Best of … productivity tools sources online
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Even though typewriters and mobile phones the size of a shoebox has gone to the wayside, new technology and innovations have stepped up to the plate to take over how we work online.
Interactive classrooms, working remotely from the poolside and webcams are just a few of the online productivity tools that simplify the workplace and our personal lives.
From the hardware to the software, here are some online sources for productivity tools that provide the latest and greatest to keep you connected with anyone….anywhere.
Bringing learning to you
Trainers Warehouse is the place for company trainers and classroom teachers to go for bringing the classroom to them. They offer toys that work great for getting learners to focus and engage (works great with kids and this big kids we call “grown-ups”, too.) Take your learning from room to room or even on the road with easy-to-pack tools like interactive white boards, game spinners and wireless response systems, videos and training prep software.
PowerMax has everything for the Mac lover! Browse among the pages of this online store and you will find Mac books, iPads, and Apple software. Mac leads the way in the latest technology and gadgets to surf the internet or book an online reservation at your favorite restaurant. Once known as the graphic designer’s choice in computers, Mac now offers something for everyone.
On the go (or on your lap) solutions
Tiger Direct has the solution to working with laptops comfortably no matter where you are. How many times has your laptop slid or completely dropped from your lap? They have trays and laptop desks so you can rest the laptop on a stable surface while trying to email or write the report that was due yesterday. And now you can skip the tacky plastics and go for this retro looking lap top desk that will store your goodies and appeal to your inner hipster.
Did you know that keeping your body in the right position while you work at a computer can make a big difference in your productivity? It’s true! If your body is in alignment, with your legs at the right angle, you will not only feel better at the end of the day, your outbox will be emptier! That’s where these simple-looking, inexpensive foot rests from Howard Computers come in. Just place on of these little cushion-y foot rests under your desk, prop up your feet and you’ll feel the difference instantly.
The more you know, the more you can accomplish
For generations, the idea of a classical education has been key to creating well-rounded people who can adapt and function effectively in the world. The solid base of history, arts, literature, science, theology and mathematics allowed men and women to grasp the connections, see the patterns and plan the next step. Unfortunately, today’s educational system is anything but classical — and that means there are big gaps in most people’s knowledge base, which can impact good decision making and productivity.
That’s where The Great Courses come in. They offer lectures on downloadable audio and video, from some of the finest instuctors worldwide so you can fill in the missing pieces and become a better, more productive you.
Calendars, planners and more
If you don’t plan it, track it, spell it out, odds are it won’t happen. That’s true whether you’re planning a meeting, a study schedule, or the launch of a new company. That’s why products from Mead are such a great addition to your productivity plan. Okay, so they’re not online. But you gotta have a backup for those times when the Wifi can’t be found or your server goes down! They have tools for everyone, from students to business owners.