As the e-discovery director at Data Narro in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, Kristian Lars Larsen is constantly working with technology to help clients. Outside of work, he also has several pieces of tech he uses to help him with his day-to-day routine.
“I finally broke down and bought an Apple Watch in 2021. While I knew it would be a good fitness tracker, what I didn’t expect was how useful it is for personal productivity. Wearing the watch allows me to log in to work and home computers automatically. Several two-factor authentication platforms have Apple Watch apps, so logging into protected accounts requires a simple confirmation tap on my watch. Finally, the easy ‘Find my iPhone’ feature gets used constantly. It’s a huge timesaver.”
“I’m a believer in the GTD (Get Things Done) method, which essentially means I like to make prioritized lists. Over the years, I’ve tried all the popular task managers. Things is by far the best one out there. It’s a bit pricey, but it does its job so well and integrates perfectly across multiple platforms. It’s indispensable.”
“I recently installed a Firewalla firewall solution to prevent intrusion into our home network and to provide a level of parental control over our children’s internet usage. It’s powerful and extremely easy to configure and deploy. Their handy app shows you which devices are connected to the internet, allowing you to grant or deny access based on rules you set. It’s an affordable security solution that’s easy to use.”
“I do a lot of writing in my job, and I have found that Grammarly is one of the most utilized tools in my collection. One of my big issues is that I make many mistakes that my own proofreading misses. Grammarly works seamlessly in the background, catching most of my mistakes in real-time, saving me countless hours each week.”