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Cool Toyz:  Free Online Productivity Tools Lorena O’English Washington State University Libraries [email_address] Yahoo/MS...
Productivity:  What do we want to do? <ul><li>Organize and manage your own stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaboratively </...
Decision Rules for Change <ul><li>Is there a need? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the tool solve that need? </li></ul><ul><li>Does...
Organizing and Managing Stuff <ul><li>Evernote  http://www.evernote.com/en/ </li></ul>
EverNote <ul><li>New metaphor: from documents on files to notes on an endless tape. </li></ul><ul><li>Can save text, MS Of...
 
Right-click on the email  or highlighted text to add to EN
 
 
EverNote Tools EverNote ”Universal” Clipper Clipping integrated into IE and Firefox browsers and email clients  via bookma...
Working Collaboratively: Sharing <ul><li>Save and share Web sites via social bookmarking services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B...
 
 
 
Working Collaboratively: Sharing <ul><li>Documents, Spreadsheets, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets </...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use Graphics <ul><li>Fotoflexor -   http:// fotoflexer.com/start.php   </li></ul><ul><li>Phixr –  http://www.phixr.com </l...
 
A little tweaking…
Cautions: http://spokesmanreview.com/features/story.asp?ID=211006
Cautions: Who’s Holding your IP? http://mydigimedia.com/2007/08/09/who_owns_what_media_v20.html
Implementation: Push, not Pull <ul><li>Modeling and training (Patrons too!) </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy </li></ul><ul><...
Questions??? http:// wiki.wsu.edu/wsuwiki/Productivity_Tools Gilding the Molly…
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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 Resources -- but I just completely forgot that when I made the first slide!

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  1. 1. Cool Toyz: Free Online Productivity Tools Lorena O’English Washington State University Libraries [email_address] Yahoo/MSN/AIM IM: wsulorena
  2. 2. Productivity: What do we want to do? <ul><li>Organize and manage your own stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Decision Rules for Change <ul><li>Is there a need? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the tool solve that need? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it work for you/your workflow? </li></ul><ul><li>Future thinking… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organizing and Managing Stuff <ul><li>Evernote http://www.evernote.com/en/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. EverNote <ul><li>New metaphor: from documents on files to notes on an endless tape. </li></ul><ul><li>Can save text, MS Office items, images, clips from webpages and email, and more; saves link to online source. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes are categorized using tags </li></ul><ul><li>Find by date, category(s) or search </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable, via template forms that can be shared with others </li></ul><ul><li>Can email notes to others </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic backup (5 most recent) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Right-click on the email or highlighted text to add to EN
  7. 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.
  8. 11. Working Collaboratively: Sharing <ul><li>Save and share Web sites via social bookmarking services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks accessible anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social - searchable, traceable, sharable, sendable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarklets allow easy saving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archivable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.furl.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarything: http://www.librarything.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 15. Working Collaboratively: Sharing <ul><li>Documents, Spreadsheets, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://zoho.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 24. Use Graphics <ul><li>Fotoflexor -  http:// fotoflexer.com/start.php </li></ul><ul><li>Phixr – http://www.phixr.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3hrs to upload to Flickr, PhotoBucket, etc. or download </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Picnik - http://www.picnik.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For immediate uploading/downloading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pixenate - http://pixenate.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SnipShot - http:// snipshot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Thumbalizr - http://www.thumbalizr.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates thumbnails from screen or page; resizable </li></ul></ul>… and IrfanView!!!
  11. 26. A little tweaking…
  12. 27. Cautions: http://spokesmanreview.com/features/story.asp?ID=211006
  13. 28. Cautions: Who’s Holding your IP? http://mydigimedia.com/2007/08/09/who_owns_what_media_v20.html
  14. 29. Implementation: Push, not Pull <ul><li>Modeling and training (Patrons too!) </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic application opening </li></ul><ul><li>Create a *useful* home page with links to what you use </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS/syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency! </li></ul><ul><li>…watch out for money/time pits </li></ul>
  15. 30. Questions??? http:// wiki.wsu.edu/wsuwiki/Productivity_Tools Gilding the Molly…
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