While Michael Hyatt's Podcast was the one who directed me to 2 of the 3 apps that have changed my life, it's important to note that I've met many people have already been using these apps for some time and just as many people have never heard of them! (Insert invitation to share post)
You can put photos, scan documents, forward emails, create lists - and about 80% of the people I talk to that use it - are using the free version of it - and absolutely love it! There is a premium version as well as versions you can use for your team in the office or out in the field.
There really is no learning curve to it, but I highly recommend checking out a few of Michael Hyatt's blogs or podcasts on how he and some of the most successful people have incorporated it into their everyday life.
You can forward emails directly to your list which is perfect for people like me who can't stand having un-read emails sitting in your box over the weekend or a day off because it's something you have to do while at the office or wherever.
Similar to Evernote - there is no real learning curve to it - it's easy to download and start using, and also has the feature which spans across several devices and constantly updates across the board with minimal data usage - for those who are concerned about their monthly allotment.
No matter what you do - now more than ever it is important to "Sharpen The Saw" when it comes to any sort of profession out there. It's a very competitive world we live in and the fact is someone (perhaps many people) want your job. It's true for me in my position - It's true for a lot of people, but the fact is - you can't just rest on your laurels. You need to actively pursue coaching & enrichment. The cheapest, easiest way to do so is to find podcasts that work for you and help further you along professionally and personally.
I often give this analogy: Tom Brady - Like him or hate him, you can't deny he's in peak physical shape and has incredible focus on his job as a professional football player. Not a Patriots fan, ok, take any modern professional athlete: They all have coaches. That's right - Coaches, more than 1, plural - Some focus on one function, some focus overall - but the fact is they are coached in order to improve their performance.
Podcasting is the least expensive way, practically free, to get coaching on the wide range of topics you deal with everyday - from your professional life, to your personal life: your marriage, your kids, your health - even your own well being (there are some great comedians out there that offer a great laugh on a regular basis).
As I mentioned before - the first one I tried (and subsequently got hooked on) was Michael Hyatt. Among the others I follow - Marketing Over Coffee, Hack the Entrepreneur & Parentcast (not because I have kids, but because Blake & Mary Larsen are 2 awesome friends and have been incredibly supportive of Susan & I - and they have 2 great kids - Rhys & Felicity.
**Important to note - there are a number of platforms out there that will feature podcasts - those include Stitcher, Slacker, Rain Maker - and on and on. You may even find a podcast on a reputable industry standard's website for whatever it is you do - the point is: there's great info out there: GO GET IT!***
What apps do you use? Share this post and include your favorite app in the comments!
What Podcasts are you listening too? Be sure to tag or link that podcast - it's the greatest compliment you can give to a person or group who is dishing out the info for free!