Taming the Tiger: 10 Tools for Getting Organized

Are you juggling homework, a busy class schedule and an active personal life?  Here are some tech tools to help organize and simplify all of those moving parts.

Tools, Websites and Free Apps to Organize Your Information:

Classwork

1.Dropbox – File-sharing system to save and share homework projects. Includes documents, photos and videos.

2. Evernote – Create lists, store/share photos, record audios and share information freely.

3. myHomework – Track homework by due date and assigns a color depending on priority.

4. Trello – Organize projects into boards with a checklist of tasks for the group. Comments, pictures, and video can be added and edited by the group.

Research

5. myEbscohost – Available through any library Ebscohost database. Saves individual search results, search histories and Search Alerts. Instructions available here: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=1427

6. Poplet –  A central place for idea collection, curation, sharing and inspiration.

7. Refworks – Library resource that offers online research management, writing and collaboration tools. How to use Refworks in 20 minutes video: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProQuestRefWorks

Personal

8. Mint – Set a budget, tracks goals and puts all of your financial accounts in one place.

9. Remember the Milk – Create tasks, set due dates, reminders, time estimate, tags, location of the task, or a URL.

10. Springpad – Create lists of books, restaurants and movies to store or share. Lists can be enhanced with maps, showtimes and reviews.

Good luck organizing and stop in the library for help or to check out iPads or laptops.  Contact us at 608-796-3270 or reference@viterbo.edu.

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