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6 ways to fall in love with browser’s bookmark again

6 ways to fall in love with browser’s bookmark again

Since I’ve started to use del.icio.us, I stopped to use my browser’s bookmark for a while. I love the online bookmarking tool because it gives me access on all of my links from any computers (at work or home) without doing any syncing – and I didn’t find a reason to continue using local bookmark anymore. Recently I thought of ways to utilize the browser’s bookmark system again, and I think those are pretty good ways to speed up my browsing experience.

  • Store the online bookmarking URL. This is obvious – it gives me a quick way to access my actual bookmark.
  • Store the daily visits. I remember all URLs on my daily visits by heart, but keeping those on my bookmark toolbar can give me the access immediately.
  • Keep all “Write Post” URLs on my various blogs. Quick access for me to write should I have any quick ideas for my blogs.
  • Keep still-to-sort sites. I do not want to pollute my online bookmarks with stuff that I will not reference later, so I will keep them into a “sorting” folder first if I am unsure.
  • Keep URLs for short-term. Similar to the reason above, I use the local bookmark to store those URL and remove them when it is not required.
  • Things that are irrelevant to others – no point to put those into my online bookmark if other people cannot utilize it – things such as web site stat pages and admin pages etc.

And I admit, I fall in love with my local bookmark once again. How do you use your browser’s bookmark on-top of your online bookmarks?

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Published on January 18, 2019

Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

1. Duolingo

    Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

    Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

    The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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    Download the app

    2. HelloTalk

      HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

      There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

      What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

      Download the app

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      3. Mindsnacks

        Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

        You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

        Download the app

        4. Busuu

          Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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          The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

          When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

          Download the app

          5. Babbel

            Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

            Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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            If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

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            Takeaways

            All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

            Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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