Most I use everyday, but not all of them. Tweetdeck, Facebook, Buffer I use most of the days, but not all the day. Others like Calendar, Basecamp, Drive, Contacts, Evernote, Todoist I use every day the whole day.
Here in the conversation below this post I say something about what would be ideal for me. It’s a bit further than just grouping apps: Multiple Instances of Station (For employees & part-timers)
It comes down to grouping based on tasks. I would imagine a folder/instance like “Doing administration for event X”, and in that group I would have:
- Google Drive - page with spreadsheet overview of all events
- Google Drive - page with spreadsheet registrations for events
- Basecamp - page with to-do’s for this event
- Basecamp - page with internal communication for this event
Another folder/instance would be “Social Media”, there I would have:
- Facebook - our Facebookpage
- Facebook - Facebookgroup A
- Facebook - Facebookgroup B
- Facebook - Facebookgroup C
- Twitter - my own profile
- LinkedIn - group of peers
- LinkedIn - page of our university
Another folder/instance would be “Doing administration for service Z”, there I would have:
- Outlook - folder with e-mails coming in about service Z
- Google Drive - page with spreadsheet overview of service Z
- Google Drive - page with students currently using service Z
- Basecamp - page with information about service Z
- Salesforce - page with contacts
This way I would make groups/instances that combine all the relevant apps/pages for a certain task that I need to do. And also have the same app multiples times across the different tasks/instances. For me it’s not useful to group every for example Google Drive page in “Google Drive”, like it is now.
If I could have a group/instance for every task/thing I need a different configuration for, I can easily and quickly switch and have all my apps and pages ready to go.
An overview of all my apps is not necessarily needed. For me it would be nice to have an overview of all the tasks here in Station. I switch from task to task (and project to project) during a day. It’s not like that on monday I’m working on this, on tuesday I’m working on that. At all time we have a lot of projects and events and other things going, and we are switching between all of that depending on deadlines, calls/mails/communication coming in, etc.