Life these days is a blur of multi-tasking. Maintaining a healthy workload and giving quality time to my many projects (such as building a fellowship program and launching a publication) can equate to some complex juggling. Here’s a quick rundown of the tools that make my life easier. These tools revolve around two key themes: simple automation and transparency.

EDIT: Please note that all of these tools are free or have modified free versions. I do pay for the pro version of WriteThat.Name and am contemplating paying for an upgrade on Boomerang as well.

  • WriteThat.Name automatically scans my emails for signatures with contact info, then adds new contacts/updates existing contacts every day. If I don’t like what they’ve added, it is super simple to change, as I get a daily digest that notes any changes or additions. Read the rest of this entry »