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Top 5 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

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Last December of 2010, Google launched a pilot program along with notebook units which they called “Cr-48? – a prototype of the Chrome OS-based notebook.

That prototype is now called and released as Chromebook which according to Google is:

“A mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. With a comfortable full-sized keyboard, large display and clickable trackpad, all-day battery life, light weight, and built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, Chromebooks are ideal for anytime, anywhere access to the web. They provide a faster, safer, more secure online experience for people who live on the web, without all the time-consuming, often confusing, high level of maintenance required by typical computers.”

Chromebook has built-in Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity that keeps you connected wherever you are, anytime. It works as it’s intended, “to connect you to the internet and to your web-based applications on the fly”.

Many are saying that a Chromebook is great computer to start up with. Why? One of the many reasons, is the minimal maintenance requirements of its hardware. And since it is a web-based device, users can only have access to all their applications and files when they have an access to the internet (a downside?). The “3G models include a free 100 MB per month of mobile data from Verizon Wireless.”

No applications (except the Chrome OS that runs the device and other modules of its subsystem) are locally stored in the device. All your applications and data are stored on the web. This has been done, to provide us with more security and redundancy. If you lose your Chromebook (hopefully not), you can just log on into another Chromebook and continue to work (provided that you have a backup device).

Chromebook is the first ever Cloud-based notebook that can help anyone boost his productivity. Here are the
Top 5 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

1. Gmail

Most people use Gmail nowadays, for it has been a reliable web client mail application since its beta days. A “must” tool for the Chromebook.

2. Google Tasks

This App, allows users to Add and manage tasks from their Chromebook. Your tasks are visible pretty much everywhere – on Gmail, Calendar, iGoogle and through the  Google Tasks API that can be used to sync your tasks with third-party applications and devices.

3. Google Calendar

Google Calendar helps users te easily manage their upcoming events. Events from Facebook can also be integrated with Google Calendar. This will h that they need to remember.

4. Google Docs

Google Docs is a must have if you often need to work or collaborate with other people. It allows you to share critical documents on the web with your team. It allows you to quickly edit documents anytime, anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet

5. Evernote Web

Evernote Web is an application that can capture all kinds of data from the web and sort them accordingly by notebooks and tags. This will allow you to save notes, ideas, and all your digital stuff on Evernote Web – audio, images, pdf’s, etc. You must have heard about this cool app, as you can have its benefits on Chromebook with Evernote Web.

3 Comments
  1. agnelmoses says

    All these five productivity tools introduced by the chromebook are more essential to everyone.The chromebook will become a great success. All the very best the chromebook team.

  2. Beni says

    An interesting hardware/software combination and a point to the future. I think that in the near future most applications will run in clouds and PC’s will become simple workstations with nothing more then an OS and a browser. Cloud computing and using software from clouds is the direction where Google is trying to take us (software developers and users). As software developer I already started to learn about RIA technologies and cloud computing.

  3. Nikhil says

    almost all the google services are very productive, apart from that evernote web s a realy good, i have ben using it for quite a while now, i also use spring pad…
    apart from gmail, google calender, docs, tasks… google maps and picasa are really productive tools too

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