by Cheryl Sklar
Most people have likely heard of TED Talks. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization designed to help spread ideas, in the form of short, powerful talks, less than 20 minutes. It’s very informative and motivational, and I highly recommend listening to some when you get a chance. The staff at TED came up with suggestions of their favorite apps that help make your everyday life easier. I thought it would be fun and helpful to highlight a few and share them.
Being that we here at Network 1 are hip, happening, and up-to-date, we’ve already written about some of these great apps: David wrote about DarkSky in a previous article. This one lets you know exactly what the weather is doing – and going to do – right where you are. Tony told us about EverNote, a great note-organizing tool that he uses all the time, and Waze, a real-time traffic and map app, which we all use regularly.
Here are a few more:
Pocket is a great app that allows you to save articles, videos, recipes, and webpages that you don’t have time to read now but don’t want to forget about reading later. It is saved in a simple, easy-to-view layout that enables you to adjust the font for easy reading and does not require internet connectivity.
Wunderlist. This app lets you create lists of favorites – restaurants, vacation sites, movies, errands, etc., – all as shareable to-do lists. This makes it easy to simply get stuff done.
Couch to 5K is a program to motivate you and make it easy for you to literally get off your couch and train yourself to run a 5K in 9 weeks. It starts with a gentle introduction to get the body moving, alternating between walking and running small distances and slowly building up your stamina and distance. A good friend of mine used this app and it worked great for her.
As there are so many others that were suggested, here is a link to that article: TED’s App Suggestions. They range from organizational, map-related, computer/email, and random categories. I hope you find some of them useful. We’d love to hear what you think.
Cheryl Sklar With over 26 years of experience in sales, marketing and general coordination, Cheryl uses her varied organizational skills to enhance the behind the scenes workings of Network 1. She strives to help things run smoothly wherever she can.
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