Since it’s still close to the first of the year, and since if I remember to do it at the beginning of ’09 it would be an interesting comparison (I think), let me follow the TechCrunch meme and make a list of the tools and sites I currently use on a regular basis. These are in no particular order, btw, and the only requirement here is that I use it at least once a week, but I’ve put a * next to the ones that would probably be near the top of the usage list. Here goes:
- Google Search*
- Google Reader*
- Google Notebook*
- Google News
- Google Calendar*
- Google Docs*
Kinda Google-centric, I know. Scary on some level. And I’m sure I missed some along the way. (Btw, Facebook is missing on purpose…I’m not going there at least once a week these days…not feeling the Facebook love.) If you have better suggestion to a tool listed here, I’d love to hear it.
I’ll be sending my 10 Favorite Tools to Jane Hart as she’s updating her list for 2008.
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Pamela Carr says
What a great list. I use most of your list, there are a few on the list I do not use, either don’t really like them or haven’t heard of them. So I’m looking forward to check out some new tools!
I would add to the list my new favorite Wiki:
Donnie Mitchell says
Like this idea a lot. Comparing next year will be very interesting. I’m going to do this, too.
By the way, recently when I open the link to your blog from my Bloglines account I get a message that says your certificate has expired. Hopefully you know how to fix that. I don’t. Message says:
“myskitch.com” is a site that uses a security certificate to encrypt data during transmission, but it’s certificate expired on 1/3/2008 4:11am
Great list Will! Fantastic tools.
I would like to suggest a look at the Zoho Suite as a viable (and perhaps even better) alternative to the Google Empire.
Mister D says
I too have an uneasy relationship with google. I don’t want to trust them, but everything works so well. Maybe I will need to just trust in the borg and everything will be okay.
The ones you have starred would be near the top of my own (but much shorter) list. One thing I use a lot is Flock – I blog straight from it, check twitter from it, look at my photobucket and youtube accounts from it, upload media from, and read my RSS feeds. All very convenient. Now, to my own list…
Clifford Steinberg says
Like your list.
I just revamped (or started to) my site and have an extensive listing of tools I would love some comment on:
Enjoy…. and please comment!