Alice Henneman is an Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. Here in this blog post she shares her three favorite apps (as of right now). Follow her on Twitter @
Canva is a free graphic design and photo editing app. It includes templates for quickly sizing images for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and much more. Canva includes more than one million layouts, stock photos and illustrations. While Canva is free, there is a small fee (at present, $1.00) for a one-time use of some materials. You also can upload your own images. A text tool with several fonts is included.
Use Canva on your computer by creating an account at canva.com or download it through your iPad’s App Store.
Here are three photos sized for Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. With Canva, it is easy to add logos and text for branding. NOTE: To add your institutional logo to a photo, you must own the photo copyright — because a photo is in the public domain is not sufficient justification for adding your logo.
2. APPS THAT REMIND YOU TO STAND AND MOVE
Sitting has been called the new smoking. Several apps are coming on the market that remind you to stand and move more often. Tied to a computer many days, I’m still experimenting with these and welcome comments on those you’ve found useful. Currently, I’m using a free app, available for iPhone and iPad, called Stand Up! More information at raisedsquare.com/standup.
3. WUNDERLIST: TO-DO LIST & TASKS
I like Wunderlist because it is easy to create lists, tasks, notes, due dates and reminders that sync across devices. Reviewers describe it as “simple and elegant.” And I like the “ding” when a task is marked completed!
The basic version is free for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows and Kindle Fire. More information at wunderlist.com