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  • Free Tech Tools - Chadd - Mar2012

    1. 1. Free Technology Tools for Productivity, Organization, Marketing, and Collaboration Jennifer Reissaus, MAS Advertising Specialties Alliance CHADD Pittsburgh March 29, 2012
    2. 2. Free Technology Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    3. 3. Free Technology Tools Content will be available for download. 29.Mar.2 012
    4. 4. Free Technology Tools Overview - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    5. 5. Free Technology Tools - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    6. 6. Marketing Slideshows 29.Mar.2 012
    7. 7. Slideshows - Slideshare 29.Mar.2 012
    8. 8. Slideshare 29.Mar.2 012
    9. 9. Slideshare By Category 29.Mar.2 012
    10. 10. Slideshare 29.Mar.2 012
    11. 11. Slideshare 29.Mar.2 012
    12. 12. Slideshare Useful content = more views 29.Mar.2 012
    13. 13. Slideshare Don ’ you t forget r info contac t rma tion ! 29.Mar.2 012
    14. 14. Slideshare • PowerPoint presentations, OpenOffice files, Word documents, Adobe PDF Portfolios and Keynote (for Mac users) • Stored online; share publicly or privately (PRO only.) • Add audio to make a webinar. • www.slideshare.net 29.Mar.2 012
    15. 15. Marketing - Slideshows How could you use slideshows? - Useful information that speaks to your target market - Customer-specific presentation - Case study collection - What’s new in your industry - ??? 29.Mar.2 012
    16. 16. Marketing – Stock Images 29.Mar.2 012
    17. 17. Stock Images - crestock 29.Mar.2 012
    18. 18. crestock Read this! 29.Mar.2 012
    19. 19. crestock www.crestock.com 29.Mar.2 012
    20. 20. Stock Images - iStockphoto Free Photos! Free Vector Files! Free Audio! Free Video! Free Flash! 29.Mar.2 012
    21. 21. iStockphoto 29.Mar.2 012
    22. 22. iStockphoto Read this! 29.Mar.2 012
    23. 23. iStockphoto 29.Mar.2 012
    24. 24. iStockphoto www.istockphoto.com 29.Mar.2 012
    25. 25. Marketing - Surveys 29.Mar.2 012
    26. 26. Surveys - Zoomerang 29.Mar.2 012
    27. 27. Zoomerang 29.Mar.2 012
    28. 28. Zoomerang 29.Mar.2 012
    29. 29. Zoomerang zoomerang.com 29.Mar.2 012
    30. 30. Surveys - SurveyMonkey 29.Mar.2 012
    31. 31. SurveyMonkey 29.Mar.2 012
    32. 32. SurveyMonkey surveymonkey.com 29.Mar.2 012
    33. 33. Marketing - Surveys How can you use surveys? - Vote on golf tournament prizes - Choose apparel styles - Ask subscribers to choose next article topic - ???? 29.Mar.2 012
    34. 34. Marketing - Email 29.Mar.2 012
    35. 35. Email Marketing MailChimp 29.Mar.2 012
    36. 36. Email Marketing MailChimp 29.Mar.2 012
    37. 37. Email Marketing MailChimp - List Management Templates Autoresponders (Paid plan only) Segmented lists Unlimited images And more…. 29.Mar.2 012
    38. 38. Email Marketing mailchimp.com 29.Mar.2 012
    39. 39. Free Technology Tools - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    40. 40. Organization – Bookmark in the Cloud In the Cloud???? “The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents.” - www.wikipedia.org Cloud = Internet = Online 29.Mar.2 012
    41. 41. Organization – Bookmark in the Cloud 29.Mar.2 012
    42. 42. delicious Plays nice with Firefox …… and with Internet Explorer …… 29.Mar.2 012
    43. 43. delicious 29.Mar.2 012
    44. 44. delicious Use the button Or Right Click to see the dialog box 29.Mar.2 012
    45. 45. delicious 29.Mar.2 012
    46. 46. delicious Tags, not folders In the cloud – access anywhere 29.Mar.2 012
    47. 47. Bookmark in the Cloud del.icio.us OR www.delicious.com 29.Mar.2 012
    48. 48. Organization – Web Notebooks / Clippers 29.Mar.2 012
    49. 49. Web Notebook – Zoho Notebook • Clip portions of web screens or entire screens • Text & Images • Organize into notebooks • Sections within notebooks • Stored in the Cloud 29.Mar.2 012
    50. 50. Zoho Notebook 29.Mar.2 012
    51. 51. Zoho Notebook Right Click to see the dialog box 29.Mar.2 012
