Open source software saves me time

Part of my role as MD of Mercian Labels is keeping upto date with lots of different sources of information. The web is by far the most efficent way fo doing this, but it can be all consuming…. drowning in data.

Enter the benefits of an open source plugin for Firefox, update scanner. Its a fantastic tool to save you the trouble to checking all of the websites you try to keep in touch with, and clearly alerts you when they change. I use it for monitoring trade information websites, competitors, suppliers, forums, google webmaster tools etc.Now this type of tool isn’t, to my knowledge, available to integrate with closed source browsers such as IE.

Its simple, this is an excellent open source tool that saves me time. All credit to the author for the idea, and thank you Pete Burgess.