Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Third-Party Apps That Replace Official Apps

Screen of Apps
Screen of Apps (Photo credit: Seth Meranda)
Found a great article by LifeHackerThird-Party Apps That Are Better Than The Official Counterparts.

After reading the article, it got me thinking about some third-party apps that I rely on, as well.  Thought I would share those here and the reason why I chose these over the official app.

I encourage you to share your favorites here, as well!

1.  iPad and iPhone Email - Accompli:  I am the queen of email programs. I have searched and searched and tried them all.  Accompli is by far the best I've used, especially if you need to connect to Microsoft Exchange emails as well as Gmail or Outlook.  How many hours have you spent trying to get your Exchange email to connect to your phone?  Accompli didn't require any manual input. I simply put in my Username and Password and it found the settings and I was connected.  I was amazed!!!!  In addition, Accompli has a calendar in the app and it works great!  Give it a try, you'll be happy you did!  P.S. It's free!

2.  iPad and iPhone Browser - Stream:  Prepare for a new experience for browsing.  If you use social media like Twitter, Facebook, Linked In or a productivity tool like Evernote, then you'll want to try this.  It's fluid and fast.  It seems to take into consideration the whole idea of mobile web browsing and work with it instead of trying to force a traditional browser into a mobile experience.  I haven't had this a long time but I'm happier with it each time I use it.  And, you guessed it, it's free!

3.  iPad and iPhone Notes - Penultimate:   Notes is good but Penultimate allows me to write with a stylus or my finger and then easily upload to Evernote.  So much faster and so much more efficient!  It's got a great interface, too!

4.  iPad and iPhone Reminders - Remember The Milk:  For so many reasons, this is preferred.  The main reason is that this To-Do List with Reminders allows me to categorize the "to-do" items but also has access literally everywhere. I can add a to-do right from my browser with the bookmarklet, go to the website, or add it via the app on my iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device. I can email in reminders, share reminders (and get assistance with those to-do lists) with others, and connect it to Gmail and Evernote.  It's just everywhere and reliable.  Sign up is free, but premium cost is modest at 19.99 a year.

What would you add to this list?  Please comment and share below.  Tell us what app is replaced by your third-party choice and why!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coggle - for Mind Maps

See on Scoop.it - MyWeb4Ed

Thinking, rethought. Coggle is designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together

See on coggle.it

colwiz - An App for research

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Collective Wizdom - An R&D Platform for Researchers, Academics and Students.

See on www.colwiz.com

More Resources for Google Forms

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Earlier this week, contributor Beth Still shared an introduction to Google Forms. In this article, we give you a curated list of other resources where you can find more about this digital tool, bot...

See on connectedteachers.org

emaze - For Online Presentations

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emaze is the new online presentation tool for people who want more than PowerPoint. AMAZING PRESENTATIONS IN MINUTES! No software required. Start now.

See on www.emaze.com

Record Your Screen for Free on Mac or PC

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If you need free screen recording tools to record your computer, then look no further. These are some of the best screen capture software options available today!

See on jonathanwylie.hubpages.com

12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

See on www.teachthought.com