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Jay Jennings’ Latest Tool: Eternal Contact

Published September 27, 2007 in Tools - 0 Comments

Jay Jennings consistently puts out useful little tools.

His latest one won’t costs you a cent:

http://www.jayjennings.com/stuff/eternalcontactinfo.php

It will allow you to easily change your contact information on all of your websites. Or, if there’s any other information that you need to change from time to time, such as your copyright notice, you can easily do so with this tool as well.

Thanks Jay!

Plone: Promising Content Management System (CMS)

Published September 26, 2007 in Media , Tools - 0 Comments

I have been looking at the various free CMS systems out there.

The one that has currently caught my eye is Plone (www.plone.org).

There are others: Drupal, Joomla, XOOPS. Apologies if I didn’t mention your favorites. Oh, and people are also using WordPress for non-blog applications.

I like the look and feel of Plone, right out of the box.

It can be used as website, an intranet, or as a personal data keeper program.

Yes, you can install it on your personal PC, Mac, or Linux box to keep all of those “snippets” of information that so easily get lost.

To run it on your web server is a little trickier, as I’ve been told that not all web hosts can handle it.

A new version was released a few days ago. I thought it may be useful for managing content with virtual partners and employees remotely. Of course, there are many options and methods that people are already using for collaboration.

What do you think?

Mind Mapping Resources

Published September 7, 2007 in Productivity , Tools - 0 Comments

I stumbled across this cool Squidoo lens:

http://www.squidoo.com/mindmapresources

(Have I mentioned how much I love Squidoo? You can find a link to my lenses on the right hand side of this blog.)

True to it’s description, it covers just about every Mind Map application available: free and paid, online and offline. Plus, there’s a bunch of help for using Mind Maps.

Don’t waste another second, Mind Maps can be an incredibly effective tool for learning and for organizing your thoughts, and this Squidoo lens is just what you need.

http://www.squidoo.com/mindmapresources

Quick Windows Productivity Tip

Published June 8, 2007 in Tools - 0 Comments

This tip works in Internet Explorer and Firefox for Windows, and may work in other browsers and other platforms, too.

Adding extra toolbars to your browser can save time with various tasks. The downside is they take up valuable screen real estate.

So, if you need a quick view more of your computer screen, here’s what you do:

Press the “F11” key.

That’s all there is to it. Your tool bars and task bar (at the bottom of the screen) will disappear. Press F11 again to get them back.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…