The Good, The Bad and The Very Ugly on Facebook

From January 9 to January 13, Real Simple magazine encouraged all of their subscribers to “be nice on the Internet”. It was the beginning of an annual movement by the women’s lifestyle publication to create a nicer Internet.  They said after looking at the “negative impact of rudeness online” they would provide expert tips on etiquette for the age of social media.

While the Real Simple movement didn’t gain national attention, it’s a reminder to all of us to watch out for our own rude online behavior…especially when it comes to Facebook.  Facebook can be downright ridiculous when you scroll through your newsfeed. Braggadocios posting about their children, jobs, money, nail polish, clothes, cats, cooking skills and everything in between can make you want to say “screw it all” and cancel your account.

We believe there are three types of Facebook users, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. After outlining those three, I’ll take you through a few tips to make sure you fall into only the first category: The Good.

The Good: This Facebook user posts when they have something important to say or a picture that is unique and fun. They don’t post to wrack up comments and Likes and they never leave you guessing with posts like “Something good is about to happen.” If something good might happen, they tell you what it is. This is a kind, courteous Facebooker who never uses profanity and posts their political or religious views in a thoughtful, unobtrusive way.

The Bad: The Bad Facebook user shows up in your newsfeed a few times per day. It’s usually to make a comment about politics, quote the Bible or post yet another blurry photo of their cat. They also like to post self-portraits where only half their face is in the photo.

The Ugly: This is a person you have definitely considered unfriending on Facebook at one point or another. Their constant barrage of complaints and emotional outbursts in the form of Wall posts is tiring and stressful for all 1,400 of their Facebook friends. They post a lot of profanity and want someone to comment or Like every post they make. They don’t interact well with others and post a lot of ambiguous information (“crying today”, “someone doesn’t love me”, “it’s going to be an amazing day” etc).

Which Facebook user are you? Hopefully you fall in the Good category, but just in case you’re on the edge, here are five tips to make sure you are a great Facebook friend.

  1. Give all the details. If something is great say what it is and why it’s great. If something isn’t great, don’t post it unless you need help from one of your friends or are willing to provide the details. For example, if you have a big move coming up and need to ask for help or want advice on moving companies, give all the details and expect to get some comments.
  2. Post only good pictures. Just because it’s Facebook doesn’t mean that blurry photos or photos where only half of your face (or dog, or child or boyfriend) is visible are okay.
  3. Limit your posts. Don’t be the person that shows up in the newsfeed every single time someone scrolls though. Post only when you really have information that’s worth sharing.
  4. Keep it clean. Keep posts clean of profanity, nudity, complaints, negativity and even consider using sarcasm on a limited basis. It can be hard to be sarcastic in two sentences and can come across as snarky instead – simply bad taste is bad form.
  5. Be a good friend. Encourage your friends, like their posts, comment with positive, helpful and caring responses.

You should treat people online how you would treat them in person. Isn’t that the way you want to be treated?

Note:  Literally everyday I get asked about Twitter as people understand Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest and even Snapchat.  However, Twitter seems to hard to grasp or understand.  Here is why Twitter is important.  First, Twitter is a newsfeed as people don’t go to websites any more they go to Twitter first and if they see an idea or headline they want to see or know more about they will then go to your website as most people do not think your website has all the news they want or need.  Second, Twitter is social media you can find and meet prospective clients and discuss business easily.  I am not suggesting you do as many do “thank for following me and here’s my sales pitch.”  I am suggesting like every other kind of business connection, you offer thought leadership first in the form of blog posts and great content – why your business is the best business to do business with.  Third, Twitter is fun, you can find interesting facts, topics and political pandering.  Fourth, most important Twitter is social media like a cocktail party you engage and have conversations with others not just toot your own horn.  Being nice will bring you more rewards than just being boastful.

If you need help with you Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or other social media efforts, please email us cross@gocross.com or on Twitter @techtionary. You should also follow one of the great social media experts who has worked hard to gain followers and you should consider his services to help you – @evankirstel.

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10 Twitter Pet Peeves – The Good, The Bad & Often Ugly

If you’ve been reading ChicsTech for a while, you remember the post we did on the Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Facebook. We talked about those Facebook users who post countless photos of their cat, gross details about what their eating or doing and posting 50 times a day in general. Unfortunately, some of these users are also getting Twitter accounts and their behavior on Twitter isn’t much better.

Granted, one of the greatest benefits to Twitter over Facebook is the 140 character limit but in addition to that, so many tweets are sent each day that tweets don’t stay in your “feed” for very long.

Even so, users are using and abusing the power of the tweet and we’ve compiled a list of our 10 biggest Twitter pet peeves. Do any of these apply to you? Step away from the computer, set down your phone and tweet with care and consideration.

