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Friday, September 1st, 2006 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites


Welcome! On this site, you can sign up for free to help you stay organized. You can plan events and trips, make to-do lists and much, much more. The first thing you have to do is sign up. They don’t ask for too much information; just your name, e-mail address and they ask that you create a user ID with a password. Pretty simple.

I know a lot of people hate giving out their personal information, so I recommend checking out all the examples and demos. You can find these by clicking Tour on the main page. Here you will see an example of someone looking for houses, then you can tour the very functional calendar and view demos of it. Or you can click Examples at the top of the page to further explore other things you can do here at the Backpack Web site. I think this site is well worth it for the Calendar alone.

Once you’ve registered and logged in, you are taken to your Backpack. There are four tabs across the top of the page: Pages, Calendars, Reminders and Writeboards.

On the first tab, Pages, you can make to-do lists, leave yourself notes, make writeboards and share all of this with the people you want to see it. All of this also comes with a primer to help you through it your first time! View mine here.

Calendars – This is what I use the most. I love this customizable calendar. I highly recommend that you watch the calendar demos to really learn how to use it to your best advantage.

Reminders – Here you can set up reminders for yourself. They are always sent right to your e-mail address. Just type in what you need to be reminded to do, select a time to get the reminder from the drop down box and click the Set Reminder button.

Writeboards – I know you’ve probably been wondering what writeboards are. Well, they are Web based text documents that you can edit to your heart’s content and share with others. You can take a tour of writeboards too! This will really let you get an idea of what they can do, why you’d want to share them and much, much more.

This is an awesome organizational tool and boy, do I need it! How about you?

~ Amanda

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