|I'm not quite this bad with my pens...but some Belgians are|
This is one of those things that I was a tad dubious about using to start with (I'm sure you're starting to see a theme in my approach to new technologies). BUT it has been incredibly helpful over the past year and I have used it a lot. My use spans docs concerning choreography for the ADC dance show in which the Lindy Hoppers performed, script of the video I made for a scholarship application, Lindy volunteer and teaching spreadsheet, Cam23 2.0 and CPD23 minutes and participants, work announcements and my own personal PDFs. This is one of those tools, like Doodle, that easily spans the personal and professional worlds.
|I think this was the one|
I would say that I have found it an issue to share docs with people who do not have a Gmail account. Especially when I get invites sent to my Hermes webmail and then have to get people to send the invite to my Gmail account instead. Apparently all one needs is a Google account in order for this all to work...I have no idea if most people have one of these or not (I suppose we all should since we have been doing iGoogle etc.) and so I don't know how problematic this is in the big bad world.
I have written the Cam23 2.0 post for this and so it is obviously not new to me. I am not really sure about how this tool will progress or whether it will become more insightful. Presumably the more people, who use it the more useful it will be but since it is still in beta, I think that there is a lot of work to be done.
Again, I wrote the post and so I haven't had much exploring to do this week. I really like the concept of Evernote and think that it would be very helpful for researchers and students but its immediate use in a library context is a bit lost on me. I certainly think that I will use it next year when I am at uni and juggling articles and websites and think that it will become invaluable. I wish I had known about things like this when I was writing my thesis last year! I prefer to use the desktop layout, which automatically syncs with the web and keeps my 'homepage' up to date.
(Strangely, I like the elephant icon, it is one of the few icons on my browser that doesn't offend me)
This is not something I have tried nor am likely to try at the moment. I can see the uses, especially in a library context with sharing of photographs etc. with enquirers and this would work at John's, in particular with the Biographical Office but it is not something that I need now. I also agree that the formatting of Google Docs can be annoying but, as yet, I've not really had an issue with it - I tend to be contributing to docs already there or writing pretty simple ones myself, for which the formatting isn't really important.
|I don't have anything to put in my box|
I think that Evernote is probably more up my street since I don't have the need to share items...it is rare that I share things and, if I do, it tends to be with my family for whom even e-mail is a bit complicated!