  1. The excessive @ tweeter. This is the person who has an @ sign in every tweet. Frankly, they’re just hoping for a re-tweet from someone with more followers than them. Hate to tell them but tweeting @ celebrities all the time isn’t necessarily going to help you grow your following.
  2. The excessive retweeter. This is nearly the opposite of the first person as this person never creates original content. They just scour their feed and retweet anything they find interesting. What’s worse is that they never edit the tweet and add their own thoughts, they just retweet verbatim.
  3. The “read my blog” tweeter. We all want people to read our blogs. But tweeting only links to your posts isn’t a good policy.
  4. Too many abbreviations. Believe it or not, Oprah does this all the time. Her feed is full of u, r, 4, 2 and multiple other super strange abbreviations. Yeah, you only have 140 characters but plan your tweets accordingly.
  5. A moving avatar image. This is so weird. It’s way too small to actually tell what you’re doing so just use a .jpg and call it good.
  6. The complainer. When one tweet a day is a whine about something, you should probably not have a Twitter account. If you don’t have something interesting to tweet, don’t tweet anything at all.
  7. Pointless profanity. There is so much needless profanity on Twitter. Way more it seems than on Facebook. Keep it clean the majority of the time and respect other Twitter users.
  8.  No description of your account. At least say your first name in the short description of you on Twitter. While you don’t have to give away your street address, come on, tell people a little bit about what they can expect from your Twitter feed.
  9. The moocher. Some people tweet for the single purpose of trying to get companies to give them free things. This goes along a little bit with number 6, the complainer, but tweeting @ companies all the time hoping for something in return is obnoxious.
  10. The person who follows everyone. If you have 10 followers and are following 10,000, there might be a problem. Don’t follow everyone immediately after you join Twitter. Choose your follows carefully to keep some sort of balance between following and followers.

Some of you may have peeves on #hashtags, we don’t but open to your thoughts.  Just like with Facebook, be a respectful Twitter user. Of course, have fun with this social network but do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.  And since we’re talking Twitter, don’t forget to follow this blog @BeautyApps for more great information.

Note:  Literally everyday I get asked about Twitter as people understand Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest and even Snapchat.  However, Twitter seems to hard to grasp or understand.  Here is why Twitter is important.  First, Twitter is a newsfeed as people don’t go to websites any more they go to Twitter first and if they see an idea or headline they want to see or know more about they will then go to your website as most people do not think your website has all the news they want or need.  Second, Twitter is social media you can find and meet prospective clients and discuss business easily.  I am not suggesting you do as many do “thank for following me and here’s my sales pitch.”  I am suggesting like every other kind of business connection, you offer thought leadership first in the form of blog posts and great content – why your business is the best business to do business with.  Third, Twitter is fun, you can find interesting facts, topics and political pandering.  Fourth, most important Twitter is social media like a cocktail party you engage and have conversations with others not just toot your own horn.  Being nice will bring you more rewards than just being boastful.

If you need help with you Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or other social media efforts, please email us cross@gocross.com or on Twitter @techtionary. You should also follow one of the great social media experts who has worked hard to gain followers and you should consider his services to help you – @evankirstel.

Staying Alert Using iFlipTipsPro – iPhone/iPad App

Woman drinking coffee directly from a dispenserAs college students, we are always looking for ways to keep awake. Some of us are downing ridiculous amounts of energy drinks to keep alert in class, while others are making multiple stops to the local coffee shop as a daily necessity. Some of us are instant coffee advocates for our wallet’s sake, filling those thermoses four, five, sometimes six times a day! Up late last night partying or kicking butt on that X-Box Live with a dozen friends! Then it’s out for lunch today with parents trying to indulge them and the ‘quality time adage’. Then there’s the studying-frenzy deep into the grayish dawn light, until you find yourself rereading the same sentence ten times over before losing count. And finally there’s the crashing at our keyboards – you know how it is, waking up with the letter nnnnnnnnnn, in a frenzy of on-going pages in your word document. Ugh.

Stop vying for your skinny espresso, doubling up on shots with each passing month. Stop frantically searching for the best brand of energy drinks with the least calories. Stop stocking up on ‘just-add-water’ items. Get healthy, stay awake, and resist the tendency to spend money on those sketchy prescription alternatives. With iFlipTipsPro from TECHtionary, replace your caffeine fix with a new addiction that’s equally good while remaining natural.

Apples, and Oranges, and Carrots! Oh My!

