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Productivity Tools

Thanks to today’s technology and the onslaught of various Internet tools and mobile applications, it is now easier than ever to stay super-connected and to have many different tools at your fingertips. Not only are there gaming and social-networking tools and applications, but there are also many different productivity tools and applications that allow for convenient and effective time-management and personal organization. The following table lists some Internet tools and mobile applications that may help you take your productivity to the next level!

What is it?

What does it do?

Where can I find it?


It is an Internet-based to-do list. It is accessible from any Internet-capable computer, almost any internet-capable mobile phone, and is also available as an iPhone application.

It allows registered users to consolidate, track, share, and update their to-do lists via the Internet or mobile phone. Users can create and track long-term and short-term goals and keep-up with important due-dates.

Web site registration is free; the iPhone application costs $2.99.


Evernote gives everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want using whichever device or platform they find most convenient. 

From creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of web pages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all at any time.

It is free to register and download across a variety of platforms: Windows, Mac, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. However, removing the ads and promotions, as well as being able to store more information more quickly and more efficiently, takes a Premium membership.  

Google Docs-

This is basically an online Microsoft Office, with the ability to edit all manners of documents, including Microsoft Word. For those who work on documents all over the place, the library, ARC, and your room, this is a great tool.

Edit and type anything on Microsoft Word merely by uploading to Google Docs or uploading from your Gmail account. Excel files are just as easy, and it autosaves for you (though it's a good idea to continually save anyway).

Using Google Docs if free. All you need is a Google Account that most people have through Blogspot, Gmail, or a variety of other places. There are a variety of apps and programs that sync Google Docs with an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry. They range from free to several dollars.

iOrganiZ Me-

Free iPod Touch/iPhone app that allows a built-in calendar and agenda setting software to work together to help you plan your life.

Designate when assignments are due, as well as add priority and the like. You can set alerts and customize categories for data.

It is free on the iTunes App Store.