Monday, October 15, 2012

Link of the Week

For this week's Link of the Week, it is actually going to be quite a few links. I have found some of the best online applications that can be used for school. All these applications are online only (no downloading necessary!) and are great if you like to work without carrying around a massive backpack everywhere. So without further explaining, let the links begin

This first thing is something that everyone should have: a notebook. Here is a fancy online notebook that enables you to have multiple notebooks, with pages, sections, and the ability to drag notes around. You can add text, HTML, RSS, audio, video, and images into your notes as well. It just got out of the beta stages so it might not be perfect, but it definitely can be very useful!

Piggybacking off of Zoho, comes Google Drive. This can be a very good note-taking app, but it can also do a host of other things. It can sync with your phone very easily and is a great way to keep your files attached to your email for everyday use.

Next up is a place to put all these big files you are accumulating on your harddrive. There is nothing better than Dropbox for this. You can use it on your computer, tablet, or phone, and it is an easy yet powerful file storage system . You can share whole folders, or just keep it all to yourself.

Up next is one of the best ways to keep your schedule organized with all your homework and personal events. Google Calendar allows you to create events which sync seamlessly to your smartphone or tablet instantly, and vice versa. It lets the user create reminders from the computer that will only affect your smartphone and many, many other things. I, personally, would be forgetting things left and right without this.

Wunderlist is an awesome application that can help keep all your tasks in check. It allows for different categories of tasks, so even if you have 1000 tasks, you can still keep organized with this app.

If you are being forced to make a presentation for a class (woohoo...) you might as well spice it up a bit with a Prezi. It is an presentation tool that can do things a powerpoint only dreams about at night. It creates awesome panning and zooming effects that break up the monotony of a powerpoint. Check out their intro video here.

We are moving a bit away from the academic side of school and into the creative aspect (finally)! Aviary is an awesome image editing application that allows for a wide variety of features. It is no Photoshop, but you are in a pinch and are on a computer without Adobe products, this is just the thing for you!

Other online image editors you can use are Splashup and there is always an online Photoshop Elements, but it is not as powerful as the full Photoshop CS6.

Next and final category is the video editors. There are a bunch to choose from, but these two are the ones that I think are the best:

Youtube actually has an editor built into their website for use. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks legit!

Next one the list is VideoToolBox. It doesn't look as it would be as powerful as the youtube editor, but it is still a nice little tool to use!

Now that you are all equiped for school, sit back and relax with some new music using one of the best music discovery site out there. Enjoy!

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