This is a juicing method that requires a machinery purchase of sorts and an outlet for convenient plugging in. This method is probably the most effective of the four. You will be amazed at the amount of energy you’ll have coursing through your body. The negatives include the noisiness and requirement of a slight clean up. But once you’ve tried it, you’ll know why it’s worth the maintenance. First, use iFlipIdeas to take pictures of different juicing types and note the feature discrepancies with the audio tool. This way, you’ll find the best bargain. There are a number of superb juicers; it’s just a matter of what kind of extra characteristics you want for convenience. For instance, some require you to peel the fruit before hand; others allow you to drop it in entirely. Some juicers have one trash bucket and a grinder to clean; others call for a little more elbow grease.

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Second, buy items on sale. You can use the iFlipPads to take a picture of the coupons in the newspapers to remind yourself of the sales, and write notes about ones to bring with you during your shopping trip. One of the best combos includes carrots, celery, an apple, and lemon. Some people are prone to trying this technique with berries, and although it’s possible and provides nutrition, it’s very little juice for each piece of fruit. Then there’s watermelon, pineapple, apples, oranges, spinach, carrots, and parsley! There are even recipes with garlic – but it’s a very pungent taste, so use sparingly. Keep a list of recipes that you experiment with in the iFlipCards section. The Q&A style format is perfect for taping videos of you making the combos, or adding reminders of which to alter and which to throw out. Put all the recipes in one folder with a different card representing each, or categorize the folders by main ingredients with various versions of the recipe. The folder system keeps all your notes, cards, and slides organized, and the archive section stores all deletions in case you want to revisit a forgotten recipe. The more you get familiar with your body’s response, you can pick out fruits that provide you with the most utilized vitamins for your liver, heart, eyes, and most importantly your mind! It’s like a surge of energy! If you’ve been eating poorly for the past few months with fast and junky food, or polluting your body with alcohol and other recreational substances, it can be such a cleansing boost – while making you nauseous. But if that’s the case, it does get better!

There are a lot of juicing joints that sell shots of wheatgrass for $1.50 and up! The problem with these places is that their drinks are normally supplemented with some sort of sherbert or yogurt which can be lower in calories or fat, but is still high in sugar. And wheatgrass can be grown by the tub in your own room, and doesn’t warrant the extra cost or a gag reflex. Don’t take wheatgrass on an empty stomach. If you do, you may find yourself feeling a very strong headache which is a good thing in essence because it’s healing damage done by toxins in your body, but can give you a bad experience. Another thing most consumers don’t know is that fresh juiced fruit and veggies lose their nutrient-value after the first ten minutes! Once it goes through that shoot, the extraction is at its’ highest peak, and it soon wanes with every passing moment. That’s why, if you were to drink it right after you made it, you’d have that wired energy to conquer everything on your to-do list! It usually lasts for a good eight hours with no crashing drop.

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Ice your feet! This may seem crazy, but icing your body even when it’s already cold out is a mind numbing way to shock your muscles and bring you back to life! To do this you’ll need 1 pound of ice (but they usually sell it in 5-pound increments), a bucket, and mildly warm water. Fill the bucket halfway with ice and add the water. Since most students are in dorms with no tub, the feet way is a condensed version; otherwise you’d use 20 pounds of ice in your bath instead. Then just slip your feet in at once! This is a more instantaneous form of staying awake, and it doesn’t last very long, in fact, you may consider keeping it on a towel in a corner for the night in case you need it to refresh your senses while studying. oops keyKeep it away from outlets or electronics of any kind! Accidents happen! –This is a funny one though because you can take a picture or video of you and the puckered face you’ll make as you submerge your feet. Then, post it online via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or email so that everyone can comment on it. Use iFlipSlides to keep a record of it, and stage an on-going bet with the first post to see how many times you’ll have to do it during the night to keep you up. It’s a fun way to be interactive with your friends which will give you the adrenaline to keep your eyes pried open too.

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If it’s mighty difficult for you to stay alert while commuting to school – sometimes you may even miss your stop – then try jogging in between classes. Even running in place is a good way to keep your heart rate up, get exercise, and stay in high spirits for the day. Or get up a little bit early to put in some dance moves! Jam out to your favorite song with your ear buds in, and shimmy your way to prepping for the day.

Find Some Fresh Air

app-whisper-recommendation-ifliptipsA lot of the time, we exhaust our mental capabilities by staring at a computer screen for hours upon end, or strain our necks pouring over notes. Record your notes for classes, verbally, with the audio tool in iFlipIdeas. Then, listen to a few sessions instead, while playing those games, or doing some light stretching, or even just taking a walk around campus. You may miss some things initially, but repeatedly listening to it will instill the information even so. Use iFlipCal to schedule small study breaks where you can listen to notes while still spending a few minutes away from homework. It might be all you need to come back with a brilliant idea for your essay, or the correct answer for that equation you’ve spent hours on. With the push notifications, you can schedule every important event including that extra ten minute dance session in the morning and down to the tiniest self-study reprieves!

