Research: Link to five time management tools in your blog. Briefly describe each tool’s use and relevance to the online world.

Answer: How is each tool used? Would the tool be most helpful in a personal or professional setting, or both? Explain.

  1. List.ly: List.ly is sort of like Pinterest for list-makers. It helps you keep track of your ideas and also allows you to receive feedback from other users. This time-management tool appears to be more geared toward personal use, rather than professional.
  2. MindMeister: This tool is simialr to List.ly but is more visual. MindMeister also has an app for smartphone users, making it a very convenient tool. Additionally, this software can be used for business or education, making it an ideal time management tool in the workplace. This particular software is goal-oriented and allows users to create visual maps in digital form.
  3. Toggl: This website offers a sort of virtual timesheet that can be used in a personal or professional setting, although it feels as though it’s geared more towards professional usage. Users can utilize the timesheets on the site to keep track of how long they have been working on a particular project. In a professional setting, supervisors can also see how long employees have been actively working on a project.
  4. Remember the Milk: This app is essentially a virtual to-do list reminder service. Users download the app on their smartphones and then use it to keep track of their “to-do” items. While it appears as though this is geared more towards personal usage, it’s seems as if it can definitely be used in a professional setting in order to remember deadlines, assignments, etc.
  5. OneNote: Unlike the other tools, OneNote is a service that many people probably already have access to through their ownership of Microsoft Office. OneNote is essentially an organization tool that can be used at home or in the workplace. It operates much like a virtual filing cabinet allowing users to take notes, create portfolios, and stay organized.

 

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