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#ProdChat – 2/5/14 – Mobile Productivity

#ProdChat – 2/5/14 – Mobile Productivity

  1. So, let’s start with introductions! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat
  2. Mobile technology has fundamentally changed our personal a&nd work lives! Let’s discuss how to harness mobile #productivity on #prodchat!
  3. Expect heavier than usual tweeting from me for the next hour while I participate in this week’s #prodchat
  4. @DanielHayes Welcome to the #productivity chat tonight, Daniel! I’m looking forward to this topic today! :-) #prodchat
  5. Okay, Q1 forthcoming… Please add #prodchat to your tweets. Qs come IN ALL CAPS as Q1, Q2, etc. Answer A1, A2, etc. for readability!
  6. Q1: WHAT’S YOUR MOBILE PRODUCTIVITY DEVICE OF CHOICE? WHY DO YOU LIKE IT? #prodchat
  7. Q1: WHAT’S YOUR MOBILE PRODUCTIVITY DEVICE OF CHOICE? WHY DO YOU LIKE IT? #prodchat
  8. Hey guys! Sorry I’m late. Michelle here. Productivity and organization geek! ;) #ProdChat
  9. @daniinspires: … – for 2 weeks now I’ve followed along thanks for some new tools ” Glad to hear, Dani! #prodchatprodchat
  10. ditto! RT @apinaud: Expect heavier than usual tweeting from me for the next hour while I participate in this week’s #prodchat
  11. A1. I spend my time in iOS devices. I am #iPadOnly and also use an iPhone #ProdChat
  12. A1. I spend my time in iOS devices. I am #iPadOnly and also use an iPhone #ProdChat
  13. @michgunn @ErikJFischer Welcome to the chat! Hope you’re having a great day! Q1 is out! :) #prodchat
  14. A1 Alrighty… mobile device of choice is my iPhone. I like my iPad too, but I carry my phone everywhere #ProdChat
  15. Ha, me too! I’m 4S. RT @DanielHayes: I’m an iPhone guy! I’m using a 4S…have broken myself of the need to upgrade w/each version. #ProdChat
  16. A1: My phone. I can go pretty quick with my typing speed, and it’s a Swiss Army knife of tools. Close second it my iPad. #prodchat
  17. A1: I’m an iPhone guy! I’m using a 4S…have broken myself of the need to upgrade w/each version. #ProdChat
  18. A1: I’m an iPhone guy! I’m using a 4S…have broken myself of the need to upgrade w/each version. #ProdChat
  19. A1: Only one?! I’m all over my Google 7″ Nexus tablet and my Apple iPhone mostly. I also enjoy my LiveScribe smartpen. #prodchat
  20. Q2: DO YOU THINK MOBILE TECH IS MORE PRODUCTIVE FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE (STUDENTS, OFFICE WORKERS, SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES)? WHY? #prodchat
  21. Q2: DO YOU THINK MOBILE TECH IS MORE PRODUCTIVE FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE (STUDENTS, OFFICE WORKERS, SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES)? WHY? #prodchat
  22. A1 I used to really love my Visor Edge  http://bit.ly/LRzC8T  then my Treo, but the iPhone is fantastic. Syncing is SO much better #ProdChat
  23. Q2.1 I am proponent that most people can be #iPadOnly So the answer is most people can be more productive. #ProdChat
  24. First time back to #prodchat in a while and I’m late. Can’t wait to catch up! #prodchat
  25. Q2.2 mobile devices allow you to be more focused than full machines. #ProdChat
  26. @michgunn Dropping it down old skool, Michelle! OMG! I’m not going to mention my first PDA! :-P #prodchat
