Minimize Your Nomad Footprint

What is Your Nomad Footprint?

You are a freelancer working in multiple sites. In some places with an enterprise desktop. How do you stay connected to all your work environments, without installing too much, and without pulling you laptop out?

This is a subject on which I have written before. My thinking has evolved over the last two years, as I accumulated experiences, and as new tools came on board. For example, Slack was still not around when I first moved from off site to multiple on site projects.

So here is my current repertoire:

Windows Apps

  1. Wunderlist
  2. Evernote
  3. Slack - use email to get a magic link for login, as you probably have multiple teams, and do not want to type multiple password

Web Apps

  1. Instapaper, with Chrome app, to save the articles you read
  2. Web email - Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.
  3. The daily newspaper


Everything which is private or that directly means money. I have discovered that many freelancers are not aware that an enterprise desktop that you leave behind when you go home, is at the mercy of the enterprise physical and IT security, contingent on how good they are?

  1. Toggl - for time tracking
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. WhatsApp
  4. LastPass for password management