13 apps for a more productive 2013 Day 11: Zite

Heading out of 2012 and into 2013 I am highlighting 13 apps that help me with my productivity. This is App 11 and today I’m going to introduce you to Zite.

Zite is an app you may not think of when you think of productivity, but I am going to tell you how it helps me be more productive and how it could help you too.

First what is Zite? Zite is a service that allows you to specify what subject areas you are interested in and Zite will deliver new and usually relevant content on the subject to you via the Zite app on your Andoird, iOS device or Windows phone.

So how does this help you become more productive? If you are trying to be a true expert in your field you will want to stay informed and educated about what others are doing and talking about.

Now, instead of always searching out new information and content, Zite will deliver it directly to you, saving you hours a week of searching.

Many of us have blogs we visit often. These blogs and platforms such as Google+ (add me on Google Plus) provide us with great content. But when we rely on information from the same sources all the time, we may be missing some new and up and coming experts in our field of interest. Zite will help you discover new sources of great content.

Zite does a great job over time of becoming even more in-tuned with the type of information that interest you. Zite allows you to “Thumb Up” or “Thumb Down” each article, and over time Zite will learn what type of content you are really looking for.

A great example is I have a catagory on “Phoenix” in my Zite account. At first I often got articles about “River Phoenix.” Why not, it had the word Phoenix in them right?

Every time an article about River Phoenix came up I would hit the down thumb. Now, I never see any articles about River Phoenix in my Zite account, but more often it is articles about the city Phoenix.

If you have not done so I recommend downloading Zite onto your mobile device of choice and start your mornings with some new discoveries.

 

Full list of 13 apps for a more productive 2013