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Organizing Your Research: Individually and with Groups
You keep detailed to-do lists in your notebook, one group member writes everything in their Lagniappe, and another uses their email inbox as a running task list. How can you make sure everyone knows who is doing what and when? These tools and strategies can help you meet each other in the middle and manage the groups deadlines, tasks and priorities.
Wunderlist is a light-weight application for making and sharing to-do lists. Great for using on Macs, PCs and mobile devices.
A really handy way to visually manage tasks, deadlines, and ideas with a group. It is highly visual with a drag-and-drop interface making it a snap to use. Create a group "board" with deadlines, checklists, discussion threads, attached files and more -- and create your own "board" to manage your own piece.
Keep your PDFs and draft text in a shared Dropbox or Google Docs folder and then link out to them from your shared task lists in Trello. A great way to assign readings to each other or manage multiple drafts of a paper.
No, your group is not interviewing for an internship, but this post describes a great example of how you might use Trello to organize all the small pieces of a complex process.
Google Sites (via Carleton)
Have you noticed that when you log into your Carleton version of Google Docs that there is a little link at the top that says 'Sites'?
Create a closed web site for your group with calendars, to-do lists, working drafts, etc. It is a handy way to bring everything together in one place and works seamlessly with your shared Carleton Google Docs/Drive folders.