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Visualize Tasks with DropTask

Lifehacker pointed me to this cool looking tool that I thought might interest some of you. It’s called DropTask and it lets you visualize your tasks in a sort of Ven Diagram way. I created a couple tasks in a project called ‘Blogs’: This from Lifehacker: DropTask is incredibly intuitive, and while it can seem a little weird at first—not to mention space-inefficient—it can be pretty handy if you’re managing  [ Read More ]

Neighborhood Watch Goes Online

Nextdoor is a new site that sounds pretty neat: With neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, communities can stay up-to-date with everything from crime, activities and even ask the neighborhood if they can borrow the proverbial cup of sugar. Here’s how Nextdoor works: Login to find your neighborhood and sign up. Every user must verify their address. If your neighborhood’s not there, you can be the person to start your neighborhood’s social  [ Read More ]

Project Gutenberg to Dropbox

In the past I’ve given you tips on how to get Project Gutenberg MARC records in to your ILS. Now I can tell you how to download ebooks directly to your Dropbox account so that you can access them on all of your devices. The Gutenberg website has recently added support for Dropbox meaning you can download ebooks directly to your Dropbox account in the cloud. Once you authorize access,  [ Read More ]

Google Floor Plans

This looks pretty awesome. Floor plans for over 10,000 locations worldwide are available on your web browser, such as stores, train stations, airports and museums. You can use it to plan the fastest route through the mall, or make sure you know how to get from the taxi to the airport gate without running all over the airport. “Simply zoom in on a building on Google Maps and you’ll automatically  [ Read More ]

Easily Change Social Network Profiles

A new tool called Bliss Control lets you manage all of your social network profiles from one place: Bliss Control is simply a directory of links to manage your social media settings. The tool helps you easily access links to any settings page on the top social networks. For example if you want to change your bio on Pinterest, you select those options on the homepage, hit “Go” and you’ll  [ Read More ]

Add weather warnings to your calendar

An article on Mashable about ways to make Google Calendar more useful pointed me to some neat recipes on IFTTT that will add weather warnings to your calendar. Want to know before you leave the house if you need an umbrella or a coat? Check them all out!

Getting Content out of Google

I was recently reminded of Google’s Takeout service by ReadWriteWeb’s guide to getting your YouTube videos back from Google and thought I should point this tool out to you all. Google Takeout is a product of the Data Liberation Front: The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.  [ Read More ]

If This Then That

How is it that I haven’t told you all about this tool yet? I was looking for a way to automatically post my Delicious bookmarks to my blog and my friend John LeMasney asked me if I had tried IFTTT yet. IFTTT is a site that lets you program automated actions on the web! IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If this,  [ Read More ]

Multiple Google Account Sigin Just Got Easier

I use Google Apps at work and Google for my personal account as well, this means that sometimes I have to take a few steps to log in to both accounts at once. Google has tried to make it easier with the new Account Chooser. It works by linking one Google account to the others, so when you’re signed into account #1 it knows you should have access to accounts  [ Read More ]

Use Pictures to Plan Travel

There is a new site out there that’s fun for people like me who like to travel and love pictures! PixMeAway lets you pick a series of pictures that interest you to determine where you should travel to next. I decided to play a bit with the tool to see where I should go. First I chose these pictures: But then it told me that a percentage of me was  [ Read More ]

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