Friday Finds #188

These are a few of my favorite things

For our first week of finds in September, I’m going to change it up a bit and bring you a list of “a few of my favorite things!”

*Please note that I am an affiliate for many of these products which simply means if you sign up using the link I give, I will get a small percentage back at no extra cost to you.

 

1 – Online Lesson Assignments

Are you considering getting on the TONARA bandwagon? If you decide to subscribe beyond the free trial, use this code to get 20% off your first year: PIANOPANTRY.

 

2 – Monthly Automatic Payments

Save time and money using COINHOP. With a minimalist interface and ease of use, you can turn the work over to them and collect monthly payments for only a 1% fee. So much cheaper than PayPal, Stripe, or many other options out there!

Read more about Coinhop here.

 

3 – PASSWORD MANAGEMENT

LASTPASS will be your last stop for password management. You can use it on your mobile phone, tablet devices, and desktop. It’s easy to use, will help you generate secure passwords, and will remember them so you don’t have to!

 

4 – RECIPE MANAGEMENT

PAPRIKA. I love this app for managing all my recipes for many reasons. First, it has a built-in browser so you can easily import recipes from any site. Second, there is a desktop version so I can manage recipes from my desktop and not just the app which I find to be much more efficient.

 

5 – email scheduling

Write an email but schedule it to be sent at a later date. Even cooler yet, tell it to “boomerang” an email you sent back into your inbox if someone doesn’t respond to it by a certain date! A great email tool for any working professional – BOOMERANG FOR GMAIL.

 

6 – SPELL-CHECK

Using GRAMMARLY is like having a personal proof-reader in your back pocket.

Let me convince you!

 

7 – DIGITAL ORGANIZATION

You can literally organize your entire life in EVERNOTE. Imagine a digital filing cabinet where you can save basic text notes, PDF files, screenshots, text selections off a web page, clip images from the web, and more. Pull up all saved information easily with simple keyboard searches.

Get more of my tips on using Evernote here.

 

8 – PHOTOS

GOOGLE PHOTOS. Switching to Google Photos was one of the best things I did for managing my studio photos.

5 Reasons Why Google Photos Might be the Perfect Solution for Your Studio!

 

9 – oNLINE cONTENT

FEEDLYUsing an RSS Reader is, in my opinion, the only way to properly manage content in today’s world. An RSS Reader is like a personalized digital newspaper. You tell it the website you want to follow and it will stream all the newsfeeds into one location so you can keep up on new content in one place.

Read more about how I use Feedly: Managing Internet Content the Easy Way

 

10 – PERSONAL PRODUCTS

I hate shopping for hair and face products. With BIRCHBOX, every month you get a small box of samples. You can even opt for some months to trade in your box for points you can spend to buy full-size products in their shop!

Try it out!

 

11 – SHOPPING

AMAZON! LOL

 

 

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