LibraryTechTalk – “By now, if you’re not a GoogleDocs convert, you at least know enough about it to resist it’s Google-y charms. If you fall into the latter group, well, you might just come around by the end of this post. Nestled among Google’s answer to the trifecta of productivity software is a gem that will make registration for your next library workshop a breeze, especially when used with Google Calendar.”
A great list from MakeUseOf
LifeHacker – “Fax machines are going the way of the dodo, yet sometimes there’s no easy way to transfer forms back and forth, especially ones that need to be filled out and sent back. FillAnyPDF steps in to fill the gap. FillAnyPDF\ is a free web-based service where you can upload any file in PDF, PNG, JPG, or GIF format. You don’t need to do anything to your form before or after it’s uploaded; the service will do all the heavy lifting for you.”
Karen Coombs – “Over the last two years I’ve been doing a lot of work with folks who are geographically dispersed. My second book is being authored with a colleague in upstate NY, my boss at LISHost is in NY as well, I been working with and helping folks in KY, OR, and CA. To accomplish this I’ve amassed a collection of tools for communicating and collaborating across distance. Below are some tools, tips and tricks I’ve learned”
Lifehacker – “Over at Digital Inspiration they’ve created a simple Google Docs template that emulates the green-on-black minimalism of early word processors. All you need to do is visit the link below to open the template in Google Docs, hit CTRL+SHIFT+F (to “Fullscreen” Google Docs), and then hit F11 (Fullscreens most web browsers). Two keyboard shortcuts and you’ve got a distraction free writing space.”
CNET has a review. On first glance, it looks very useful. Take a look.
Guardian – “DataSF.org makes publicly available more than 100 data sets from local government, including from the police, the transport authority and public works.”
NYTimes – ‘They have the ability to keep track of use â€” how many times a particular link was clicked and the geographic location of the clickers â€” which could be valuable to marketers, news outlets and companies looking to measure the impact of a link, tweet or mention online.’