1. You can customize the app to look exactly the way you like it. 2. Wikipedia app is heavily integrated with iOS: you can find wiki articles using Spotlight search and use three Today widgets.
You may ask a question: Why should I download another app if I can access Wikipedia from my Safari or Google Chrome app?
The reason is simple. A dedicated Wikipedia application gives you more power and control.
First of all, you can customize the app to look exactly the way you like it. You can change the font size, brightness, and theme. Two themes are perfect for the night mode. You can also enable an option to dim images if one of the dark themes is selected.
I find the night mode feature exceptionally helpful during my evening reading sessions, when I switch from the Kindle app with the night theme turned on.
Wikipedia app is heavily integrated with iOS. You can find wiki articles using Spotlight search. The app offers three Today widgets: recently read articles, featured articles, and top reads. Another convenient thing is the ability to save articles for offline reading.
The app’s most significant benefit, however, is multilingual support.
With 40 million articles written in 300 languages, it’s easy to find on the web a wiki entry written in the language you don’t understand. The app is fixing this problem.
You can define your preferred languages in the settings, and pick up the default one. When you search Wikipedia, you can quickly tap the language of your choice. Finally, you can always switch the language version once you are in the article.
I prefer the app over the website version because it enables me to fine-tune the formatting of articles, including text size and background tint, and it enables me to archive articles for future reference.
– App Store review
Benefits: Night mode and other personalization options, ability to save articles for offline reading, integration with iOS. Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iMessage. Price: Free.
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
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Multi-angle pillow stand with pen holder
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
This 10000mAh smartphone-size power bank comes with USB-C port, LED display with a battery capacity, three built-in cables, and a foldable AC plug. You can plug the power bank directly to the wall socket for fast charging.
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
– Elbert Hubbard –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.