Workflow Project: Under the umbrellas

July 18th, 2012 | Filed under: teacher productivity
I mentioned previously the umbrellas I had come up with under which I planned to organize my tools. I found it a challenge, which is why you’ll see that some tools and apps appear more than once. I don’t use all of these apps every day. Some I haven’t used in months. I’m planning on pruning the list and coming up with something final in which I link to the apps and share why I use them. But for now, just a list. I marked things with asterisks that I only use for work. 
 
This list is overwhelming me just looking at it. Where did all this stuff come from? 

Communicate & Connect
– Instagram
– FB
– Twitter
– LinkedIn
– Goodreads
– Gmail
– ManageBac*
– ISB Twitter*
– ISB FB*
– ISB Flickr*
– ISB Vimeo*
– ANGEL
– Tweetbot
– Twitter for Mac
– WhatsApp
– SMS
– HeyTell
– Skype
– Mail app
– Google+
– Ravelry

Note, Edit, Create, Publish
– Tumblr blog
– WPMU*
– Flavors.me landing page
– Flickr
– Twitter
– WordPress
– Google Docs
– nValt
– Evernote
– Elements
– Pages
– Keynote
– iMovie
– Camera+
– Colorsplash
– PicCollage
– Polamatic
– Diptic
– Vimeo
– YouTube
– Penultimate
– Paper
– Skitch
– Storify
– MarsEdit
– Scrivener
– Camtasia
– Pixelmator
– Preview
– Stickies
– Bento for iPad

Think & Do
– Buy me a Pie
– Omnifocus
– ManageBac*
– Dragon Dictate
– TextExpander
– MindNode
– iThoughts
– iCal
– Fantastical
– Bank Apps
– RescueTime
– Dashkards
– Automator
– Handbrake
– Pomodoro timer

Browse
– Chrome
– Safari
– Firefox

Go
– Weather Channel
– Maps
– Kayak
– Weather+
– various transport maps and timetables for cities
– TripIt
– PackingPro

Live
– Buy me a Pie
– cooking apps

Collect, Store, Save, Organize, Sync, Retrieve
– Diigo
– Dropbox
– Instapaper
– Google Docs
– Evernote
– ScannerPro
– Google Contacts
– GoDocs
– iTunes
– TimeMachine
– Tumblr backup
– Backupify
– JotForm

Smooth & Secure
– 1password
– ifttt
– Dropbox
– Google Authenticator
– Spanning Sync
– LaunchBar

Consume
– YouTube
– Twitter
– Flipboard
– Google Reader
– Reeder
– GoodReader
– Instapaper
– ANGEL
– Instagallery
– iBooks
– Kindle
– TED
– iTunesU
– zite
– NPR News
– BBC News
– Wikipedia
– iTunes
– Instacast
– Vimeo
– FlickrStackr
– Hype Machine
– App Store
– TED app
– VLC

Administrate
– Google Apps for EDU*
– Typo3 – ISB Website*
– ManageBac*
– WPMU*
– MeritMedia Screens*



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Workflow Thinking: ifttt

July 14th, 2012 | Filed under: teacher productivity

One of the ways I deal with all the spaces I frequent online is with the Internet service If This, Then That (ifttt.com). Without getting into too much detail, the service works by creating recipes between many popular web apps. It’s great for backing up data, updating statuses, and many other things. Admittedly my recipes are simple. You can browse the shared recipe section to find some pretty hacky ones. I use the service for my personal accounts, but could see it being great for teaching. For example, updating a class blog with diigo links for a specific tag. 

Here are some screenshots of the recipes I use: 

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