Useful tools for saving, organizing, and producing content

A visual accompaniment to an in-person workshop, "Building Your Microsoft 365 Training Program From The Inside" at the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference (Spring 2021)

Sean Bugler | @sbglr | June 11, 2021, 9:00AM PST
Image courtesy of Khamkéo Vilaysing | unsplash.com

I found something useful, but how do I save it until I'm ready to do something with it?

There are ton of useful tools you can use to bookmark/save/tag/whatever until you're ready to incorporate it. Personally, I'm a big fan of Instapaper. It's got a mobile app, integrations with popular apps, web browser extensions, and a really easy folder system. If Instapaper doesn't strike your fancy, there are plenty of other options! Here are just a few more:


I'm showing something live and I need to annotate my screen

Free

  • Windows: Zoomit
  • macOS: Nothing good 😔

Not Free


I'm planning to record video walkthroughs, what's a good screen recording and editing tool?

This is less of a recommendation and more of a bias of personal experience, but I use Camtasia (available on both macOS and Windows) for screen recordings. It's not free, but it's also not exorbitantly expensive. Particularly when I know I'm going to want to do a little bit of editing and annotation after the fact, it gets the job done.