  27. A1 oh and I have an iPad mini with Retina. Love that!! Great for reading – productively speaking… #ProdChat
  28. A1 – same as Michele iPhone is with me all the time, also have my asus tablet too.
    #ProdChat
  29. @lewisjasona Welcome, Jason! We’re on Q2, but don’t worry…you can head back and intro and answer Q1 and Q2. Plenty of time! :) #prodchat
  30. @rsidneysmith Ha! Mine was a Zaurus!!! LOVED that thing!!! Seriously. I’d unearth it if I still had it! #ProdChat
  31. @daniinspires Great to have you join the conversation, Danielle! (Or, do you like Dani better?) #prodchat
  32. @michgunn iCloud syncing is great. At the beginning the iPhone sync was really bad; in 2007 the Treo syncing was much better #ProdChat
  33. A2 I think mobile is productive as long as you can find a way to not be it’s slave. Bells and whistles off is a must, IMHO #ProdChat
  34. A2: i think it’s individually based. Any tool can be good or bad. Strictly how one decideds to use/not use, regardless of field. #ProdChat
  35. A2: i think it’s individually based. Any tool can be good or bad. Strictly how one decideds to use/not use, regardless of field. #ProdChat
  36. A2: Mobile (for now) has hardware and screen size that aids in single tasking. Limit of apps aid focus. Single tasking quickly. #prodchat
  37. @apinaud Yes, but I still had a 15-step process to sync my contacts and calendar over ActiveSync(?) MarkSync(?) #ProdChat
  38. @rsidneysmith Do it, ray! Tell us what you used to use… C’mon it’s fun remembering! #ProdChat
  39. @michgunn OMG! I remember fighting with ActiveSync for hours…then jumping to Google Sync when it was available. LOL #prodchat
  40. @michgunn I’d need to exhume handheld Casio PDAs and Apple Newtons from the mental archives! 8-O #prodchat
  41. A2: I have most all notifications and sounds off, and then I can focus when using iOS devices for writing, reading, etc. #ProdChat
  42. A2: I have most all notifications and sounds off, and then I can focus when using iOS devices for writing, reading, etc. #ProdChat
  43. @rsidneysmith And all the wires!!! ARGH!!! That’s why I went OmniFocus. Wireless. Seamless. WebDav syncing. Ah the humanity!! #ProdChat
  44. A2: I tend to think people who have access to mobile more in society have less productivity benefits than people new to mobile? #prodchat
  45. A2: I tend to think people who have access to mobile more in society have less productivity benefits than people new to mobile? #prodchat
  46. Hey, Jason! RT @lewisjasona: First time back to #prodchat in a while and I’m late. Can’t wait to catch up! #prodchat
  47. @michgunn Not to get on a soapbox but I hope people understand how RSS and WebDav technology has revolutionized the world! :-P #prodchat
  48. Wow, this is like a blast from the past… break out my old Palm Pilot. #prodchat
  49. Hello! Jumping right in if I may! What question are we on? #ProdChat
  50. @apinaud Oh, yes, I used to have a front pouch in my Windows “mobile desktop computer” that held all the wires and adapters! :-P #prodchat
  51. Q3: HOW DO YOU CAPTURE INFORMATION AND CLARIFY PROJECTS/TASKS USING YOUR MOBILE TECHNOLOGY? #gtd #prodchat
  52. A4: The following apps have helped..I haves changed due to devices ..Wunderlist, Evernote Google Keep.. List making gold #ProdCHat
  53. @michgunn Oh yeah! I used to think that thing was amazing. How times change. #prodchat
  54. @IsaPinaud Late but always welcome, no matter when you arrive, Isabel. Welcome! :-) #prodchat
