Personal Productivity Tools

Last updated: November 21, 2019 at 19:22 pm

Tools to support personal productivity. Listed in alphabetical order.

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

DeepL Translator
A translation tool that applies machine learning to translation
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019: 123
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Directory Opus
provides a complete Explorer Replacement with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Good Calculators
This website provides a variety of online calculators, such as maths and statistics, engineering and conversion calculators.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted

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 2019: 108
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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 2019: 77
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Grammar checker and plagiarism checker
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019: 78
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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 2019: 45
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Hemingway App
Makes your writing bold and clear
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted

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 2019: 160
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Immersive Reader
mmersive Reader is included in OneNote Learning Tools. It is a full screen reading experience to increase readability of content in OneNote documents. Learning Tools are free tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2019: 145
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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

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 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 2019: 174
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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is task management app. It lets users to manage their tasks from a smartphone, tablet, computer and smart watch.
Cost: Free  |  Availability: Download app

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

Service to connect data and tools
Cost: Free.  |  Available: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019: 171
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