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24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Turn Any Ebook into an Audiobook with FBReader & Ivona Text to Speech (TTS)

This video shows how to set up and use the free apps FBReader & Ivona TTS engine to turn ANY ebook into an audiobook! You’ll learn how you can kick back and close your eyes, while your tablet or smartphone reads that ebook to you through your headphones or speakers. Which means you can “read” with your ears while bouncing around on a bus, driving to work, standing in line at the bank or supermarket or just hanging out in your favorite recliner. How cool is that?

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Pocket: Captures & Reads Web Pages Aloud, Offline with Text to Speech!

This video shows how to set up and use the incredibly powerful Pocket app (formerly “Read It Later”) to:

  • Capture web pages to read and study offline on your tablet or smart phone, and
  • Use Pocket’s Text to Speech (TTS) feature when you are offline to have the app read the article out loud to you, using your device’s headphones or speakers.

With Pocket you can study web pages full of text while you’re driving, bouncing along in a bus or simply relaxing with your eyes closed in your favorite easy chair. No internet connection needed!

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2012 Collection: Boredom Breakers for Kids on Summer Vacation

Yikes! It’s summer vacation time again. Are your kids complaining about nothing to do this summer? Are you wishing they would use this time off from school to learn something new or brush up on some basic skills? Then this collection of recent posts from The Best Free Training may be worth a second look:

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Stanford’s iPhone and iPad Apps Development Course Free from iTunes

Topic:  iPhone & iPad app development
Format:  Course downloads available from Apple’s iTunes
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to create an iPhone or iPad app?  Or do you have a great idea for a “killer app” that just might make you rich… if you could only figure out how to build it? Well here’s your chance to get your app-development questions answered and act on your app-inventing dreams!  

image: Stanford Announcement

Stanford University, in a collaboration with Apple & iTunes U, is offering their latest iPhone and iPads apps course FREE to the world on iTunes! So if you’ve got the time, they’ll help you build the skills… and your first iPhone/iPad app!

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