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Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools
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Cool Toyz: Online Productivity Tools

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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 …

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!

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  • 1. Cool Toyz: Free Online Productivity Tools Lorena O’English Washington State University Libraries [email_address] Yahoo/MSN/AIM IM: wsulorena
  • 2. Productivity: What do we want to do?
    • Organize and manage your own stuff
    • Work collaboratively
    • Use graphics
    • ???
  • 3. Decision Rules for Change
    • Is there a need?
    • Does the tool solve that need?
    • Does it work for you/your workflow?
    • Future thinking…
  • 4. Organizing and Managing Stuff
    • Evernote http://www.evernote.com/en/
  • 5. 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)
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  • 7. Right-click on the email or highlighted text to add to EN
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  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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/
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  • 15. Working Collaboratively: Sharing
    • Documents, Spreadsheets, etc.
      • Google Docs & Spreadsheets
        • http://docs.google.com
      • Zoho
        • http://zoho.com
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  • 24. 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!!!
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  • 26. A little tweaking…
  • 27. Cautions: http://spokesmanreview.com/features/story.asp?ID=211006
  • 28. Cautions: Who’s Holding your IP? http://mydigimedia.com/2007/08/09/who_owns_what_media_v20.html
  • 29. 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
  • 30. Questions??? http:// wiki.wsu.edu/wsuwiki/Productivity_Tools Gilding the Molly…

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