[quote align=”left” color=”#999999″]What in the world is in that bag, what you got in that bag? – Ludacris[/quote]
I’ve been fascinated with posts where people have been sharing what their mobile workstations are like or what they carry around with them day to day when it comes to technology. Contrast what Ashley, or Skyluke keep in their bags with the crazy amount of stuff Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak keeps in his (has to be over 40lbs!).
When I’m traveling I want to be able to handle most if not any situation that comes up at work, or continue to work on any of my own personal projects at any time, from any location. That being said, here’s what I tend to carry around when it comes to a productive and ass-kicking mobile office. (Disclaimer, I’ve noticed that I’ll never go back to a larger than 13″ notebook just because I love my bag so much and won’t change it).
- Leather Messenger Bag
- Macbook Pro 13” and/or iPad depending on how much typing or coding I need to do. The iPad would usually suffice w/ remote VNC software to run my MB Pro remotely if necessary
- iPhone 4S – it’s a great camera and mobile hotspot for taking a web connection anywhere
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- Small Moleskin – this is rarely used, but sometimes nothing beats a good piece of paper. Mostly I use Evernote, Clear, and Notes for quick jotting on the phone.
- Square Card Reader – for taking credit cards on the fly, whether that’s splitting a tab, winning a bet (this never happens) just settling up with others
- 300GB Passport Drive – for moving around large files on the fly
- Husky Multi tipped Screwdriver – a great tool with tiny screwdriver attachments perfect for opening up and working on electronic equipment at the drop of a hat.
- Power Cables and Adapters
Software to keep you connected on the go
- iCloud – for syncing and accessing docs, photos, and messages on all my devices
- Evernote – a great way to capture ideas, notes, thoughts and photos, organize them and sync them in the cloud
- Dropbox – killer storage service which makes sharing and syncing important files easy.
- GoToMyPC and/or iTeleport – for remotely accessing desktop workstations if I only have my iPad. It allows me to work like I’m at my desktop from anywhere
- ReadyNAS Remote – allows me to access remote servers over a secure connection from my laptop, iPhone or iPad, so that there’s no need to load my hard drive up with media or data, just stream it remotely.
I think that’s it for me. What about you? If you work remote what do you use to stay connected and productive? What online services do you use so that you don’t have to carry around tons of devices or data? I want to know! Fire away in the comments.