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Tools and Workflow I use as an Indie Developer

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I made and gave this presentation at BarCampOmaha 2009.

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Tools and Workflow I use as an Indie Developer

  1. 1. Don’t Drown ! How I have kept my self from drowning in the flood of information to keep track of on a daily basis
  2. 2. Agenda • Tools of the trade • Idea tracking • Workflow • Meetings notes/etc • Sync everything
  3. 3. ninth Division real legit growing apple platforms development company in omaha, ne www.ninthdivision @ninthdivision
  4. 4. Warning i’m no expert on this.
  5. 5. Memory is deceptive because it’s colored by todays events - Einstein We have all forgot more than we can remember - Aldous Leonard Huxley
  6. 6. Problems • Synchronization • Events, Tasks, Calendar items • Websites, blogs, bookmarks • Ideas, Information, Research info • What did that guy said that time...
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  10. 10. Lots of other examples
  11. 11. Software
  12. 12. Evernote Remember Everything
  13. 13. Evernote • Mac • iPhone • PC • Web • Notes, ideas, webpages, pdf
  14. 14. Things.app All tasks, short thoughts, todos, milestones, tasks
  15. 15. Idea Tracking
  16. 16. Basecamp Connect with your clients
  17. 17. Basecamp • All my client projects are always housed on Basecamp when contract is signed. • Every bit of communication happens there. • All assets are there
  18. 18. Freshbooks http://www.freshbooks.com
  19. 19. MobileMe http://www.apple.com/mobileme
  20. 20. Google Sync http://www.google.com/sync
  21. 21. Google Voice • Keep all voice mail there and archived • My caller id log, never goes away • Mails me the voice mail / sms
  22. 22. My Inbox • Not about the mail client, but how you manage it. • When you read it, move it. • I put followup items in Things.app
  23. 23. Voice Memos • iPhone 3GS app to do voice recording • Great for quick items on the road • Great for meetings • ALWAYS RECORD MEETINGS!
  24. 24. Audience
  25. 25. ninth Division real legit growing apple platforms company in omaha, ne www.ninthdivision @ninthdivision Andy Peters @andypeters

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