Personal Productivity Tools

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Personal calendaring tools

For many more calendaring tools, see also: Social Calendarng Tools

Deadline : Simplest calendar every made. Hosted

Google Calendar : Online calendar. Hosted 

Lightning : Brings the Sunbird calendar to the popular email client, Mozilla Thunderbird and the SeaMonkey internet application suite. Download

 Sunbird : Cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit to provide you with a full-featured and easy to use calendar application that you can use around the world. Download

Alert tools : The information you want when and where you want it. You’re in control. Hosted

 Conference Alerts : Receive free e-mailed updates of conferences matching your interests, available dates and preferred destinations. Click on ‘Subscribe’ to stay up to date with what’s happening in your field. Hosted

Google Alerts : Email updates of latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Hosted 

Notify.Me : delivers notifications that interest you in real time. It eliminates the need for you to constantly check on classified listings, blogs or social networking sites. Hosted

Video-Alerts : Video-Alerts is a service that allows you to get an email notification when new videos are uploaded to YouTube, on whatever topic you choose. Be the first to watch! Hosted

Watch that page : Monitor pages for new content. Updates sent by email. Hosted

Yotify : Track anything that matters to you. Hosted

Read it later tools

I need to read this : One click to save an article to your to-read list. One click to read the next article on your list.

 InstaPaper : A simple tool to save web pages for reading later. Hosted

laterloop : Read web pages later on your phone or anywhere. Hosted

Pocket: One reading list everywhere you are. Hosted

Surfulater : Saves any text or images you find on the web for you to review later. Just select and save. It’s as easy as that. You can even save the contents of emails or any other app! Hosted

Online calculators

7 stones : Online scientific and statistical calculator. Hosted

Calcoolate: The coolest calculator on the web. Hosted

Calc Result : Calculator for every formula, with unit conversion and printable calculation history built in. Hosted

eCalc : Both a basic and scientific mode calculator, it includes advanced features like unit conversion, constants and equation solving. Hosted

gCalc : Designed to provide a basic, easy-to-use, well-balanced set of graphing functionality for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and beyond Hosted

 Screen Calculator (Ambleside School) : Large online calculator. Hosted : Online calculator. Hosted

Accessibility tools

Browsealoud : Reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Download

iSpeech : onvert text to Speech. Listen to any document, website or blog. Hosted

PowerTalk : Program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. Download : Upload doc, choose a reader and sit back and listen online or create MP3 podcast. Hosted

TextAloud : Reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC. Free Trial, Download

Thunder : Screenreader talking software for blind and visually impaired people. Hosted

Password managers

Clipperz : Anonymous online password manager. Hosted

 KeePass : Free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager. Download

 LastPass : LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Download

 PassPack : Store logins to all online accounts. Share passwords on a need-to-know basis. 1 Click Login for everyone. Hosted

Password Bird : Password generator. Hosted

Spellcheckers : Spell checker. Hosted : Hosted

Spellify : Online spellchecker. Hosted

 SpellJax : Online spellchecker. Hosted


Achieve Planner : Time management software for Windows helps you get organized, increase your productivity, and make better use of your time. Free Trial, Download

Big Time : Countdown timer. Download : URL Shortener for tracking clickthroughs. Hosted

ClipClip : When you find something on the web, you can cut out only the most interesting part preserving the look and feel rather than bookmarking bunch of links. Hosted

Egg Timer Plus : Stopwatch and timer program. Download

Google Translate : Translate from one language to another. Hosted

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections between social channels with one simple statement: If This Then That. Hosted.

Plaxo : Your smart, secure and synchronised address book. Hosted

RapidReader : Speed reading on demand. Free trial, Download

 RescueTime : Ridiculously easy time management. Hosted

ShortText : A simple tool to post text online, with minimum fuss. Hosted

Spreeder : Online speed reading application. Hosted>

Tagxedo : Create Tag clouds with style. Hosted

 TickCounter : countdown, countup, timer, counter and stopwatch tools. Hosted

Videora : A free video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s so you can play them on your video playing device. Download

 Wordle : Generate “word clouds” from text you provide; useful to visualise themes, etc, share wordles. Hosted 

Zinkmo: Synchronise bookmarks across computers and browsers. Hosted.