Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools

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Published on October 8, 2007

Author: loenglish

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These are the slides from my presentation at the 2007 Washington Association of Library Employees (WALE) conference in Spokane Valley, WA. The title was supposed to be Cool Toolz: Online Productivity Resources -- but I just completely forgot that when I made the first slide!

Cool Toyz: Free Online Productivity Tools Lorena O’English Washington State University Libraries [email_address] Yahoo/MSN/AIM IM: wsulorena

Productivity: What do we want to do? Organize and manage your own stuff Work collaboratively Use graphics ???

Organize and manage your own stuff

Work collaboratively

Use graphics

???

Decision Rules for Change Is there a need? Does the tool solve that need? Does it work for you/your workflow? Future thinking…

Is there a need?

Does the tool solve that need?

Does it work for you/your workflow?

Future thinking…

Organizing and Managing Stuff Evernote http://www.evernote.com/en/

Evernote http://www.evernote.com/en/

EverNote New metaphor: from documents on files to notes on an endless tape. Can save text, MS Office items, images, clips from webpages and email, and more; saves link to online source. Notes are categorized using tags Find by date, category(s) or search Customizable, via template forms that can be shared with others Can email notes to others Automatic backup (5 most recent)

New metaphor: from documents on files to notes on an endless tape.

Can save text, MS Office items, images, clips from webpages and email, and more; saves link to online source.

Notes are categorized using tags

Find by date, category(s) or search

Customizable, via template forms that can be shared with others

Can email notes to others

Automatic backup (5 most recent)

 

Right-click on the email or highlighted text to add to EN

 

 

EverNote Tools EverNote ”Universal” Clipper Clipping integrated into IE and Firefox browsers and email clients via bookmarklets and/or browser add-ons. Upcoming web-based add-on: storing, tagging, searching, and sharing.

Working Collaboratively: Sharing Save and share Web sites via social bookmarking services: Bookmarks accessible anywhere Social - searchable, traceable, sharable, sendable Bookmarklets allow easy saving Archivable Del.icio.us www.furl.net Librarything: http://www.librarything.com/

Save and share Web sites via social bookmarking services:

Bookmarks accessible anywhere

Social - searchable, traceable, sharable, sendable

Bookmarklets allow easy saving

Archivable

Del.icio.us

www.furl.net

Librarything: http://www.librarything.com/

 

 

 

Working Collaboratively: Sharing Documents, Spreadsheets, etc. Google Docs & Spreadsheets http://docs.google.com Zoho http://zoho.com

Documents, Spreadsheets, etc.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

http://docs.google.com

Zoho

http://zoho.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Graphics Fotoflexor -  http:// fotoflexer.com/start.php Phixr – http://www.phixr.com 3hrs to upload to Flickr, PhotoBucket, etc. or download Picnik - http://www.picnik.com/ For immediate uploading/downloading Pixenate - http://pixenate.com/ SnipShot - http:// snipshot.com / Thumbalizr - http://www.thumbalizr.com Creates thumbnails from screen or page; resizable … and IrfanView!!!

Fotoflexor -  http:// fotoflexer.com/start.php

Phixr – http://www.phixr.com

3hrs to upload to Flickr, PhotoBucket, etc. or download

Picnik - http://www.picnik.com/

For immediate uploading/downloading

Pixenate - http://pixenate.com/

SnipShot - http:// snipshot.com /

Thumbalizr - http://www.thumbalizr.com

Creates thumbnails from screen or page; resizable

 

A little tweaking…

Cautions: http://spokesmanreview.com/features/story.asp?ID=211006

Cautions: Who’s Holding your IP? http://mydigimedia.com/2007/08/09/who_owns_what_media_v20.html

Implementation: Push, not Pull Modeling and training (Patrons too!) Make it easy Automatic application opening Create a *useful* home page with links to what you use Use RSS/syndication Consistency! …watch out for money/time pits

Modeling and training (Patrons too!)

Make it easy

Automatic application opening

Create a *useful* home page with links to what you use

Use RSS/syndication

Consistency!

…watch out for money/time pits

Questions??? http:// wiki.wsu.edu/wsuwiki/Productivity_Tools Gilding the Molly…

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