Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'productivity'

A Document Scanner in Your Pocket: CamScanner

CamScanner is an app and cloud service that uses your smartphone's camera as a capable, on-the-go scanner. The software snaps, squares, crops, enhances, and PDFs single- or multi-page documents in seconds. Use the sharing features to post to your favorite...

Learn JavaScript at the Codeacademy

Created by a pair of Columbia students, the Codeacademy offers courses on JavaScript using a series of simple steps that build on each other, while offering plenty of encouragement and feedback to the learner. The site has gotten a lot...

Search Your Bookmarks with Historious

If you have trouble finding your bookmarked articles and websites due to the large number of them that you have collected, Historious can help. After registering you can install the "historify" bookmarklet button to your browser's bookmarks toolbar. When you...

Making a Point Visually with Woobius Eye

Woobius Eye is a free collaborative web application that enables you to mark up images while having a conversation via phone or Instant Messaging, so that you can visually illustrate your discussion or explain hard to describe details. It takes...

Managing Journal Articles and Citations with Mendeley

Mendeley Desktop is a free software application that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into a personal digital library. Similar to the previously EnhancED Noted entries Papers for Mac and Zotero, Mendeley allows you...

Cloning Your Columbia Email

Back in February, the entry Cloning Your Gmail Address explained how to use a little-known Gmail feature that allows for multiple forms of your email address by using the syntax: username+keyword@gmail.com. Well, it turns out that you can do the...

EmbedIt.in: Document Viewer for Web Pages

The web service EmbedIt.in from Increo allows you to embed files or URLs into any existing web page. The service is simple, free and entirely web-hosted. Embedit.in supports most common file types: * Documents: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx,...

Reading Lists: Beyond Bookmarks

If you like saving useful articles, papers, and pages from the web for to read later but want more than just the tagging features of bookmarking sites like Delicious or CiteULike, there are several easy-to-use products tailored to provide this...

Organizing Scientific Papers

The award-winning Papers for Mac (OS X only) is an application that makes it easy to organize science papers and journal articles, integrating smoothly with sources like Google Scholar, JSTOR, Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed to automatically pull metadata...

New York Times Releases Article Skimmer

The New York Times is prototyping a feature they call article skimmer. The goal is "to provide [the spread-the-_New-York-Times_-on-the-tabletop] experience anytime.... We display as many stories as we can fit into the space of your screen." The article skimmer...

Readability: Making Web Pages Easier to Read

The folks at Arc90 have released a fabulous bookmarklet for those that do a lot of on-screen reading. It is perfect for those that typically use a web page's print version not to print but to remove the clutter that...

Cloning Your Gmail Address

A little known Gmail feature can be used to organize your incoming email. For example, this trick can be used to track emails from students in different courses by providing a different email contact for each course. When you obtain...

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