Archive for September, 2009
Sometimes it is really hard to keep track of all the things you need to do at work, at home or for organizations that you belong to. I have actually reverted to using a paper calendar, while some people use their BlackBerry, Android or iPhone.
It got me thinking, what tools are available online that can help me organize my life if I am not using MS Outlook or some enterprise level tool? Here are a few I found:
- Google Calendar – kind of a no brainer, but super easy to use, especially if you have an existing Google account. I guess Google Wave will be the next contender .
- Backpack – from 37 signals. It helps you corral all of the information you need including schedules, docs, discussions.
- GoToMyPC – is brilliant for accessing multiple computers – like work from home and home from work. Access it from any connected web browser.
- Remember The Milk – this tool has got the smart phones covered with an iPhone, Android, gmail, BlackBerry and Window Mobile app. They even have a sync up with Twitter.
I guess it doesn’t matter which tools you use to help manage your life. The real challenge is using one until you find something that fits the needs of your daily life and will help you to save yourself the embarrassment of having to do Monday Links on Tuesday.
There is so much focus about the online community and the different ways people can connect to each other. I had previously written about online tools for Entrepreneurs. There are so many ways to evaluate the usefulness of new website and the tool set they create.
This week, I thought I would take a look at art-focused websites and the ways they can help that community collaborate online.
- Reel Clever – an online shape where filmmakers can create, managed and collaborate with other on their reel or other projects
- Book Oven – the online space allows writers to make their work available for comment, collaborate with other writers or share it with their closest confidants. It also allows you to review snippets of other works so you don’t have to review an entire work.
- Society6 – probably the best know platform for visual artist that has a system of small grants that can be in the form of money or opportunity.
- Build A Jam – this platform for musicians helps users build a fan base or help musicians living in more remote areas with less musical talent to connect to other to help create music
I am sure there are a ton more arts focused online tools and communities. Any good ones that you belong to or have seen lately?