With these suggestions, staying awake isn’t so damaging to the body. Having an on-hand device to help you makes it all that more impacting. Just make sure to catch up on sleep at some point. To avoid burning out, it’s recommended that you get at least a solid eight hours of undisturbed sleep once a week (that’s sufficient for us college kids) to make sure that your body receives the time it needs to organically repair and recharge itself.

iFlipTips as a Personal Organizer – iFlipDiary

ifliptips-iphone-1With more information to remember, more tasks to complete and more appointments to attend, it’s never been more important to have a suitable personal organizer. The iFlipTips app provides a handy way to keep all your personal notes, reminders, task lists and appointments in one place. The versatile nature of the app means you can capture thoughts and ideas as they occur to you during the day, and sort them into folders that provide you with the kind of organizational system you need.

Although the iTunes app store has plenty of existing personal organization apps, often these use complex systems that require just as much time to maintain as it takes you to do the tasks themselves. The systems used by these apps are often also rigid, so you have to organize your tasks and reminders in a method specified by the app, rather than being able to create your own system. iFlipTips is simple to use, but is so customizable that you can create the kind of personal organizer system that works for you, without having the app dictate how you should capture and save your tasks.

One way of using iFlipTips as a personal organizer is to create an iTips-Ideas folder for each day of the week. To do this, click on “View” under the iTips-Ideas heading, then tap “Edit” in the top right-hand corner of the screen, before adding a folder for each week day. You can also use the sub-folders to organize your reminders for each day into individual folders, such as “Tasks” and “Appointments”, so you can retrieve the information you need quickly.

This organization system also means you can organize your week’s reminders in advance, so you don’t have to remember tasks and appointments on the day. Spending an hour each week organizing your reminders for the next seven days can save you time and stress on each individual day, as all you then have to do is look up the information and be at the required place, or complete the required task, at the specified time.

One of the key pieces of organization advice you might hear is to separate private tasks and appointments from those associated with work. Using iFlipTips as a personal organizer helps you separate out your work life from your personal life. If you use your iPhone calendar for personal appointments, you can use iFlipTips to organize work meetings and deadlines, and vice versa.

The iFlipTips app’s folders system means you can keep all information you need in one place, including shopping lists, reminders and upcoming appointments, so you don’t need to switch between different apps to get the information you need. The variety mediums used in the app – text, image, video and audio – mean you can capture information in different ways. If it takes to long to describe a design or concept you want to discuss with a colleague using text, simply take a picture or video of it to show them later.

ifliptips-ipad-2 ifliptips-iphone-1Personal organization doesn’t have to be complicated. The iFlipTips app provides a helpful system that enables you to quickly store tasks and reminders for later, leaving you with more time to get on with doing what really matters.

 

College Study App – iFlipTips iPhone/iPad App – Independent Review

iFlipTips is an amazing app for the iPhone, the iPad and other portable multimedia platforms, available in the iTunes app. This app essentially allows users to make customizable virtual Flipcards or Flashcards. This brings forth a new concept in personalized multimedia usage as pocket notecards for these platforms.

iFlipTips comprises of two basic parts, namely FlipTips and Flip Cards. While the latter lets you make question-answer type flipcards which are accompanied by audio-visual add-ons and text. You can choose to answer the question not only with text but with audio, pictures, and video clips. The former part, i.e. FlipTips is like a personalized notecard equipped with audio, text, and visual cues. Both these cards can be shared over your social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter through this app. You could also choose to mail them. This technology allows you to save information with unprecedented speed and ease.

iFLipTips is the Perfect Revision Tool

iFlipTips the newly introduced multidimensional app has a fabulous potential as the ultimate tool for study revisions, both for college and high school students. You could dynamically create notes and review them at any point of time on your iPhone or iPad.

1. An Everyday Habit

To effectively use the iFlipTips app you need to get into a habit of using it every day. Once you start using the app on a daily basis for note making, you’d find memorizing and utilizing speeches and outlines from lectures far easier. You will also end up developing a great and simplified database of notecards which you can bring up at any point of time to revise your syllabus. This is a very helpful tool for putting things down into your memory while on the go and you could revise for your exam even while waiting in the queue at the bus stop.

2. Simplifying Things

It is a fact that smaller things are easier to remember. You are more likely to remember the essence of a lecture through a few keywords and sentences than with extensive notes. This is precisely what iFlipTips flipcard feature accomplishes. By giving you small simplified cues, it encourages you to use your memory better and more effectively to recall all that had been covered in a particular lecture.

3. To Each his Own

The flexibility of iFlipTips means that it can be used by the student in ways which suit his or her learning style or immediate need. Different people grasp things differently. While the photographic memory of one can be the key to recalling answers, for other it could be an audio stimulus that does the trick. iFlipTips accommodates all kinds of multimedia enabling compatibility with different learning styles. For the occasion when you’d rather listen to a great speech than read through one, this wondrous app is the perfect prescription for you.

