In Pictures: 10 great work tools we can't live without

The promise of consumerisation is workers choosing their own tools to get the job done. Here are our favorites.

Spotify? Yes really.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't hit my work stride unless I have the proper tunes in my iPhone-white earbuds. Recently, my day job handed me a shiny new Macbook Air for work purposes -- but all my music was trapped on my home computer. Rather than go through the headache of transferring my many gigabytes of music, I installed Spotify and was rockin' Wu-Tang's "W" in seconds. Even with the free version, I can write the night away to albums I haven't actually bought (yet). But a word of warning to all you CPAs: Since Spotify is outside the Apple ecosystem, you won't be able to rock out to The Beatles' "Taxman" come April 15th.

--Matthew Weinberger

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