Image Candy: Free Online Image Editor

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If you are familiar with online tools like PDF Candy or Video Candy, you will be happy to hear that the good people at IceCream Apps have added a brand-new app to their online suite of media tools. It’s called Image Candy! Here’s what you need to know.

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Forget the Rest, Canva’s the Best!

The Canva Visual Worksuite

When it launched in 2013, Canva was a breath of fresh air for creators. It offered an intuitive set of design tools that empowered thousands of people to forsake tools like Photoshop and embrace the power of the web.

The competition was eager to replicate Canva’s success. However, as time went by, it became increasingly hard for them to keep up with Canva’s pace of innovation.

Today, Canva is so much more than just graphic design. It’s a visual worksuite. So, in this post, I wanted to do a quick rundown of some of its latest updates and remind you to forget the rest, because Canva really is the best!

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The Best Note-taking Apps

Note-taking apps are going through something of a renaissance right now. New ones are popping up all the time, while some of the more established options are finding a whole new fan base.

I have used a lot over the years. Some I come back to time and time again. Others not so much. So, if you are looking for something new, here are ten of the best note-taking apps for you to try in 2022.

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What to Do When CarPlay Won’t Connect

CarPlay is great when it works, but when it doesn’t there are few things more frustrating! Unfortunately, no single method is guaranteed to fix CarPlay when it doesn’t connect with your iPhone. The truth is, there are a lot of variables at play here. There are many different types of cars and many different models of iPhones.

However, all is not lost. There are some things you can try. In this post, I go over a variety of methods you can use to find the fix for your car. You may need to try more than one, but these are the most common solutions so hopefully one of them will work for your situation.

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Which iPad Can Use the Apple Pencil?

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The Apple Pencil is perhaps the most popular accessory you can buy for the iPad. It was originally billed as a tool for artists but has since evolved into a versatile tool that anyone can use for notetaking, navigation and more.

Most newer iPads support the Apple Pencil, but not all iPads do. To make things more confusing, there are two different versions of the Apple Pencil and dozens of third-party alternatives.

In this post, I will show you which one is best for your iPad and give you some handy tips on how you can use the Apple Pencil to get the most out of your tablet.

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How to Use the YouTube Picture-in-Picture Mode With Chrome

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Picture-in-picture is a really useful feature that can help you do multiple things at once on your computer. You could be taking notes on a YouTube video, listening to a webinar, or keeping half an eye on a live stream. In this post, I’m going to give you a couple of different ways that you can use the YouTube picture-in-picture mode in Chrome to help you do just that.

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Craft: A Next-Generation Note-Taking App

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I think the value of a good note-taking app has been underestimated, despite the fact that there is no shortage of options. OneNote, Evernote, Apple Notes, Simplenote, Google Keep, and countless others are well-known for their note-taking abilities, but for the most part, they kind of all do the same thing. That makes it hard to choose one over another.

In 2021, I became a big fan of Workflowy. It had a simplicity that the others lacked, and an organizational scheme that complimented the way my brain thinks. So, I moved all my notes from OneNote to Workflowy and I haven’t looked back since. I’m still really happy with it, but every so often I see an app that makes me do a double-take. Craft is one such app.

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What’s New: Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education

Screenshots of the Adobe Creative Cloud Express platform on an iPad and mobile phone.

Adobe has launched a new suite of creative tools for schools called the Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education. You can access it online at adobe.com/express. It was designed to replace Adobe Spark, at least on the web, and is completely free for teachers and students. You will be able to use it on all your devices and take advantage of premium features at no cost to you or your school. Here’s a look at some of the new features you can take advantage of.

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5 Link Sharing Sites for Personal Branding

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In a world where our online identities are scattered between social media and other online platforms, it’s hard to let people know about all the places they can connect with you. Such is the life of a digital nomad. That’s why you need a link-sharing site. It houses all of your online personas in one place. Best of all, it can be accessed with just one link. You can use that link in online bios and in your email signature. Here are five of the best for you to consider.

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