4. Archiving and Organizing

Instead of forgetting things as soon as the class is over, or recalling them for a day or two at the most, iFlipTips help you make a chronologically arranged sequence of note cards and flipcards which you can pull up at any time to go through all that you’ve studied till date. Its dynamic question answer format also means that you can test your knowledge through a little trivia whenever you want.

The iFlipTips Management Mantra

iFlipTips is not just an app for students. This versatile software has several uses for professionals and practicing personnel alike. It can help you chalk out an itinerary, schedule meetings or events and even prepare for presentations on-the-go. For a professional trainer, it can be the ultimate tool to organize your notes and think up creative and effective meetings and sessions.

1. Prompt yourself with iFlipTips

Often when you are in the middle of an intensive training session you tend to miss out on some of the key points. To make sure this does not happen, you can configure an iTips Ideas card on your device. You can use it to prevent leaving out or wrongly presenting information when in a training session.

2. Prepare Question Cues

You can use the app to create virtual cue cards or question-answer cards which you can effectively use to interact with your trainees or students and make your session more interesting. You can create special folders for different sections of your material.

iFlipTips Social Media Connectivity

One of the best aspects of this app is its ability to link dynamically with most of the commonly used social media sharing sites allowing you to share or post your virtual note cards on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed. You can let your friends and families know about the places you are travelling to with bits and pieces which are not only textual but also comprise of pictures, videos, and audio components.

iFlipTips Business Advertising

This platform can also be used to effectively market your business with short and simple easy to decipher posts on the social media networks and the Internet. You could use your note cards as an email newsletter service to effectively stay in touch with your clientele. You could also post sample recordings, works, etc. in a portfolio online and on the go. The facility of exchanging and sharing note cards between devices also enables you to communicate with all of the multimedia that you want at the click of a button.

Final Verdict on iFlipTips

iFlipTips is an amazing and versatile app which has benefits for students, teachers, trainers, professionals, and almost all kinds of people across the spectrum of humanity. You can take pictures, make videos, and link them dynamically into question-answer flipcards which you can choose to share over social media networks. What’s more is that these flipcards can also be answered with other virtual flipcards through this app which makes it all the more interesting. It allows you to store and share bits and pieces of information with unprecedented ease. With the simple and convenient accessibility and sharing features it can also allow you to send and receive information from friends and work via email. Can the technology live up to the hype which surrounds it? Only time will tell, but the prognosis is certainly positive with iFlipTips.

 

Creating a ChicsTech Plan for Getting & Staying Organized

Most people hate being organized but yet some people love making lists for things that have to be done.  Still others for whom the very idea of creating a to-do list is, you pick the adjective that fits. The fact is that there are many benefits of making, at least, some to-do lists. In essence, a to-do list is a list that lists all the things that you have to accomplish within time frame or rather deadline, not often referred to as a “hard stop.”  These action oriented time-dependent items can be easily ticked off the list when they are completed which ensures that you don’t forget to get something done and hopefully get it done.

A completed to-do list will give you the satisfaction of being on the top of your game and you will only feel more in control of your life. There are many other benefits of to-do lists.

Benefits of Writing it Down

These to-do lists allow you to concentrate your focus on a task that is both important and urgent. This way you and possibly others to prioritize everything that you or they need to accomplish and work the way through the list in a given time frame. Putting things down in writing helps people to prioritize as well as think clearly knowing that there is no aspect of planning that you have missed. This also helps you and your teammates or colleagues focus on a particular task that is high on your priority to-do list. When you already know what you have to accomplish on a given day or even week, it becomes easy to manage the time to actually get the task done.

Another benefit of writing down ideas to comprise a to-do list is that it frees your mind. It is very similar to a movie that impressed audiences in the summer of 2011 called X-Men: First Class. There is a scene in that movie when the character Erik Lehnsherr is talking to Raven or Mystique about the fact that she could reach her full capabilities if she stopped concentrating on being normal. He told her natural self was blue skin and she should accept that and not worry about blending in all of the time. By trying to blend in, she was wasting concentration power and by looking like a normal human was forcing her brain to utilize a section of it that could be devoted to harnessing her full strength and mental capacity.

Making a to-do-list also falls under the same concept.  It frees your mind. When you have the notion in your head in regards to a task that needs to be completed, just write it down. Compile a list or put in a calendar like iSportcal, CrossPinPoints or iREcal. Then you do not have to continue to remind yourself about it or think about it as the day or days go on. In addition, writing something down reinforces that idea into your mind anyway.

Finding Like Tasks

There may be come tasks that have certain similarities. For example, you may need to speak with one person to get two kinds of information or two stores that you need to visit for specific items but that are in close proximity to each other. You will be able to work out a better routine once you can see the likenesses between the tasks.

