Today, we’d like to say thanks to a number of tools and sites without which our work here at MindMeister would be a lot less productive. Tools that make our jobs easier, that help us to keep track of our duties and free our minds to let us focus on the things that matter.
So without further ado, here they are:
Thank you, RubyMine
RubyMine is the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) we use for coding at the MeisterLabs. With the words of our developers: “RubyMine has everything a developer could ask for and it keeps getting better and better.”
Thank you, Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is a free Q & A portal for professional and enthusiast programmers. Whenever our developers come across an issue they can’t solve, they look it up on Stack Overflow or simply ask the question on the site and wait until some helpful programmer answers it.
Thank you, Evernote
Since Evernote seamlessly integrates with MindMeister, it is the perfect supplement for our notes. We use Evernote to create knowledge databases, to-do lists, snippets of interesting web pages and much more. We love Evernote especially because, just like MindMeister, it automatically syncs our notes between the web and our smartphones.
Thank you, CSS Hat
CSS Hat is what we use to export the stylesheets from our designers’ Photoshop files. It outputs pure standards-based CSS3, LESS, SASS (which we’re especially grateful for) and Stylus. The young team behind CSS Hat is constantly working on improving their tool, which is something we can also appreciate.
Thank you, Presentation Assistant
Presentation Assistant works on top of every software and lets you draw on your screen to point to and highlight aspects of your presentation. Our analytics department uses it a lot when presenting stats and diagrams to the rest of us, which makes it much easier to follow their explanations.
Thank you, Skype
Skype is part of our everyday life at the office. We’ve created a number of themed groups and use them to communicate about everything, from work-related matters to the lunch menu. We also conduct a lot of meetings via Skype, especially when talking to someone overseas.
Which tools are you most thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments!