Category: Tech Tools

Cruise, Use, Choose, and Loose

There are a ton and I mean a ton of apps and extensions and all kinds of stuff that everyone wants you to try. I am an earlier adopter by nature and I like to try stuff out, so I have no problem clicking here and there and everywhere to try something out.

But trying everything that comes along does have its drawbacks. Besides eating up space and slowing down units and browsers, there is that age old haunting question of, “what’s that thing and what is it for?

So when it comes to apps and extensions here is a simple process.

  1. Cruise,  Window shop to your hearts desire.
  2. Use, Tryout the new toys, take them for a spin.
  3. Choose, Make a decision, are you going to keep it or not.
  4. Loose, Clean house, get rid of the apps and extensions that you are not going to use.

It’s The Simple Things

It’s the simple things that make Social Media networking so much fun. There is the aspect of using Facebook or Twitter as primarily a news feed for articles to be read later. I even created a Facebook page primarily as a bookmarking tool and I am the only follower/friend. Multiple accounts within Facebook and Twitter allow me separate personal, professional, and hobby interests. Facebook allows me to easily switch between accounts without having to log in and out of my separate accounts and TweetDeck allows me to view my multiple Twitter accounts in one location, while Hootsuite puts everything together in one place.

Bookmarking information for future reference is important to me and I have always been in search of just the right tools. Evernote Clearly has been a true friend for organizing bookmarks, Instapaper was an old experiment that has been rejuvenated and Pocket is a brand new friend.

It was a joyous surprise to discover something on my Twitter feed. OK, I will admit that sometimes (not very often, well maybe sometimes often) that I do not pay attention to all of the “bling/clutter” surrounding social media boxes. But this one I was glad that I found. It appears that Twitter includes a Pocket and Instapaper button underneath the tweets of those who use those accounts. The buttons do not appear under all the tweets I receive, but the majority do. So for those who tweet and have a Instapaper and or Pocket account, I am able to easily bookmark important information for future reference.

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