Previous Apps of the Week
3/9 - TikTok
What 𝘪𝘴 TikTok? Despite its rapid and massive rise in popularity, there are still many individuals that do not fully understand what this app is or can do.
TikTok is an app that consists of funny videos, dance videos, and a variety of trendy videos all in one place.
The “For You” page, similar to a “home” page or an Instagram feed, showcases popular, random, and trending videos from users worldwide.
When you first download TikTok, you can select topics that interest you. The “For You” page will include videos on topics that you select and want to see more of.
Many TikTok videos include popular songs, dances, and voice-overs from other videos.
Trends will often spread across the app where users will create their own unique videos that incorporate these aspects.
What started out as just a trendy app has now become a global phenomenon. TikTok has even started to collaborate with other companies, including a partner officially licensed with the NFL Players Association to include NFL-themed stickers in TikTok videos.
If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, it may be a good time to take a look! To get started creating and watching content on TikTok, download it today!
3/2 - Trello
Group projects can be a hassle when everyone has different schedules and people can’t seem to get on the same page.
Trello, this week’s App Of The Week, provides handy tools to let people stay organized and on task to provide a solution to this all-too-common issue.
Trello helps your team maximize workflow while ensuring seamless collaboration.
Trello has three main functions: boards, lists, and cards. A board is the overall project, while lists can include “Resources,” “To-Do’s,” “Completed,” and more.
Cards are the content that can be added under each list. Cards can include comments to other team members, uploaded attachments, checklists, labels, due dates, and much more.
Not only is Trello an extremely efficient tool to stay on track with group projects, but it can also be utilized for personal task management. Whether it be a to-do list for school/work or managing your own assignments, Trello is your very own online corkboard.
To get started on Trello, visit http://trello.com or download on your preferred App Store.
2/24 - Reddit
The App Of The Week this week, famously coined the “front page of the internet,” is Reddit.
Simply, Reddit is a massive collection of different forums where users can share, comment, and create different threads relating to different topics.
The different forums in Reddit, called Subreddits, each start with /r/ and cover a different topic. Interested in news? Education? Technology? Arts? With over a million different Subreddits, Reddit has a community for everyone.
Interested in starting your own Subreddit? As long as it stays within Reddit’s community guidelines, you can.
Reddit communities are also managed by “Moderators” that can manage what types of content and comments are allowed in Subreddits.
Although there aren’t any “likes” on Reddit, you can “upvote” or “downvote” comments on particular Subreddits. Comments with more upvotes are shown at the top of each Subreddit and are seen by more people.
Interested in learning more about different topics and engaging with others? Visit http://reddit.com today!
2/10 - Twitch
Meet Twitch - this week’s App Of The Week “where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.”
Twitch is a streaming platform that brings together creators and their respective communities.
While Twitch was originally focused on gaming content, it has since expanded to include so much more. Music, talk shows, and sports are just a few of the types of content available.
Twitch is also a great option for professors to host online office hours with their students. Students can comment their questions in real time for seamless virtual communication.
As one professor from the Univiersity of North Florida shares, “I started streaming on Twitch as a way to offer some of my office hours in a more accessible (and perhaps less intimidating) format to my students” (Gwilliam, 2019).
Get started exploring Twitch today. Available on iOS, Android, and the web.
2/7 - Mint
This week’s App Of The Week is designed to get you back on top of your money, finances, and budgeting - Mint
“From budgets and bills to free credit score and more, you’ll discover the effortless way to stay on top of it all.”
Mint effortlessly brings together all of your finances in one place. Users can connect bank accounts, credit cards, and investment accounts to see where their money is going.
Mint also automatically updates your spending and income transactions so you don’t need to worry about manually recording them.
Users can also easily assign their transactions to customizable categories and see their spending at a glance.
Not only is Mint perfect for managing your money, but it can also suggest recommendations on various investment offers to help your money grow.
What are you waiting for? Stop worrying about managing your finances alone; Mint
is here to help you take control of your money.
Download today on iOS and Android:
1/27 - Office Lens
Our first App Of The Week for the spring semester is MicrosoftOfficeLens!
Office Lens is a free mobile scanning app that is available across all platforms.
Office Lens allows users take a picture of a whiteboard, business card, or other document and immediately upload an editable digital version to store in their OneNote account.
The best part? All Fresno State students can download Microsoft OneNote and Office 365 for free!
Not only does Office Lens upload an editable file into OneNote, but your scanned photos can also be automatically converted into Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, or even PDF documents!
Forget all of the messy sticky notes and scattered papers! Download Microsoft Office Lens today and start simplifying your life.