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- What’s in the email? Useful sites & resources to save time and to help you do what you do a little more creatively.

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- Each post helps you find new things to make your work more efficient, creative and enjoyable.

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The newsletter highlights new sites, apps and other online services from an independent perspective. You get concise explanations of how a tool is useful and what to use it for, with examples, screenshots and use-cases, as in these recent posts.

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I’m an educator and journalist. I love creative tools that make life better. I spend a lot of time exploring new stuff — sites, apps, podcasts… I love sharing these in brief email bites. My day job: I’m director of teaching & learning at the Newmark Grad School of Journalism. I used to write for Time Magazine. Before that I was a violinist. More about me here on my site. Or on Twitter or LinkedIn or YouTube.

  • Here’s the full archive of past posts

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Some past posts:

  • How and why I use Roam, a terrific new tool for note-taking that I’ve switched to from Evernote

  • Grain, Descript, Vowel and beyond: A summary post on some of the most useful new sites and apps launching this fall

  • Other posts lately touched on Pitch, Slash, new Canva features, and simple apps I’ve loved during the pandemic.

  • Ottera useful tool for automatically transcribing Zoom calls or meetings.

  • How to get started using Notion — and new useful features in Google Docs

    * Posts are concise, with clear sections & bullets so you can scan

    * Discover new sites and apps to save yourself time

    * Quickly find useful things to get stuff done


Jeremy Caplan
I'm Director of Teaching & Learning at CUNY's Grad School of Journalism. My mission is to help people make the most of their time. I write Wonder Tools to share my favorite resources for efficiency & creativity.