    52. 52. Zoho Notebook Or use Quick Link 29.Mar.2 012
    53. 53. Zoho Notebook 29.Mar.2 012
    54. 54. Zoho Notebook notebook.zoho.com 29.Mar.2 012
    55. 55. Web Notebook – Evernote 29.Mar.2 012
    56. 56. Evernote Finds text in graphics! 29.Mar.2 012
    57. 57. Evernote • Shines as a capture tool • Replaces notebooks / scraps of paper / napkins / Post-It notes 29.Mar.2 012
    58. 58. Evernote • Shines as a capture tool • Replaces notebooks / scraps of paper / napkins / Post-It notes 29.Mar.2 012
    59. 59. Evernote • Sync between online / desktop / mobile device • Free iPod/iPhone App • Android now available 29.Mar.2 012
    60. 60. Evernote www.evernote.com 29.Mar.2 012
    61. 61. Organization – Web Notebooks / Clippers How can you use Web Notebooks? - Collect information on clients / prospects - Collect information on upcoming events - ???? 29.Mar.2 012
    62. 62. Organization – Email • Email – use the filters! • “Filter” or “Organize” or “Rules” • Automatically send emails to folders (or tag) based on sender, subject, etc. 29.Mar.2 012
    63. 63. Organization - Email Email – view by Thread / Conversation Topic - Read entire thread before commenting - Keep track of the conversation 29.Mar.2 012
    64. 64. Email – View by Thread Before 29.Mar.2 012
    65. 65. Email – View by Thread After 29.Mar.2 012
    66. 66. Email – View by Thread How to (MS Outlook): 29.Mar.2 012
    67. 67. Organization – To-Do Lists 29.Mar.2 012
    68. 68. CheckVist 29.Mar.2 012
    69. 69. CheckVist 29.Mar.2 012
    70. 70. CheckVist 29.Mar.2 012
    71. 71. CheckVist - Multiple Lists Nested Lists / collapse-expand Due Dates / view by due date Tags / view by tag Color tasks to show priority Search for text, tags, due dates – in one list or across all lists - New features added based on user voting 29.Mar.2 012
    72. 72. CheckVist www.checkvist.com 29.Mar.2 012
    73. 73. Organization – Finding a Meeting Time 29.Mar.2 012
    74. 74. When Is Good 29.Mar.2 012
    75. 75. Finding a Meeting Time www.WhenIsGood.net 29.Mar.2 012
    76. 76. Productivity – Avoiding WWW Distractions 29.Mar.2 012
    77. 77. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    78. 78. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    79. 79. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    80. 80. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    81. 81. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    82. 82. Leechblock 29.Mar.2 012
    83. 83. Leechblock • • • • • Firefox Extension Block or delay Block/Delay by time, duration, or combo 6 different Blocking-Sets Choose days for each Set 29.Mar.2 012
    84. 84. Avoiding WWW Distractions www.proginosko.com/leechblock.html 29.Mar.2 012
    85. 85. Productivity - Focusing Attention on Screen Within an Application 29.Mar.2 012
    86. 86. CinemaDrape 29.Mar.2 012
    87. 87. CinemaDrape 29.Mar.2 012
    88. 88. CinemaDrape • • • • • • Focus on an area Resize the area Focus on a Window Save favorite focus areas Supports multiple monitors Windows only 29.Mar.2 012
    89. 89. Focusing Attention on Screen www.toygrams.com/cinemadrape/ 29.Mar.2 012
    90. 90. Focusing Attention on Screen For Mac: www.freeverse.com/think/ 29.Mar.2 012
    91. 91. Focusing Within an Application 29.Mar.2 012
    92. 92. Focusing Within an Application Level 1 – Maximize the Window 29.Mar.2 012
    93. 93. Focusing Within an Application 29.Mar.2 012
    94. 94. Focusing Within an Application Level 2 – View Full Screen 29.Mar.2 012
    95. 95. Focusing Within an Application Level 1: Maximize Your Window (upper right corner) Level 2: Many Applications have “Full Screen” view 29.Mar.2 012
    96. 96. Free Technology Tools - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    97. 97. Doing / Seeing – Transferring Large Files 29.Mar.2 012