  55. A1 Iphone is the only “mobile” device I use… (and kindle but I think that doesn’t count) #prodchat
  56. Hey Isabel! :) RT @IsaPinaud: Am I so so so so late? #prodchat Hey Everyone! Sorry!
  57. Let me introduce @spoonandsaucer RT @DanielHayes: A3: Hi, I’m Dan and I’m an Evernote addict. #ProdChat
  58. HA!! RT @DanielHayes: A3: Hi, I’m Dan and I’m an Evernote addict. #ProdChat
  59. A3: I’ve been using Drafts or the Siri/Reminders to OmniFocus for capture. Keep all the project reference in Evernote. #prodchat
  60. A2 Definitely. I still haven’t found a good use for mobile devices and design students #prodchat
  61. A3. I use my Reminders app and Weave is a great project management app. Also I’m learning @evernote currently. #prodchat
  62. @michgunn Oh, I mean, just from a rate of diminishing productivity return for someone already familiar with mobile tech, perhaps? #prodchat
  63. A3 I use OmniFocus, so everything goes in there. I also their MailDrop specialized email address. (much like Evernote’s) #ProdChat
  64. @alexlaree @Bertram_ByamJr It’s actually quite a brilliant and background app within Google’s Android/Drive products! #prodchat
  65. If you’re interested in reading with ProductivityBookGroup .org, we’re reading “What Makes Your Brain Happy….”Join us! #prodchat
  66. @daniinspires Do you use MSFT Exchange, iTunes iCloud or Google Cal as your primary sync’ing mechanism? #prodchat
  67. All the services do it now. It’s great. RT @lewisjasona: I always seem to forget I can email into OmniFocus… not sure why. #prodchat
  68. @IsaPinaud In finals…and you’re joining us…I feel honored! Rockstar! And, good luck with your exams! #prodchat
  69. @IsaPinaud In finals…and you’re joining us…I feel honored! Rockstar! And, good luck with your exams! #prodchat
  70. What do you mean, Bertam? RT @Bertram_ByamJr: #prodchat a focus must be cross functionality…how many of your devices does it work out
  71. Well I’m hearing nothing but positivity about @OmniFocus so I’ll give that a try! Thanks all! #prodchat
  72. Well I’m hearing nothing but positivity about @OmniFocus so I’ll give that a try! Thanks all! #prodchat
  73. Yes, me too! MT @DanielHayes: A3; I practice productivity w/my tasks, but “reductivity” with my tools. #ProdChat
  74. Q4: WHAT ARE POTENTIAL PITFALLS WE SHOULD AVOID FOR MOBILE TECH PRODUCTIVITY? #prodchat
  75. Q4: WHAT ARE POTENTIAL PITFALLS WE SHOULD AVOID FOR MOBILE TECH PRODUCTIVITY? #prodchat
  76. A3: Capture for me starts in @draftsapp. Unless it’s a specific date or time or project. If so it goes on the calendar or pages. #ProdChat
  77. A3: Capture for me starts in @draftsapp. Unless it’s a specific date or time or project. If so it goes on the calendar or pages. #ProdChat
  78. @DanielHayes Less is more when it comes to tools for sure…as I look at the power strips next to my desk! :-P #prodchat
  79. @rsidneysmith Me too! It might not be a “productivity” tool though :P #prodchat
  80. +1 RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud In finals…and you’re joining us…I feel honored! Rockstar! And, good luck with your exams! #prodchat
  81. +1 RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud In finals…and you’re joining us…I feel honored! Rockstar! And, good luck with your exams! #prodchat
  82. @IsaPinaud Of course! I’m doing rather well tonight…have to get back to work after #prodchat but feeling great! Thanks for asking! :)
  83. @IsaPinaud Of course! I’m doing rather well tonight…have to get back to work after #prodchat but feeling great! Thanks for asking! :)
  84. Hey @apinaud! Sorry for the slow response… active #prodchat tonight. Good to chat with you again. #prodchat
  85. @rsidneysmith It’s more like final projects (designing books and such) but thank you! #prodchat
  86. Hit me up if you have Q’s MT @alexlaree: I’m hearing nothing but positivity about @OmniFocus so I’ll give that a try! Thanks all! #prodchat
