6 More Cool Tools: Own Your Productivity!

by Nora D. Richardson

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As a solopreneur, I’m always on the lookout for productivity tools that are fast, fun and easy to use on the go.  So, as a follow up to my previous post, Cool Tools: Must-See Websites and Apps for Business Owners, I’m unveiling even more (cheap!) ways to connect, share and increase your efficiency through useful apps, sites and software.  Own your productivity!

Share Your Screen

CamStudio
Download CamStudio’s completely free software to record your computer screen for a variety of uses.  Create product demonstrations to embed in your website, complete with voice annotation and picture-in-picture features.  Having a problem with your computer?  Record the issue as it unfolds and avoid the hassle of those long tech support phone calls.  FREE.  Software.

DimDim
DimDim is a super-easy (and fun!) way to host web meetings.  Simply download the plug-in, then send a link and password by email to your participants.  Turn on DimDim and your guests can see your screen in a web browser.  Your guests can even use the in-browser chat feature to type about the presentation as you go.  Share product demonstrations, host software training and more with this handy software.  FREE with up to 10 participants.  Plug-in.

Fun Flowcharts and Graphs

Gliffy
Create floor plans, org charts, diagrams, SWOT analysis and more in a jiffy…with Gliffy!  This intuitive, web-based application allows you to create flowcharts in a snap.  And hey, check out Gliffy’s templates for a quick laugh when you need a boost.  FREE 30-day trial.  Low monthly cost (~$5/month).  Web.

Chartle
Design simple, interactive pie charts and graphs online and post them to your blog or website with the click of a button.  Look professional and share charts with clients and friends online with little effort on your part.  FREE.  Web.

Post, Organize and Record On The Go

Jott
With Jott, you can do almost anything on the web using only your voice.  Jott Assistant allows you to quickly send emails, record notes, set reminders and appointments – even update your Facebook or Twitter status, all via an easy-to-use voice to text automated transcription service.  The best part?  You can call and send from anywhere on any phone.  FREE trial.  Low monthly cost (~$4/month).  (Also check out Jott’s new Refer-A-Friend program for a discount!)  Any phone, Web, iPhone, Blackberry.

Onlywire
Onlywire allows you to post to over 40 web services with one click.  (Yes, you read that right.)  Plus, use Onlywire to drive more traffic to your website by adding more interactivity for your visitors through easily sharable content.  FREE up to 300 submissions per month.  Web, iPhone.

Try out some of these Cool Tools and see how easy it is to save time and improve your productivity.  Like I said – it’s your productivity: own it!

Tell us about any productivity software that you can’t live without?

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