Here is a collection of products, events and applications that people have sent in over the past few weeks that might be of interest to readers. If you try any of these things out, please take a few minutes to leave a comment on your experience for others.
Executive MBA Online Fair
The Economist is holding an Executive MBA online fair. Executive MBAs are generally aimed at people who are mid career and follow a schedule that allows busy professionals to complete their MBA degree while working full time. They are also doing on for Traditional MBA programs as well. The fair allows you to visit virtual booths and talk with staff and alumni from each college.
Even if you aren’t interested in pursuing an MBA, it might be worth checking out just to see how people are using the internet to hold events that have been traditionally held as physical events.
Write On Glass
Write on Glass is a webservice / browser extension that lets you add notes to a virtual glass surface on any web page so people in your “group” can view them. It could be very useful for communicating with a team if you are doing a website design or something similar. You can share with a team or participate in public discussions and the “glass surface” lets you add videos and other rich media elements in addition to text.
Asana is a web based task manager that recently launched. It is free for up to 30 users on your team. Their goal was to make it as fast to enter tasks as it would be with a text editor while minimizing the number of clicks and offering collaboration features. It looks nice, fast and clean.
Mail Slayer gives you some add ons for Gmail that let you take notes on individuals and conversations. It also gives you “snippets” which let you inject prewritten text with a click of a button. The snippets look like they could be very helpful if you find yourself writing the same thing over and over again.
Light Arrow is announcing their 3.0 version of LifeTopix–an IOS app that is basically a “life database”. It has some interesting features and I thought the health metrics was a particularly interesting idea.