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Nectar Ninja

Nectar Ninja – instant website notifications

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Instantly add notifications, alerts and polls to your website!

Have you ever had a situation where you wanted to instantly display something on your website so that people knew it immediately? Like, maybe you’re at an event, or going to an event and want to quickly let people know. Or, maybe you want to display a site-wide message letting people know that you just updated something, or are offering something new. Or, maybe you just want a message that shows up to all of your users, asking them to sign up for your free mailing list. Well, there’s a REALLY easy way to do that now. And, it’s as simple as sending a tweet via your twitter account (what else would you send a tweet from?).

Nectar NinjaNectar Ninja makes it really easy to display a message on your website. All it takes is a small snippet of code added to the <head> of your site, and from there, you can tweet messages to display live on the site. You can even add a quick user poll to ask users a question. There are several examples of how to use it on the Nectar Ninja website. Check out their tips section.

Here’s an example of a message that we wanted to be displayed on Yeah! Buffalo.
Nectar Ninja on Yeah! Buffalo

The user hovers over the button and a Read More link appears.

This is a really simple, and cool way to instantly add a message for your users on your website. Let us know if you try it out, and what you like about it. We’d be interested in hearing how others are using the tool.

This post is so short because this tool is that easy! We hope you like the tip.

If you have any questions, or things that you’d like us to look into for you, let us know! – send us a message

TeuxDeux – Finally, a To-Do List App That I Use!

I have to admit, I’m not exactly the most organized person on the planet. I work from multiple computers, in multiple locations, take notes on scrap paper, in a binder notebook, on my iPhone, on my iPad, and who knows were else some of these notes that I could have sworn that I wrote down disappeared to! Well, I have been looking for a solution to this issue. It’s a big issue for me, too. Running a business, having a family, starting a local blog, shooting photos with my wife and just day to day tasks and responsibilities is a lot to keep track of. I really thought that writing it all in a notebook was the answer for me. But, I often found myself out, without my notebook around, with a need to make a note of something that I needed to check on or someone that I needed to contact about something, so I would make a note somewhere else. Now I have notes all over the place!

Well, my problem is official solved!

I recently discovered TeuxDeux. And I am so glad that I did! TeuxDeux is a very cleanly designed, simple to use, and cross platform application that I now put all of my notes into. That’s because it’s on my computer (via any browser), plus it has a nice iPhone and iPad. Let’s face it, chances are, I have one of those things with me when I’m anywhere.

Top 5 things I love about TeuxDeux:

  1. Keep it simple: TeuxDeux makes is simple to keep everything that I need to do, no matter who or what it’s for, all in one place.
  2. Task rollover: You can assign a task to today, or a day in the future. If you don’t complete the task on that day, TeuxDeux will automatically move the task to the next day! No more tasks being left behind. If you don’t complete all of your tasks for today, when you wake up tomorrow, you’ll find that the tasks are now all moved over! This is probably my favorite thing about it.
  3. Task formatting: You can include links in your tasks to save you time from having to look up a website. You can also make words bold or italic
  4. List organization: You can create additional lists of tasks that don’t necessarily have dates tied to them, but just need to be noted and eventually done. You have full control over what you call these separate lists.
  5. Accessibility: I can access my TeuxDeux list from anywhere, at any time!

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If you’re like me, and have a lot of balls up in the air, then you might want to give TeuxDeux a try. It has a 30 day free trial, and then it’s very affordable once your trial expires. It has definitely helped me to get better organized, and get more done – which to me is exactly what I needed. So, thank you to TeuxDeux! Keep up the good work!