Saturday, May 22, 2010

TOS Homeschool Crew - Lobster Network

What is Lobster Network?? A club that sends you a Lobster a month for a whole year? A group of lobster's linking up their computers with each other?? 

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No, the website says, "LobsterNetwork is a one of a kind "item networking" utility that helps you keep track of your stuff and if you choose, to share your stuff with your friends." Now you understand, right. Free Icons 

You can use it to borrow a movie from a friend and LobsterNetwork will keep track of the loan. You can lend your items to people and keep track of who has them. Similarly, you can use LobsterNetwork to buy, sell, trade, or give items out to people.

Some people even use LobsterNetwork as an offsite inventory list for insurance purposes. The last choice is what we will be using our LobsterNetwork account for. Acquaintances at our church had their home burn to the ground. We want to have an online inventory of everything we own. I will be starting with our books. I hope to have the whole family help me with this.
LobsterNetwork is simple, easy, fast, flexible, controlled, helpful, secure and best of all it’s FREE! Click here for more details about what Lobster Network is.

Video tour of Lobster Network
So you get a free account, and start adding items from your home. Then you add friends and share your list with them, if you want to. You can make a group for your homeschool local friends, online friends, church friends, and/or neighbor's. You can choose to lend some items you own to your friends and not lend others. There is also a place to add things you want so friends can keep an eye out for that or look and see if they have the thing you need and can loan or sell it to you.

Here is a Video of an easy way to add items to Lobster Network

I hope this is all making sense to you. One of the best ways to understand what Lobster Network is all about it to get an account... remember it is FREE!!! So try it out for yourself. Even if all you do is list your homeschool books it will be a help. Remember it is all stored online too so it does not take up room on the drive of your computer. If anything happens to your computer or your house, God forbid, it is all stored elsewhere. 

The crew gave Lobster Network the Most Unique Resource award this year but I voted for it as the Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed. I am so glad to have found it though.To see all the awards go to my blog post: Best of the Vendors/Products for the Homeschool Review Crew for 2009-10. Doing this inventory will be a big task for this summer and is on my summer to-do list blog post.

Out of five stars I give the LobsterNetwork

Check out what my fellow reviewers thought of Lobster Network at TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.

***LobsterNetwork provided me with a Free Account so that I could do my review. They will give you a free account too. Though I received this product for free I have given an honest review of it here in this post.


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