Some of the results were predictable. In a survey of 97 freelancers, the company found that various Google apps made seven appearances in the top 25 — Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Analytics. (I don’t know about anybody else, but I find most Google apps to be blunt tools. Google Calendar is OK, but it has more functionality than I actually need. I prefer the streamlined Apple iCalendar that came on my Mac. Likewise, Google Analytics is incredibly powerful … but there are other, simpler traffic analytics services that have served my purposes better. We use Jetpack here at $200kfreelancer).
There were a handful of interesting apps on the list, though, including Dropbox, which Elaine and I have used for several years, as well as Evernote, which I would love to try.
Please let us know if you have any favorite apps. And here’s a previous post on a trick with Gmail that I found really useful: A Killer Work Habit That Is Easy To Adopt.