As I surf the Web on a daily basis, I try to do a decent job of noting any “cool tools” I happen to come across so that I can return to them at a later point, as needed. My favorite cool tool for doing this is the social bookmarking site Delicious, and you can find the list I maintain there at:
Aside from wanting to capture this knowledge for my own purposes, another reason I bookmark these tools is that I give a session on Cool Tools every year at the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) annual Technology Showcase. I’ll be doing that again this year and aside from offering up my own take on nifty technology applications for improving productivity, saving money, and generally making life and work a more pleasant affair, I am hoping to get input from as many other people as possible on the tools they find indispensable.
So, got any great tech tools that you can’t live without?
My bias is for free or low cost and somewhat outside of the “usual suspects” (i.e., if you tell me you can’t live without Microsoft Word or even the Google search engine, I will just yawn).
If you have got some to share, please comment, provide a link to the tool, and a brief explanation of what you find so valuable about it. As tools come in, I will also add them to: