May 12, 2008

Great Tools to Keep You On Top of Your To Do List and Life

Managing communication projects and freelance jobs requires that I keep on top of things. It is easy to lose track of what needs to be done if all my projects and ToDo Lists are spread all over the place. I have been trying to find better ways to manage all this. Since I spend a lot of time on the computer, the best place for me to go is online. As I have written before, I love Google products.

The customizable iGoogle homepage allows me to corral all my various products in one simple place. I use Gmail for my personal and blog e-mail. I use GoogleDocs to collaborate and to keep working documents in one place so I can find them either at work or at home. I use GoogleReader to handle all my my RSS feeds. I use GoogleNotebook to collect research and thoughts from various pages across the web. Google Calendar manages all the calendars I need (personal, work, and the Ohio State Football Schedule!).

And because these are housed online, I can access them from any computer anywhere in the world! Not to mention all the add-ons available if you use the Firefox browser!

Last year sometime, I signed on with Remember the Milk as an online ToDo List. I don't know if I just didn't use it properly or they have added a good deal of connectivity in the last year. But this week, I returned to them, and they are outstanding!

With the addon module it can connect to Firefox and integrate with my Gmail account. I can also put a gadget on my iGoogle homepage. And not, though it is still a subscription type of calendar, it connects to my Google Calendar!

If you need a ToDo List type of addition to keep your productivity on schedule...You couldn't do worse than Remember the Milk!

What do you use to make you more productive?

2 comments:

  1. I got a new treo. Palm calendar, etc. Syncs with my addy book. I had tried google... worked great with a blackberry but I missed my treo. I use open office for all my office stuff, file on google docs for people to find. Have additional gmail addresses I use to store files and access anywhere. Makes a great "hard drive" for documents you need to get ahold of. I use the memo feature in the palm with an alarm and it works great.

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  2. Google might work with your Treo...they now sync with Outlook and everything.

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