Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My current posting routine (for now)

I am trying to simplify my social media life and in the process got more and more confused.  I use the following operating systems:
  1. Windows 8 on my PC
  2. Android 4.0 on my Galaxy SII
  3. iOS 6 on my iPad
  4. Chrome on my PC (browser/OS)
It is getting increasingly more confusing and I have a desire to pick just one.  Each of these has their own App Store and user experience.  Thus I have found it nice to use applications that work well on all four.

For example here is my current method of posting something to the social media world...
  • I post to Tumblr (text, photo, link or quote)
  • Tumblr posts to Twitter
  • Tumblr posts to Facebook
  • Tumblr posts to LinkedIn via ifttt
This single post method to Tumblr updates all of my important social networks, but my Blogger, Google+ and ClipIt remain seperate.  Furthermore, RebelMouse shows all my social updates together in a very nice view.

Other apps...
I use Google Music, Amazon MP3, Pandora, GrooveShark and Spotify for tunes.
I use Evernote, Google Tasks and Google Calendar for most everything.
I use DropBox, SugarSync, Box, SkyDrive, Picasa, ZeroPC and Google Drive for my files and pics.
I use Google Reader, FlipBoard and Pocket for news and information.
I use Contactually, Boomerang and Insightly as my CRM tools.
I use Google Voice as my business phone.

Insightly now has social integration

It may have been around a while, but I just noticed this...LinkedIn and Twitter integration!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm 40 and I have the car to prove it!

My 2010 Accord LX :)

My Windows 8 Recommendations

I have been using Windows 8 on my laptop for about 2 months now and I have one recommendation:  AVOID THE METRO START SCREEN ENTIRELY.  Windows 8 is being officially released on Friday, hence this post.

You can basically disable it by never using it nor never pressing the 'Windows' button on your keyboard.  From Metro, you should have a desktop tile, just click that and never open Metro again.  Yes, I have no Start button in the new desktop view, but who cares.  I just set up my desktop and taskbar to have the programs/apps I use ready to go.  If you avoid the Metro interface, Windows 8 is just Windows 7 and works flawlessly.  Metro and the Windows Store are worthless in my opinion and I love cool fun things, but it is just a waste of time and doesn't belong on a desktop machine.

SignNow is fantastic on iPad!

This app (SignNow) is amazing for filling out, signing and sending PDFs!