New and Open Source Tools Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan April 14, 2010 Photo by takomabibelot (cc)
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Thanks Darlene Fichter [email_address]
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  • 2010 New and Cool Tools

    1. 1. New and Open Source Tools Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan April 14, 2010 Photo by takomabibelot (cc)
    2. 2. Let's get started
    3. 3. Establish that you're serious about your job
    4. 4. Project Estimator estimator.astuteo.com
    5. 5. gomockingbird.com
    6. 6. Mock up pages and link them
    7. 7. Image editing with Aviary
    8. 8. Aviary and Google Apps
    9. 9. http://jirox.net/AsButtonGen/
    10. 10. Test out your new style sheet html-ipsum.com
    11. 11. Feed.Informer.com All-in-one RSS toolbox
    12. 12. Add multiple feeds to one digest
    13. 13. Choose output format
    14. 14. Select a template
    15. 15. Add to your website/blog
    16. 16. SimplePie RSS and Atom parser written in PHP easy to use, plugins for WordPress, etc.
    17. 18. Are My Sites Up? aremysitesup.com
    18. 19. Monitor up to 5 sites 25 times per day – free version Need alerts more often? Check out premium edition. Alerts by SMS
    19. 20. foursquare Who? What? Where? plus a game
    20. 21. pleaserobme.com
    21. 22. Checking out the Buzz socialmention.com
    22. 23. Real time search of: Blogs, Microblogs, Bookmarks, Comments, Events, Images, News, Audio, Video, Q&A Provides scores: Sentiment, reach, passion and strength Offers: Alerts, RSS feed, scores export as CSV
    23. 27. Xmarks beta www.xmarks.com
    24. 28. Xmarks beta + Tap into the hive mind
    25. 29. Thanks Darlene Fichter [email_address]

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