Tools

Cool Tools

 

 

Writing

Fargo – Online outline processor from Dave Winer. Decpetively simple, yet extremely powerful outliner. Seamlessley saves to Dropbox.

Little Outliner – Baby brother of Fargo, this outliner saves files locally automatically via HTML5. Great for for creating lists, brainstorming, organizing thoughts and ideas and using outlines.

Workflowy is another new and interesting free writing tool.

 

DASHBOARDS

Netvibes offers some interesting choices for web-based dashbaords including a free one.

Google What Do You Love will build you an instant dashboard on any topic you choose. Here’s one for Agile Marketing Instant Dashboard.

 

TREND MONITORS

Google Trends lets you spot trends for data-based research, planning and decision making.

Topsy Analytics is similar to Google Trends, but delivers a greater degree of granular detail in its results.

Monitter offers a way to monitor Tweets on Twitter by hashtag topic.

Google Brand Impressions

Also from Google is the Google Insight Finder, a free service that shows how a variety of Google services can be used to develop new and potentially valuable  data-based insights on the web.

SocialMention provides a handy way to monitor trends on a fairly granular basis.

IFTTT also provides an extremely granular way to receive alerts on narrowly defined topics through channels you choose to monitor.

Topsy provides free alerts on mentions of keywords in social media.

 

CONTENT CURATION TOOLS

Scoop.it

List.ly

Paper.li

Trapit

Storify

Publicateit

Pinterest

Pearltrees

Delicious

Clipboard

Surfmark

Flashissue

Attrakt

Topsy

.collected

Bundlr

LiveBinders

Nourish turns any RSS feed into an e-mail newsletter

 

FREE MIND MAPPING SOFTWARE

FreeMind offers a free mind-mapping tool.

ThoughtStack is another free mind-mapping application (Windows)

BluMind is a free mind-mapping package (Windows)

Mind42 offers free web-based multi-user mind-maps

Edraw MindMap

OpenMind

InfoRapid KnowledgeMap

 

FREE WORKFLOW AND POROCESS MAPPING SOFTWARE

WorkFlow Designer is free (Windows)

yEd Graph Editor is free (Multiple platforms)

CONSUMER RESEARCH ONLINE

Google offers a new service that provides low-cost, highly customized consumer research on-demand. Its called Google Consumer Surveys.

 

FREE ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS

Draft is an excellent writing tool that makes it easy to collaborate on documents and to control multiple versions and edits.

Trello is a free organizational tool for collaboration.

Timebox is a free agile project management tool.

Asana is a free online collaboration tool.

Sites from Google allows you to build fairly elaborate websites and wikis. They offer templates for building your own wiki and project management site.

Co-op is a free online collaboration tool.

Scribblar is a free online collaborative brain-storming application.

Collabtive is a free online project management application.

Bubbl.us is a free online brainstorming applciation.

Twiddla is a free online brain-storming and collaboration tool

Thinkature is a mind-map and brainstorming site.

Vyew offers online meeting-rooms with visual collaboration tools.

Volerro is a cloud-based content collaboration tool.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

KanbanTool has a free trial.

RedMine is a free OpenSource tool.

MindJet

SyncIn offers an online collaborative word processor and the Pro version costs just $2 per user, per month.

BaseCamp offers online project management.

Skype is almost indispensable for collaboration.

Google Moderator can be used to organize discussion on topics or questions of your choosing.

Google GoMoMeter let’s you see how your website appears to mobile phone users.

 

Visualization

Infogram – online infographic creatiopn

Revu  

Image Editing

http://pixlr.com/

Pixlr – Online photo editing

 

Photo Sharing

 

Storage

 

Blogging

CSStypeset

Net2FTP – FTP client in a browser

ViewLikeUs

WordPress

 

Blogger

 

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