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Internet Writing Tools: iGoogle

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for Writers

One of the things I like best about today’s tools found on the web is the way they bring everything to me. Instead of having to go out and search, much of the material I like to skim, surf, and read arrives via my iGoogle home page and various tabbed pages. On my main page the common links I use pretty much daily are found in the two “box of links” areas on the right (see the images below). I can immediately click to my project manager that is dedicated to my current project at TeamworkPM or I can click to Facebook or MyLibraryThing, etc. When I click on the reading tab I’m taken to my page where I have used gadgets and feeds to gather book reviews, quotes, columns, magazines and topics that interest me to spur my thinking and stimulate my creativity. On the iGoogle writing page I have a writing sprint 5 minute hour glass timer, a clock, writing quotes, word links to dictionaries, etc. Sprinkled throughout I have timers that tell me how many days, weeks, hours, and minutes until my various deadline dates whether it’s for a workshop, a completed draft, or any other writing-related project. Often these are self-imposed deadlines. On my writing project page I have gadgets that gather information that may be relevant to my book. It took a little bit of time to put my home page and tabbed pages together but now it saves me many hours. I can quickly find the things I tend to use on the web and move on. I have a total of 16 iGoogle pages full of things I like to use. Best of all no matter where I am or what computer I’m using, my iGoogle page is ready and waiting.




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  • http://www.laugh-quotes.com Rhonda (Pukeko)

    Thanks Vikk, I will have to give this a try. LOL- I am so busy lately, anytime saving tool would be worth while, especially a recommended one. Thanks.

  • http://www.downthewriterspath.com Vikk Simmons

    No problem. I love iGoogle. I like all my links visible and accessible in an instant. :)