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Cool Tools for Cool Living

Presenter: Peter Bromberg 

 

 

Futurist Faith Popcorn says that "Time is the new money".  Ain't it the truth!  In this program you will learn about cool web-based tools, sometimes called "life hacks", that can save some of your valuable time, help you manage information overload, get more organized, work more efficiently, and maybe even have some fun while you're doing it!

 

 

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  1. Google Calendar: My personal reminder service! (requires free gmail account)

     

  2. Doodle: Scheduling and Polling made easy!

     

  3. YouSendit /Senduit:  Send huge files without freezing up their email, or taking down your network!

     

  4. SimplyHeadlines: Get customized news, blog posts, weather, photos -- anything with an RSS feed-- delivered as a customized newspaper to your email!! 

     

  5. RSSFWD: Get RSS Feeds delivered directly to your email 

     

  6. Portable Apps :  Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.

     

  7. Zamzar: Easily and quickly convert files from one format to another without the need for software. Convert text, images, video, and sound files and then have the conversion emailed for downloading.

     

     

  8. FURL  Great web-based bookmark site.  "Find, Save, Share!" 

     

  9. Slideshare: Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint. A great place to share your own presentations or to view what others have posted. 

     

  10. Meebo : Integrate all of your IM accounts.  Let's people without an account IM you through "meebo me" widget.

     

  11. Picnik: A photoediting site that not only allows you to crop and remove red-eye, but also use an array of filters and special effects. You can synch it up with your photosharing services (such as flickr).

     

     

  12. Citebite: Easily link directly to a quote in a webpage.

     

  13. Remember The Milk: Web-based Task Manager.  Taking to-do lists to the next level!

     

     

    1. See also: Tada Lists: Create, Share, and Store "to do" lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list. Easy to update and accessible from any computer.

       

     

  14. Google Docs: Free web-based word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.  Great for collaboration!

     

  15. Bonus! Rss Demystified:  Put the power of RSS feeds to work for you!

     

 

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