Here are a few of the productivity tools I find handy in my online, “keeping track of everything” life…
CalenGoo – On my iPhone and synced with Outlook. I like colors—thus I love my CalenGoo calendar :) (I also have a paper Franklin Covey “workhorse” daily planner—pen and paper are good things.)
Time Tracker – For days when I want to know (at the end of the day) how I spent my hours. Plus this is a great tool for tracking coaching calls and / or social media time.
Word Document – Pretty standard I know. I keep an opened Word document minimized on my computer. Whenever I want / need to capture something from the net, a website, quote, name, etc…I simply copy and paste it to the document, then minimize the document to the side / bottom of the screen. At the end of the day, or after a few days, I can review and file the things I want / need to refer to later, use in a blog post, forward to a client and / or delete when I find at second glance that I’m no longer interested.
Google Reader – I love Google Reader! I can easily follow a list of blogs quickly and review subjects without having to log on to each blog independently; great for Tweeting, sharing on LinkedIn or Pinning! Easy to add or delete as interests change.
Zite – A personalized magazine for iPhone / iPad that gets smarter as you use it. I use Zite for viewing blog posts that I’m not subscribed to in Google Reader. My list of topics: Leadership, Management, Time Management, Entrepreneurship, Gardening, Travel, and World News.
I don’t use tools that instantly broadcast to every social media site. I’ve found some content is better suited toward one audience than another plus, as best I can, I want to stay personally connected to anything I say or post.
What are some of your favorite tools for keeping your head above water while participating in social media?