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Mini App Round-Up: Dec 17, 2010

December 17th, 2010

Our Mini App Round-Ups cover smaller apps that rock. If you have a suggestion for an app, send it our way.

Teach Parents Tech

noresizeA few few folks from Google put together Teach Parents Tech as a free video tutorial service for inexperienced web browsers (like some of our parents). Users put together a package by filling out a simple form, and they specify which videos to include. The tutorials range from the basics, like copy and paste, to the result-oriented, like checking the weather or building a blog. The videos feature high production values and begin every video by stating exactly what the viewer can expect.

Buzzword Bingo HD

noresizeWho could survive a conference call without a game of Buzzword Bingo? The new iPad app Buzzword Bingo HD brings a time honored tradition to the tablet. Start the app for a random game card. You’ll see words like, authentic, strategy, framework or three-letter acronym. Tap a square when a word is mentioned to throw down a dot. You can also connect your iPad with other players through Bluetooth. Give it a try, and you and your team may actually end up with better communication skills.


noresizeMinus is a back-to-basics photo sharing web app. Visit their main page, and drag a photo into your browser window to upload. Then share the link with friends. Links work well anywhere, like IM conversations or through Twitter. No registration is required, which means no hassles. It’s one of the easiest ways we’ve seen to get your photos online.

Let’s Swap

noresizeLet’s Swap is about artists inspiring artists. The site posts one limited edition piece from a designer, and other designers can respond with their own work they would be willing to swap. Communication is held offsite by email, allowing designers to not only talk but also connect.

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