Using Magisto and Animoto for Quick Videos

Two of my favorite video tools are Magisto and Animoto, and I use them all the time to stitch together images and video clips to create share-worthy short videos. Both are available on both smartphones and the web, and both have pretty good versions starting at $60 a year. This is part of the series called #BethBuysAHouse. The posts all …

Photo Apps for Special Editing Needs

As smartphone prices sneak higher and higher, the biggest beneficiary is the camera. Snapping a quick pic with your phone can produce a beautiful shot for even the most untalented photographers. But sometimes you still need a little extra editing to make a photo pop. Here are some great apps for very specific looks. NOTE: Add to my list! Which …

Fantastic Tools for Families

I don’t often cover tools for parents and families, but I ran across a service that wowed me so much that I immediately called my sister to perhaps help my two young nephews. So I figure that even if you don’t have school-age kids, you probably know someone who does. PLUS… I’m doing this post to help out the manager …

Instant Transcription Tools

You may find yourself in need of an instant transcription tool for a whole host of reasons. Maybe you’d like to dictate your novel. Perhaps you need a transcription of your latest speech. Or maybe someone with whom you’re working speaks another language or is hard of hearing. Whatever the reason, you have several free choices that will get you …

Project Management for the Rest of Us

Here’s an excerpt from The Big Book of Apps, which you totally need! The project management world is a crowded space, but a few companies stand out. These tools are the most recommended by audience members in my sessions, and those guys are way smarter than I am. Like the cloud storage tools, you’ll find many of the same characteristics …

Canva for Videos: Typito

Everyone loves the drag-and-drop, template-rich graphic tool called Canva. But it handles images, not video. Yesterday I discovered a new video editor that has the same types of tools, and you’re gonna (mostly) love it. You know all those cool recipe and news videos you see all over social media? The ones where you can watch silently and get everything …

The Big Book of Apps is HERE!

My dear readers, I am thrilled that the newest book, “The Big Book of Apps” is now here! We haven’t officially launched on Amazon yet (waiting for the eBook), but you can order a signed copy at a special price by FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 (that’s TODAY ONLY). Here’s an excerpt that includes a sample of tools about sharing/storing files (Dropbox …