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After co-founding, growing and selling his first company, ZoomShift, in 2020, Milwaukee-based entrepreneur Ben Bartling is now focused on a new venture, Recurium, which helps grow other SaaS businesses. As a developer, Bartling is always on the lookout for new software tools. Here are a few that help keep him organized and productive:
“Notion is a multi-purpose organization and documentation tool. It’s about as simple to use as a text document, but it has the power of a database. It’s actually kind of tricky to explain why it’s so great, but if you try it out, you’ll probably understand why it’s become so popular. For me, it has replaced everything from note-taking apps and spreadsheets to CRM and project management apps.”
“Slack is a team chat tool that shouldn’t need much introduction anymore. Its widespread adoption is part of what makes it so great. I’d be remiss to not include Slack on this list as I use it every day. It has changed the way that I communicate with coworkers, and it has a fantastically executed product experience.”
“Feedly is a content aggregator that makes digesting the firehose of information these days a bit more palatable. I use Feedly to track all of my personal and business content sources. These could be websites, blogs, Twitter feeds, email newsletters, or really anywhere that content is published. Feedly then aggregates all of these into a clutter-free feed that I can filter and consume efficiently.”
“1Password is a password manager for your entire life. It does much more than just store your passwords so you don’t have to remember them. It makes your digital footprint a lot more secure by allowing you to have unique and strong passwords for every one of your accounts. In terms of personal security, this is one of the most important things you can do, yet most people don’t.”