OK, it’s official. My brain has been overloaded and….I just can’t take any more in.
Oh, I tried. I quickly went out, created a Diigo account, gathered my links to add, and then I thought hey, who do I know that I can try join.me with? So I abandoned Diigo and checked out join.me. It was then that I realized my brain hurt.
So instead of diving head first into new tools that I would only barely get to know I decided that I would tweak the tools I’m already using, make them my power tools, and create a list tools that I want to use in the future.
Tools I already used and just need to tweak…..
Evernote Up until recently I’ve used Evernote as a repository for “stuff” and really didn’t have any rhyme or reason for it. I spent some time organizing and tagging my Evernote files since the Diigo tutorial pointed out that folders are so last year (love the cat in the box). I also added the “Clip to Evernote feature to my browser and created a contact in my email so I can easily email information into Evernote.
Dropbox – I’ve long been a fan of Dropbox but needed to do some organizing of shared accounts and get it on my iPad. I’m happy to say that is now taken care of and I’ve made the files I want available offline favorites.
Tools to try in the future……
Reminders and To Do Lists
I’ve tried a few Reminders and To do Lists and haven’t found anything I love yet. I keep going back to the old pen and paper method. After watching the video for Workflowy I’m looking forward to trying it out. I may also revisit Remember the Milk since I haven’t tried that one in a while.
Here are some others I want to try…maybe over summer vacation.
- Edshelf – educational apps and tools searchable by subject and age.
- Murally -Google docs for visual people. Check out the video.
- If This Then That – Triggers and recipes automate many internet activities for you.