Tools for managing and sharing information: Personal workflows

Tools for personal workflows

Check out some of the handy widgets and social media tools that are freely available .They can be used for managing many everyday tasks as well as aggregating material from several sources in a convenient, easy to access manner. 

Top tools

Dropbox is a free service that you can use to store and share photos, documents, spreadsheets, and other types of computer files, using a PC, tablet, or mobile device.

Evernote helps you remember your notes and you can use it across all your devices.


Slideshare allows users to upload files privately or publicly in a number of file formats. Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself, on hand held devices or embedded on other sites.


Pocket (formerly Read it Later) allows you to discover an interesting article, video or web page and save it to your pocket feed and view it offline later.

Scheduling events

Doodle is a simple tool for scheduling meetings and other events.

Social bookmarking

Delicious is a social bookmarking service which enables users to add, annotate, edit, and share links on the web. 

Curating content

Pinterest: Pinterest is an online pinboard for you to organise and share content. This example is from the  University Library account. It supports displays and events as well as sharing experiences of life on campus.

Storify: Storify is a tool for curating content from different social media tools (e.g. blogs and tweets) in one place. It's a good way of summarising a workshop or conference.