I <3 technology

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I <3 technology

So this is my first comment of the season, but I thought it might be helpful. There are a couple tools out there for those who have an iphone/android/smartphone, carry a laptop with them on the trail, or just like to stay a bit organized. Best yet, All of these are free...(that's probably the only time you've heard that in the last month)1) TripIt.com - this website keeps track of all your flight reservations, hotel confirmation numbers, and car rental info, etc. If you have a gmail account you're using this year, it will automatically scan your inbox for any reservations that come in and adds them to your calendar. It will then sync with your gcal and your iphone calendar if you have it setup to. That's right. It's probably the most important tool to have.2) Mint.com - a money managing website that lets you keep track of your budgets (or lack thereof these months). It's great for months like these so you can watch just HOW in debt you're really going.... This one's just great to use in life3) Dropbox - we're all getting files emailed to us about daily itineraries, places to be for each program, etc. These can become daunting to keep track of and carrying an armful of hanging folders for each interview can be a beast. This creates a folder on your computer which you can sync to your iphone or android. I made a folder called "interviews" and then made a subfolder for each interview starting with the date, and name of the program, like "10-30 Wake." That way, each folder is organized in the order that I'm going on the trail and then I can put any necessary files in the folder. The best part is that you dont have to go searching through gmail on your phone every time you want to look up where to be. Alright, that's all I've got. Maybe I'm a dork. Maybe I've got mild OCD... but hey, even if you find one of these tools useful, I'll be happy to say I helped out just a bit. seeya out there.

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor