2008 was a big year for me and tech. It seems like a lot of the tools that I use everyday were not part of my workflow a year ago. Not all of them were new in 2008, but they became part of my everyday life this year. Maybe they can help you too.
- Twitter – Love it or hate it, this has become a great tool for communicating, building community, and having fun. It’s by far my favorite social network.
- Skype – Definitely not new, but I have started using it more than ever. Communicating with co-workers, or family when I’m away from home it’s great. I think it has one of the best video chats out there.
- iPhone – This is another one you either love or hate, but I love it. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon when they first came out because it didn’t work with my exchange email, but now that it does, I think it’s one of the best smartphones I’ve used, and I’ve had a lot of them.
- Evernote – This has become an indispensable for me when it comes to gathering information and keeping synced to all my devices.
- WordPress – Another one that wasn’t new in 2008, but I really starting digging into it, and I think it’s the best blogging platform out there. It powers this blog and it’s definitely part of my everyday life now.
- YouVersion – I just love having the versions of the Bible I like to read with me where ever I go. I still haven’t found myself using a lot of the tools it offers, but maybe in 2009.
- Hulu – This one doesn’t really have anything to do with work, but I have found there are many shows that I enjoy watching that I just catch on Hulu whenever it works for me. There are a number of these tv streaming sites popping up, but Hulu is still my favorite.
- Dropbox – I almost didn’t put this one on, but when I stop and think about it, I use it everyday to share files or keep them synced over multiple computers.
- Mozy – Nothing about backup is exciting, but I feel a lot better about my data since I started using it.
What was your best from 2008?