What’s the best new productivity tool you’ve adopted in past year?

Here’s another Twitter test. I just asked my Twitter followers this question: What is the best new productivity tool you’ve adopted in the past year?

Within a couple of minutes TONS of answers came in. Here’s the results:

terrysimpson: Filofax

about 15 minutes ago

angellr: iPhone

about 15 minutes ago

photar: masturbation abstinance.

about 15 minutes ago

gadgetboy: My LIvescribe Pulse Smartpen! http://livescribe.com

about 15 minutes ago

mclaughj: Things for Mac

about 15 minutes ago

juliejulie: tweetdeck.

about 15 minutes ago

LemursManLemurs: Ubiquity.

about 15 minutes ago

TTIK: my car LOL

about 15 minutes ago

sellinggiants: smartphone

about 14 minutes ago

texaszman: GrandCentral by Google. By far.

about 14 minutes ago

sistaklein: either yammer or timebridge

about 14 minutes ago

emonome: weird answer, maybe, but iPhone.

about 14 minutes ago

charlieray: my acer aspire one

about 14 minutes ago

goaliemom31: TWEETDECK!

about 14 minutes ago

limyh: remember the milk. great GTD app, for personal productivity.

about 14 minutes ago

bicoastalite: I don&#39t have an answer! Just wanted to be part of your test!!

about 14 minutes ago

Bryceforvice: Squarespace

about 14 minutes ago

djpappas: Evernote – although I don&#39t use it enough.

about 14 minutes ago

JoeAndrieu: GoToMeeting. Hands down.

about 14 minutes ago

smashadv: this is a test of @scobleizer&#39s twitter tool without using any keywords from the question asked.

about 13 minutes ago

jaybarcelo: Re: Test new Twitter Tool

about 13 minutes ago

starobin: Best recent productivity tool – Evernote. With a close second to Dropbox.

about 13 minutes ago

MikeLizun: iPhone

about 13 minutes ago

fantomaster: MS OneNote.

about 13 minutes ago

dimensionmedia: does Freshbooks count? It&#39s made me productive in my invoices and getting payments.

about 13 minutes ago

PeterOA: Chandler

about 13 minutes ago

madpod: what are you using to paste replies?

about 13 minutes ago

aphexddb: notepad.exe

about 13 minutes ago

marcumeno: iphone for personal productivity; taking msft connector bus for work

about 13 minutes ago

Djalfy: does sleep count (Am an insomniac) and well yea its important to think with a clear mind

about 12 minutes ago

jdudley: without a doubt, “Things” for Mac is my top productivity took

about 12 minutes ago

oscarte: TweetDeck; no, kidding. For real; just a simple dashboard stickie to be always in the desktop and above all open windows

about 12 minutes ago

imusicmash: my Twitter All Bios at a Glance Greasemonkey script makes me more productive with Twitter. Check it out: http://bit.ly/oYwm

about 12 minutes ago

duilen: I think I started using Firebug early last year. It has easily saved me hundreds of hours. Much better than developers toolbar.

about 12 minutes ago

Smartalyx: Had to GMAIL checking all my other accounts and using IMAP to check GMAIL.

about 12 minutes ago

aaroneaton: A notebook and pen. Never runs out of batteries and is always synced!

about 12 minutes ago

mgasper42: As a newby on twitter its interesting to see other opinions on the greatest feature of twitter for others. Thanks for the tweet

about 12 minutes ago

Mosso: TweetDeck

about 11 minutes ago

katetribe: Having all newsletters, membership, and event emails going to a separate email address that I can check in sessions.

about 11 minutes ago

davehollis: a file cabinet.

about 11 minutes ago

adryenn: Plaxo! Syncs PC to internet, then to Mac, then to Blackberry. Google takes care of sharing so I always know where to be.

about 11 minutes ago

edelatorre: evernote

about 11 minutes ago

ajadoniz: google calendar sync, ubiquity

about 11 minutes ago

KevinCTofel: : second monitor in the home office.

about 11 minutes ago

GLENNatMHz: No question about it. . Pwnage Tool.

about 10 minutes ago

brandon_wirtz: Twitter! This guy trapped me on a bus, sang its praises, and 14 hours later I was Networking like a MoFo.

about 10 minutes ago

AuctionDirect: tie… a third monitor and ping.fm

about 10 minutes ago

mattbramanti: A stack of index cards and GTD.

about 10 minutes ago

evebutterflies: Xobni but KallOut comes in a close second

about 9 minutes ago

FreeRangeMom: believe it or not, starting to use Outlook calendar and task list was my best productivity tool (yes I&#39m slow to adopt)

about 9 minutes ago

santibarguen: The best tool I have used for a couple of weeks know is Twibeo. It lets you share photos, videos and more in twitter format.

about 9 minutes ago

Mossappeal: freshbooks

about 9 minutes ago

Schwa09: iPhone….no contest

about 8 minutes ago

lalitr: Anti-productivity tool, yet most new world opening : twitter. Best new productivity tool: Balanced Chart by Academic Writing Clb

about 8 minutes ago

ryancordell: Things by Cultured Code

about 8 minutes ago

marigo: yoga. yes, yoga is an amazing productivity tool (but nothing surpasses the good old Blackberry!)

about 8 minutes ago

mpinheir: Rememberthemilk.com

about 7 minutes ago

BasilLeaf: simpleGTD

about 7 minutes ago

soverland: Would be Remember the Milk for me…

about 7 minutes ago

dannyrobinson: #Things . Changed my life.

about 5 minutes ago

sixstringsnc: TweetDeck. Though it can eat time, I&#39ve learned more in 4 months about my craft & had eyes opened more than in past 4 years.

about 5 minutes ago

voppa: Best productivity tool? It&#39s an analog solution-A notepad on my desk. My productivity mantra has become “Make it intuitive!”

about 4 minutes ago

NinjaInDesign: the iPhone

about 4 minutes ago

myflatworld: Evernote

about 3 minutes ago

brettdusek: Microsoft Project

about 3 minutes ago

coquidesign: evernote is the best productivity tool for me! Love how iPhone and computer link with it.

about 3 minutes ago

techtweetr: Evernote

about 2 minutes ago

chimoose: a moleskine notebook

about 2 minutes ago

rgoodwin: a trash bin and a liberal sense of detachment from unnecessary objects.

