Blog Challenge 94/99: App recommendation - Feedly

Feedly is a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android and is also available as a cloud-based service. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.

Keep up to date with the best blogs and websites across topics that interest you. Tech, marketing, fitness, health, food, whatever your interest, you can develop your feedly to show exactly what you want to see.

Monitor news about your company, your product, your craft, and your competitors. We are using this on a daily basis to also assist our clients with their PR and marketing activities. Hopefully it can help you too!


Blog challenge 92/99: How to screen record on an iphone

We found this to be an interesting feature on the iphone. We quite often keep our clients informed of how their campaign is going via short videos that can be recorded and edited on an iphone. Below are the steps on how to activate screen recording. You may be able to use this to aid employees in your day to day.

 Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then tap the green + logo next to Screen Recording:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen. On iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.

  2. Press deeply the grey circle and tap Microphone.

  3. Tap Start Recording, then wait for the three-second countdown. 

  4. Open Control Center and tap the red record circle or tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and tap Stop.

Go to the Photos app and select your screen recording. You can then use an app like Lumafusion to edit the content and then message or email the video.

Blog challenge 73/99: A helpful tool for the busy business person

Heard of the app called Productive? We have been using here in the Illume Marketing office for the past month. We like it. A lot. Productive is a free tool that helps you build a routine of life changing habits. Set personal goals, track your progress, and motivate yourself to achieve new heights.

What can you do with the Productive app?

- Plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface
- Schedule habits for any time of the day
- Set smart reminders for each time of the day
- Stay on track with useful feedback

Why should you download the Productive app?

The clear and beautiful interface is intuitive and easy to use and will help you stay focused and determined to build new habits and reach new goals.

The app is fully customizable - you can name your habit, choose a unique icon and even pick its color. 

Track your habits and analyze progress - build motivating chains of completed habits and perfect days. The longer your chain of completed habits, the more likely you will keep the streak going.

Smart reminders give a summary of what's scheduled for each part of the day.

Subscribe to Premium for even more great features to boost your personal productivity: 
- Unlimited number of habits
- Improved reminders for individual habits
- Motivating stats for each habit
- Habit trends with week by week data
- Passcode lock to keep your list private

* Choose the length of subscription: 1 Month / 3 Months / 6 Months / 1 Year.
* Choose from different subscription options.
* PLEASE NOTE: Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel your subscription in the iTunes settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial period. Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term.
* Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period.
* You can cancel a free trial or subscription anytime by cancelling your subscription through your iTunes account settings. This must be done 24 hours before the end of a free trial or subscription period to avoid being charged. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period, and you will be downgraded to the free service.

Learn new skills. Form good habits. Break bad habits. If you stick to it, this will help you in business and lifestyle. It’s a available for Android and Apple devices. Give the free 7 day trial a go, we think you will like it!

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