Links to Tools and Websites I find useful
There are numerous tools I use each and every day. I have no intention of listing them all, as I would need a database for that. However, below is a list of tools and websites that I use frequently and are listed here because I think it could be useful to others, or as a quick link for me, or both.
Dexpot - A tool that gives you multiple virtual desktops. Even with three monitors, I run so many apps at once I need even more screen real estate. So with Dexpot I now essentially have 12 monitors (because I have 4 virtual desktops). Works great with Windows 7.
Evernote - An amazing tool that lets you capture free-form notes, thoughts, drawings, pictures, and documents that are easily searchable and accessible from any of your devices.
gSyncit - We needed a way to keep my Outlook Calendar and Contacts in sync with my portable devices, and gSyncit is the answer. With gSyncit, my Outlook information is synchronized with Google's gmail and then the portable devices sync with gmail. This two-way sync has been a life saver. I used to have to hand write appointments and contact information and wait until I got back in front of Outlook to do the data entry. Not anymore.
LastPass - With the hundreds of passwords and notes on sensitive information I have to keep up with, this is by far my must-have app/website. All of your data is encrypted and available via the web and on portable devices.
SoundHound - This isn't work-related, but what an amazing IOS app. You let it listen to a song that's playing and it will retrieve every detail about the song, the artist, and the lyrics. It also links you to the ITunes store to buy it, but what I like also is that if you've already got it in your device, you'll know that too. I don't know how many times I have been in a customer's office and heard a song on the radio and with the help of SoundHound had it in my iPod Touch to listen to on my way to the next job.
TreeSize Free - A tool to find what is eating up all of that hard drive space.
XMarks - We discovered and fell in love with XMarks about a week before LastPass bought them. What a marriage; my top two favorite apps now in the same family. XMarks allows you to synchronize your favorites (aka bookmarks) among several web browsers and several computers. In my work I use Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Chrome everyday. Not to mention the many computers I use. XMarks saves a huge amount of time because I have a consistent set of Favorites (and folders) no matter which web browser or computer I use.