Apps Gone Free: Google Earth Pro

Community-based businesses that need to understand the demographics of their areas can now rejoice — a powerful mapping tool is now free! Google Earth Pro used to be $400 a year, but now you can request a free key and use the application to your data-loving heart’s content. Download the software, then follow the prompts to register and get a …

Our Annual Gift to You: The Best of Your Nerdy BFF 2014

Every year (well, we started last year), we look back at our best issues of the NerdWords newsletter and our most popular (and important posts). Then we compile all the essential tools and news and synthesize them for your easy-reading pleasure. Last year’s issue was really a double dose, since it included everything from 2012 and 2013. This year’s edition highlights …

iOS 7.0 Blues

Here’s what happens when I try to update both my iPad and my iPhone. I think I need a cupcake.

Tools in Action: ASAE 2013

I spent the last week at the annual conference for the American Society of Association Executives, and I cornered several tech experts to share their favorite tech tools and explain how they’re using them. Watch this short video on tips for using: iPads for consultants Tagxedo for press releases Fiverr for marketing Softsign for document signing on the go Live …

Task Management Systems

Choosing a task management system is a personal thing. It’s kind of like what some doctors say when recommending a diet – the perfect diet is the one that works for you. People choose their favorites based on any number of factors, such as: • “I put all my stuff into this app when it first came out, and it’ll …

Website Builders and Blogs: WordPress

I’m not even going to pretend that I would consider any other blogging or website platform over WordPress, but I’d be selfish if I didn’t at least mention some of the other great tools out there. These tools range from sites that are super easy drag-and-drop web builders to on-the-go blog and instant publishing tools that make it easy to …