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Appy Hour

internet-3113279_640I attended the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries conference in Pewaukee, WI May 2-4.

Appy Hour was a panel presentation with website extensions, websites, and app recommendations. Here’s the list I jotted down:

Website Extensions:

  • PrintFriendly Chrome Extension. Print without graphics (like ads).
  • Tab Resize – split-screen layout
  • FireShot – screenshot, like the Microsoft Snipping Tool

Websites:

  • Goo.gl – shortened URL and QR code generator
  • CamScanner.com – convert your photo into a PDF or JPG
  • JustFacts.com – media bias and fact check
  • Photofy.com – for creating social media
  • Skitch – adding highlights or arrows to images quickly
  • Litsy.com – reading log and timer. like Instagram but for books. Share quick quotes, pictures, and reviews
  • Instafreebie.com – free ebooks
  • TotalBooxcom – pay for only how much you read
  • Bookbub.com/BookRiot.com – ebook sales, book world news
  • BigOven.com – takes three ingredients and your leftovers and helps you put a meal together. (also an app)

Apps:

  • Leio – keep track of your reading progress and habits (leio.co)
  • BigOven – takes three ingredients and your leftovers and helps you put a meal together.
  • Paprika – paid app to organize your recipes, add to shopping list and sync across devices
  • Waze – social GPS. People can mark if there are accidents or slowdowns in real time.
  • GasBuddy – find and report the lowest prices for gas.
  • Dark Sky Weather – $3.99 one time fee. Totally worth it according to the presenter.
  • Kinsa – thermometer app
  • Lux Light Meter – measures brightness
  • Knitt – keeps track of rows
  • NY Times Crossword – free mini puzzle every day
  • CPR Tempo – provides beat for performing CPR
  • WhatsApp – texting service between phones and is a replacement for regular SMS text messages
  • Adobe Photoshop Express – simple photoshop editing
  • Propeller – inhaler monitor tracker for asthma and COPD. App is free, device is paid.
  • I Am Sober-Sobriety Counter – encourages you to stay sober
  • WattPad – writing of fanfic/original works. Teens love it. Upload content and get feedback on it
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I am a librarian working in a library system in Wisconsin.

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