LeechBlock : Another productivity tool

 A Twitter friend (dloo) just turned me on to LeechBlock, a simple Firefox add-on that helps you block sites that suck your productivity. I just set it so I limit my Twitter time to 5 minutes every two hours during the workday. LeechBlock :: Firefox Add-ons. Sounds like: KeepMeOut

Pixie: Identify screen colors pixel by pixel

Oh, I love this little tool. Pixie is a tiny little program that allows you to identify colors on the screen so you can create graphics and documents that match. I use it all the time to replicate the look and feel of my clients’ web pages in the documents I create. You can keep it running all the time …

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Many people today are recording podcasts, webinars, messages and more via their computers. Audacity is an awesome (and free) audio editor and recorder that takes little time to master. With Audacity, you can record a clip, cut out your mistakes, add in other audio and end up with a professional sound bite (IF you use a great microphone… otherwise it’ll …

Jing: Screen captures for free

Have you ever done a screen capture by pressing Print Screen, pasting it somewhere, editing it and sending it off? One of my favorite new (free!) tools is Jing, a little application from TechSmith, which makes the screen capture process insanely easy. Jing sits on your screen at all times in the form of a little yellow sun. You can …

WorkTime: You need this tool, but you’re not going to like it

I’m on the hunt for new free and low-cost tools to update my best resource document. Yesterday I found WorkTime from NesterSoft. WorkTime tracks every single activity on your computer. It shows you how long you surf the web, work on a document, spend writing emails. I can’t imagine a better tool for understanding where your time goes so you …