59 seconds ago

dane: my best new productivity tool, the ScanSnap S510, finally reasonably paperless. Fast double side scanning to PDF, OCR indexing.

58 seconds ago

mirven: Things, without a doubt

56 seconds ago

texasgirltrix: What do you mean reply to this message on Twitter? Aren&#39t we on Twitter?? OMG……………..

36 seconds ago

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85 thoughts on “What’s the best new productivity tool you’ve adopted in past year?

  1. Wow. But how? If the answers default to the featured (top) part of your blog – and I got here from your twitter bio link – this is really only applicable for single-use tests/queries – not direct dialogue.

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  2. Wow. But how? If the answers default to the featured (top) part of your blog – and I got here from your twitter bio link – this is really only applicable for single-use tests/queries – not direct dialogue.

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  3. It’s still just a long list of scraped code. How about some analytics? I know, I know… I’m greedy. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, they tell me. πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s still just a long list of scraped code. How about some analytics? I know, I know… I’m greedy. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, they tell me. πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh god robert .. do we really need another Pirillo type post of endles Twitter captures to write a post around. I’m on the verge from unsubscribing from him again because of this type of mind numbing verbal polution.

    Please stop doing this I beg of you for all that is holy.

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  6. Oh god robert .. do we really need another Pirillo type post of endles Twitter captures to write a post around. I’m on the verge from unsubscribing from him again because of this type of mind numbing verbal polution.

    Please stop doing this I beg of you for all that is holy.

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  7. I’m a fan of Reqall and Jott. Great ways to make sure you grab that passing thought while driving or away from your paper or iPhone.

    OH – and, the more important productivity tool: DOING A FULL WEEKLY REVIEW EVERY WEEK!!! (nothing beats usin’ that great tool called your brain once a week to align, refresh and renegotiate all of your agreements with yourself.

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  8. Feedly, just discovered it but so far I love it. Okay, too new to be the best perhaps.
    So, then I’ll have to say TweetDeck…just wish it didn’t cut me out of FriendFeed.

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  9. I’m a fan of Reqall and Jott. Great ways to make sure you grab that passing thought while driving or away from your paper or iPhone.

    OH – and, the more important productivity tool: DOING A FULL WEEKLY REVIEW EVERY WEEK!!! (nothing beats usin’ that great tool called your brain once a week to align, refresh and renegotiate all of your agreements with yourself.

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  10. Feedly, just discovered it but so far I love it. Okay, too new to be the best perhaps.
    So, then I’ll have to say TweetDeck…just wish it didn’t cut me out of FriendFeed.

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  11. The book Fit for Life! A true life changer. If you do not have your health then all the other things seem pointless. It has added a few more years on to my life so I can now enjoy all the new technological advancements in good health.

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  12. The book Fit for Life! A true life changer. If you do not have your health then all the other things seem pointless. It has added a few more years on to my life so I can now enjoy all the new technological advancements in good health.

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  13. NETBOOK! Mine is a a 10 inch netbook – It is the first time I feel that I have true mobile computing because I can stick it in my handbag and carry it around all day.

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  14. NETBOOK! Mine is a a 10 inch netbook – It is the first time I feel that I have true mobile computing because I can stick it in my handbag and carry it around all day.

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  15. I have to add that my second favorite is learning about Virtual Assistants (online resources for helping with tasks that can be delegated). I like virtual delegation..

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  16. I have to add that my second favorite is learning about Virtual Assistants (online resources for helping with tasks that can be delegated). I like virtual delegation..

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  17. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.

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  18. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.

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  19. Unified communications is great for productivity. Combine IM, Email, calendars, contacts, PBX and real-time presence for SMBs – and make it free – and its even better. That’s what Unison does. Check out the website here to find out who really likes (hint: models).

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  20. Unified communications is great for productivity. Combine IM, Email, calendars, contacts, PBX and real-time presence for SMBs – and make it free – and its even better. That’s what Unison does. Check out the website here to find out who really likes (hint: models).

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  21. Surprised it wasn’t mentioned more often, but Google Reader has been huge for me. But maybe that doesn’t count as productivity, as I also might be wasting more time due to reading greater numbers of blogs on wider variety of subjects.

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  22. Surprised it wasn’t mentioned more often, but Google Reader has been huge for me. But maybe that doesn’t count as productivity, as I also might be wasting more time due to reading greater numbers of blogs on wider variety of subjects.

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  23. Zoho looks to be the best SaaS collaboration suite available.
    I looked over the market offering about 3 years ago and have been using it ever since. Their service so far has been better than I would’ve hoped for.
    I believe they get the collaboration thing and the price is right, especially compared to those who are rather ‘one-or two trick’ SaaS providers.

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  24. Zoho looks to be the best SaaS collaboration suite available.
    I looked over the market offering about 3 years ago and have been using it ever since. Their service so far has been better than I would’ve hoped for.
    I believe they get the collaboration thing and the price is right, especially compared to those who are rather ‘one-or two trick’ SaaS providers.

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