Microsoft Translator: The best app of the year

An American, a German and a Russian walk into a bar. The American says, “Let’s all be friends. I’ll buy the next round!” The German and the Russian smile awkwardly and go back to their phones. They don’t speak English, so… But then the German yells out a happy “Heiliger Strohsack!” and starts pointing to an app on his phone. …

Favorite apps and sites from The Webby Awards

Every year I adore going through the nominees and honorable mentions for The Webby Awards, which recognizes sites and apps for outstanding awesomeness. Here are a few of my favorites from this year (and last year). Warning: many are highly addicting. Graphics Type to Design (online) Write your name with Instagram pictures with Type to Design. Use a screencapture to grab …

Our 2016 Gift to You: NerdWords Yearbook

Happy New Year! As always, our goal is to share resources to help make your lives easier. Here’s the quick reference guide to every tech tool we mentioned in 2015 in one handy handout. Please download, share, print out, distribute, use and love. Note that makes me incredibly happy: You may know that I am incredibly picky about the tools …

Google Photos: It’s All That (and a little worrisome)

A couple of weeks ago Google offered a great gift to the Internet universe: free, unlimited photo storage for all. Free. Unlimited. 100%. Free. People keep asking me, “Does that mean I can upload…?” Yep. Everything. All the old family photos, everything on your mobile device, any images you have stored on other cloud services. Free. Unlimited. The Good Besides …

Great apps from ASAE’s Great Ideas

I was honored to be chosen for two sessions at this year’s Great Ideas Conference for the American Society of Association Executives. Attendees submitted their favorite apps in my sessions to create a running list of the best. Peruse and enjoy! You can also view it in the original spreadsheet here.