Why I Rely On iGoogle

With the amount of information, news, to-dos piling over us daily, how do we find ways of staying on track, keeping up with the latest news yet keeping it simple?

I rely on my iGoogle dashboard loaded with the favorite gadgets. Here are some I keep on my front Google tab:

  • Sticky note – ridiculously simple and useful.  I keep a few quotes that keep me going, an Excel formula I keep forgetting, and stubborn to do item that I absolutely need to tackle that week.
  • Google Reader – I treasure that one- only favorite blogs with reliably updated content get on that list.  I scan the headlines daily right in the gadget tool and make sure to “weed out” sources that are no longer relevant.  I sort feeds into folders and also use it to keep tabs on social mentions of Faronics.
  • Simple Strong Password generator – helps me create bulletproof passwords of required length and complexity and make sure that none of them end up on the list of 25 worst passwords.
  • Calendar Gadget – I use Google Calendars at work and for personal life.  A quick snapshot of daily commitments every time I open a Google browser keeps them at the top of mind.
  • Search Security Wire Daily news – useful gadget that displays top 3 latest IT security headlines and keeps me aware of breaches, malware attacks and IT security developments.

What are the tools you are using to simplify your daily juggle?

Maria Osipova

Maria is a marketing campaign manager at Faronics by day and mom, reader, runner by night. Relying on coffee and iGoogle to manage the hectic days, she is interested in emerging technologies, tools for education and social marketing.