Tools!

Is there a place where I can keep a list of valuable tools I’ve recently discovered? There must be another tool for keeping the tools organized.

Why don’t I start my list here, in a form of a blog?

PowToon (just discovered, thanks to my class-mates): creating animated presentations and uploading on YouTube.

Diigo: marking up the sources online (I should switch to that, but yet to invest the time into figuring it out).

Storify: create stories, dragging tweet posts and other sources into one place.

NodeXL: yet to figure out what exactly it is and what value does it create

MockFlow wireframe: obviously, for wireframing.

Scratch.

Google docs: pretty much sky is the limit.

And the classics, of course: Twitter, blogging, Canvas.

Email sounds like an obsolete thing now, doesn’t it?

 

3 Comments »

  1. Sarah Alvanipour

    November 7, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

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    I like having this list. I sometimes feel overwhelmed by how many platforms and tech tools are available and have been keeping a list myself. Some that I feel are really helpful, I also will write down some tips or instructions to using it because I know I will forget 🙂

  2. Carli

    November 9, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

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    There are lots of options for this depending on whether you want to make the tools you find public or private. You could create a page on your blog where you add new tools as you find them, you could share them on Twitter with a specific hashtag and then add them to a Storify, you could create a Google Doc to keep them all if you want them to be private, you could use services like Pearltrees (http://www.pearltrees.com/) or ScoopIt (http://www.scoop.it/). Or, you could use Diigo with the Web Collector add on for Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/diigo-web-collector-captu/oojbgadfejifecebmdnhhkbhdjaphole?hl=en). The nice thing about the online environment is that there are so many tools to do so many things, but this can also mean that it is difficult to sift through and find the right one for your project too.

  3. athgse

    November 10, 2014 @ 1:18 am

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    Thank you for comments, Sarah and Carli!

    Wealth of knowledge, thank you, Carli!
    I like the idea of a separate tool page for now (as a part of a portfolio).

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