Category Archives: Personal productivity tools

Tools to support personal productivity

49 – Pocket

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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
Website: https://getpocket.com/
Categories: personalproductivity

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 49  2014: 49  2013: 49  2012: 76  2011: 90=  2010: –2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Pocket as one of their top tools

“I use it to save blog posts and online articles. I read them on my iPad an Macbook (or at input for blog posts). I alsohave the opportunity to tweet, email or save them to Diigo or Evernote.” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“my online content curation and archive tool” JD Dillon 2014

“Quick and easy to save a site to read it later” 2013

“Little bookmarklet means you can easily “put it in your pocket” for later” 2013

54 – Google Translate

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Google Translate is a free online service for instantly translating text and web pages.

Cost: Free 
Available: Hosted
Website: https://translate.google.com/
Categories: personalproductivity

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 54  2014: 64  2013: 77  2012: 57  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Google Translate as one of their top tools

“Such an easy way to translate anything – web pages or inputted text” 2015

“Easy way to translate web pages” 2013

“Copy in text and create a quick and easy translation” 2013

66 – Google Maps

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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
Websitehttps://www.google.com/maps/
Categories: personalproductivity

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 66  2014: 44  2013: 70  2012: 38  2011: 38  2010: 58=  2009: 67=  2008: 34  2007: 36=

Comments from some of those who selected Google Maps as one of their Top Tools

“I love Google Street view. It makes it so easy to find out about an unknown location.” 2015

84 – IFTTT

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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
Website: https://ifttt.com/
Categories: personalproductivity

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015:

  • 2015: 84  2014: 67  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected IFTTT as one of their Top 10 Tools

“I have set up lots of recipes, including one that sends tweets I mark with the hashtag #MWL to my WordPress blog, and create a new post with the embedded tweet there.” Jane Hart, 2015

Bit.ly

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Bitly lets you shorten, share and track your links.

Cost: Free 
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://bitly.com/
Categories: personalproductivity

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: 74=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: – 

Google Earth

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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.
Websiteearth.google.com
Categories: classroom, personalproductivity 

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 101-200  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: 32  2010: 42  2009: 43=  2008: 40  2007: 40=