Content Consumption: 11 apps I enjoy

I’m beginning to get more and more efficient with all of the information that is out there. It’s impossible to consume it all so you really have to just pick what you like and move on.

Sharing: Besides Facebook (personal stuff) and Twitter (professional stuff), I use paper.li to aggregate all of the Twitter posts of people that I follow. Those with similar interests as mine will find this daily publication as a means to simply have this content pushed to them. Click here and hit “Subscribe” if you are interested in reading my daily publication.

News: I use iPad for my main content consumption tool. There are three news aggregators that I use: Flipboard, Zite and Pulse. All have unique elements and none of them duplicate each other entirely. Flipboard and Pulse pull from Google Reader, Twitter, and Facebook. Zite only pulls from Google Reader and Twitter but also gets “smarter” as you use it over time. I also subscribe to AppAdvice for information about apps.

Music: iPod or Pandora

Note taking: These are plentiful and all dependent upon style. I’m currently using Awesome Note. I also have a keyboard dock that makes taking notes over a long period of time very, very efficient and effective. Reliance on the virtual keyboard for an extended period of time is not a good idea.

Translations: Goolge Translate is pretty cool.

Productivity: As with many apps, these are plentiful as well. From financial bill paying apps to photoshop apps, there are plenty of tools to make your online experience work.

Books: iBooks and Kindle. Actually, I like the Kindle app better for its sharing potential and a wider inventory of choices.

I have nearly 100 apps (just about all of them were FREE) but only use a handful of them. I would bet that is the same for most users. So, what are you using and how are you using it?

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