6 little-known tools to streamline your online life

From gathering and disseminating Web content to organizing your real life—you do have one, don’t you?—this dazzling half-dozen will ease your mind while making you more efficient.

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Technology is great: Our Gmail (plus 17 Google Labs and plug-ins), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and [insert favorite social network here] accounts help us connect with friends and family, make an impression on potential employers, and engage with professional contacts.

But all that digital activity can be overwhelming, not to mention time consuming.

Enter a whole crop of new tools, apps, and plug-ins designed to help you weed out the social noise; organize your friends, followers, and contacts; browse more easily; and generally streamline your online life.

Here are six you’ve (probably) never heard of, but that are definitely worth checking out.

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