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Four Cloud-powered Tools: Diigo, Evernote, Zotero, and Dropbox

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These four tools are at the heart of what I do, and I want you to know about them. …

These four tools are at the heart of what I do, and I want you to know about them.

Dropbox is virtual drive where I store documents I am working on across multiple computers.

Diigo is where I now collect and organize Web bookmarks.

Evernote is my newest find. It helps me organize my thoughts, plans, and schemes.

Finally, Zotero is where I organize my research.

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  • 1. Four Cloud-powered Tools
    Stan Skrabut
    @uwcesedtech #uwces
    http://www.slideshare.net/skrabut
  • 2. Increasingly, you collect resources to be used later.
  • 3. You are a professional who is on the move.
  • 4. You have to work with information from multiple devices
  • 5. You want to simplify synchronization of files from device to device.
  • 6. Let me show you four great tools for managing your information.
  • 7. Dropbox provides you with the ability to access files anywhere.
  • 8. Dropbox is a file syncing service located in the cloud.
  • 9. You can store up to 2Gb free and up to 100Gb for a fee.
    Pro 100
    Pro 50
    Free
  • 10. You can share folders with multiple people in a secure environment.
  • 11. You can access your files from mobile devices, computers, or Web browsers.
  • 12. You can upload files three different ways.
  • 13. You can use the Desktop client which creates a My Dropbox folder in your My Documents folder.
  • 14. You can upload and download files through the Web interface.
  • 15. You can email files to your folders through services such as “Send to Dropbox” and “Habilis.”
  • 16. Other than store important documents, here are some other uses for Dropbox.
  • 17. You can sync file settings across multiple computers, for example, MS templates
  • 18. You could host Web design mockups from the public folder.
  • 19. Set Dropbox as your documents folder for accessible and secure file storage.
  • 20. Sync your iTunes folder across multiple computers.
  • 21. Access PDF files and books from your iPhone or iPad.
  • 22. Create a custom home page for your iPhone.
  • 23. You can have the same background wallpaper on all of your computers.
  • 24. You can learn more at http://www.dropbox.com/
  • 25. Evernote is a great tool for collecting and organizing your thoughts.
  • 26. Here are some essential things to do to get the most from Evernote.
    Create account
    Include on computers
    Add Web clipper
    Link to Twitter
    Add email account
  • 27. Create your Evernote account.
  • 28. Install the Evernote application to all your computers and mobile devices.
  • 29. Update your Web browsers with the Evernote Web Clipper.
  • 30. Tie your Evernote account to your Twitter account to collect Tweets.
  • 31. Add your Evernote e-mail account to all your e-mail programs so you can forward messages to Evernote.
  • 32. With Evernote you can capture everything.
  • 33. At the basic level, you can click on New Note and type in or paste in text.
  • 34. You can drag images or text files into Evernote.
  • 35. You can capture audio notes, great for an idea on the road.
  • 36. With the Web clipper, you can capture all or part of a Web page.
  • 37. You can e-mail messages from any device that can send an email.
  • 38. You can send Tweets directly to Evernote by following @myEN
  • 39. Once you have files loaded in Evernote, you can organize and search in many different ways.
  • 40. All of your notes can be placed into “notebooks.”
  • 41. Additionally, you can tag each note with multiple tags so you can aid in finding notes.
  • 42. Evernote will search keywords, notes, tags, and even text written in images.
  • 43. Notebooks can be shared with others.
  • 44. Here are some great ideas for using Evernote.
  • 45. Capture ideas for future blog posts, podcasts, lessons, or news articles.
  • 46. Capture all the Web sites, notes, pictures, contacts from a conference.
  • 47. Store the clothing and jewelry sizes from your significant other.
  • 48. Capture ideas for your next vacation.
  • 49. Put together lists for movies, books, articles, etc.
  • 50. Store images for your home inventory.
  • 51. Capture images or Web pages of discounts.
  • 52. Store keys for various software applications.
  • 53. Collect recipes.
  • 54. Store receipts for products.
  • 55. Capture whiteboard notes from a meeting or keep notes for a meeting.
  • 56. Store notes, handouts, Web links for a class whether you are a student or teacher.
  • 57. Basically, capture everything; if you put it on a list for future reference then Evernote is your tool.
  • 58. You can learn more at http://www.evernote.com
  • 59. Zotero will help you organize your research.
  • 60. There are a few different ways to add resources to Zotero.
  • 61. You can type in the reference information.
  • 62. You can magically enter in an ISBN number.
  • 63. You can capture bibliographic information from the Web.
  • 64. With a click of an icon, you can archive Web pages.
  • 65. Finally, you can import items from other reference tools.
  • 66. It is possible to create a library with other users both public and private.
  • 67. Once you have added records, there are many ways to enhance, organize, and search for them.
  • 68. From the master library, you can organize them into collections.
  • 69. The power of Zotero is in the ability to take useful research notes for each item.
  • 70. By adding tags, you can filter items based on categories.
  • 71. Once you have items added, you can sort and search through them using basic and advanced searching.
  • 72. Now that you spent so much time getting resources in, you need to get them out in a useful manner.
  • 73. First, you can create a bibliography formatted according to common styles.
  • 74. With Microsoft Word and OpenOffice plug-ins, you can cite and reference items directly in your document.
  • 75. You are able to generate reports of your entire listing or just selected items.
  • 76. You can also see your collection as part of a timeline.
  • 77. You can learn more at http://www.zotero.org
  • 78. Diigo will help you collect and organize your links.
  • 79. Diigo is a link bookmarking service located in the cloud.
  • 80. To get the most out of Diigo, first create an account and install the toolbar, Diigolet, or extension.
  • 81. To see bookmarks on the road, load the Diigo application for your iPhone or iPad.
  • 82. Once your tools have been added, you can customize them for your convenience.
  • 83. Here are the basics of capturing bookmarks using Diigo.
  • 84. When you find a Web site you want to bookmark, you select bookmark from the Diigo Web highlighter.
  • 85. With Diigo, it is possible to highlight text in a Web site in four different colors.
  • 86. You can also add sticky notes to your pages; these can be public, private, or group specific.
  • 87. There are a number of ways to search for bookmarks.
  • 88. You can find bookmarks by searching for a tag.
  • 89. You can do a full test search for your bookmarks.
  • 90. You can search your lists for bookmarks.
  • 91. You can also see all the links from the same site.
  • 92. Benefit from people you trust by networking with them.
  • 93. There are groups of individuals who share like-minded bookmarks.
  • 94. You can learn more at http://www.diigo.com