Cool technology tools

May 19, 2014 in Internet


As many of you know, I recently started a job at Bulu Box. I am a Web Development intern and will spend most of my time managing and updating the Magento based store that is the backbone of the site. And in joining the Bulu Crew, I have been exposed to many new tools and technologies that I had never heard of. Here's a rundown of some of my favorites

Magento

Even if you don't already know what Magento is, I bet you have used it before. Magento is an eCommerce platform that serves as a backbone to thousands of online stores. It was developed by Ebay Inc. and has since become the most widely used eCommerce platform in existence.

Rescue Time

Rescue Time is one of the coolest tools I've been introduced to. Its a small app that you run on your computer, paired with an extension in your browser that word together to log the time you are spending on different apps, and give you an overall productivity score for the day. Its really neat because it keeps you focused. It can really surprise you how much time you spend on different sites. For example, my first day, I spent about 20% of my time in e-mail. Basically its super cool and you should all try it :)

Common Key

Common Key is an interesting one. There are many options out there right now for password management, but Common Key took a business spin on it. With this app, everyone on the team can share passwords. I'm pretty sure its free for teams of 5 or less, so if you are looking for something like this, I woudl highly recommend it.

Hipchat

Hipchat = Awesome

nuff said

Asana

Asana is a group task management system. We use this at Bulu Box to assign tasks and track progress on various projects. Its really cool and pretty much 1000 times better than constantly sending emails

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a must-have for any programmer/dev. It is basically the best. It supports pretty much any file type and looks amazing. There are tons of plugins you can use for spell checking/code errors/etc. If you don't have it, get it