Thursday, February 15

College Tools

Hello all! We all need things to keep us entertained, organized, and on track especially with the growing internet world we live in-Not to mention, if you are school. If you are in college, you'll need some tools, and these tools might be quite useful.

1) Book Finder: Over a year you can end up spending thousands of dollars on books. The less I pay for books, the better. Book Finder is a neat site/tool that allows a person to compare prices on more than 125 million books for sale from 4,000 sellers. So there’s no need to go to Amazon, and all the other book sites when Book Finder can search them for you.

2) MynoteIT: If you’re a real organization freak—and by that I mean someone who irons underwear—you’ll love this app. You’ll have everything at your fingertips. But, and this is a big plus, it’s just for college students. Form online class groups, share, edit and search your class notes, plan your assignments with your calendar, and get things done with your task list.

3) Ottobib: Don’t you just hate making those bibliography pages? Although they look really simple, they can drain a lot of time out of you when you have more than 20 sources. Ottobib is a simple bibliography tool that allows you to enter multiple ISBN numbers at a time and retrieve the bibliographies in APA, MLA, or Chicago format.

4) Google Docs: Every semester it always seems that I have group projects. I don't use it much, but hear it is a great apps.

5) Tada List: If you never can remember what homework assignments you have, Tada List will do it for you. It will help you keep track of whatever it is that you need to do and easily is accessible from any computer, wherever you are.You can create as many “to do” lists as you like, such as “homework,” “projects,” or whatnot, and then track your items via RSS.

6) Meebo: If you like to chat during class on your computer and don't want to install every single application (Yahoo, AIM, MSN, etc) then you'll want to you the program. It is a web application that allows you to sign in to all of your chat messengers. Try it out!

7) Wikipedia: Although Wikipedia technically is not a tool, it’s worth mentioning. If you have to do a term paper, Wikipedia is a great resource to get your information. I would not rely on Wikipedia by itself, but it is a great place to get basic information as well as find links to other sites that discuss the topic of your term paper.

8) Zoho Show: Everyone I know who goes through college has to do a PowerPoint presentation sometime in their life. Some people like to use Microsoft PowerPoint, but I am not one of those guys. With Zoho Show a person can edit, import, create and publish PowerPoint presentations online.

9) Google Reader: One of the main reasons I am in college is to learn, and a little fun here and there, but there is so much knowledge out there that it is just hard to keep track. With Google Reader a person can easily keep up-to-date on the latest news.

10) This social bookmarking site allows you to have all your bookmarks in one place and to share them with other people. The advantage to this site is that I can access my bookmarks on ANY computer. That means a person can "" all of their college courses’ Web sites and tag them with the course name and semester date. Simple!

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