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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.

GCF LearnFree.Org: Learn Life Skills, Job Skills & Computer Skills!

This video provides an overview of the Goodwill Community Foundation’s LearnFree.org website. Our quick tour highlights a few of the great free resources at the site, including training on Google Docs, Pinterest, Windows 8, and much more.  

From the website:  

“GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life…. delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE…”


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How to Use Gmail [& Basics of E-mail]

Topic: How to use Google’s Gmail (in particular) & how to use e-mail (in general)
Format: Self-paced, interactive, slide-based tutorial including audio narrations, text explanations, graphics, animations, practice exercises, and quizzes (free registration required)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

This free, 45-minute online course is fun! Clean, simple animations and interactive Gmail simulations provide effective training for three separate audiences: 1) People who are entirely new to e-mail and want to learn the basics (your kids, grandkids, senior citizens, or other e-mail newbies), 2) Anyone who is wondering about Google’s web-based e-mail package, Gmail, and would like to check it out before signing up for it, and 3) New (or even veteran) Gmail users who want to explore its full capabilities to get the most out of it. I’ve been using e-mail for many years and, more recently, Gmail. And I still learned some valuable tips that I put to work immediately.
How to Use Gmail

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