Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for the Busy Research Librarian - Supplementary Chart

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Supplementary chart for presentation by the same title. Lists freely available, web-based tech tools with URL's and descriptions. These tech tools will simplify life for the busy research librarian!


  • 1. Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research LibrariansName of Tech Tool URL DescriptionDownload?SimplifyAwesome Highlighter Highlights text on web pagesNoSnipr Shortens long URLsNoGoogle and organize information into a chart or "square"NoScreen Capture/RecordingFireshot Create, edit, annotate, save, screen captures Online screen recorderNoScreenr http://screenr.comWeb-based screencasting softwareNoCamStudio Screen recording software Tutorial and presentation creation software YesQR Codes Matrix barcode encoded with URL, text, or other dataGenerators w/smartphone, mobile phone w/camera, and NoReaders QR scanners YesInstant PollsFlisti web poll creatorNoPoll Everywhere www.polleverywhere.comInstant audience feedback via web, texting, Twitter NoPollCode web poll creatorNoLetsVoteNow Quick email vote creatorNoProductivityDoodlewww.doodle.comWeb-based scheduling/polling tool NoFree Conference www.freeconference.comConference call scheduler and service NoEvernotewww.evernote.comVirtual Trapper Keeper accessible from many devices YesCollaboration and SharingYouSendIt Person-to-person file transferNoDropBox Save, send, share files in virtual dropboxYesSlidesharewww.slideshare.netShare files, videos, presentations online NoPrezi http://prezi.comCreate and share zooming presentationsNoSocial Media DashboardsHootSuite http://hootsuite.comManage multiple social network accounts in oneYesTweetDeck customized interface (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)YesPDF EditorsNitro PDF Create, edit, annotate PDF files (Windows)YesPDF Pen editing software (Mac)Yes Copyright 2011 by Christine L Tobias. All rights reserved