Access to Wikipedia without the internet
July 1, 2013
App of the Week: AllofWiki Offline
Yes, it's 2013, but mobile service and internet connections still aren't available everywhere, all the time.
And if a connection isn't available, that means Wikipedia isn't available. And if Wikipedia isn't available, we don't have access to all the facts and truth we need to know at any given point in time. That's terrifying.
And that's where AllofWiki Offline comes in. If you love (or are completely reliant upon) Wikipedia but don't always have access to a reliable connection, you will love this app. It downloads the entire Wikipedia database to your iPhone, iPod or iPad, giving you instant Wiki search and article loading, bookmarks, font-size adjustment, etc.
In all, for $9.99 you get a complete Wikipedia experience anytime you want, even when there's no connection available (yes, I'm looking right at you, Verizon).
Learn more right here: http://brilliantish.com/allofwiki/
Your Quick Online Marketing Fact of the Week
According to a study conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, LinkedIn.com generates more leads for B2B companies than Facebook, Twitter or blogs — yet interestingly, only 47 percent of B2B marketers say they're actively using LinkedIn (vs. 90 percent being active on Facebook).
Grab Bag: Your Three Links of the Week
1. http://www.WeeCycle.org — I had no idea Colorado has one of the fastest growing rates of children living in poverty in the country. Thankfully, our state is home to so many good people doing so many good things for those in need. WeeCycle is powered by some of these good people, and it's WeeCycle's mission to help Denver-area, low-income families with infants and toddlers by providing them with new and gently used baby gear, at no cost to them. Visit the WeeCycle website to give gear or monetary donations, learn about what tax-deductible items they accept, find out how you can help, sign up for their newsletter or discover more about this amazing organization and the people behind it.
2. http://tinyurl.com/ly3bkeq — Need some color inspiration? Perhaps for the new logo, website, bathroom, outfit or painting you're planning or working on? Take a look at a couple of my go-to resources when it's time to start thinking about color and gathering inspiration.
3. http://www.makersrow.com — "Factory sourcing made easy." This new website connects American designers and American manufacturers who don't wish to support overseas factories that employ underpaid, overworked laborers in unsafe conditions (and who don't wish to deal with the headaches and consequences of language barriers). The site is somewhat like a combination of The Yellow Pages and Match.com for designers and manufacturers. Visit the Makers Row website at http://www.makersrow.com or read a fantastic summary/story about the concept and how it came to be at NPR here: http://tinyurl.com/l9u8xbh.
Erin Pheil is the owner of TimeForCake Creative Media—the Web Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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