Q4U: Stuff We Can’t Live Without
I thought it would fun for everyone to share the things that make our lives easier. Internet resources, technological gadgets… what are some things that make your work life or personal life easier, more organized, or more secure?Here are a few of my favorite things:Jott: When I’m out and about, I call Jott from my cell phone and leave myself a message. It translates it into an email that will be in my inbox when I get back to my computer. A lifesaver!Stuffbak: You put labels on your valuable stuff (like cell phones and laptops) with an 800-number someone can call if you’ve lost your item and they’ve found it. It offers a reward for the return of your item. I signed up for this after the last time I lost my cell phone at the beach. (It was picked up by someone who just may have been motivated to return it, if there had been a reward.)Maxtor One-Touch: This is my external hard drive. It gives me a great feeling of security in case of computer crash. Easy to use. (I actually double backup, using flash drives to save documents I’m currently working on.)My phone headset: I am on the phone so much that the headset is a requirement.iPod: An everyday item, especially while running, working out, or folding laundry. Podcasts are great! I especially love my iPod docking station in the bathroom.Merriam Webster Online: For a small subscription price, you can have access to all Merriam Webster reference resources online. Crucial for my editing work.Time & Temperature: You can keep track of the time in all time zones of the world. This is a great help to me since I’m always calling people in different states and I can never remember what time it is in other cities.And of course, my Kindle!So speak up. What are some of your favorite things?