Thursday, December 10, 2009

Managing Your Electronic Life

If you are anything like me you love all the latest gadgets. Also, if you are anything like me, you can find it exhausting to keep up. Some great tools that have made their way across my desk have disappeared from hyperspace - I believe - simply because there are too many of them that do the same thing and we [users] are a fickle lot.

However there are two tools I could not, would not do without. The first is Evernote. Beside the fact that this is free, it is a useful tool in your iPhone, Blackberry, PC or Mac. I can take a snapshot of my whiteboard and save it in my Evernote to share or simply to review. As I find websites of interest not only can I bookmark them, but I can see an image of the site in my evernote interface which can help spark my memory. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

The other product is Reqall. Now this is just great. A while back I had a Jott account and like many of you was sorely disappointed when they became a paid service because, well, I just didn't want to pay for it! Welcome, Reqall! Reqall is free and it gives you some awesome functionality that reminds me of Jott.

Picture this... You are driving home from work and you conjure up an idea that is just great. You wish you could pull over to the side of the road and write it down, or you can call someone and tell them - well, if you have a reqall account you can call your reqall, leave a message about this idea and select the members of your contact list with whom you may want to share this message. The "share" will receive a typed transcription of what you said as well as a *.wav file to listen to [in case your cell phone still gives garbled service].

I am limiting the ability of this great product, but suffice it to say after about an hour, you, too will find many great uses for these products.

Happy Organizing!