Be Calmer

In case you are still not convinced, to-do lists are known to decrease stress and anxiety. Writing it all down gives you a clear plan of how to make it happen which in turn, removes the ambiguity out of the situation. Not only are to-do lists a great boon to effective time management, they also help you with energy management. You can pace yourself through the day, depending on what needs to be accomplished so that you do not end up too tired at the end of the day or week. This sort of touches on what was mentioned before about allowing your mind to concentrate on the task at hand rather than focusing on something that needs to be completed at some point in the near future.

Using Technology

Creating to-do lists is one of the top principles and tips of functioning time management. You will be able to assign a set number of hours or even minutes in a day to obtain the biggest as well as the minutest things that should be tackled. Many people become bogged down by the whole paper-pen aspect of creating lists. With advances in technology, this is no longer the case. You can easily use our calendar/planner (click on banner), and/or your smartphone to create effective & poignant to-do lists that you can update and change while on the run and have you complete a task. After all, there is not any reason to keep a task around if you have already managed to complete it. So make that to-list or even better put it in a calendar and stop procrastinating.

Study Memory App for iPhone & iPad

iStock_000019051929XSmalliFlipTips is a new flip/flash card multi-media study app for iPhone and iPad that can help you study more efficiently with less effort. Using a flashcard-style of learning, iFlipTips can help you revise for exams, complete assignments and keep all your study notes in one place.

1. iFlipTips encourages different styles of learning

One of the most helpful features of iFlipTips is that it caters for different learning styles. We all learn in different ways: some of us by doing, some of us by watching, some of us by reading, and others by hearing. The iTips-ideas can help people from any of these categories and it offers a flexible way to make the most of your learning style. You can use the app to record audio clips, include a picture with the tip to encourage memory by association, and utilize a variety of memory tools that will help you remember what you’re learning more effectively than simply writing the information down or reading it from a book.

2. It makes ideas understandable

Based on traditional 3×5 flashcards, iFlipTips is perfect for breaking down complex ideas and theories into separate, more manageable pieces of information. This enables you to approach your learning step-by-step and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of what it is you’re studying. Whether you’re learning verbal ideas or scientific and mathematic equations, you can use iFlipTips to perfect your understanding one step at a time, leaving you more confident in your ability to communicate your knowledge in an exam or assignment.

3. It contains a question and answer format so you can test yourself

Once you’ve understood and learned what you’re studying, you can test your knowledge using part of the app called iFlipCards. This allows you to create question and answer cards so you can see what you’ve learned. Like the iTips-Ideas cards, the questions and answers can be written as text, recorded as audio or video, or presented as an image. Likewise, the answer can be recorded in written, visual, audio or video format, depending on what style of learning suits you best. This means that you can use iFlipTips not only to prepare for written exams, but also to ready yourself for viva examinations too.

IMG_27874. iFlipTips can be used for individual ideas or larger concepts

iFlipTips is a versatile app, and you can use the iFlipCards and iTips-Ideas cards to study individual items, or larger concepts. Whether you need to learn vocabulary and phrases for a Spanish exam, an exercise workout plan or study up on the American Civil War for a history assignment, you can tailor the cards to suit your study needs. The different mediums available when recording information are particularly helpful for learning languages, as you can use iFlipTips to perfect your accent as well as the more technical aspects of vocabulary and grammar.

5. Once you’ve written cards you can save them for easy retrieval

As well as offering multiple styles of learning, iFlipTips trumps traditional 3×5 cards in another way: organization. Using the app, you can store your iFlipCards and iTips-Ideas cards in folders on your phone, so you have easy access to them when you need them. Gone are the days of losing or forgetting your study notes; instead, you can create your very own filing system within the app so you can access notes and quizzes with just a few taps.

Good green and say good bye to paper cards.

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College FlipCard Tool, Corporate Presentations, Multimedia Training and Personal Notecard-Study “Flipcard” System – Official Announcement

iFlipTips – Flipcards-Flashcards and personal multi-media notecards for iPhone and iPad Now Available

Create Corporate Presentations, Multimedia Training and Personal Notecard-Study “Flipcard” System

iFlipTips announced today approval from iTunes for distribution for iPhone and iPad. “iFlipTips is an exciting way for professionals to create multimedia presentations and personal corporate libraries. iFlipCards is an exciting way for professional trainers and students alike to create multimedia study ‘flipcards’ for fast access Q&A learning,” noted Tom Cross creator. iFlipTips consists of two key programs – iFlipTips and iFlipCards.

iFlipTips can be created with simple, single button notecards with text, audio, video and pics. The app is designed to help clients seeking easy and rapid ways to build mobile “self-help” and “just enough and just-in-time” tools for their sales, support channel partners and others. iFlipCards lets users make Q&A flipcards, capture audio, video, text and take/use pics and answer with pics, video, text and audio, not just text. College students need a simple app to replace their 3×5 paper notecards writing Questions on one side and “flipping” them over to see the Answer(s).

