Fun tools for when you need to squander some time

Tools

Sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed. I know I do. Overwhelmed with the pressures of work and what we need to do.

It can be beneficial just to do something for fun, not to be productive.

We all have our ways of escape. Maybe we play games, go for a walk, climb mountains, bike across Europe, or watch sports.

Those all take time, and we need to take that time. But sometimes we need a shorter break. We need to have fun playing with an app that leaves us unproductive.

Today I have a few tools that you might take a look at using the next time you need a 5-10 minute break.

Converting tweets to images

https://tweetpik.vercel.app/

This one was introduced to me by my friend Davinder Singh Kainth a while back. I often choose to do a screenshot of a tweet over an embed. That is particularly needed when the link of a tweet will not create an embed.

Those types of places include a presentation or slide deck.

Let’s face it, some people create some incredible content on Twitter. It might be a thread, or it might be a single post.

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So this little app lets you create an image version of the tweet, which you can download and use how you like.

In the future, when I need to grab a tweet for a presentation, this will be my go-to app.

As you can see here, it makes a cool little image, and you can adjust the background to make it darker.

Tweet converted
Tweet converted

How Bad Is Your Spotify?

https://pudding.cool/2020/12/judge-my-spotify/

According to the app, my music taste was bad, like really bad.

This is obviously a tongue in cheek kind of judgementalism on our music tastes. Don’t take it too seriously. Laugh at the results.

Music taste is mostly a subjective thing, but this is for fun.

Some of my results were:

You are 17% basic. You’re trying to be cool with Greg X. Volz, but your favorites are the same as everybody else’s.

You’re stuck in the early 2010s. For you, music’s been all downhill since Dan Hartman made I Can Dream About You.

The apps assessment with my music on Spotify?

“Your Spotify was cool-carpool-mom-Walmart-Hawaiian-shirt-shopping-mall-Christmas bad.”

I need help, people.

For the record, I think I am stuck in the 80s. I wish this app would take a look at my Youtube music.

How bad is your Spotify
How bad is your Spotify

Import LinkedIn make a resume

https://standardresume.co/ph

Have you ever been looking for new opportunities only to be met with the dreaded “send us your resume”? It is frustrating. Imagine digging through your history to find employment and education history.

After all, that is why we are on LinkedIn. I know the last time I sent a resume that I exported info from my LinkedIn profile.

With this app, you can use your LinkedIn profile information and make a nice looking resume.

Standard Resume is fairly simple to use. You simply input some personal data and then let the app import your LinkedIn work experience.

Once it is done, they will send you an email with your finished resume. You can also wait until the app finishes its job.

The result is a nice looking, HR ready resume.

Screenshot: app.standardresume.co
Screenshot: app.standardresume.co

Clubhouse

https://www.joinclubhouse.com/

For months I had heard about this Clubhouse app. People were getting on to talk shop, talk business, or just have fun talking about a common interest.

I understood you needed to have an invite as it is still in beta. So, I threw up my hands and said, “Okay, I’ll give it a try.”

That’s when I figured out that it only exists for iPhone users. Apparently, it is all audio.

It is considered one of the top apps this year on Product Hunt.

So I wait for it to be ready for Android or, maybe one day, be web-based.

Has anyone jumped on the Clubhouse train yet? Let us know in the MainWP Users Facebook Group.

Make the logo bigger!

https://www.stickermule.com/upscale

How many times has a client said, “can you make our logo bigger?” More times than you can count, amirite?

This app may not solve that problem, but it has some interesting uses.

From the folks at Stickermule, this app aims to “Increase the resolution of any graphic or photo, instantly.”

There are times we want to make an image bigger, and we need to clean it up a tad. This app will help you do that.

I can see this being handy for fun projects like making a calendar or making an image larger for a layout.

Wrapping it up

Sometimes we just need to take a moment for a little fun. These tools can help us do that and in some cases, may help us be more productive.

I’m not holding my breath for Clubhouse, but one day I may get to see what it’s like.

Of all these tools I think the Converting Tweets to an Image has the most value for me.

Now if you will excuse me, I will be listening to my bad taste in music on Spotify.

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