Today, I’m catching up on the free professional development program for librarians and other information professionals called 23 Things for Professional Development. Apparently, Brits use the term CPD (Continuing Professional Development) where Americans would use the phrase Continuing Ed. See, already learned something.
Thing 8: Google Calendar is easy for me. I already use it because it was a quick way to have a calendar accessible from both my lap top and iPad. I have no need to share it with someone else, but apparently that’s a feature as well. Of course, other calendar software can perform those feats as well — my brother and his girlfriend just started using Yahoo calendar for that purpose.
Thing 9: Evernote. I’ve also been using Evernote for awhile. I looked at it when I first started using the iPad, then abandoned it, then reorganized and pulled it together again mostly in response to Micheal Hyatt’s enthusiasm. He recently made an index of his Evernote posts: A HANDY INDEX TO ALL MY EVERNOTE POSTS. Evernote is currently the place where I throw everything that doesn’t really have another good home. It’s working, for the moment, because most Sundays I take a quick look through all of the notes to see what’s there and why.
The focus of the post at cpd23, Thing 9: Evernote, is archiving web pages with accompanying notes which is something I do a bit of but would like to make easier and cleaner. Item 6 is about the Evernote Web Clipper. I had that installed, but I switched to Google Chrome a month or so ago and haven’t added it to this browser. *goes off to figure that out: Clip to Evernote – Chrome Web Store* Okay, cool. Green elephant next to my address bar. Yay! This is going to be useful for gathering material for trip planning, saving reviews of books I want to read (I always forget whose review prompted me to get a book), and hoarding tidbits of ideas for improving my writing.