 

iFlipTips can be shared/posted to Twitter, Facebook or email. Both iFlipTips and iFlipCards can capture information and file it fast with unlimited Library Folders and Subfolders. In addition iFlipTips blog, tutorials, blog, newsletter and more information are available at http://ifliptips.com

Here are some user comments:

– “By having access to iFlipTips, I can get the latest sales and support tips, feature updates, bug fixes and other corporate info improving coordination and communications between with the our customers. Simply put, I am more successful and effective.”

– “As a college student, I can create iFlipCard Quiz and answer card easy and fast and I can have them with me anytime where I can use them right up to the exam.”

– “This really overcomes the problem when team members say, “email, what email, I never got the email providing a tool to help them see all the steps involved in the training, event and social activity and stay organized, not just endless emails.”

– “This app is so helpful as strategically, the faster you can communicate, the faster you can change, and those corporations that change the fastest will be the most successful.”

Corporate training, slide show presentations and studying for college exams is an increasingly demanding and complex. iFlipTips was developed and will continue to be an innovative solution for trainers, customers, students and users. iFliptips also provides tutorials, webseminars, and a newsletter to help improve your use of iFlipTips, iFlipCards and FlipQuiz’s and other ideas on sports management, social media practices and technology.

The app is available via this link: http://ifliptips.com/

The current version of unlimited cards is available for free during a short introductory period.

iFlipTips is part of a suite of communications and collaboration tools designed to improved personal time management and customer communications.

Independent Product Review – Learn Faster and Smarter with iFlipTips

By Hannah B. TechEditor – London-England

“iFlipTips is a new learning and training app for iPhone and iPad by TECHtionary. Whether you’re studying for a big exam or preparing notes for a corporate training session, this app provides a simple tool to help you remember important information when you need it most.

The iFlipTips app contains two different programs: iFlipCards and iFlipTips-Ideas. Like flip paper notecards, iFlipCards is a study aid that caters for all styles of learning. Each tip contains space for text, an audio clip, video and an image, making the app perfect for auditory and visual learners. iFlipTips-Ideas allow users to create study aids in a way that works for them. Take pictures of chemistry formulas or anatomy images, along with recording videos or audio clips on your iPhone or iPad save them in the app for use later. The app also allows you to organize your “Tips” into different folders so you can access them quickly when you need to look something up.

When you’ve finished studying using the iFlipCards, you can test what you know. Using this part of the app, users can create question and answer digital flipcards. With iFlipCards, you can create text, video, image or audio clips for both questions and answers, giving you flexibility to test yourself on your knowledge in a variety of ways and prepare for viva exams, presentations and training, as well as written tests.

The app is well-suited for students, and provides a helpful way to learn foreign languages, study concepts and ideas for essays, prepare for multiple choice exams and create prompts for talks and viva examinations. It also, however, has a wider reach, especially within the corporate world, and is the perfect tool to use for seminars and presentations. The iFlipTips-Ideas or iFlipCards can act as prompts to help with public speaking, corporate training or teaching.

iFlipTips is a versatile and powerful study and prompt tool that replaces traditional 3X5 index cards and helps you keep all your information in one place. With its simple, intuitive interface, and customizable appearance, the app, just like everything useful in life, is both fast and effective.”

Company

iFlipTips along with CrossPinPoints http://crosspinpoints.com and other cloud online solutions from TECHtionary (http://techtionary.com). Other iPhone/iPad apps include iMakeupMirror, iCompactMirror and Pictagrams all available on iTunes.

More details can be found at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/techtionary.com/id379186267

CrossPinPoints, iSportsCal, iComcal and iREcal are all integrated MARCOM-marketing communications solutions designed for small to large business manage small to large marketing efforts. Thomas B. Cross is the creator of unique marketing communications and an avid social media expert focusing primarily on Twitter with @techtionary  and @beautyapps account, CrossTalk blog, Linkedin and CrossPinPoints (online marketing communications solution). He posts daily to Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and CrossTalk blog. He assists businesses maximize their social media marketing and teaches professional development courses in social media which are approved by the Colorado Supreme Court for attorneys and Colorado DORA for real estate professionals via Social Business College http://socialbusinesscollege.com/.

Contact & Social Media

Contact: Tom Cross

Email: cross@gocross.com

Twitter: @techtionary & @beautyapps

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Computer Game Design Degree Study Using iFlipTips

Computer Game Design is one of the fastest-growing industries right now. Expected to be worth $82.4 billion by 2015, computer game design graduates have a world of opportunities waiting for them when they graduate.

