There are hordes of free and non-free project management tools available, especially online.
If someone wants a reliable system and doesn’t want to spring for Basecamp or any of the other myriad of systems available, what is he or she to do?
Well, with the addition of Google Sites to the Google Apps suite, we have one more option to try out. I’ll be giving it a shot for one of my projects.
While it’s not a true project management system, it does provide an easy way to create new projects (simply create a new site) and group all the required files in one place. You can easily create pages with lists or whatever you need to track with the built-in page templates.
Some of the helpful links I found:
http://meetings.abanet.org/ltrc/index.cfm?data=20080317 (scroll down to the second post)
P.S. I made a 17 minute video explaining how to use Google Apps for project management in more detail.
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My old Visioneer flatbed scanner recently died…no big loss because I was having trouble getting drivers for it.
It’s hard to find a scanner now without also buying a multifunction machine.
What I ended up with is the Canon MX310. I bought it from Costco for $95.
It’s a great little piece of equipment. It can do:
Now I’ve not had the need for a fax machine before, but interestingly I faxed 3 or 4 documents in the first week of owning it. Sometimes it’s just easier and faster to fax rather than email a scanned document.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about Techsmith’s big giveaway of Camtasia 3.
It’s a fantastic tool for doing full motion screen capture video.
Granted, it’s not the most recent version, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless.
If you haven’t grabbed your copy and registration key, do so right away:
Camtasia Studio download:
Camtasia Studio Key:
Next, do yourself a favor and check out this fantastic Camtasia tutorial. I just bought it myself and it has already saved me hours of time learning and experimenting:
It’s about 60 pages with many screen shots to explain everything you need to get started.
I stumbled across this cool Squidoo lens:
(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.