  87. Wow I can’t keep up with the thread tonight… ;) #ProdChat
  88. @alexlaree @michgunn I’m really starting to get into @springpad BTW. The visuals are more graphically pleasing, gotta admit! #prodchat
  89. @alexlaree It’s the price of @OmniFocus that keeps me from recommending it to most TBH. :- #prodchat
  90. A4 Having too many mobile means it will stop being a productivity tool and start being a distraction tool. #prodchat
  91. A4 Ugh… being “on call” 24/7/365. That totally sucks. No way to live life — so I’ve discovered. ;) #Guilty #ProdChat
  92. @rsidneysmith @michgunn @springpad I tried this one awhile ago and didn’t catch on to it as quickly as I wanted. Hmm .. #prodchat
  93. @IsaPinaud I get so much reading done on it…so that’s why I consider it a #productivity tool…a stretch, for sure. :-P #prodchat
  94. Good evening folks! I’m an engineer, husband and father of two, trying to keep it together and get things done… iOS everything! #prodchat
  95. A4: The appearance of fiddling, texting etc. Also, flipping from app to app when just jumping in for one quick task. #prodchat
  96. A4: For me the pitfall is “checking” but not doing/taking action. I find myself always doing bits of a tasks. #prodchat
  97. A :My iPhone is a device replacement tool as much as a productivity device. Alarm clock, GPS, dictionary, notebook, travel book #ProdChat
  98. BUT, it’s so worth it! RT @rsidneysmith: @alexlaree It’s the price of @OmniFocus that keeps me from recommending it to most TBH. #prodchat
  99. A4 For iOS focus one of the best secrets is to use”Guided Access” #ProdChat
  100. A4 For iOS focus one of the best secrets is to use”Guided Access” #ProdChat
  101. WOW!! RT @IsaPinaud: I have no phone plan. I have no internet on my phone & therefore no whatssapp, email etc Need me? Call me. #prodchat
  102. A4: Beware anything Pavlovian. Mobile technology will have you salivating like little else, waiting for that reward! #ProdChat
  103. A4: Beware anything Pavlovian. Mobile technology will have you salivating like little else, waiting for that reward! #ProdChat
  104. @ErikJFisher Yeah, the awesomeness of ubiquity and the calamity of too many options! #prodchat
  105. @daniinspires me too!! I’d like to obtain strategies to NOT waste time! #ProdChat
  106. @ErikJFisher I have to go through a app purging extravaganza soon! LOL #prodchat
  107. @daniinspires Remember to be kind to yourself (in language and thought)! The inimitable @apinaud reminded me of this just today! #prodchat
  108. @daniinspires Remember to be kind to yourself (in language and thought)! The inimitable @apinaud reminded me of this just today! #prodchat
  109. Q5: WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST MOBILE PRODUCTIVE? OFFICE, HOME, CAFE, PLANE, TRAIN, CAR (NOT BEHIND THE WHEEL!)? #prodchat
  110. Q5: WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST MOBILE PRODUCTIVE? OFFICE, HOME, CAFE, PLANE, TRAIN, CAR (NOT BEHIND THE WHEEL!)? #prodchat
  111. @michgunn I swear that “no phone plan” thing probably makes me the worst teenager ever! Haha! #prodchat
  112. @daniinspires How? Are you using pop mail? That’s no way to live. (teasing) We can help. Seriously. #ProdChat
  113. @rsidneysmith @apinaud I agree! I will check into that one too! Making notes as we tweet! #prodchat
  114. @rsidneysmith @apinaud I agree! I will check into that one too! Making notes as we tweet! #prodchat
  115. @alexlaree BUT, I think its completely worth it! It’s an investment, but it’s amazing #prodchat
  116. Ohhh! I forgot about that one! Thank you, Augusto!! RT @apinaud: A4 For iOS focus one of the best secrets is to use”Guided Access” #ProdChat
  117. @rsidneysmith I deleted everything back in December. Started over fresh #prodchat
  118. @lewisjasona I’ll leave that up to @michgunn to offer! :-P Perhaps #prodchat dedicated to @OmniFocus by Michelle. M, interested?