As the games industry is growing so quickly, new companies will be looking for able designers and graduates can find work in game production, programming, design, art, development and graphics. The kinds of skills you learn during your degree and the experience you gain with interactive simulation are applicable to other industries too, and graduates can go on to work in architecture, urban design, medicine and more.

Computer Game Design is a relatively new degree, so you won’t find many textbooks giving you study tips of helpful learning hints. Therefore, taking this type of degree might feel daunting – a lot of the information you learn will be cutting edge.

The iFlipTips app can help you structure your learning so you feel in control instead of overwhelmed. Designed with students in mind, this app helps you improve the rate at which you retain and recall information, and speeds up the learning process. Using iFlipTips, you can carry around your study notes on your phone and reference them easily whenever you need to.

Overview

iFlipTips works using digital ‘flashcards’, which are modeled on the traditional 3×5 cards that many students use to make study notes. Instead of simply using text, however, these cards are different. You can still add just text if you want, but you can also include images, audio clips and video clips on each card too.

This is especially helpful when studying a subject that is visual and interactive, such as computer game design. These types of subjects are difficult to learn straight from a textbook, so being able to include diagrams, videos and audio descriptions will help you learn the facts you need faster.

iFlipTips also contains a helpful calendar, which helps you plan your study time and count down to the day of the exam. Each calendar entry is assigned its own icon and you can add these to show at a glance what each entry is for. For example, you can use the “Class” icon to show when you need to attend college, and the “Paper” icon to show when your next paper is due.

Structure

The iFlipTips app is divided into three different sections: iFlipCards, iFlipSlides and iTipsIdeas. Each section helps you consolidate your knowledge so you can perform to the best of your potential during your exams.

iTipsIdeas function as basic study cards, and are useful for recording information after a lecture or class. You can then use these cards as the first step in your study process.

iFlipCards let you create mini-exams, so you can test what you’ve already learned, and identify areas you need to improve. One side of the card is the ‘question’ side. When you’ve written down your answer, simply flip it over to reveal the ‘answer’ and see whether you were correct.

iFlipSlides enables you to create presentations and slide-shows. This feature is also useful for giving class demonstrations and presentations as part of your course.

As you can see, iFlipTips is an app that is packed with features to help you study. Pick up the app from the iTunes App Store today and put yourself on the path to success.

Geography Study Using iFlipTips – iPhone/iPad Study App

Like many subjects, Geography can be tricky to study, especially as exam time approaches. You have your class textbooks and your lecture notes, but how do you know whether you’re learning enough to get the grade you want?

That’s where iFlipTips comes to the rescue. This revolutionary study app from TECHtionary works on iPhone and iPad and will help you create your own knowledge database, filled with text, images, audio clips and video clips. The app is designed to help you break down information into bite-sized pieces, helping you learn quicker, and also improving the rate at which you can recall information during your exams too.

How does iFlipTips work?

iFlipTips contains three sections: iTipsIdeas, iFlipCards and iFlipSlides. Each of the three sections enables you to create your own digital ‘flashcards’, which can contain text, audio, video and images.

This is perfect for Geography students, as it means you can study all the relevant graphs, charts and diagrams you need, without having to carry around sheets of paper or books. Using the audio feature, you can record lectures and seminars to ensure you have all the important facts and figures you need to ace your exams.

iTipsIdeas cards are useful for learning facts, and can also help you structure papers and assignments too. As all your study notes are on your iPhone or iPad, you can take them with you wherever you go and add to or edit them as you please. iFlipTips has a helpful folders system, so you can save your notes in one place for easy access later.

When it’s time to test what you know, use iFlipCards to create a mock exam. These cards are the digital versions of traditional question and answer cards. Using them, you can identify any gaps in your knowledge before you get to the exam itself, giving yourself plenty of time to check and double check you’ve learned everything you need.

iFlipSlides, one of the app’s newer features, will help you with any class presentations that are required as part of your course. Like the other cards in the app, you can add text, images, audio and video clips to create beautiful and professional-looking slideshows, even without a computer. As a busy student, you’ll love the fact that you can create slides and cards on the go, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

The iFlipTips Calendar

The iFlipTips calendar is a valuable tool for the whole school year, but can especially help when you’re studying for exams. Enter details of your classes, keep track of upcoming exams and use the calendar to create a detailed study plan.

With different icons for practically every event you can imagine, you can tell at a glance what each appointment is for. The calendar also sends push notifications directly to your iPhone, so you get a helpful reminder each day when it’s time to study.

iFlipTips is designed to make your studying as easy and efficient as possible. Use the app, stick to your plan, and you’ll be amazed at the results.