12 Web-Based Tools that can Replace Your Desktop Software

I use the Google apps all the time and really love them. I also use some of the online storage sites. My favorite is Dropbox.


Kit Eaton’s Favorite Apps

Blogger Kit Eaton has tested 3,000 or so apps, and these are his favorites:

  • 360 Panorama
  • Photo 360
  • TinType
  • Roblox
  • Jet Set Willy
  • Tiny Wings
  • Angry Birds
  • Angry Birds Star Wars
  • Evernote – I have used this one a lot.
  • OneNote
  • TED
  • Sleep Cycle
  • Shazam

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Mind-Mapping Apps

Those listed in this article are:

  • MindNode (iOS) – $10
  • Mind Vector (iOS and Android) – $10
  • Popplet (iOS) – $5
  • Mindly (iOS and Android) – $7
You can download a basic version of some of these apps that has limited features. I don’t use and can’t recommend or critique any of them.

Flat – Music Creation App

Flat is a free (and paid) app that lets users compose and create sheet music. You input your score using a MIDI controller or a mouse. The paid  version costs $4.95 a month.

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Personal Tech’s Best Apps of 2016

According to the Personal Tech column in the New York Times, they are:

  • Nuzzel
  • NPR One
  • Castro
  • Untappd
  • Pix
  • Cheeky Fingers
  • Super Stickman Golf3
  • Pinout
  • Microsoft’s Solitaire

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5 Language Learning Apps for Your Smart Phone

They are, in no particular order:

1. Duolingo – I have it on my iPad
2. Easy Languages
3. Babbel
4. Memrise
5. Rosetta Stone

Google Keep – One Stop Storage Solution for all Your Files

Google Keep is a note-taking app similar to Evernote, which I have used for several years. You have to buy one of the pay versions of Evernote if you need more features than the very limited free version, but Google Keep is free. Keep works seamlessly with all the Google apps, such as Chrome, Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar. You can capture notes, audio, and photos with the press of a button. You should know that all your captures are stored on Google Drive and count against your storage limit. I downloaded on my Samsung phone and my iPad and am looking forward to using it.