Clearing the clutter from your desktop

I’ve seen a couple of interesting posts recently on the move towards storing your data online and thus minimizing the need to be tied down to one computer.

Matt Cutts has a dying laptop, so he’s happy that he is using a bunch of tools to keep all his important stuff online – of course they are mostly Google tools, but hey, what do you expect?

Robert Scoble (who incidentally has just agreed to let us store one of his lists in Snagsta – hooray!) posted on the subject too and as usual when I read his posts, I realize that I am nowhere near as close to the cutting edge as I think I am.

Of course, I can only hope that both of these bloggers are right in their thinking and that we do see more and more people start to move their data online.

I am, as always, very biased in my views, because we hope that Snagsta becomes one of the tools that people use in this movement!

To close, here is a short list of tools that may be useful if you do decide you want to keep more things off your desktop (and remember, I am not anywhere near as online as you can be, so there are plenty more out there):

1. del.icio.us
Such a simple concept, but a great way to store your favourite sites online.

2. MediaFire
File storage and more.

3. flickr
Never keep a picture on your computer again.

4. Zoho Writer
Online word processor – a good alternative to Google Docs.

5. Meebo
The IM aggregator, although I also use Skype.

6. Gmail
Move email off your computer and let Google keep them for you.

7. PasswordSafe
Have been recommended this, although I haven’t started using it myself yet.
 

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