Category - Graphics & Design

#TechBlab Ep 43 – Top 10 Apps

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal & Sean McKenna

 

Promo, the instant video creation platform from Slidely. Promo is a one stop video creation system. It’s simple, efficient and 100% optimized for social.
Yapply is an online content discovery and social networking service that enables its users to have realtime conversations on any web page.
Miranda is a great app for scheduling across multiple time zones. I am now using this for all future meetings.
ProShot by Edward Kezeli
https://appsto.re/us/9fDg3.i
Superimpose Studio by Pocket Bits LLC
https://appsto.re/us/zn6vJ.i
Youtube to Facebook Share
Facebook Canvas
Html Signature Generator
Find and Compare the Best Tools for your Startup
Entrepreneur Tools
News:
Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.
Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with Apple’s WKWebView, launches Data Saver extension out of beta
 
A week after launching Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has released Chrome 48 for iOS with a big focus on performance and stability. The company has also launched its Data Saver extension for the desktop out of beta. You can download the latest Chrome for iOS version from Apple’s App Store and the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Thanks to WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it doesn’t take down Chrome with it. As a result, the company’s browser now crashes 70 percent less on Apple’s mobile platform
Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million
 
Mobile customers can reduce their phone bills by $5 per month by displaying targeted ads, offers and content from brands and media companies including Starbucks, Levi’s and Lyft at various times when they unlock their handset.
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

1. Hitchly
Turn any URL to a Phonenumber your visitors can dial in
2. Faceparty
Fun x 4. Shoot killer GIFs, collage them, and share your genius with the universe.
 
3. Super
Home Ownership Reinvented. A subscription service that will take care of your home maintenance
4. Punkpost
 
Send hand written cards as easy as texting
 
5. Get the Font – Download any Font
 
*this might be a little illegal*
6. Animaker
Make cool Animated videos easily
7. Crowdcast
Webinars Made Easy
 
8. Unmute
 
Live broadcast Your Audio Calls (Its like Blab but Audio only)
Join LIVE voice calls happening anywhere in the world. More than just calls, these streams are interactive. When in session, other users can tune in, share photos and comments, and even join the talk if unmuted by the host. ≈ Call your friends • Send voicemails to anyone ∞ Replay calls at anytime ⁄ Save calls to share as a Podcast ∆ Post to Twitter, Facebook, and beyond
9. Fieldbook
Create Database as easy as Excel.
10. Todoist
 
11.  YouTube Music
12. Replay Video Editor by Stupeflix
https://appsto.re/us/ZSbyP.i
13. FREE App of the week 11/15-11/21
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents by Readdle
https://appsto.re/us/nGcwS.i
14. Action Launcher 3 for Android
15. Audio Recorder for Andorid by Sony
16. CoEverywhere mentioned by @michaelhernsin
17. Otta Radio mentioned by @Mat_Sherman

#TechBlab Episode 19 – Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

– Google for Work
– Trello
– Dropbox
– OneDrive
– Evernote
-OneNote
Zoom
Clickfunnels
Asana
Slack
Hire VA/Temp Staff
PostPlanner
Buffer
Freedom – Block Distractions
Canva
IconFinder
Convertkit
Stormboard – online brainstorming
Domain Search
Stripe
GumRoad – Sell digital files
Alibaba
AliExpress
Moo Cards
A/B Testing for Websites – Optimizely
Xero
Sqwiggle – Team Collaboration, Chat, Video
Fiverr/Fever
Audible
Meetup
HARO
Shopify
Theme forest
On Demand business advice
99 Designs
Open source Legal Documents
Product Hunt
KickStarter
Cloudflare
 
Sunrise Calendar-
Flux for eye strain
Marks
Scrivener
Mindset Mindmanager
Asana
Smart sheet
Harvest for time tracking
HubSpot
Yesware
Nimble
17 Hats
Appear
Plus and Minus

