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I must be in love

by Vidya Sury June 14, 2011 3 comments

With Google, that is. Like millions of others, I suppose. Still, that’s not relevant here.What is relevant, though, is: during the past week, I’ve been trying to find tools to make me more productive and browsed around a bit. And while I am also fantasizing about achieving this:

Toning the butt
Oh, come on! I can dream, and baby, when I dream, I try my darnedest best to turn it into reality. You know what they say about “be careful what you wish for, it might come true” or something to that effect. You get my drift. Okay, I’ll continue to snow, about the topic I started this post with, in the first place. But in the meantime, I AM toning my butt by working my ass off. That counts, right?
I discovered these, And, I love them:
Gmail tasks/Google Tasks
If you’re like me, you probably hold your to-do list sacred. I have to write everything down. I do. But I also like to track them online as it is easier to copy-paste details when you gotta share it. So – I use that little “tasks” thingy in my gmail mail box. You can create new lists and nicely categorize everything and make notes right there from stuff in your mail.
Okay…so imagine my delight when I discovered that you can open Tasks in its own tab with https://mail.google.com/tasks/desktop. Go on – sign in to your Gmail email and in a new tab, copy paste that link. Enjoy. For me, it was a great way to schedule stuff by date and keep it in sight. No need to save as it does that automatically.And there are millions of things you can do with it – but go on – explore!
When you have to schedule a lot of tasks coming from different sources, its nice to consolidate it all in one place. So I also schedule “Vidur – haircut” but that’s me. Point is – this is easy, in your mailbox and totally convenient.
Am sure you’ve got your own favorites – so please share them and make our lives better.
Then I found this: ActiveInbox
It is a quick plug in type install for Gmail and helps you organize your email. Oh, more than that – I am still discovering the joys of using it. Right now its shiny and bright. But it looks good, because my email, although organized, is a bit unmanageable, thanks to all the newsletter subscriptions I try to keep up with.
Next – about.me
Described as a “custom profile and personal analytics dashboard” you can  “Sign up to quickly build your personal profile page that points users to your content from around the web” – I quoted them. Try it. It is fun. I did, and added my about.me link  to my Twitter profile
That’s it for now. I’ll keep posting these nice little productivity tools I come across as I try to improve my life.
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Farila June 16, 2011 at 4:35 am

Would like to check them all out… Feeling so bored without kids. 🙁

Betsy at Zen-Mama June 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I’m just thrilled with all the technology out there! It’s so much fun!

Vidya Sury June 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

Yes, Betsy – I am fascinated, too. That big world, virtual and real, out there is so exciting!


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