, and my laptop. At the same time, it helped me save time and become generally more productive.
The app automatically organizes my emails into clever categories such as Notifications and Newsletters allowing me to get rid of all the noise and allowing me to concentrate on the important emails. The app also allows me to go through all the newsletters and notifications read what's important and mark the emails that I don't need to read as done, which archives them keeping to Inbox Zero.
As a whole, this app has seriously helped me save time on checking my emails allowing me to get on with more important things.
2. Google Keep
Google Keep is a notes app I've been using ever since I can remember. The main reason I like it is its multi-platform compatibility. I must admit, I'm more of a fan of the way Apple Notes looks, but the key issue with Apple Notes is that it's not as compatible across multiple platforms as Google Keep is.
Google Keep is a very simple app that I use on my phone, my watch, my laptop, my computer, and in the browser if I need to. Best of all, its functionality doesn't change if using a different platform which I feel is important.
One of my favorite features of Google Keep is the ability to take notes using my voice and the WearOS app, which works incredibly well!
As a content creator, I find that sometimes ideas for great content come along during some of the most inconvenient times, and being able to capture them before I forget is extremely important. Google Keep helps me do just that!
I've also been using it for the first stage of the CODE framework discussed in Tiago Forte's book; Building a Second Brain. For those interested, CODE stands for Capture, Organise, Distil, and Express and I use it for content creation as well as studying and projects.
I've kept this one quiet for a while, but a few months ago I migrated from NordPass to 1Password, mainly due to the lack of a Chrome-only app that will work on my Chromebook, but also because 1Password has some pretty useful features.
I'm no stranger to 1Password, I actually used to use it several years ago when I was in university. I remember liking the app back then, but I then discovered Dashlane and I guess the idea that it came with a VPN suited me very well at the time. On top of that, I remember liking the interface.
But as an app, I feel 1Password has gone a long way over the last couple of years, especially as they are offering Passkey support which provides an easier and more secure alternative to passwords.
I like the idea of the Watchtower which not only tells you about breaches but also about weak passwords and other security problems such as reused passwords.
I also think that the interface works really well and provides me with a great way of organising my passwords.
As a whole, I think that it's a great app and I fully understand that many of you may have concerns about putting all of your eggs into one basket, but 1Password offers a pretty good security model that includes end-to-end encryption as well as a zero-knowledge architecture which basically means that the information stored is owned and known by only you. You can read more about security here.
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📹 This Week's Video
📝 This Week's Blog Posts
❤️This Week's Favourites
📹 YouTube Video - Jeff Su: How I Manage My Time - 8 Tips that Changed My Life
I know that this video isn't directly related to tech, but it's still something I find important, hence the reason I decided to share. Jeff Su is possibly one of my favorite productivity creators his tips and advice have seriously helped me in life both professionally and personally. Managing time is an important part of life and in this video, Jeff shares some awesome tips which I'm definitely going to try out!
📝 Blog Post - PCMag: 10 Big Bets for Windows That Microsoft Abandoned
A great article containing some of the big bets Microsoft made for Windows and later abandoned. In my opinion, one of the worst decisions Microsoft made was canceling Windows Phone. I think that it was seriously an underrated platform that would work great if Microsoft were to create a Microsoft 365 ecosystem, especially for work as many companies use Windows and Microsoft Office.
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