What are some of your favorite apps?
I tend to live in Fantastical, Tweetbot, Reeder, Mailbox, and Slack.
(All of which feel very obvious and dull in retrospect.)
Which app is your guilty pleasure?
Snapchat or Facebook.
On the former, I feel like I'm perpetually ten years too old to be using it so frequently. I do love it, though. (And, as a side note, it's a really great tool to use as a brand.)
On the latter, it's gross and everyone hates it, but I just can't quit. I've been a member since 2005 or so and, as such, have cultivated a great deal of connections — in England (where I grew up) and the US (where I live and went to university) — whilst it has also captured a huge amount of my formative moments.
I also have the Dominos app. Which is an app for ordering Dominos pizza.
Which is bad.
What app makes you most productive?
Well, that's rather difficult.
In many respects, I suppose, I could say Mailbox. After all, that's where I deal with the vast majority of my correspondence.
Truly, though, I think Slack is my most productive app.
We run all of Need and Foremost in Slack — and we rarely email within the company any more — so it's become my go-to mechanism to check in with the team and ensure we're on the right track.
I've got a number of our tools (e.g., Braintree, GoSquared, and ZenDesk) setup to report directly into Slack, too. So, when I'm out and about, I can quickly glance at a private channel or two and get an immediate understanding of what's happening with the company.
Fantastical also ranks highly, but I just don't rely on it as much as I do the unique characteristics of Mailbox and Slack. It's more of a much better solution than it is something entirely different.
What app do you know you're underutilizing?
OmniFocus and Things are always installed. And I know I ought to be using one of the two a lot more. (I'm aware that many are yelling in favor of OmniFocus right now, too.)
Nonetheless, I struggle with staying on top of my to-do apps.
I tend to keep most of my day-to-day tasks on track without much of a system. I know people are probably shuddering, but my mind is always with me and up-to-date. My apps, on the other hand, are not.
Which is, admittedly, my fault. I'd be lying to myself, though, if I thought I'd suddenly change my habits drastically in that regard.
What is the app you are still missing?
Apps for Need and Foremost, of course.
I'm kidding. I'm not that terrible. (Although we are working on both. Hint.)
Seriously, I'd love an app that allows me to manage both of my companies a little more seamlessly. Where Slack has obviated email and brought my team much closer together, I'd love to see someone take on the broader workplace.
All of our documents and services live online, but I'd love a quick glance dashboard to gauge our traffic, sales, tasks, and so on.
Many such services exist on the desktop — Grow is a good one — where all your disparate metrics and points of interest are collated.
On my phone, though, I move between a wide selection of apps, many of which I simply ignore.
Equally, I'd settle for an app for GoSquared.
How many times a day do you use your iPhone/iPad?
I live on my iPhone throughout the day. It'd be impossible to count.
With regard to the iPad, I have an iPad mini 2, but its usage is limited to reading and playing embarrassing games on the sofa.
What Today View widgets are you using and why?