Styling Librarian: Appreciated Technology Resources
I’ve been quiet about my technology use for the past few months, thought I’d quickly share a confession AND my top favorite resources lately.
First off, the confession:
I have had a terrible habit since I began using an iPad. I open numerous tabs while reading Facebook and blog posts and find that most of them are ones that I’d like to open on my MacBook. Then I copy/paste the websites into an email and send myself an “open this” email that tortures me until I have time to open, organize, and use all the sites I was inspired to remember. Does anyone else have this issue? I’ve tried to use Hootsuite and Diigo through my iPad so that I can avoid this process but haven’t found them to be quick and instant on my iPad as I do on the MacBook. Still looking for a better solution but for now, just working with what fits for me!
Here’s what I’ve appreciated using most recently:
1. Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com - I love how I can quickly input in a new website or blog onto Bloglovin so that I can get daily updates of all the blogs I’m following instead of individual emails from every updated site. Sometimes my inbox is bulging otherwise!
2. DuckDuckGo: https://duckduckgo.com - Searching anonymously is a helpful thing sometimes. I find it uncomfortable to always be tracked by my searches… plus sometimes I find that DuckDuckGo will give me a wider range of resources that I appreciate more when searching versus using Yahoo or Google platforms.
3. Recite This: http://recitethis.com - Just love that I can type in a quote, or something else, and have a poster created instantly! Also appreciate that it can be downloaded:
4. Pic Stitch (iPhone App) and Skitch- connect with Evernote – I’ve used these apps quite often lately. I will never claim to be a talented photographer in any way, shape, and form. Especially since I use my iPhone for most of my pictures… I do appreciate both of these apps for editing and sending on to my blog, Facebook and Twitter. It is fun to make collages and frame/write on images, etc. Quite the distraction at times to edit photos, but I’ve been using them quite a bit at the beginning of the year for student photos, etc.
5. Dots – A Game About Connecting- warning, this game is addicting and entertaining! I really appreciate having it to play when I’m stuck in lines and can’t completely concentrate on an audiobook or eBook.
6. http://www.graphite.org - Source from Common Sense Media: “Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Media. Find the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning.” I appreciate reading about resources Graphite shares on a weekly basis.
7. http://www.videonot.es learned about this thanks to http://librarygrits.blogspot.hk/2013/09/knee-deep-in-literature.html - I know I’ll be using it quite a bit in the future.
Want to read about app recommendations from a blogger I appreciate? App-solutely Great from Mrs. O Reads Books
Resources I’m looking into soon:
1. Storify - http://storify.com/login
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