Get Wired November 2013

Working together on the web

Free alternatives to the Microsoft Office and Google suite of tools:

  1. Ever tried to find a common date for a large meeting via email? Avoid scheduling headaches and a clogged up inbox by using web calendar service Doodle (www.doodle.com). You can easily see your participants’ availability on a table showing everyone’s timeslots.
  2. Editorially (www.editorially.com) is a web-based text editor for collaborative writing. The service has commenting, annotating and revision control features, as well as responsive design, which means you can use it comfortably even on your phone or tablet.
  3. Pixlr Editor (www.pixlr.com/editor) is a Flash-based image editor offering many features similar to that of professional-level software Adobe Photoshop. There are also simpler Pixlr photo editing services for mobile devices.

Tips for Instagram video

  1. There are functions such as filters and editing, but you can only delete the most recent clip in the sequence.
  2. Record a clip by pressing and holding the Camcorder button. For best results, keep your phone still for each clip.
  3. Try putting several very short, still clips together to make a stop-motion animation. Want inspiration? Visit vinstavids.com for a collection of Instagram videos.
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    Nov 28, 2013
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