Helping Creative People Create

Big List of Online Productivity Tools

Online Office Suites

Online Calendars

Online Documents

Online RSS Readers


Invoice Managers

Time Tracking Services

Goal Tracking Services

Project Management Services

To-do Lists

Personal Organizers– calendars, to-do’s, etc. all rolled into one service

Sticky Notes

GTD Tools

Mind Mapping Tools

Online Collaboration Tools

Web-Based Operating Systems

Misc. Productivity Applications



If you think there’s a website or category missing from this list, please add it to the comment form below or email me at glen at In no way is this list complete, so I need all the help I can to round it out.

Thanks for your help!


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  • How about a section for RSS readers?

    Under to do lists, Remember the Milk is missing.

  • glen

    Hey Doug. I initially left them out on purpose, but I can add them. It’s not a bad idea, the more that I think about it.

  • glen

    Ok, added RSS readers AND personalized start pages.

  • Leo

    Good list! How about a section for maintaining a blog, or services for bloggers? Things like adsense, sitemeter, MyBlogLog, Blogger, WordPress, google analytics, etc.

  • glen

    Hi Leo.

    Well, that is a thought. I think I’ll save that for another time tho… I kind of want to keep this one strictly for productivity.

    It’s a great idea though :)

  • esimo

    What ever happened to scrybe?

  • Just for the sake of accuracy, FreshBooks has completely redesigned it’s time tracking service…it’s now pretty sweet for invoicing AND time-tracking.

  • glen

    Good to know Mike. Thanks for the update.

  • Thanks Glen. For what it’s worth I did a quick and dirty screencast of the timesheet redesign. Worth a look for anyone interested:

  • gives nice to do list and Google calendar integration

  • Sorry. The address should be, that gives nice to do list and Google calendar integration.

  • glen

    Thanks John. I added it :)

  • Tim

    Great list! Do to my travels, I’m often in places without on-line access. Has anyone seen a list of off-line productivity tools that I could check out? Thanks!

  • nina

    to-do lists: toodledo,, and for GTD tools – simple gtd. sorry if these are repeats.

  • glen


    Actually, I didn’t have any of those on there. Great suggestions!

  • Toufiq

    How about reviewing some standalone online presentation tools that can export
    powerpoint files.

  • glen

    That’s an idea, except I don’t really have much expertise with them. :)

  • jason

    I noticed on a previous post that someone was looking for off-line productivity tools. I found a great tool from has open source software that will fit on a thumbdrive, ipod, etc. Has the full Open office suite, anything you need. great interface and it all runs on whatever you put it on. there is a basic package, then you can add what you want. I know you wanted on line stuff. but sometimes you cannot be on line.

  • You should consider adding to your To-do section. It offers something a little different – tasks that need to be completed on a regular basis, i.e. daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.

  • Ralf

    Great List! As MindMapping Tool i would recommend

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  • L8R lets you send email later. Works with your own email account.

  • Bobmark

    Don’t know where you’d categorize it, but I swear by Jott. For a To Do List my fav is Toodledo. It can handle recurring events, email input, priorities, grouping, etc. It’s about the most complete I’ve seen.

  • I agree with #20. The to do list will compliment this list very well.

  • Robert Markowitz

    In response to numbers 20 and 25 it should be noted that Toodledo also does repeating tasks very well, but it is not limited to only simple repeating tasks. It’s much more comprehensive.

  • Hello, I would like to propose, here you can manage contacts in your mobile (Nokia or Sony Ericsson) via web.

  • Hello, I would like to suggest that you add (MyTicklerFile) to your list as it allows you to monitor/manage your productivity via reminders, tasks and projects.

  • This is an interesting list… you might also want to check out and add it to your To-do Lists… TaskBin is basically a group tasks management tool for managing all your task in a Group and a team environment…

  • Klas Henrik Adergaard

    You may want to check out

    It’s not a game site per se, but rather a marketing tool. At least that’s how we use it for our winery, as we created a game for our customers and put it on our site and they get to spend time with our brand while learning about the wine districts we import from.

  • Michelle

    I am a dedicated user of Ghost Action, which is a wonderfully elegant Mac to-do list application. It’s GTD all the way, very clean- does everything I need it to do and no fancy frills to get distracted with.

  • Anne

    This is a very nice list of online tools. Also, I thought would be a good site for drawing collaboration.

  • Hi,
    awesome list, more of those.

    Unfortunately, I’ve found one mistake. You have wrong address to the GoPlan. It’s, you have it as which is not working.

  • I’m sorry, I’ve made mistake too. Correct link to GoPlan is

  • We developed to help keep our office organized, it’s a great reminder service, just assign a task to someone and it reminds them until they report on status or complete it.

  • Hello,

    For implementing GTD you might try out this new application for time management and productivity,

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use

    checklists, schedules and a calendar.

    Hope you like it.

  • Dan

    As with the last update, now Gtdagenda has due date for tasks (you’ll see in the calendar on the right if you have tasks due today), task notes, and Email & Print support.

  • Jane

    Hi Glen,

    Another tool for time tracking is Fanurio It’s a useful application, with a user-friendly interface.

  • Here is an all the all in one you are looking for…

    Time, Budget, Project and Billing all in one!

  • Vio

    GTD *focused* online tool :

  • Anyone looking for a very simple CRM solution should check out

    Its the perfect sales collaboration tool.

    They also have a very slick iPhone application.

  • sal

    You can even checkout DeskAway – it was mentioned in the latest Mashable 270+ tools for business list.

  • Helpful…
    Surprised to see OS online

  • Jenny should def be on there! IT ROCKS! :D

  • sasha

    I would like to suggest, online outliner and task list for groups. Great tool for brainstorming – very fast data input due to typical “natural” keyboard shortcuts for working with hierarchical lists.

  • Korben

    Recommend to add a good service –

  • max

    I would suggest two other freewares

    free to do list software:

    free note taking software:

  • Though I know most of these tools, other were simply an eye opener for me. Thanks a lot!

  • I believe should also be on the list. We just launched it couple of days ago.

  • Celina2001

    Hi Glen,
    How about time efficiency tools? People watch informational videos all the time (oprah and comes to mind) and you can improve your mind in less time using MySpeed.

    And will love to read about any time efficiency tools you or your readers can come up with. I need them!