Friday’s with a Fancy Hands Fan
It’s been a great week here at Fancy Hands HQ. You know also had a big week? One of our favorite users Veronica Belmont who got engaged :) Check out her thoughts on productivity and how she uses Fancy Hands to stay on track.
Who: Veronica Belmont
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bio: Veronica is a technology and gaming-centric video host. Currently her projects include Tekzilla, (a weekly tech help and how-to show on Revision3.com), and The Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy video show, podcast and community.
-What’s a task that you hate doing but always shows up on your to-do list?
Grocery shopping! I always run out of groceries at the worst possible time (like dinner time, for example).
-Speaking of to-do lists, do you use one or have any other tips/resources to help you stay on track and productive?
I’m a big fan of SimpleNote paired with Notational Velocity. Notational is a really simple text editor that I use for everything, and it syncs with all my devices via SimpleNote. Previously, I used an app called Things on my laptop and iPhone, but keeping that udpated became just one more thing to do!
-If you were going to outsource something that you currently need to get done, what would it be?
I actually used Fancy Hands recently to help plan a work outting to Napa! They helped me find a wine tour that could accomadate 15 people and take us to all the spots we wanted to see. That was more research than I had time to comb through, so it really saved me a lot of hassle!
-What kind of practices/routines help you increase your productivity?
I’m a list-maker. I feel a lot better about my busy day if I can look at it as a list of actionable items. The act of putting a task out of your brain and onto a piece of paper (or text file) is actually pretty therapeutic!
-How did you first hear about us?
My fiance signed us up a while ago, and I’m not sure where he heard about it! Probably TechCrunch. I use the service way more often than he does, however!
-What is your favorite task that we’ve helped you with?
You helped me find an erotic bakery for a joke birthday present for one of my girlfriends!
-If you had an extra hour each day how would you use it?
Reading! The only time I find to read is right before bed, but by that point I’m so exhausted I just fall asleep.