Personal Productivity Tools

Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 14:53 pm

Tools to support personal productivity. Listed in alphabetical order.


AchievePlanner
Achieve Planner is a practical Windows time management software system that helps you get organized, get focused and get more done in less time.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Bit.ly
Bitly lets you shorten, share and track your links.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


award-128DeepL Translator
A translation tool that applies machine learning to translation
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 198 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/deepl/


Directory Opus
provides a complete Explorer Replacement with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


award-128Google Alerts
Email updates of latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 121 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-alerts/


award-128Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a free web-based calendar which you can use for your own personal activities or to share with others.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 81 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-calendar/


Google Earth
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


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Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the world.  You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 45 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-maps/


award-128Grammarly
Grammar checker and plagiarism checker
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 45 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/grammarly/


hiTask
Using hiTask as your task manager, shared calendar, you can handle your to-do list, manage a team task list.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Google Now
Has the ability to remind the user of meetings, suggest local restaurants, and keep the user up-to-date of upcoming games of their favorite teams.
Cost: Free |  Available: Download app (Android/iOS)


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Google Translate is a free online service for instantly translating text and web pages.
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2017: 127  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-translate/


award-128Hemingway App
Makes your writing bold and clear
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2017: 180  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/hemingway-app



award-128IFTTT
IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections between social channels with one simple statement: If This Then That.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2017: 138  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-translate/


Instapaper
Instapaper is a service that allows users to save webpages and web articles to read later on your iPhone, iPad or  Kindle.
Cost: Free  | Available: Hosted


iPrioritize
Perfect for personal or business At home, use it for organizing your work, homework, chores, or shopping lists. At work, use it to assign and organize your employees tasks more efficiently.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


LibraryThing
LibraryThing an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Lightning Calendar
Organize your schedule and life’s important events in a calendar that’s fully integrated with your Thunderbird or Seamonkey email.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


award-128Nuzzel
Personal news discovery for busy professionals.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted/
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 119 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/nuzzel/


 

Parallels
For Mac users, Parallels lets you run Windows without rebooting. You can run Mac OS X and your favourite Windows applications at the same time.
Cost:  Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Plaxo
Keep your address book updated, clean, and always available.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


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Pocket lets you save pages on your computer or smartphone. so that you can read later, at home or work – even without an internet connection. (Previously known as ReadItLater)
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted/Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 47 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/pocket-prev/


Quick Keys
With QuicKeys you can automate the common things you do all the time. And you can also automate the tedious things you don’t do all the time — things that are hard to remember.
Cost: CommercialFree trial  |  Available: Download


RapidReader
Speed reading on demand.
Cost: CommercialFree trial  |  Available: Download


RescueTime
With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it’s easy to get scattered. RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Surfulater
SurfuLater saves any text or images you find on the web for you to review later.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


award-128Talkbook
Lead generation platform for presenters
Cost: Commercial.  |  Available: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 186 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/talkbook/


award-128Talkwalker Alerts
Free and easy alternative to Google Alerts. Monitor the Web for interesting new content about your name, brand or any topic.
Cost: Free.  |  Available: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 190 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/talkwalker-alerts/


Textaloud
TextAloud reads text from email, webpages, reports and more, aloud on your PC.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


award-128Threema
End-to-end encrypts all your communications
Cost: Commercial.  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 47 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/threema/


Toodledo
Toodledo is a flexible and multi-functional tool that will improve your productivity.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


WatchThatPage
You select which pages to monitor, and WatchThatPage will find which pages have changed, and collect all the new content for you.
Cost: Free |  Available: Hosted


Zamzar
Zamzar supports over 1200 different conversions – Video Converter, Audio Converter, Music Converter, eBook Converter, Image Converter, CAD Converter – THE multipurpose converter.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted


award-128Zapier
Service to connect data and tools
Cost: Free.  |  Available: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 193 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/zapier/