    98. 98. Transferring Large Files • • • • • • File Transfer / Share File Sync – between multiple computers Online Backup – FREE to 2GB Version History Premium plans available www.dropbox.com 29.Mar.2 012
    99. 99. Transferring Large Files • • • • FREE – 5GB storage Send files up to 25MB ea. Premium plans available www.box.net 29.Mar.2 012
    100. 100. Transferring Large Files • FREE – Send files up to 100MB ea • Premium plans available • www.yousendit.com 29.Mar.2 012
    101. 101. Doing / Seeing – Screen Capture OLD WAY • PrintScreen – Copies full screen image to clipboard. (Then paste to image editing tool to crop, crop, recopy, insert into document.) • Alt-Printscreen – Copies active window image to clipboard. • Right-click on image – Download image as saved file. Insert file into document. 29.Mar.2 012
    102. 102. Doing / Seeing – Screen Capture NEW WAY Snippy – - Draw around exact portion of screen needed – automatically copies to clipboard (then paste into document.) - Press shift to draw rectangle instead of free-form. - www.bhelpuri.net/Snippy/ to download & install 29.Mar.2 012
    103. 103. Snippy 29.Mar.2 012
    104. 104. Snippy 29.Mar.2 012
    105. 105. Snippy 1. Download executable (snippy.exe) to your hard drive. 2. Add a shortcut to the executable to startup folder. 3. Click on Snippy icon in SystemTray to use. 29.Mar.2 012
    106. 106. Doing / Seeing – Screen Capture MAC Alternative Skitch – - App store - www.skitch.com NOTE: URL IS Missing from the Handout 29.Mar.2 012
    107. 107. Doing / Seeing Creating PDF Files Installs as a printer 29.Mar.2 012
    108. 108. CutePDF 29.Mar.2 012
    109. 109. CutePDF 29.Mar.2 012
    110. 110. CutePDF • Universally-readable format • CutePDF.com 29.Mar.2 012
    111. 111. Doing / Seeing Creating/Editing PDF Files www.primopdf.com www.pdfill.com NOTE: URLs are Missing from the Handout 29.Mar.2 012
    112. 112. Doing / Seeing Shortening URLs http://ppai.org/NR/rdonlyres/50D28EED -E869-47EC-85634E1DC4DF3A0D/0/DimensionalMailin gs.pdf 29.Mar.2 012
    113. 113. Doing / Seeing Shortening URLs 29.Mar.2 012
    114. 114. TinyURL Customize your link 29.Mar.2 012
    115. 115. TinyURL 29.Mar.2 012
    116. 116. TinyURL 29.Mar.2 012
    117. 117. bit.ly 29.Mar.2 012
    118. 118. bit.ly 29.Mar.2 012
    119. 119. bit.ly Log In to customize your link. 29.Mar.2 012
    120. 120. bit.ly Reports Click Traffic 29.Mar.2 012 bit.ly also generates slidesha.re links
    121. 121. Doing / Seeing Establishing Daily Habits 29.Mar.2 012
    122. 122. Rootein 29.Mar.2 012
    123. 123. Rootein 29.Mar.2 012
    124. 124. Rootein Reminder Emails 29.Mar.2 012
    125. 125. Establishing Daily Habits • Daily Habits • Sends Email reminders • rootein.com 29.Mar.2 012
    126. 126. Doing / Seeing Countdown Timer 29.Mar.2 012
    127. 127. Countdown Timer • Shows time remaining in browser tab. • Should work in any browser on any platform. 29.Mar.2 012
    128. 128. Countdown Timer www. timberfrog.com/countdown/ 29.Mar.2 012
    129. 129. Free Technology Tools - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    130. 130. Alternatives to MS Office 29.Mar.2 012
    131. 131. Alternatives to MS Office OpenOffice Word Excel Powerpoint Access 29.Mar.2 012 Visio
    132. 132. OpenOffice - Opens Microsoft Office files Save as Microsoft Office files Windows, Linux, Mac version Files stored locally www.OpenOffice.org 29.Mar.2 012
    133. 133. Alternatives to MS Office Google Docs More than a search tool….. 29.Mar.2 012
    134. 134. Google Docs 29.Mar.2 012
    135. 135. Google Docs 29.Mar.2 012
    136. 136. Google Docs 29.Mar.2 012
    137. 137. Google Docs Word Excel 29.Mar.2 012 Powerpoint Visio
    138. 138. Google Docs - Opens Microsoft Office files - Save as Microsoft Office files - Files stored in the Cloud / Export to local drive - docs.Google.com 29.Mar.2 012
    139. 139. Zoho Excel Powerpoint Project 29.Mar.2 012 Access Word
    140. 140. Zoho - Opens Microsoft Office files - Save as Microsoft Office files - Files stored in the Cloud / Export to local drive - Many apps to explore! - Zoho.com 29.Mar.2 012