#TechBlab Episode 15 – Awesome Presentation Apps + Gadgets

Catch the replay HERE

– Apple Keynote (Free with recent Apple computer, iPad or iPhone)
– Prezi.com
– Google Slides
– Slideshare (For sharing and embedding Presentations)
– http://slidedog.com/ (Mix and match your fav presentation tools)
Presenting via Evernote
– Works on Mac or Windows
– Basic account is free, Premium account is $49.99 per year
– Need Premium account to do presentations
– Can do 30-day free trial
– Present your notes directly from Evernote by clicking on presentation mode
– Biggest plus: So much faster to make than PowerPoint or Keynote slides!
– Biggest minus: Limited on formatting the slides
– Blue, pink, green pointers
– Day mode (white background, black text) or Night mode (black background, white text)
– Font scaling
– Use layout editor to make dividing lines between text where you want slides separated
– When you want to share presentations on a secondary monitor, or project them onto a larger screen….
-On Windows or Mac: Set up your secondary monitor from the Control Panel (Windows Desktop) or System Preferences (Mac). On Evernote for Mac, you can even edit a note on your laptop screen while presenting it on a large screen. To do this, simply disable screen “mirroring” before you start presentation mode. Select the ‘Change Screen’ (Ctrl + S) button while in presentation mode to select which monitor to display your notes on.
– On iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Use AirPlay to present to a second screen right from your device.
Places to buy Powerpoint/Keynote themes:
Tools to make quick graphics for Presentation:
– Canva.com
– Picmonaey.com
Best Places for Free/Paid Stock Photography?
– https://stocksnap.io/ (Free Stock Photos)
– Adobe Stock: https://stock.adobe.com/
–  https://unsplash.com/ (Free)
– http://www.kevinmullett.com/my-49-stock-photography-sites-mega-list/?ref=blab
Best Places to Get Fonts for Presentation/Design
Explainer Video/Corporate Video/Animated Video for Presentation
Camera Awesome
Extra:
Gadgets for Presentations
– Asus S1 –  http://amzn.to/1Gc4RGF
– RIF6 Cube – http://amzn.to/1LjxBtW
– AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter – http://amzn.to/1Gc52Bz
– HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV
– Ugreen Mini Displayport Adapter Mini Displayport to HDMI VGA 2 in 1 Adapter Converter (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) Premium ABS Case for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini White
Create Polls

#TechBlab Episode 14 – Tools for Managing Your Social Media Channels

Catch the reply here: bit.ly/techblab14

-Buffer (FB, Twitter, Pinterest) – Free + Paid
http://bufferapp.com
-Hootsuite (FB, Twitter, Instagram) – Free + Paid
-Tailwind (Pinterest) – $9/month
-IFTTT (If this then that) – Free
http://ifttt.com
– PostPlanner – $7/month
– CoSchedule – $15/month
Buzz sumo
– Manage Flitter
http://manageflitter.com – Free + $12/month option
quuu.co
Twitter Cards
The Everthing Guide to Twitter Cards:https://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-cards-guide
-Tweetlead.io
Url shortener with call to action
– http://snip.ly/
Video call to action
Overvideo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overvideo-text-music-video/id810713114?mt=8
Text on Images
Wordswag.co
BuzzSumo
www.socialoomph.com
Tagboard.com
Goodbits.io (also connects with Buffer) pretty awesome people
Some tools to check on username when starting out in social media. I think keeping usernames across social channels is important:knowem.comnamechk.com,namecheckr.com
Use “tweriod.com” to find out when my followers are online
SocialBro.com can also help determine the best times to tweet based on your audience

#TechBlab Episode 13 Mobile Photography (Apps/Tips)

It’s time to think twice before you buy a regular old point and shoot nowadays. Alex Koloskov gives a great demonstration HERE to show you exactly how amazing the camera phone can be. Below is the link to watch the show, and all of the accessories & apps discussed are listed below.

