Productivity Tools and Resources
Our favorite software tool! Everything you store in your Evernote account is automatically synced across all of your devices, making it easy to capture, browse, search and edit your notes everywhere you have Evernote, including smartphones, tablets, computers and on the Web. Sign up for a Basic (free), Plus ($3.99/month), Premium ($7.99/month), or Business ($12/user/month) here.
Our favorite physical scanner solution is the ScanSnap Evernote Edition. This scanner takes the two step process of digitizing then centralizing down to one step with its deep integration with Evernote and Scannable. If you don't need the Evernote level of integration, the Fijitsu ScanSnap iX500 is also excellent [same hardware].
FileThis provides an easy-to-use, free web service that securely fetches and delivers financial statements, bills, and documents from banks, retirement funds, credit card and utility companies and delivers them to Evernote, Box, Google Drive, Dropbox or a local hard drive. FileThis makes going paperless effortless.
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Evernote Moleskin Notebook
Stacey's choice when she takes handwrite notes, the Evernote Moleskin notebook integrates with Evernote to provide automatic organization with Evernote notebooks and tags, improved drawing and text contrast, automatic edge detection and image optimization. Two versions that we like the Moleskin Evernote Smart Notebook and the Moleskin Evernote Business Notebook which offers the option to choose what info to share and automatically add reminders when you scan pages.
Evernote Post-It Notes
There is no easier way to digitize and centralize in Evernote the phone numbers, passwords, and quick notes you jot down than to use the Evernote integrated Post-It notes. Featureing automatic organization with Evernote notebooks, tags, and reminders, improved drawing and text contrast, corrected note tilt and image rotation, and perfectly cropped note edges, they are a must have for any Post-It Note Evernote addict. There are three versions to choose from: The standard Post-It Super Stick Notes Evernote Collection, the Post-It Evernote Note Holder, and the Post-It Big Pad Evernote Collection
LastPass is a lifesaver. We don't know how we would manage without it. They say they are "The Best Way to Manage Passwords" and we agree. All you have to do is remember your master password and LastPass does the work of remembering the rest. Password management is an essential part of modern digital productivity. If you struggle to remember or manage your passwords, LastPass is for you.
This 100% web based invoicing software is amazing and definitely worth checking out. Freshbooks finally made invoicing a user-friendly and easy experience. We love it because it makes invoicing and payment collection painless, offers extensive integration features with many leading web business services, and provides simple time tracking that maps to individual client projects. Not to mention, they have the best customer service we have found for a web based service.
The online account alternative to QuickBooks, Xero is a true double entry, cloud-based financial software with the motto "Beautiful Accounting Software". Xero offers small businesses everything they need to run the financial side of their business and is our choice for our online accounting. They have an excellent mobile app too and Xero makes reconciliations, reporting, and cash flow management a breeze.
Create your life's work by working out of a space that helps you thrive. Offering work spaces, community, and support services, WeWork is a contemporary co-working space with 93 locations in 29 cities and a network of 50,000+ members. Join one location and use them all. I find it an inspiring and beautiful workspace that not only helps me to "Do What You Love" [their motto], but also puts me around like minded entrepreneurs and business people. Check it out for yourself.
Since Evernote enables us to work from anywhere, we do! And, our favorite way to do that is with Roam. This co-living and co-working space caters to the location independent professional and provides comfort, community, and productivity in international locations as soon as you get off the plane. Starting at $500 a week, it is an amazing concept that supports you working while seeing the world. This link gets you $100 off your first booking.
Note from Stacey
This list represents service providers and products that I recommend either because we personally use them or have had a positive experience with them. These companies have been selected with pride and if I hear of bad experiences with them (submit here), I will evaluate their inclusion in this list. Any compensation in terms of any included affiliate links does not offset a history of inferior experiences with the company. - Stacey Harmon