Not everything is meant to be done the Fast and Easy Way.
I was having a Skype Conversation today with a colleague … she was checking up on a post I had made on Facebook making a suggestion that people should do a certain task to keep their online connections up to date.
Her question was “Is there a tool to do this?”
My answer was “The Eyeball Method” was the best way.
She then thought about it and made a comment “Darn, I was looking for a fast, down and dirty way to do it.”
“As opposed to Effective?”
Sometimes the best way to do something is an old fashioned way. Sure, there are many tools and tricks and apps out there to help us save time for almost anything you can imagine… but sometimes the time saving is done at the cost of doing something well. Quality can suffer.
You want to be cautious with what you save and ensure it is worth the cost of the savings.
Here are a few items that I would seriously debate as being the best way for some of these tasks.
Sooo… really analyze if a tool or app is doing you justice with effectiveness and quality when you use it.
In many cases the Old Fashioned Way or the Long Way is better in the end!