June 16, 2008 Tony Morgan

25 Web Apps That Make My Life Easier

Here’s a current rundown of various Web applications that I’m using. Check out the list, and then tell me what I’m missing.

  1. Gmail – I’ve been using it for years for personal/blog email. I recently kissed Outlook goodbye and am now using it for all work email. Try Gmail Labs for fun beta options.
  2. Google Calendar – We’ve been using it for family calendar for the last couple of years. Again, I recently shifted my work calendar as well. That move streamlined scheduling family/ministry life.
  3. Remember the Milk – This is the app that I use for tracking tasks. It’s fully integrated with Gmail and Google Calendar.
  4. Google Documents – Whenever possible, I’m trying to shift all my word processing, spreadsheets and presentations to the online option because it makes sharing and collaboration a lot easier with folks inside and outside my ministry team. (When formatting is a bigger deal, I’m still using Microsoft Word at work and Open Office at home.)
  5. WordPress – It’s how I share daily insights about ministry, leadership and life from my blog.
  6. Twitter – It’s how I share mini-insights throughout my day.
  7. YouVersion – I love being able to read, search and study the Bible online. It also adds an entirely new dimension when you can do that in community with others.
  8. Backpack – Offers a simple way to track and share important lists like family goals and stuff I’d like to blog about.
  9. Jott – Jott converts voice into text. I use it with Twitter and Remember the Milk when I’m driving and have random thoughts but can’t write them down.
  10. Xdrive – Provides free online storage when I’m looking to back up important files.
  11. YouSendIt – It’s a great tool for sending big files to other people.
  12. FellowshipOne – We use this web-based church management solution to track all the ministry connections at NewSpring.
  13. EventU – It’s how we manage our ministry calendar at NewSpring including scheduling rooms and resources.
  14. Mint.com – With Quicken, I’ve started using this app for tracking personal finances.
  15. Bringo – This site places the telephone call and navigates the phone trees so that you can talk directly to a human.
  16. Google Analytics – I use it to track stats for my blog.
  17. Woopra – This site is amazing. I use it to periodically monitor live traffic on my blog.
  18. Bloglines – I’ve tested Google Reader, but Bloglines is still my prefered RSS feed reader for following other blogs.
  19. Kwout – I use this tool when I want to grab linkable pictures and quotes from other sites for use on my blog.
  20. Mogulus – This is my current favorite app for broadcasting live video from my webcam. I’m still waiting on my Qik invite to try broadcasting live from my cell phone (Blackjack).
  21. Delicious – I use Delicious to track cool churches and tag Web sites for future blog posts.
  22. Pandora – This is a site that you can use to create your own Internet radio station that plays your favorite genre of music.
  23. Spiral Frog – You can download over a million songs for free including some of your favorite artists/bands.
  24. FotoFlexer – This site is an online image editor. Haven’t really tried Adobe Photoshop Express yet to compare it.
  25. FeedBurner – This is the service I use to track subscribers to my blog.
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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.