Personal productivity applications

by David Spark on September 1, 2006

On today’s Spark Minute I offer some tips on some free Web-based personal productivity applications.

I’m obsessed with “to do” lists. It’s the only way I get anything done. And while there are a lot of “to do” list Web apps out there, most of them are rather anemic. Hiveminder isn’t. Search, tag, prioritize, and date your tasks. Or create a group and assign tasks like instructing which roommate needs to pick up toilet paper.

If you plan on billing any of those “to do” items, try TimeTracker and Simplybill. The first will manage your time and the second will create and manage invoices.

Simplybill has a free trial, but for extended use the cost is $25 a month.

Lastly, if you’re ready to make the plunge, Goowy and Foldera offer Web-based interfaces to get your entire life in order. It includes Web-based calendars, contacts, email, and instant messaging.

I’d recommend these solutions if you’re constantly bouncing from computer to computer and you’re not carrying a notebook computer.

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