Posted on March 18, 2009 by Chris Jenkins
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Zemanta is a FireFox add-in that helps link related content to your blog posts. Simply install to add-in and create your posts, and Zemanta will find keywords, links, tags, and other complementary content and automatically add it to your your posts.
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Posted on March 17, 2009 by Chris Jenkins
Working on a corporate network, it’s no surprise that I spend the majority of my time working within Microsoft products. Recently I was lured out of my Microsoft bubble and forced to pick-up a shared file in Google Docs. Within minutes I found myself thinking through ways Google Docs might enhance my day to day tasks within the enterprise and reduce my frustration with SharePoint. Sure enough after only a couple of weeks, I’ve found myself counting on Google Docs for a growing number of tasks.
For those of you who have never used Google Docs, it’s like an online office suite. You can create, store, and share various types of files including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. To make it more convenient, you can synchronize your Google Docs with your local computer using Google Gears.
- A simple interface makes Google Docs a breeze to learn and use.
- No software to install or update.
- Browser based applications make accessing your docs from any location a reality.
- Files can be shared easily and modified collaboratively reducing the frustration of managing or merging document changes.
- Your files are hosted remotely and could be compromised.
- Incomplete advanced feature set compared to big desktop applications suites.
Overall Google Docs is an excellent tool that covers the majority of most people’s needs. If you haven’t tried it, you should, as it has something for everyone. For a quick video overview of Google Docs, click the video below.
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