Some Apps That Silicon Valley Startup Founders Can't Live Without

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We asked some founders of Silicon Valley startups what their favourite apps were.It turns out entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley optimise for productivity. Some admitted that they indulge in entertainment once in a while.

Here is what they said:

  • Ben Parr of The Peep Project: Evernote and Clear. “Evernote is my killer app. Syncing audio and text notes across devices has been priceless. I’m also a huge fan of Clear, which has transformed how I manage tasks.”
  • Grant Wernick of Weotta: Netflix for watching movies, Priceline for booking trips, and Pandora for music.
  • Naithan Jones of AgLocal: Uber is a hip cab startup that lets you get around in style with a personal driver. Leap2 is a way to search the web on your smartphone. Voxer lets you send photos, voice messages, and text to your friends all within a single app.
  • Wences Casares of Lemon: Evernote, TripIt, and Dropbox. Casares uses TripIt for travel and Dropbox to send files off his phone.
  • Sahil Lavingia of Gumroad: Clear, Path, and Asana. Lavingia digs productivity apps. Clear is a cool to-do list app. Path is a journal that lets you share moments with your close friends and family. Asana is a project management app.

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