    141. 141. Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 29.Mar.2 012
    142. 142. Photoshop Alternatives – The GIMP • The GNU Image Manipulation Program • Closest free alt. to Photoshop • Windows, Unix, Mac • Great tutorials • www.gimp.org 29.Mar.2 012
    143. 143. Photoshop Alternatives – The GIMP 29.Mar.2 012
    144. 144. Photoshop Alternatives – paint.net • Another close alt. to Photoshop • Windows • Great tutorials • www.getpaint.net 29.Mar.2 012
    145. 145. Photoshop Alternatives – paint.net 29.Mar.2 012
    146. 146. Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 29.Mar.2 012
    147. 147. Inkscape 29.Mar.2 012
    148. 148. Illustrator Alternatives – Inkscape • • • • • Opens SVG, SVGZ (zipped SVG), PDF, and AI files Other file types with assistance (EPS, CDR, CGM, SK1) Save as SVG, SVGZ, PDF, Postscript/EPS/EPSi, AI www.inkscape.org wiki.inkscape.org 29.Mar.2 012
    149. 149. Free Technology Tools - Marketing Organization / Productivity Doing / Seeing Stuff Alternatives to Big Software Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    150. 150. Collaboration Tools 29.Mar.2 012
    151. 151. Collaboration Tools Why? • Keeps everyone informed. • Easier for the client – no repetitive e-mails, everything is in one place. • If a client project – you get insight into decision makers & decision process. 29.Mar.2 012
    152. 152. Collaboration Tools – Zoho • Collaboration integrated into many • www.zoho.com 29.Mar.2 012 Apps
    153. 153. Collaboration Tools – Google docs 29.Mar.2 012
    154. 154. Collaboration Tools – SpringNote springnote.com 29.Mar.2 012
    155. 155. Collaboration Tools – CheckVist checkvist.com 29.Mar.2 012
    156. 156. Collaboration Tools How would you use a collaboration tool? • Develop client’s brochure content / wording / design • Design promotional campaign – timelines, content, responsibilities • ????? 29.Mar.2 012
    157. 157. Real-Life Scenario Pull Clipart Brainstorm Ideas for next presentation Survey recipients about topics Create custom background Create presentation Receive meeting request Create project plan Clip Web Content (with permission) Research & bookmark content Post presentation Find meeting time Shorten link URL Snip visual content from Web Email presentation link 29.Mar.2 012 Collaborate $$
    158. 158. Free Technology Tools Top 3 you will use & How you will use them 29.Mar.2 012
    159. 159. Other Promising Tools – On my radar….. • Productivity – www.ifttt.com If This Then That…. Automates tasks • Online Notebook – www.livebinders.com Online three-ring binder • Scheduling – tungle.me • Desktop Publishing – www.scribus.net 29.Mar.2 012
    160. 160. Free Technology Tools Where do I find this stuff? 29.Mar.2 012
    161. 161. lifehacker 29.Mar.2 012
    162. 162. lifehacker Search for hivefive + subject 29.Mar.2 012
    163. 163. lifehacker 3. Followup 1. CallForContenders 2. Results 29.Mar.2 012
    164. 164. lifehacker Read the comments! 29.Mar.2 012
    165. 165. lifehacker lifehacker.com 29.Mar.2 012
    166. 166. dogpile 29.Mar.2 012
    167. 167. dogpile 29.Mar.2 012
    168. 168. dogpile 29.Mar.2 012
    169. 169. dogpile dogpile.com 29.Mar.2 012
    170. 170. Kim Komando 29.Mar.2 012
    171. 171. Kim Komando 29.Mar.2 012
    172. 172. Kim Komando komando.com 29.Mar.2 012
    173. 173. ADD / ADHD Resources www.chadd.org Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder www.help4adhd.org National Resource Center on ADHD 29.Mar.2 012
    174. 174. Where to get this presentation http://slidesha.re/TechToolsMar2012 Questions? 29.Mar.2 012
    175. 175. Free Technology Tools Please fill out the Evaluation Form Thanks for attending http://slidesha.re/TechToolsMar2012 Jennifer Reissaus, MAS Advertising Specialties Alliance jmr@asalink.com 29.Mar.2 012 www.asalink.com MarketingThatSticks.com

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