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Some Great Tech Tools for Organization, Journalism + Life

Quick overviews on some of the top recommended tools to use in your reporting.
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Airtable
Managing notes for a single project (per base).
Notion
A good balance between databases and blank note pages.
Obsidian
At least somewhat tech-savvy people who love to create unique workflows and continuously tinker
Omnivore
Highlighting web articles/PDFs and saving them for later
Superhuman
Managing multiple email inboxes
Evernote
File management and simple notetaking without any fancy features.
Zapier
Automating everything and creating workflows between different apps.
Google Pinpoint
Searching large batches of documents.
Alfred - Productivity App for macOS
Quick file searching, bookmarks, text snippets
Wayback Machine
Archiving websites
Summarize.tech
Quick research
Airtable
Type
Project Management
Best For
Managing notes for a single project (per base).
Summary
A bunch of tables that interlink with each other in an easy user interface.
Pros
Widespread use in journalism + other industries (meaning it is a helpful tool to know when working with partners or starting a new job). to an interesting article about a guy with Poynter that developed some Airtable templates for reporters.
Easy integration to many other tools, including Google Drive
Free version offers most of the functionality a beginner would need
Cons
No option for a blank page to just take notes on, need to use a table column (though that can be formatted to allow rich text, such as bullet points, headings, etc.)
Although it looks like a Google Sheet, it’s not an actual spreadsheet and not good for doing data anlyses/calculations
If you want to give other people access to actually edit your Airtable bases you have to pay per person
MH Overall Score
File Management
Collaboration/Sharing
Aesthetics
Regular Note-Taking (Writing)


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