Fab Freebies for Productivity


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A presentation given to the Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the Special Library Association on November 7th, 2007.

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Fab Freebies for Productivity

  1. 1. Fab Freebies for Productivity Presented by: Janie Hermann Robert Keith Princeton Public Library Princeton, NJ
  2. 2. Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions emailed for downloading </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zamzar.com </li></ul>
  3. 10. Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>Import pictures from your PC or online </li></ul><ul><li>Some features require premium subscription </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.picnik.com </li></ul>
  4. 11. Picnik
  5. 12. Picnik
  6. 13. Picnik
  7. 14. Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li>http://doodle.ch </li></ul>
  8. 22. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
  9. 24. Writeboard <ul><li>Shareable web-based text documents </li></ul><ul><li>Write something online, then share it </li></ul><ul><li>Track all changes by all editors </li></ul><ul><li>Compare changes between two versions </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.writeboard.com/ </li></ul>
  10. 25. Writeboard
  11. 26. Writeboard
  12. 27. Writeboard
  13. 28. Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to call a toll-free number and have a spoken note transcribed then texted, or e-mailed to yourself – or to anyone else you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road. </li></ul><ul><li>http://jott.com </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-JOTT-123 </li></ul>
  14. 32. Omnidrive <ul><li>Access, edit and share your files from anywhere in your web browser </li></ul><ul><li>1GB size and 5GB transfer per month free </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.omnidrive.com/ </li></ul>
  15. 33. Omnidrive
  16. 34. Omnidrive
  17. 35. Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list </li></ul><ul><li>Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account </li></ul><ul><li>Share your lists with others via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Save for future reference – great for packing lists </li></ul><ul><li>http://tadalist.com/ </li></ul>
  18. 39. Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link. </li></ul><ul><li>http://senduit.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://yousendit.com </li></ul>
  19. 40. Senduit
  20. 41. Senduit
  21. 42. Senduit
  22. 43. Senduit
  23. 44. Senduit
  24. 45. Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Create a social network with others who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net </li></ul>
  25. 52. LogMeIn <ul><li>Live Demo </li></ul>
  26. 53. Contact us: Janie Hermann [email_address] Bob Keith [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanieH