IFTTT Update: New Apps, Easier Interface

Without even realizing it, you probably do the same tasks over and over – such as checking the weather, saving attachments from emails, tweeting your latest blog post on Twitter. Though it takes just a few minutes to complete each task, these little jobs add up fast, and you probably have better uses of your time in today’s crazy-busy lifestyle. …

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 …

Proof That Nerds Are Cool: Meeting Planners Name “Your Nerdy Best Friend” Favorite Speaker

I’m so honored to be on this list: According to Meetings & Conventions magazine, Your Nerdy Best Friend (TM), also known as author Beth Ziesenis, is one of the 2014 favorite speakers. The March 2014 Meetings & Conventions magazine research poll asked meeting professionals “Who is the single best speaker you have heard in the past two years?” The results are …

JotForm: Full-bodied form builder

Google Forms is a quick-and-easy way to embed a form on your site for free, but it doesn’t have much pizazz. JotForm takes all types of online forms to new levels, both with formatting and functionality. JotForm (which also spells its name “Jotform,” driving a former English teacher like me crazy!) has a cool integration with Dropbox that deposits submissions directly into …

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader and More

My experience as a copywriter revealed to me the secret insecurities that many people have about their writing. Incredibly intelligent people with excellent communication skills would cringe when they handed me a first draft of a piece they wanted me to shape. With visions of former English teachers in their heads, they fretted about grammar, spelling and word choice, forever …