With papers, tests, and the dreaded finals coming up, we know how easy it is to get distracted from studying. An hour in the library can turn into an hour of surfing facebook or youtube, or just chatting with your friends and those endless snack and coffee breaks.
That said, there’s plenty of online tools available (for free) today that help you get back on track. While many of these are tailored towards the working crowd, there’s no stopping a savvy and motivated student from using these to make better use of his or her time.
Without further ado, here’s our top 3 productivity tools online. Give them a shot if you’d like!
- RescueTime – RescueTime.com – RescueTime is a time management tool that runs in the background. Each week, it’ll email you a snapshot of how you spent time when on your computer.
- RememberTheMilk – RememberTheMilk.com – RTM as we like to call it is an iphone and online app that helps you create and complete todo lists. You can also collaborate with others and send and delegate tasks to them.
- Pandora – Pandora.com – Okay, you’re probably wondering why we listed this one, but studies have shown that listening to classical music helps you concentrate and stay in the zone. For only $36, you can have access to Pandora One on your SmartPhone and computer, commercial and ad free. Setup a classical station and a “solo piano” station. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s funny to think years ago losing your wallet would be the biggest nightmare. But nowadays, most people might opt to lose a wallet rather than say their computer or smartphone or have their facebook or gmail accounts hacked.
With our lives turning more digital and everything from class projects, to receipts and business correspondence and deals stored via email, it’s easy to see why that’s the case.
Today’s post comes from Gawker that covers ways to recover from an email disaster. While these are more specific to mess-ups or fumbles. Definitely a must read for all college graduates entering the work force!
And here’s some info on how to recover a deleted username from Google: http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=67422
And an interesting post on a user’s experience with recovering a hacked google account:
Keeping in touch with the family can get pricey. Over the years in college and on your way to graduation you’ve probably logged in countless hours on the phone with the parents, significant others or conference calls with student groups or your classmates.
But did you know there’s many many many cheaper alternatives to upgrading and adding more time to your calling plan to avoid overages?
Dollarroller.net covers some great services, including FreePhone2Phone, Line2 and of course Google Voice.
Check out the full post here.
We’re suckers for cool videos, check this one out it’ll likely be one of the best mini-documentary videos you view today.
Almost there Class of 2011, go for your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you!