My Favourite Apps and Tools

Tools and Services for our computers and phones

This is just a one-off. I couldn’t wait for a succession of posts to share this. Technological advancements have paved the way for so many innovative ideas and solutions to our day-to-day activities and issues; such as tools and services for our computers and phones. But there are a whole lot of these apps that we sometimes just overlook because they are not popular.

Some of them definitely stands out and are quite beneficial as they provide a platform for doing more than just “keeping up” with people.

These tools are my absolute favourites and the fact that they are mobile friendly is like hitting jackpot. I would like to clarify that I have not received any incentives whatsoever for this post.I just really have benefitted from and enjoyed using these apps.

Well then, straight to it.

  1. Worldreader. I really like this one. It is a free digital library, where you can get unlimited access to your favourite books to read at your convenience. Books can be read in different languages, from indigenous mother tongues to Lingua Franca and even mainstream languages. And you’ll also have a chance to contribute to a charity course.
  2. Medium. A social platform for insightful writers and storytellers. There’s no topic you’re interested in that you won’t find on medium, fresh and unique perspectives from around the world. Good for startup bloggers to get inspired by the creativity in the contents found on the site.
  3. Edx. This is a platform for online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, some courses are learnt at no charge, while certificates can be verified if you so desire.
  4. Canva. Another one I like so much. This is a tool that can be used to create resume templates, business cards, brochures, all kinds of IV, letterheads, Logos, personalised posts for your Facebook and Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, make album covers as an upcoming artist, make book covers as an author, restaurant menus, the list goes on.
  5. Pinterest. probably the best app for getting inspiration on variety of topics and whatever you love to do. Where one can learn new skills or improve already acquired skills, such as DIY, outfits style inspiration, recipes. This app helps you find ideas to try on your own. And also share images of your stuff for others to try or use as inspiration
  6. Duolingo. A platform for learning other languages. Not too long ago I saw a post on Instagram that said going to a French school can earn you jobs in other African countries(over 15 francophone countries in Africa), well you don’t need to spend money enrolling and you can’t be bothered about having to create time. You can learn French and other languages in the comfort of your home or while on the bus
  7. Knudge. If you want to improve your English Language knowledge and vocabulary in preparation for an exam, or you just need an educational game that challenges you or helps you to pass time, then this tool is perfect for you.
  8. WordPress. Well, here we are on the world-famous WordPress. A free user-friendly interface for your very own blog or any other kind of blog, and in my personal opinion everyone should be a blogger of some sort.

So there you have it, my personal favourites for now. What are you favourite apps and tools on your phone and on the web? Please feel free to share with me.

PS: Be on the look out for my post on tools for making extra income.

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