Friday Favorites: Cool tools for busy professionals

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Dee Fowler
handsome young businessman selects one of several app icons

Aliababa.com solves the problem of keeping your fingers warm while replying to texts or calls - no smartgloves required. The Elecskin smartphone screen touch stickers can be applied to the fingertips of any gloves you currently own.

The app Lively allows iPhone users to trim clips and easily select the best still frame from video. According to Techcrunch,"These apps are useful at present because Apple doesn’t yet support the ability to post your Live Photos to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or in instant messaging apps like Facebook Messenger. This is beginning to change, however, as Tumblr added support for Live Photos this month. For the time being though, if you want to share your Live Photos more broadly, you have to first convert them to GIFs – and that’s what Lively does."

If you're looking for an affordable standing desk option, check out the $25 cardboard Oristand folding desk. It's also a great tool for presenters!

A Think Geek exclusive, the iFixit Game Console and Electronics Refurbishing kit contains a "variety of useful tools included in this kit make it a perfect solution for a number of electronics repair projects." 

The Star Trek Borg Cube mini refrigerator has space for up to 9 sodas and can assimilate your colleagues' lunches.

Need a custom word cloud but don't have graphic design skills? Check out Tagul and create a design before you've finished your latte. The site is free for personal use. Professional plans range from $9.99/month to $29.99/month.

Female professionals: never again leave home without a charger! Kate Spade and Ivanka Trump have each introduced a line of phone-charging bags and totes. Trump's devices can be detached from the bag, allowing the owner to share her power with a friend. Mashable reports that Ivanka Trump's line can be ordered from Zappos and cost between $95 and $195. Kate Spade's Everpurse is available from her eponymous site and in select stores. Options include wristlet, top handle, and tote-style bags. Spade's line is priced from $198 to $698.

 

 

 

 


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