E-Utilities

StickySorter

I love to use this e-tool to note down, edit, move and group the notes on my desktop. Developed by two Microsoft Employees, StickySorter, can do all this and much more than what can be done with the physical stickers. Yes, you can use it to capture and record your thoughts and ideas, sift through, and organise them.

Not only can notes be recorded using this application, even import of data from existing files is possible. StickySorter further record multiple fields on a note and comes with a field editor to name, organise fields and set properties. Notes can be saved in csv file format, which helps open them in a variety of applications and choice of colours for each sticky note. StickySorter supports Affinity

Diagramming, a data analysis method, which is used in many disciplines including user research, product planning, and design. You can download the 3 MB StickySorter at at http://tinyurl.com/65amyyy

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is another note-taking utility. As it is web-based it would  be well liked by people, who are wary of downloading things from the web.  Like StickySorter,  it is a task management application to help stay organised whether you’re  using a Windows or Mac operating system, using an iPhone or an Android device, or even an iPad.  Practical applications include: Keeping track of everything you want to do, making separate lists, one for your work life and  the other personal and checking off items done.  Individual tasks and entire lists can be shared by email, Facebook, or Twitter, and completed tasks can be viewed as separate lists. Search for specific tasks can be carried out by keyword, specific dates and times. Important tasks can be marked and these override other less important ones. More at  www.wunderlist.com

Yammer

Yammer can help create a secure social network for individuals who wish to share information, documents, and more. By signing up for an account, users can engage in microblogging and private e-messaging. It is as easy to use site like Facebook or Twitter, has enterprise-class software to drive business objectives too. Key Features: Microblogging - Start a conversation, read posts, and actively collaborate with your friends, associates or co-workers in real-time;  share profiles, upload pictures and resumes; Create private or public groups and collaborate in small teams, within your network; Private messaging; share files, links, and images; Knowledge Base - each conversation is archived and fully searchable; Administrative Tools  to run Yammer network running smoothly; Message privately and securely in the cloud, say the developers; Tagging of content and messages  to make content organisable and searchable; installation of third-party applications into Yammer; and Mobile phone connectivity - free iPhone, BlackBerry, Android apps.  This version is free, however, a paid version with more features is available, at a couple of dollars a month. Yammer details at https://www.yammer.com/

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