Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Favorite Tools - Day 6

Day 6 – SyncToy

I used to rely on Microsoft Office Briefcase to sync up my local files with my network files. Now with thumbdrives, digital cameras and hot-swappable hard drives, I’ve found SyncToy to be an easy way to keep backups and flash storage in order. It can even be scheduled as a service with XP Scheduled Services.


Monday, April 16, 2007

My Favorite Tools - Day 5

Day 5 - FreeMind

FreeMind is an open-source mind-mapping tool that is incredibly flexible and easy to use. It helps during brainstorming meetings or on your own in some quiet corner of the world. I've had trouble with conflicts with the version of the JRE I'm running but if it works on your system, it will become something you use practically everyday.

By the way, I got the word that my new laptop is on its way and will be onsite anyday so I need to step up my inventory posting of my favorite tools. Oh, and take out the trash...