CalendarI use Google calendar. I like it. It's easy to set up appointments, get reminders and it syncs with my Blackberry.
For years I vasciliated between hard copy calendar systems and online ones. I finally just made up my mind to use the benefits of the Blackberry and Google.
The hardest part? Making up my mind.
Blackberry Pearl. Small, with internet capabilities I need. I can check all of my email. I see Facebook updates. I take pictures and send them to twitpic. The keyboard is just like a keyboard, kind of. If I had to do it over, I would probably choose the full size Blackberry - where the keyboard really is like a keyboard.
I had to learn how to use it. Once again, the hardest part was making up my mind to do it.
I use www.openoffice.org I have a word processing system, a spreadsheet system, a presentation system -- that all look like Microsoft Office products. Except Open Office is free.
No hard part here. Decision was easy. Why? I know the Microsoft software and receiving similiar products was a no brainer.
I am using www.viddler.com (Gary Vaynerchuk recommended it) I am playing around with my webcam. Nothing serious yet. My biggest dilemma? My internet connection. I'm in the country and rely on satellite. It is usually slow - not dial up slow, but intermittent slow. Doesn't mix well with video uploads.
Hard part? I haven't made up my mind to work this all out, yet.
I use facebook, twitter and blogging. There are many options. Seth Godin said choose 3 or 4 and work them.
Twitter was probably the hardest to get going. I had to spend days building a network that was helpful to me. Why did I do it? I saw the value to my life and my business.
What tools to you use? What are your hard parts? What value do they bring?
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