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Bitesize CPD23 Things 8 & 9: Tools for Organising

August 18th, 2011

The Pierrot Yarns catalogue

One of the most organised things I've ever received through the post.

This blog is part of 23 Things for Professional Development, a course encouraging information professionals to explore online tools. The current post is in ‘Bitesize’* format.

Google Calendar (Thing 8) and Evernote (Thing 9) are both tools for organising myself (or at least my materials).

My Google Calendar has been up and running for years now, and I use it to record all my personal schedule, which I also share with my partner. It is how we organise our lives. Work uses Outlook, so I use the Calendar in that. There’s no way of synching these two calendars, which constantly frustrates me. Our library / institution just isn’t supportive of the cloud.

Evernote – well, rather than signing up myself I asked my office mate, Emma, to try and sell this to me. It’s a sort of e-scrapbook. Emma finds it absolutely invaluable for recording materials and making online notes, especially while she’s mobile. But I just don’t have the need that this software meets. Scribbling down notes is the only thing I have a burning need to do offline! Tough luck Evernote.

*A truncated post to allow me to briefly consider CPD23 Themes I didn’t have the chance to investigate more deeply.

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