Catch the Replay: Bit.ly/techblab13

Accessories


olloclip is a family of mobile photo lens systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Samsung Galaxy S. Includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro and telephoto lenses. – http://amzn.to/1PhbwBq
SHOULDERPOD – Professional smartphone equipment. iPhone 6 tripod mount holder & grip handle
Professional smartphone equipment for mobile creatives. iPhone 6 plus tripod mount holder and grip handle also for Samsung Galaxy S4 S5, Sony Xperia Z1, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia, HTC One

Xshot Camera Extenderhttps://xshot.com/
XShot GoPro Poles, Selfie Sticks, and Camera Extenders – the original since 2007. Travel-ready gear for your camera or mobile phone to handle any adventure!
E‑M10 – System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras – OM-D – Olympus
System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras

iKross –Wireless Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Handheld Extendable Stick Pole with Mount Holder –http://amzn.to/1hpgoGG


Apps

Camera +
http://campl.us/
Adobe Photoshop Fix by Adobe
https://appsto.re/us/5ItN9.i
TouchRetouch HD by Adva-Soft
https://appsto.re/us/y5Zrw.i
Photo Blender – Double Exposure & SuperImpose Image Effects by YALING TU
https://appsto.re/us/5wDi2.i
FilterStorm
http://filterstorm.com/
iWatermark
http://plumamazing.com/iphoneipad/iwatermark-pro/

Android & iOS Apps

Snapseed
Android
IOS
VSCO
Android
IOS
PhotoFunia by Capsule Digital Ltd
Available on almost every device you can think of

#TechBlab Episode 10 – Screen Recording Apps for Courses, Webinars & more!

Watch the Replay: Episode 10

Screenflow for Mac
Camtasia for PC + Mac
Quicktime
Screencast-o-matic
Snagit
Reflector 2 (For wireless mirroring of your Phone)
Explain Everything
TinyTake
Recording Skype Calls
Ecamm Call Recorder: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/ – Mac
Pamela: http://www.pamela.biz/en/ – Windows
Mobile Screen Recording
AZ Screen Recorded (For Android)
Record Animated GIF from Screen
 
Tools for Taking Screenshots
 
Default Computer Screenshot Options:
Mac
Command + Shift + 3 = Take Full Screenshot
Command + Shift + 4 = Take a Screenshot of just an area
If you install dropbox it allows you to save all screenshots inside dropbox in a folder for easy sharing.
Windows
Print Screen
IOS – Home + power button
Android – Volume down + Power
Samsung – push and hold both the power button+home button at the same time. Briefly push and hold both buttons and let go
On the Galaxy S3 and up just swipe your palm across the screen
Tailor – Automatic Screenshot Stitching (IOS)
Skitch: Screenshot + Annotation
Lightshot (Mac/Windows/Chrome)
Wideo
The Ultimate IFTTT Guide: Use The Web’s Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro:http://goo.gl/u58GvR
Make Animated Text in Video
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#TechBlab Episode 9 – Apps for Making DIY Graphics for Social Media

Watch the Replay: Episode 9

Image Creation/Editing Tools (Web):

Canva – Canva.com
Pic Monkey – www.picmonkey.com
Relay That – https://relaythat.com/
iDraw – http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
https://pixlr.com/
http://www.easel.ly/
http://pixelstudiofx.com/

Apps for your Phone:

Photo Wonder
WordSwag
Typorama
JibJab
Photocandy
FotoRus

Making Logos:
https://www.tailorbrands.com

Making infographics
http://piktochart.com

Find Designers/Outsource:

Freelancer.com
Elance.com
Fiverr.com
99Designs.com
https://www.behance.net/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SCstockshop

Stock Photos: https://stocksnap.io

A great tool for placing your image to: https://placeit.net/

Help Choose the correct colors to go with you images:
http://www.pictaculous.com/

#TechBlab Episode 7 – Online Advertising (FB/Twitter/Google Adwords)

Catch the Replay here: bit.ly/techblab7

Google Ads: