With INBOX PAUSE, you can put incoming email messages on hold, so they won’t appear in your Inbox until you are ready for them.
(Haven’t tried it yet, but will!)
I just signed up for Sanebox, which aims to fix email overload. It moves unimportant email out of your Inbox into the SaneLater folder to stop unwanted interruptions, like a fabulous secretary that doesn’t allow just anyone to bother you in your office. Some of the features that convinced me to sign up are the SaneBlackHole, and the fact that you can defer emails.
My lovely studio-mate Amrit pointed me to Kippt, a new way to collect and discover bookmarks. You can use it just by yourself or collaborate on lists with other users. Bonus: Their search functionality searches within articles as well as titles and user added descriptions, making it an powerful research tool.
Smallknot lets you invest in the small businesses in your community in exchange for goods, services, special perks and benefits.
Maybe your favorite coffee shop wants to build a new back patio, or your favorite pizza place needs a new oven. For a lot of local businesses, even very successful ones, projects like these get put on hold or never happen because of a lack of access to capital.
With Smallknot, you can invest in small businesses you love in your neighborhood.
I absolutely love this idea. Smallknot is still small, so why don’t you suggest a business that could use the help of one of their campaigns!
Oh my goodness, how did I not know about Findings? (she says, jumping up and down of excitement over this discovery!)
Findings let’s you collect, share and discuss your Kindle Highlights and snippets from any website on the internet.
I just imported some of my Kindle Highlights and am giddy over the fact that I can now easily access and share them, in a beautiful interface. Major hat tip to Betaworks who’s behind Findings. This has made my week!
UPDATE: Findings launched a new design about a week ago and I am heartbroken about it. In fact, I am so incredibly frustrated about the direction they are going I find it no longer useful. I have deleted my account and hope that someone else will build something similar to the old Findings again. (le sigh)
My seriously awesome studiomates of Oak Studio just launched Symbolset, a semantic symbol font. It maps symbols to semantic keywords instead of letters, the first icon font of its kind to make this happen. Symbolset works in any desktop application where OpenType features are supported, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more.
Dont’ get it? Just imagine you type heart and you instantly get a symbol of a heart. Cool? Yes!
I was tweeting earlier about two boxes of books in our coworking space that are hoping to find a new home. Most of them brandnew. Ivete Tecedor pointed me to ReLIT NY, a free reading program that collects your old, unwanted books and recycles them back to the public.
Brook Drop Sites include Whole Foods at Union Square, and Columbus & 97th Street and
The Invisible Dog, on 51 Bergen Street in Brooklyn! YAY!
ReLIT NY is completely volunteer run and therefore gets two swissmiss thumbs up!
My studiomates of FictiveKin + Chris just launched LeakedIn as a response to this morning’s LinkedIn debacle of the 6.5 million leaked passwords.
LeakedIn will help you find out if your password is one of those 6.5 million.
A Readlist is a group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything —bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone. It’s the latest, brand new, Arc90 lab experiment, powered by Readability.
I just started a Readlist titled “Advice for Students“. Do you have articles I should add?
The fine folks of data visualization.ch put together a selection of data visualization tools that they use the most and that they enjoy working with. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code. They will keep this list as a living repository and add / remove things as technology develops. YES!
I just discovered the fullscreen button on my WordPress blogging interface. Holy blogging zen!