Friday, 6 May 2011

Stuff I Found

I hope some of you will find these tools/links useful.

For users of QuickTime, I've found an awesome free add-on component called Perian, dubbed ‘The Swiss-Army Knife of QuickTime components’ allows QuickTime to read a variety of popular video codecs not natively supported. This would lessen your need to use seperate apps for different video formats. Link here.

For those who do web-design, Piknik Colour Picker (not to be confused with the wonderful Picnik online photo editor) is a very useful tool to get the right colour quickly. It works very intuitively and shows rgb, hex and hsl values which you simply click to copy. Link here.

For those who have a million ongoing commitments, projects, distractions, tasks to complete, things to buy, goals to achieve, people to meet, etc. etc., writing it all on random scraps of paper may not be the best idea in the long run. Use online to-do lists to keep it all under control and in one place. Here are some options:

Remember the Milk and Toodledo
Both feature-heavy applications for those who need sophisticated time management applications (integration across multiple locations/applications, reminders, time-tracking, collaboration, etc.)

A simpler app is Todoist, which is what I personally use. Personally I don't need all the bells and whistles of the previous two, so Todoist is the sweet-spot between sophistication and simplicity.

Thought Boxes and TeauDeaux
Both of these apps are ‘designy’ and intuitively simple.
ThoughtBoxes is more of an online idea organisation tool, but the free version only allows 3 main divisions. TeauDeaux a user-friendly date-based planner.
Special thanks to Ash for showing me these two.


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