Applications That Purfylle (embellish) My Life
There are so many apps available now it's hard to know what will be useful and what won't. I'll often try out new apps based on friends recommendations. I want it to be worth my time to download and learn how to use. I thought some of you might like to know which apps I use regularly; apps that I'd be sad if they went away; apps that I use daily or almost daily; apps I've been using for years, even before I started blogging.
3 Web Browser Alternatives to Internet Explorer
I run Purfylle from Opera because it has a great bookmark system, but I think I'll be taking a look at Vivaldi soon.
Chrome has more plug-in options including Chrome Cast - which is just awesome! I tend to use Chrome for all my non-blog related browsing.
And Firefox - I love to support open source! A lot of people use Firefox so it's good to make sure the blog is working over there.
Which browser do you use? It's important to see what your site looks like on various web-browsing platforms to make sure everything works okay, remember to check mobile devices too.
3 Cloud Apps
- Google Calendar is an on-line calendar with reminders and loads of features, the more I use it the more I love it.
- Evernote so useful I wonder how I ever managed to keep track of everything before. I stopped using Evernote for a little while when I switched from my Android netbook to a Windows netbook but I've started using it again even on my Windows netbook as it is great for on-line collaborating.
- Google Drive an office suite with spreadsheets, documents, and more. If you have a g-mail account you automatically have access to Google Drive on-line.
3 Image Editors
- Gnu Image Manipulation Program - GIMP a free open source image editor giving Photoshop a run for it's money.
- Picasa makes quick edits like crop and fun effects easy, without changing the original picture.
- Snapseed for Android offers image correction tools that truly enhance your images.
3 of my Favourites
- Notepad ++ source code editor. If you ever wished notepad would allow you to have 2 text files open at once you'll find this useful! If you edit code, you'll wonder how you managed without it. Get the HTML tidy plug-in to really help make working with code easier.
- FeedDemon free feed reader | RSS reader
- FB Reader for Android free e-book reader
Every night I like toread before I go to sleep so a good book reader is gold for me. There's over a thousand e-books I've read on my phone.
But the number one App that is absolutely indespensible is KeePass to help me manage my gazillion passwords.
What are your favourite apps?