Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps
What you'll learn
- find your information from anywhere.
- synchronize your information between desktop and mobile computers.
- generate and use secure passwords.
- automatically back up photos from your mobile devices.
- create to-do lists that you can access on-the-go.
- use the best apps for these purposes (iOS or Android).
- use basic tips about security and privacy and know where to learn more.
- You'll need an Android or iOS (Apple) smartphone or tablet.
- You'll need a desktop or laptop computer.
- You'll need the following free apps: Dropbox, 1Password, Wunderlist, Evernote.
- You should know how to use the basic functions of your mobile device and how to install new apps.
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This course will show you how to use four excellent apps for managing your information, guide you through setting them up, and provide tips and best practices for using them.
The apps are: Dropbox (cloud storage), 1Password (secure password management), Wunderlist (to-do lists), and Evernote (store and search all your notes).
When you have these apps set up, you'll be able to sync your information between computers and mobile devices, and quickly access all of your information from anywhere. This is a key advantage of today's mobile devices – always having your information at your fingertips.
The course includes video demos, step-by-step worksheets, and quizzes on:
- Setting up cloud storage: Dropbox.
- Setting up a secure password system: 1Password.
- Setting up to-do lists: Wunderlist.
- Organizing a place for all of your notes: Evernote.
- Using these apps together as a system for organizing your life.
- Security and privacy: tips, best practices, and where to learn more.
Who this course is for:
- Those who have an iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet and haven't had time to set up cloud storage, password managers, to-do lists, and notes that synchronize with desktop computers.
- People who would like a good system for storing information digitally and being able to easily find it again.
- Busy students or professionals who want to free up time to focus on the creative work they enjoy -- because they are no longer losing track of important information, due to lost papers, notebooks left at home, or lost photos on a damaged phone.
With this course you will
- Save time.
- Be more productive.
- Manage your information effectively.
- Access your information from anywhere.
- Get the most from your smartphone or tablet.
- Have a foundation for using other apps that connect with these in useful ways.
- Reduce stress and focus on what's important in your life (now that your info is organized).
Enroll Now Having these systems set up will make all of your creative projects easier -- because you can easily find all of your information from anywhere.
Who this course is for:
- You want to finally get a handle on password management, to-do lists, photo backup, and notes.
- You have an iPhone or Android smartphone and want to get the most from your device.
- You are busy and haven’t had time to explore apps beyond those that came pre-installed.
- You want a way to store information digitally and easily find it again.
- You want to avoid the stress of not being able to find important information.
- This course is not for you if you are already comfortable using Dropbox, 1Password, Wunderlist, and Evernote (or similar apps).
Helping librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies
Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional, helping librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies. She is the author of several books, including Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies, and Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage.
She offers a variety of instructional resources that bring people from novice to expert, and helps spark ideas for creative uses of mobile technologies.
She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years as head of user experience and web manager. She has designed and conducted user experience research, usability tests, websites, web applications, and online instruction.
She has won several awards, including the MIT Libraries Infinite Mile Award for Innovation and Creativity, the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions, and the ASIS&T Chapter Member of the Year.
Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring people to use technology effectively.