Personal Productivity Tools

Last updated: September 24, 2018 at 15:45 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
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 132
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/bitly/


DeepL Translator
A translation tool that applies machine learning to translation
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 141
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/deepl-translator/


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


Google 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 2018: 95
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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


Google Maps
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 2018: 66
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/google-maps/


Grammarly
Grammar checker and plagiarism checker
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 62
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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)


Google Translate
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 2018: 97
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/google-translate/


Hemingway App
Makes your writing bold and clear
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted


IFTTT
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 2018: 171
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/ifttt/


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


Office Lens
Trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download app
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 183
See more at toptools4learning.com/office-lens


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


PlagiarismCheck.Org
PlagiarismCheck is software that raises the ante of online plagiarism checkers. It spots paraphrase, synonyms, exact matches and much more.
Cost:  Commercial. 1 demo page  |  Available: Hosted


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


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


SwiftKey
SwiftKey is a keyboard app that learns your writing style, including the words, phrases and emojis that you use the most, so it offers automatic correction and more accurate predictions. From Microsoft.
Cost: Free  |  Availability: Download for Android and iOS
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 194
See more at toptools4learning.com/swiftkey/


Talkbook
Lead generation platform for presenters
Cost: Commercial.  |  Available: Online


Talkwalker 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


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


Threema
End-to-end encrypts all your communications
Cost: Commercial.  |  Available: Download


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


Wunderlist
Wunderlist is task management app. It lets users to manage their tasks from a smartphone, tablet, computer and smart watch.
Cost: Free  |  Availability: Download app
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 80
See more at toptools4learning.com/wunderlist/


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


Zapier
Service to connect data and tools
Cost: Free.  |  Available: Online