I did a training a few weeks ago and someone asked me what my “favorite” tools were. I thought it was a great question, so here’s what I can’t live without on a daily basis.
- Tab Resize Extension. It takes two tabs and puts them side by side. You can also use Tab Scissors. I just like the option Tab Resize of four windows for the days when my work life needs four tabs.
- Google Keep– I keep lists of everything in this. I keep pictures. I share them with my friends. And I set myself reminders so I don’t forget to do things like call the vet to get my itchy dog his medicine renewed. I cleared my desk of all stickies with Google Keep.
- Snagit– I saw this demonstrated last year at ISTE and I couldn’t buy it fast enough. If you take a lot of screenshots, this is for you. The features are amazing and what I like best is that once you take the screenshot, you can edit it several times and change it. You can also make a screencast and turn it into a .gif. It’s super useful.
- Trello– Trello is my to do list. I create a “list” and add “cards” to it. I can add documents and link to docs in my Google Drive. I can make a check off list for any task. I can forward emails and make them part of my to do list. This is where I start my day- with my to do list. When I’ve got a million things to get done, I start with Trello and prioritize and start working down my lists.
- Feedly– Feedly helps me keep up with everything in the world. Every morning I swipe through blogs and articles from around the world. I have different feeds- from EdTech, News, Languages, etc.