  119. Would love to. Just hit me up. Anytime! :) RT @lewisjasona: Maybe she can offer lessons? #prodchat
  120. Gutsy move Erik… you rock! RT @ErikJFisher @rsidneysmith I deleted everything back in December. Started over fresh #prodchat #prodchat
  121. @alexlaree @daniinspires That’s what #prodchat is all about! We can help each other with strategies! :)
  122. Focused. We call that Focused. ;) @IsaPinaud: I swear that “no phone plan” thing probably makes me the worst teenager ever! Haha! #prodchat
  123. Focused. We call that Focused. ;) @IsaPinaud: I swear that “no phone plan” thing probably makes me the worst teenager ever! Haha! #prodchat
  124. A5 When I have to print things 9 hours @ a printing place.. 5 yesterday, 4 today… not kidding #prodchat
  125. A5. At home and at work! I use my Outlook calendar and day planner to record at work then enter into @sunrise at home. #prodchat
  126. A5 I have learn that the most productive time for me is 4:00AM #ProdChat
  127. @alexlaree We also publish a transcript tomorrow in case you missed something! :) #prodchat
  128. A5. I also use @evernote a lot at work for the post-it portion so that I don’t become bombarded with stickys on my desk. #prodchat
  129. A5. I also use @evernote a lot at work for the post-it portion so that I don’t become bombarded with stickys on my desk. #prodchat
  130. @ErikJFisher OMG! You’re a braver soul than me! I’m not sure I could do it! 8-O #prodchat
  131. @ErikJFisher I know someone who wasn’t so happy about starting over… right @apinaud ? Haha! #prodchat
  132. Q5 plane or home. No distractions! Love it :) #prodchat
  133. A5: I’m going to send out a infographic at the end of the chat…interesting to see how responses match up to our responses. #prodchat
  134. @apinaud Agh! I strive for 4 am all the time but rarely wake before 6:30 a. #ProdChat
  135. A5 everywhere really. I really use OF on my phone all the time. #ProdChat
  136. @apinaud I’ll throw my hat into that ring, but redact it to 5:00 AM Eastern for me! ;-) #prodchat
  137. Ugh, tweet deck keeps bringing me back to the top of the chat. :( I can’t find my place :/ #ProdChat
  138. A5: When traveling, regardless of mode. BUT, if I don’t have my reading glasses I’M USELESS! #ProdChat
  139. @michgunn EXACTLY! Pop3! Yuck. I welcome your help to a better way to function. #prodchat
  140. @daniinspires No distractions at home? Pleeeaaseeee teach me how you manage that :O #prodchat
  141. Whoa! :) Love it! RT @ErikJFisher: @rsidneysmith I deleted everything back in December. Started over fresh #prodchat
  142. @alexlaree do not Negotiate wake up time in the morning. Put the alarm far. Negotiations are at night, never in the morning #ProdChat
  143. @alexlaree That’s still a great waking hour! Ahead of most of the world! #prodchat
  144. A5. Anywhere where I’m alone with WiFi and my mobile devices is where I’m the most mobile productive. ;-) #prodchat
  145. @rsidneysmith No! Gosh you’re full of great tips today aren’t ya?! Favoriting them all in order to find what works best! #prodchat
  146. Let’s chat after. I’d love to help. RT @daniinspires: EXACTLY! Pop3! Yuck. I welcome your help to a better way to function. #prodchat
  147. @apinaud Great advice! My alarm is right next to me, snooze is my BF in the morning it seems. #ProdChat
  148. Q6: WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT MAJOR BREAK-THROUGH IN MOBILE PRODUCTIVITY TECHNOLOGY? #prodchat
  149. Q6: WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT MAJOR BREAK-THROUGH IN MOBILE PRODUCTIVITY TECHNOLOGY? #prodchat
  150. Let’s chat after. I’d love to help! RT @daniinspires: EXACTLY! Pop3! Yuck. I welcome your help to a better way to function. #prodchat
