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15Five, you had me at ‘reports’

15Five is a software that, like all great tools, is based on a simple idea; Have your employees spend 15 minutes a week writing a report that takes their manager no more than 5 minutes to read. The structure it to make simple reports more like conversations, and also to make it easy for the managers to highlight what is most important. Such as problems, insights, ideas and success stories. I think this could be really useful, and if you do to, I recommend this interview that Robert Scoble did with David Hassell, CEO of 15Five.

Editorially

Everyone who has ever met me knows I love getting excited about new tools and things that makes my life easier. My latest discovery is Editorially, which has the potential to be one of my new favorite tools when working with texts. Editorially has not been launched yet (but I suggest you get in line for an invite) and is described as following: Our goal is to make the very best tool for writers — one that helps you collaborate, and so helps you write better — while also taking advantage of the best the web has to offer. Together, the team behind Editorially have worked as writers, editors, publishers, designers, and engineers; we’ve shipped products, books, and magazines, and enjoy debugging code as much as a good copyedit. We’ve distilled our own expertise about writing and editing, along with that of advisors from every walk of the publishing world, into…

Asana

Anyone who has met me during the last year is probably sick of hearing me talking about Asana. But when a product is that good, I just can’t help myself. If you, against all odds, have not heard about Asana, it is a tool for structuring what you have to do. To help you prioritize and get things done. For me, my days would simply not work without a reliable project management system, and Asana has every function I need, in plain user interface that helps me focus. So if you ever have issues with keeping control of your to do-list, well, I don’t really have to say it.

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