Sunday, 1 July 2012

Thing 8 & 9: Google Calendar and Evernote

We use Google Calendar at work. All library staff have access to the library’s Google calendar. We can add information ourselves about the activities we are going to do or leaves we will be taking. It is very easy to use and it is also a great tool for creating weekly Rota for the library counter. Although, I have my own Google Calendar, I rarely use it. Most of the time, I just write things down in my diary. Writing things down helps me remember them. So I don’t know if I want to migrate fully to using Google Calendar!

I discovered Evernote a year ago and started using it to store some useful information found on the Internet and other places. It has a huge potential and I am hoping to build a ‘database’ of materials relating to my own research on it. One of the attractive features of Evernote is the ability to perform keyword search. It also highlights the word(s) that you are searching. However, it will be great if the space of the notes can be stretched to cover the whole screen when necessary. Apart from using Evernote, I also use Dropbox for storing and sharing information and Refworks to store and create my bibliographies.