I heart Jane Hart; the work she does makes my life so much easier. Her site is usually the first place I go when looking for a tool. She recently announced 10 new tools that made the list for top 100 in 2009, and I feel inspired to comment.
Prezi – I’ve seen this used and it was AWESOME, and I’ve seen it used it gave me motion sickness. The old adage is true: it’s not the tool, it’s how you use it.
Evernote – just learned about this from @currie. Love the concept: easily capture info in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes it accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. I’ve tried it. So far, I don’t think I get it.
DimDim – shocked. no, really. I. am. shocked. All my experiences with DimDim to date have been uber disappointing. And we (me and my team at Royal Roads) really tried to make it work for us. It just didn’t. So now we’re Elluminators.
Etherpad – LOVE this. use it all the time in conjunction with skype, elluminate, phone or whatever to collaboratively write things on the fly. I wish Elluminate had an Etherpad plug-in. That would rule.
udutu – on my list of things to check out.
Screenr – I really really really must try this
Posterous – sounds like a good idea for the new blogger. I don’t want to just “email it in”, though. The less emailing, the better. Giving it a pass for now.
Yammer – again, I’m surprised this made the list. Again, we tried it in my team and it was kind of…meh. Totally didn’t catch on. Why wouldn’t you use Twitter instead? We’re heavy Windows Messenger users, too, and typically just update our personal message window. So maybe that’s why.
Wordle – ah, Wordle….who doesn’t love Wordle? It’s like taking your work and making it seem like a big, fat, colourful, meaningful poem. Fun.
Flip – neat. loads of potential. Though right now I’m trying to justify the cost of a blackberry, so this one will have to wait.