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Tools to help you get your work done.


Communicate!

 

Need to send a fax from your computer?

http://faxzero.com

Free = 1 document, 3 pages, with ad on cover, or for a small fee ($1.99) 1 document of up to 15 pages, no ad.

 

Need to receive a fax?

http://k7.net

A free unified messaging service channels free voicemail and/or fax messages directly to your e-mail. Unused numbers expire in 30 days. Based on the west coast, your number will begin with 206. Messages are stored for 7 days, maximum 20 messages in your account.

 

See drop.io info below for sending and receiving faxes too!

 

 

"411" for businesses - free from Google

Just dial 1-800-GOOG411 (1-800-644-6411) -- it will even connect you for no charge, or say "Text Message" to get the info for later.

 

Your cell phone messages converted to "visual voicemail" on the web?

http://callwave.com

 

Free Voicemail from AIM!

http://aim.com

 

If you already have an IM account, you have AIM "digits." Just be sure to call yourself monthly, or your digits will expire if unused for 30 days.

 

Or, how about ONE number for all your phones?

http://grandcentral.com/

 

Call, or video conference free from your computer with Skype (owned by eBay) - Mac/PC/Linux

http://skype.com

 

 


Email tools (Combat Spam!)

I hate giving out my 'real' email address.

 

Use alternate email from Spamino!

http://spamino.com

 

Use "temporary" email from Mailinator

http://www.mailinator.com

 

Temporary email accounts also available from BugMeNot

http://email.bugmenot.com/

 

 

Another Temporary email service: MyTempEmail

http://www.mytempemail.com/

 

Jump2Mail – Check all your email from one place!

http://www.jump2mail.com/en/

 

Take your email, address book and account settings with you.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable

 

 

Thunderbird portable For Mac OS X

http://www.freesmug.org/portableapps/thunderbird

 

 


Tools for Sharing Files

 

Too big for email?

 

YouSendit -- files automatically expire in 7 days.

1) Pick who you want to send a file to (anyone with an email address - and multiple addresses can be entered).

2) "Browse" to select the file on your computer (up to 100 MB in size) -- it can be music, photos, documents, or anything. Your file will be stored by YouSendIt without ever filling up your recipient's mailbox.

3) Click the Send It button. YouSendIt will automatically email your recipient a link to your file stored on the YouSendIt server.

http://yousendit.com

 

 

Aruna Send -- (similar to YouSendit) up to 100MB files, expire in 7 days.

http://send.arunalabs.com/

 

 

 

Drop.io -- a place to drop and share a variety of files (notes, audio, movies, pictures or just files) You set the name and how long you want the file available. Passwords can be set for your space. You can also use drop.io to send or receive faxes! Drop.io sends a cover sheet to your "faxee" who then faxes to the number on the sheet (856 area code ... New Jersey).

http://drop.io

 

 

 

Just need space? 4shared = free 5gb storage online, share with others

http://www.4shared.com/

 

 

Get 50 GB of free storage!! 50!!

http://www.adrive.com

 

Here's a list of 80+ online storage sites ....

http://mashable.com/2007/07/28/online-storage/

 

 


 

Get organized! Tools for planning

Need to plan a meeting with, or get an opinion from multiple folks?

http://doodle.ch

Easy to set up, no registration required (ad supported).

Click here to vote on your favorite workshop!

 

Timebridge

http://timebridge.com

Free: integrates with Google and Outlook. Great for scheduling meetings with alternate dates. Emails confirmations and auto-schedules based on replies received.

 

 

Google Calendar SMS Tricks

http://telegramsam.googlepages.com/googlecalendarsmstricks

 

 

Free inter-active Calendar

http://www.calendars.net

Calendars Net is a free interactive web calendar hosting service, where you and anyone you choose can post events visible and printable by whomever you choose, or everyone. You can post events that span more than one day (with text flowing across days or even weeks) or that recur every 1st or 4th Tuesday of each month, etc. You can copy the calendar data to your own computer and edit your calendar offline. And, in multiple languages!! Since anyone can add, but not delete, we've used it for "event sign-ups" -- see example

 

30Boxes -- free: embed-able, sharable, downloadable and subscribe-able online calendar

http://www.30boxes.com

 

Lab and Resource Scheduler

http://labandresourcescheduler.com

A nice web-based way for teachers to reserve labs and other resources (TV's, VCR's, LCD's, etc).  This is not free...$250 first year and $100 per year after that.  Can be used for a whole district.

 


 

Need to collect information? Try these survey Tools:

 

 

 

Doodle.ch does surveys too!

http://doodle.ch

 

Free online databases from Zoho Creator (Also check out Zoho's other Productivity and Collaboration free tools!)

 

http://db.zoho.com/

 

Use "Google Docs" for instant surveys that collect data into a spreadsheet. Share and collaborate with other in realtime, or download the spreadsheet in Excel

http://docs.google.com

 

Kwiksurveys.com provides free customizable surveys with multiple options for posting and collecting data.

http://www.kwiksurveys.com/

 

 


Tools to help you remember things

 

Remember the Milk

http://www.rememberthemilk.com

 

Tada List:

http://www.tadalist.com

 

Memo to Me

http://www.memotome.com

 

Jott!

http://jott.com

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Similar to Jott, try "reQall"

http://www.reqall.com

 

 

Watch David Pogue's review on "Free Voice-activated Phone Services" (GOOG-411, JOTT and ChaCha)

http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=d3eb2a4c989d41ecf5155272760ca4c3aff611a9

 


Other miscellaneous links you didn't know you needed

 

Need a login?

http://www.bugmenot.com

Here's a site to try when you are presented with having to subscribe to a website to view content. This site provides login and password information that are "bogus" accounts, but will grant you access. In some cases, you may need to try several of the available logins. (Bugmenot, has disposable email accounts now too! -- see above)

 

Talk to a real person!

http://gethuman.com/

A comprehensive list of companies with instructions to get to a human using their customer service numbers.

 

 

Shorten that URL

http://tinyurl.com

 

http://snipurl.com (you can include a keyword!)

 


 

 

 

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