background preloader

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier
At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.) For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.

http://blog.ted.com/25-apps-to-make-your-everyday-life-easier/

Related:  Tech

13 Little Known Free Programs Any LifeHacker Must Try There’s plenty of useful free computer programs and websites that a lot of people don’t know about. Hopefully, after reading this post, your time spent in front of the computer will become a bit more healthy, productive, and easily managed. 1. Bitrix24 Project Based Learning Introducing an irresistible project at the beginning of a unit of study can give students a clear and meaningful reason for learning. Plus, they end up with a product or result that could possibility make a difference in the world! In project based learning students are driven to learn content and skills for an authentic purpose. Robin Hood on four wheels: one night aboard the Madtown Hopper · The Badger Herald It’s 11 p.m. on a Monday night and Amir Morning has just pulled up in front of my house. He blasts Avicii as he fusses with the neon lights that line the inside of his Madtown Hopper, a small electric car used to give free rides to people in downtown Madison. We introduce ourselves, and he checks to see if the clothes I’m wearing are warm.

4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom June 11, 2015 Planning a paperless classroom? Here are four important apps you should definitely consider. Using these apps will enable you to create and distribute assignments to your students, provide feedback on your students work, organize your classroom materials, conduct quick formative assessments via quizzes, polls or exit tickets, track grades, record attendance, create seating charts and many more. 1- Showbie- Paperless Classroom “With Showbie, you can quickly and easily assign, collect and review student work on your iPad, then provide rich feedback to your students by adding annotations, text notes and voice notes directly onto their documents.

50 Unique and Useful Websites on the Internet In the internet world when we surfing the browser we can see millions of websites, blogs, gaming sites. Websites are categorized as personal resource, travel, education, general internet etc. But if you visit a website that may be useful and interested for you but another one feels that’s not special for him. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often.

The Fascist Threat - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. [Day 2 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this talk was delivered at the Doug Casey conference, "When Money Dies," in Phoenix on October 1, 2011.] "There isn't anyone around who is willing to stand up and say, 'I'm a fascist; I think fascism is a great social and economic system.'" Everyone knows that the term fascist is a pejorative, often used to describe any political position a speaker doesn't like. There isn't anyone around who is willing to stand up and say, 'I'm a fascist; I think fascism is a great social and economic system."

3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers June 16, 2015 We have received a few requests over the last couple of weeks to share our recommendations for text to speech tools designed specifically for struggling readers.While all text to voice converters can be used by both struggling and non struggling readers, the tools listed below are reputed for being effective with kids with reading disorders. Natural Reader is not free but it does offer a free trial period to test the application and decide if it works for you. 1- Natural Reader ‘NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. 50 Of The Most Useful Websites On The Internet - WeHaveNoTopic There are many website to help us be productive. The problem is that you probably never heard of most of them. That’s why we made a list of 50 of the most useful websites on the internet! midomi.com Basically Shazam for PC. Play or sing a song and the site will know what song it is.WhatTheFont Upload an image of a font and this website tells you what font is used.chesscademy.com Learn chess on the internet.Mathway.com Solves any kind of math problem and also tells you how.Mailinator.com Disposable e-mail address.

100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. INTP Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving by Joe Butt INTPs are pensive, analytical folks. They may venture so deeply into thought as to seem detached, and often actually are oblivious to the world around them.

Related: