Web 2.0 productivity tools

A roundup of apps & resources to make your day go easier

Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, social benefit organizations, NGOs, educators, students, journalists, Web publishers, general public.

Following are Web 2.0 tools we’ve come across that have increased our productivity. Part of the early adopters creed is to share discoveries with others. Please add your own recommendations in the comments!

Academic search

scholar
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Blog

weblog
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Bookmarks

bookmarks
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Calendar

calendar
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Contacts

contacts
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Document manager

document manager
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Email

email
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Feed reader

feed reader
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Instant messaging

IM
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Microblogging

microblogging
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Personal pages

personal pages
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Photo editor

photo editor
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Photo manager

photo manager
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Polls

polls
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Presentation

presentation
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Scheduler

scheduler
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Spreadsheet

spreadsheet
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Video editor

video editor
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Video podcast player

video podcast player
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Word processor

word processor
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Development tool

development-tool
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Drawing

drawing
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Event manager

event-manager
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Expense tracker

expense-tracker
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Fax

fax
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Feed processor

feed-processor
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File exchange

file sender
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File manager

file manager
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Form designer

form designer
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Group manager

group manager
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Mind mapper

mind mapper
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Music player

music player
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Notepad

notepad
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Office manager

OS
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Outliner

outliner
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Personal organizer

personal organizer
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Printer

printer
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Project

project
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Scanner

scanner
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Sound mixer

sound mixer
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Time tracker

time tracker
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Utilities

utilities
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Voicemail

voicemail
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Web conferencing

web conferencing
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Wikis

wikis
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Sites and links of note

Education

Education 2.0: A good directory of Web 2.0 teaching tools and resources.

Free Music Directory: Where to find legal, copyright-free music and sound clips for your site or presentation.

Free Photos Directory: Where to find images you can reuse and include in your work or on your site.

Free Video Directory: Where to find video footage you can reuse and include in your work or on your site.

Glossary: A quick, thorough guide to social media terms.

Creative Commons: A quick guide to Creative Commons.

Blog platforms: A comparison of different blogging platforms.

Social media essentials: Essential tools for social media from Essential Keystrokes.

Video translation: Everyzing uses voice recognition technology to tease rough transcripts out of videos, making them more searchable and indexable by search engines.

This page may be used for educational purposes only. Collected from various sources on the Web, particularly the Office 2.0 website. Icons designed by Jakub Steiner for the Tango global linux desktop look. What other cool tools have you discovered? Please add them in the comments.
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