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The Case for Using Lightweight Tools to Get Your Work Done

We’re drowning in a sea of “great apps.” It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but in the rush for competitive differentiation, a lot of these apps slide from great to good by virtue of the extraneous features, bells and whistles they include. It's a note-taker, a floor wax and a dessert topping!

Paradoxically, one of the best things to come out of this great app land grab is the move to make applications work across platforms. The ones that do it well have become more lightweight and nimble. So that's what you should look for in your apps: Something clean, streamlined and focused on doing one thing well.

Here's why and how stick to tools that are lightweight, focused, and ready for use across multiple devices, as well as our recommendations.

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