May 23, 2013 Freeware/Open Source SIG Summary and Links

Introduction

The main topic for the session was Evernote, a cross platform note taking service.

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Presentation

A short presentation was given:
May 23, 2013 Evernote Presentation

There are links to some resources for learning more about Evernote, towards the end of the presentation.

After the presentation, an active Evernote account was shown using, the Windows app, web login, and an Android smartphone and tablet. Several tools such as the Web Clipper and Clearly were also demonstrated.

Additional Link

I found a post from MakeUseOf, regarding some tools to use with Evernote, while writing this post:

7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-tools-to-improve-the-way-you-use-evernote/

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Feedly – The Google Reader Alternative I Choose For Now

Since I posted yesterday, Google Reader Shutdown And Finding an Alternative, I have read a little more about alternatives.

Feedly

I finally decided to try Feedly, based upon Micheal Hyatt’s Google+ post, and the comments to it:

For those of you who are not on Google+, this is the link to his blog post:
http://michaelhyatt.com/feedly-to-replace-google-reader.html

When I went to the Feedly site, I first checked out their Transitioning from Google Reader to Feedly blog post and comments.

I added the Feedly extension to Chrome, and installed the Feedly apps to my smart phone and Nexus 7.

Feedly Experience Today

It linked up quickly and well with my Google Reader on all three.

It will take a little getting used to, and setting up my preferences to get it to work the way I want, but so far I like it through the Chrome extension, but with the smart phone and Nexus 7 not so much. Maybe, I just need to experiment a little more with the Android devices.

What About You?

Have you settled on a Google Reader alternative yet?

If you have and it is not Feedly, what did you settle on and why?

Leave a comment, or visit the contact page of this blog to email me directly with your answers/suggestions.