My post about Twitter didn’t generate much (i.e. any) conversation, but here is one redeeming use of Twitter: free software. MacHeist (a website that offers free and discounted Mac software) is giving away a free copy of DEVONthink to anyone who sends a specific message on Twitter. Sure, it’s a shameless ploy for free publicity, but DEVONthink is worth it, IMHO. I use it to store research, PDFs, book quotes, random article, and just about everything else digital in my life. It’s not cross-platform like Evernote, but if you have a Mac and like free software, it can be yours.
(For other research, writing, and information-management tools, check out my “What Tools Do You?” post from last year.)
About the author:
The former Associate Director for the Emerging Scholars Network, Micheal lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children and works as a web manager for a national storage and organization company. He writes about work, vocation, and finding meaning in what you do at No Small Actors.
I’ve never touched Twitter. Perhaps I’m too verbose for it. I never update my status on Facebook either, so there seems little need for another \Here’s what I’m doing right at this very moment, oh my goodness I am so In The Present\ outlet that I will not use. I prefer to update my 13 (*sigh*, I counted recently) to do lists on my iGoogle.
(Not knocking people who do use Twitter. I just can’t seem to get into it myself.)