What's in Your Bag of Apps →

ReadWriteWeb Production Editor Abraham Hyatt puts together a list of his top 8 apps for journalists in 2010.

While the list is good and we recommend taking a look at it, this one caught our eye:

3: Simplenote

This is my second most-used tool of 2010. By itself, Simplenote, is, well, pretty simple. It’s a note-taking app that syncs what you write — whether you’re using a mobile device or a computer — live to the Web. It’s been around for two years but got a very significant update (tags, versioning, word count, sharing) in August. Its real power lies in its ability to work with a host of other desktop and mobile apps and browser extensions. Once you link to one of those tools, you no longer have to pay attention to Simplenote. It stays in the background, instantly syncing what you write to the cloud.

For instance, I use an app called Notational Velocity for pretty much everything I write. I like it because it stores what I write within the app; I don’t have any folders full of old documents. When I started using Notational Velocity I linked it to Simplenote and then forgot about Simplenote completely. But no matter where I go, no matter what computer or smartphone I use, I have access to everything I am working on or have written in the past.

We’re Evernote fans ourselves but what tools do you use to keep organized and maintain sanity in the face of a firehose of information?

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