As scholars in the Humanities, we are known for our brainstorming, creativity, brain-dumping, talking out our ideas and our endless search for material related to our area of specialty. With the ever-increasing amount of information available on the Web, in the world and our endless conversations with colleagues and with ourselves, it is becoming even more crucial to use digital tools to help us remember and manage the vast amount of information we come across.

Tools below are ones I use:

Evernote - According to their site, we can Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer, phone or device you use. For free. This can be done from your computer as well as from your handheld device.

SpringPad - According to their site, with SpringPad, you will "Never forget again..." Springpad is a FREE application that lets you quickly and easily save the ideas and information you come across everyday.