Episode #17: Introduction to Google Wave

As I mention in the video, I am not a guru of the technical side of Google Wave. However, I do believe that the concept of Google Wave itself is something that everyone needs to grasp. Why? Because it is truly going to revolutionize the way that we communicate on the internet.

Google Wave is not email, it is a whole new mode of communication that allows individuals and groups to collaborate around one conversation and with dynamic content. I assure you that, although it may seem mysterious and a waste of time, as more and more people catch on to it you will see how it solves many of the problems that are inherent in email.

My Favorite Productivity Web Apps of 2009

The web is full of tools out there that claim to help you to be more productive, and for the most part they are right.  The problem is that with all of these applications, it is very easy for all of your tasks, events, and documents to become fragmented. It’s hard to resist the urge to try out the latest and greatest web app out there (yes guys, I am looking in your direction) just for the sake of trying it out.  Therefore, I thought that I’d give my picks for the top productivity focused web applications of 2009.  These are all apps that I use on a daily basis, and you would find me in a fetal position off in the corner if I were ever left without them.  I assure you that these are not original or spectacular, but they’ve allowed me to get things done.

Use Google Calendar to Power your Task Managment

Although it lacks features that die-hard GTDers typically use, the new Google Task app turns Google Calendar and Gmail into a high powered way of keeping track of the things you need to do.  The power of this new app lies in the method in which you use it, and not necessarily in its features.  This article is a little walkthrough in the way I’ve used it to increase productivity at home and in the workplace.