By David O'Brien
We always forget. If it’s what we had for lunch, when is our best friend’s birthday or what were we planning on doing the next second. The fact that we are consuming more and more time on the Internet and not in front of the television, gives us more control on what we want to consume, what we want to read and what we want to view, but because there are so many things to read, see or hear on the Internet, we sometimes just forget what we had in mind. There are many organizers on the Web, some are free, some cost money, some are good and some are bad. The following list will give you a few of the simpliest ways to get organized online - being tidy is cool.
The list is not sorted in any particular way.
1. A new site, called Orchestrate is really the simplest way to keep track of a number of task lists. When you’ll first arrive to the site, it will empty and you’ll have to build your own task lists and to-do lists. It’s a very basic application, but it has everything a normal human being needs, without all other useless features, these organizers usually have.
2. If you’re a movie fan and either collect movies or just want to keep track on what you saw, you’d really like Be Ajaxilicious. It’s basically an online movie catalogue - just type in the name of the movie and it will had it to your list, including all data needed from IMDB. After you add the movies you can enter your rating and tag the movie ass you wish. After you added your movies, you can share your list with all your friends and they’ll never ask you for a recommendation again (not sure if that’s a good thing…).
3. If you want to save your bookmarks online, there are just too many options to use. del.icio.us is the most common and probably the easiest to use, but you can also try LookLater which has a really easy to use interface using a bookmarklet - it’s amazingly simple to use and we found it quite helpful. You can bookmark any link, picture or page in a second and it doesn’t even require an e-mail to register.
4. Online Calendars are also becoming more and more popular, with the launch of the Google Calendar, but 30 Boxes is really much easier and looks better, but you might also want to check Kiko before making your final decision. Also, if you’re looking for a way to store your contacts, you might want to check your options with Plaxo.
5. LibraryThing is like Be Ajaxilicious from above, only for your books. It’s also really easy to use and you just enter the title of the book and it’s added to your list. You can also tag it, but it’s not really needed if you’re not into tagging. You can also find more books you’d like and recommendations, but we’re here to sort not to find more things to do…
Links to all sites mentioned and many more sites are available at 6initiative.com.