I’ve found two pieces of free software that are becoming very valuable to me. They are Evernote and Dropbox.
Evernote gives you a synchronized repository to store your notes in. Their free version gives you plenty of space for recording the information you are likely to jot down on a sticky note. Their paid version gives you more of the features you’d need to use them as a paperless office management system. I recently had to ship my computer out to be fixed. I simply installed Evernote on my wife’s laptop, synched it with their servers and I was back up and running with all my notes. For more information see this Evernote Review.
The second piece of software that I’m starting to depend on is Dropbox. Dropbox syncs in a way similar to Evernote, but you can store any type of file in it. They give you 2 GB for free, but you can increase it to 5GB by referring friends to sign up. Dropbox is great when you need to keep a handful of files synced between multiple computers. The size limitation of the free version doesn’t let you sync large documents, but it is more than adequate to move a few presentations and word documents around. For more information see our Dropbox review.