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学习、工作第三方软件推荐

Third Party Softwares for Presentation,
Data Collection, and Productivity

 

9/21/2016

[这是我和同学 Aaron 一起收集的实用第三方软件清单,介绍给旧约部门的教授和博士生们。这些软件大部分是我们自己日常学习、工作都在用的。我们同时也列出了一些基本的功能。这些功能大部分是我们去年在课堂上向教授和同学们呈现的。如果用得好,有些软件可以大大节约我们的时间。(价格是截止到呈现当天的价格。实际价格以现在的真实价格为准。)]

 

I. Presentation Apps

A. Screen Recording

 

  1. ScreenFlow for Mac ($90/ $89.1 [edu.])
    1. Records your entire screen, and allows you to:
      1. Choose one screen if you have multiple monitors
      2. Record the front camera
      3. Record audio from the computer microphone
      4. Record the computer audio
    2. Edit later after recording
      1. Cropping
      2. Zoom in/out
      3. Add annotations, transitions, etc.
    3. Export and upload to media websites
  2. Mac alternatives
    1. QuickTime Player (FREE)
      1. Very light work
      2. No annotation function
    2. Monosnap (FREE)
      1. Very light work.
      2. Limited to cropping from the beginning and/or the end of a recording
    3. Snagit ($49.95/ $29.95 [edu.]; one license for both Mac and PC)
      1. Light work
      2. No callouts, arrows, zoom, blur, etc. functions
    4. Camtasia Studio ($99/ $75 [edu.])
      1. Snagit plus the advanced functions such as callouts, arrows, zoom, blur, etc.
  3. PC alternatives
    1. Ezvid: FREE
    2. Snagit: ($49/ $29.95 [edu.]) (for both Mac and Windows)
    3. BlueBerry FlashBack Express Recorder:
      1. FREE
      2. PLUS ($89/ $39 [on sale now])
      3. PRO ($199/ $99 [on sale now]
    4. Camtasia Studio: ($299/ $179 [edu.])

 

2. Mouse Highlight & Keyboard Display

 

  1. Mouseposé for Mac ($9.99)
    1. Visualizes mouse clicks
    2. Displays keystrokes
  2. PC alternatives: PointerFocus ($9.95)

 

 

II. Productivity Apps

A. Keyboard Shortcuts

 

  1. CheatSheet for Mac (FREE)
    1. Display all active shortcuts of the current application.
  2. PC alternatives: KeyRocket Premium ($135/year; $? [edu.])
    1. It detects user’s habit of operation, and then recommends the available shortcuts for those frequently used operations. Therefore, it is more like a training software.

 

B. Window Reposition and Resizing

 

  1. BetterSnapTool for Mac ($1.99)
    1. Manage your window positions and sizes
  2. Windows OS comes with similar built-in functions

 

C. Password Management for both Mac and PC

 

  1. 1Password ($64.99 OR $2.99/mon. License is per person; available in Mac&PC&iOS&android)
    1. Generates random passwords
    2. Saves online accounts, passwords, software licenses, credit cards, SSN, etc.
    3. Automatic login without typing online accounts and passwords
    4. The only thing you must remember is your Master Password

 

D. Text Expander apps

 

  1. Typinator for Mac (€24.99/ €17.5 [edu.])
    1. Type regularly used words/images with “short abbreviations”
      1. Good for daily use, teaching job, and biblical research softwares
    2. Auto-correct typos
    3. Fill-in function (a powerful feature) will be added to the next version by the end of the year. I use TextExpander today to demonstrate this function.
    1. Mac alternatives
      1. Alfred (introduced below) also has basic snippet function.
      2. aText ($5)
      3. TypeIt4Me ($19.99/ $12.99 [edu.])
    1. PC alternatives: PhraseExpress (FREE for non-commercial use)

 

E. Launcher etc.

 

  1. Alfred for Mac
    1. Opens files, apps (Similar to “Sportlight Search”)
    2. Quits all apps
    3. Search Website: Google, Google maps, and Amazon, etc.
    4. Search within app: Evernote
    5. Search 1Password bookmark and login websites
    6. Basic snippet expanding
    7. Workflows, etc. (workflow is not as powerful as Keyboard Maestro)
  2. Mac alternatives
    1. LaunchBar
      1. As powerful as Alfred. Some people prefer LaunchBar over Alfred, others prefer Alfred over LaunchBar.
  3. PC alternatives: Listary ($19.95)
    1. Not as powerful as Alfred
    2. There is also a free version with limited functions

F. Workflow

 

1.  Keyboard Maestro for Mac [highly recommended!!!]

 

    1. Mimic mouse clicking, keyboard typing, etc. Very powerful tool!

 

2. PC alternatives: PhraseExpress integrates with the macro program Mouse Recorder, which can record mouse actions as a macro to save time for repetitive mouse operations.

G. Excel Macro for both Mac and PC

 

  1. Example: Convert scores into grades and create charts (Excel Macro)
  2. Process data from Accordance for translation and vocabulary lists
    1. Example: Process WordChart data from Accordance for the Cairo Damascus document 1-2
    2. Example: Process Analysis data from Accordance for Genesis 22
  3. (A little knowledge of programming language is sufficient for using Macro. Just search for examples of Macro strings online and revise them to serve your purpose.)

H. Focus apps

  1. Focus for Mac ($19.99-39.99)
    1. šTemporary blocking of popular websites to keep one in focus.
    2. Block websites on schedule
    3. šStick to Resolutions… Form habits
  2. PC and Mac Alternative
    1. FocusMe ($19 – $69)

 

 

I. Time Trackers

 

  1. šTiming for Mac ($39.00)
    1. Track how you spend your time on computers
    2. šShows which activities are hogging your time
    3. Document based tracking
    4. Drag and drop tracking of projects
    5. Track non-computer activities
  2. PC/Mac alternatives and pricing
    1. RescueTime Premium Edition ($9/month)

 

J. MailMerge on Google App (Free for 50 emails/day)

  1. šSend customized emails in bulk
  2. šTrack emails sent
  3. šSchedule emails
  4. šGood for OTA’s work
  5. Installation guide
    1. Goto: http://sheets.google.com
    2. Sign-in with your sbts account
    3. Open any spreadsheet
    4. Click on “Add-ons” and then “Get add-ons”
    5. Search for “Mailmerge”
    6. Install “Mailmerge with Attachments”
    7. Watch video for help.

 

K. Data Collection Apps

  1. Evernote + Scannable/Text-grabber (Evernote Premium $69.99/Yr, TextGrabber $4.99, Scannable Free)

 

    1. šArchive research data
    2. šAccess everywhere
    3. šSearch everything
    4. Snap, tag and upload.

 

L. Blue-light reduction app

 

  1. F.lux (Free)
    1. Adapt your computer screen to time of the day.
    2. Filter out blue light at night to help you sleep better.
    3. Auto-timing based on location setting

 

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