  151. I’m forever impressed!! Seriously. MT @apinaud: @alexlaree do not Negotiate wake up time in the morning.#ProdChat
  152. I’m forever impressed!! Seriously. MT @apinaud: @alexlaree do not Negotiate wake up time in the morning.#ProdChat
  153. A6: For me, it will mobile connectivity through wearable and functional tech…like Google Glass, watches, pens, fridges, houses. #prodchat
  154. A6: I think augmented reality will really find a place. Underused now. Also, Quantified Self applications. Esp medical monitoring. #ProdChat
  155. A6: I think augmented reality will really find a place. Underused now. Also, Quantified Self applications. Esp medical monitoring. #ProdChat
  156. A6 Ask my brother… he’s the tech guy haha ;) #prodchat
  157. A6 Gotta admit, I’m interested in the Google Glass. Not sure it would be really useful, but maybe. #ProdChat
  158. @DanielHayes That’s a great forecast! I have a chapter dedicated to it in my upcoming book…#smallbiz will really benefit from it!#prodchat
  159. A6. Mobile things seem to be on the rise…being able to activate/control/interface with other devices thru mobile apps. #prodchat
  160. A6 I’m already loving my new Nest thermostat that I can control with my iOS devices!! #ProdChat
  161. A6 I’m already loving my new Nest thermostat that I can control with my iOS devices!! #ProdChat
  162. A6 I’m already loving my new Nest thermostat that I can control with my iOS devices!! #ProdChat
  163. @michgunn I want to use it when biking! Google just put out a version for glasses-wearers and two stylish designs! #prodchat
  164. @michgunn I am not sure the Google Glass will simply be way to much distractions #ProdChat
  165. A6 Funny thing is I worked for a home automation company for many years. Cobblers children and all that. ;) #ProdChat
  166. @mbti_estj Yes, like Google’s recent acquisition of Nest! Those will definitely be on the rise! #prodchat
  167. I was thinking running! Ha!! MT @rsidneysmith: I want to use it when biking! #prodchat
  168. A6 I want my iPhone to connect to a device similar to what the Foleo was #ProdChat
  169. @michgunn Yes, I like smarthome apps, too. I have a 23 SEER heat/ac that’s controlled from my phone. Love the flexibility! #ProdChat
  170. I dunno, I can see the usefulness. :/RT @apinaud: @michgunn I am not sure the Google Glass will simply be way to much distractions #ProdChat
  171. @apinaud @michgunn Limited uses, but in those uses they will be amazing. Think of a worker in a cherrypicker working on wires! #prodchat
  172. It’s really awesome! 15 minute install, myself no less! RT @mbti_estj: @michgunn Cool! #prodchat
  173. A6 a powerful iPhone that connect to a 30 inches monitor to work… (If you are wondering you can do that with an Apple TV) #ProdChat
  174. @michgunn Exactly! All sports situations (especially individual sports) become that much better! #prodchat #powerup
  175. A lot of new mobile control gadgets are still like vapor ware and not out yet. I ordered the tile like 8 months ago still waiting #prodchat
  176. ohhh! MT @apinaud: A6 a powerful iPhone that connect to a 30 inches monitor to work… (what you can do that with an Apple TV) #ProdChat
  177. @michgunn @mbti_estj I’m pretty MacGyver handy and it took me a bit longer…but less than an hour! ;-P #prodchat
  178. This one was super lighting speed! :) RT @mikevardy: @michgunn Hey! Been too long! #prodchat
  179. @apinaud Yes, and I use my Google Chromecast in that way. Both products are amazing for that! #prodchat
  180. Oh! What did you order?? MT @mbti_estj: . I ordered the tile like 8 months ago still waiting #prodchat
  181. A6. No clue but I know the iPhone is the best mobile productivity tool I’ve ever used thus far! I don’t use tablets though. #ProdChat

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