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Wonder Tools 🏆 Best of 2022
The most useful new sites & most-shared posts. Plus tools to watch in 2023
🎊 The most useful new tools of 2022
Arc is the first browser that persuaded me to shift away from Chrome. Here are the best things about it and a few caveats.
🥇 The most shared posts of 2022
11 useful features to try, from live word count and voice typing to automatic translation.
What AI can do for you, where the hype goes too far, and a few recommended tools to try.
Most clicked-on link: Lex.page = free new AI-powered writing app
Making the most of Google Journalist Studio’s free digital hub for storing and analyzing giant collections of documents, emails, audio files, handwritten notes and more.
Most clicked-on link: Google Journalist Studio = suite of free tools, including Google Trends and Data Gif Maker
Free resources for expanding the diversity of the images you use.
Most clicked-on link: Black Illustrations = "I wanted to create more
diversity in design,'“ wrote designer & founder John D. Saunders.
🚀 Tools to watch in 2023
Here’s a sneak peek at emerging services I’ll write about next year.
Descript recently launched a superb update to its video & audio editing tool. It’s now easy to polish multimedia pieces by editing the transcript.
Scrintal makes note-taking into a visual process by incorporating whiteboarding and mind-mapping.
Mem is a flexible alternative to Evernote for organizing notes that incorporates AI to help you connect new ideas to older ones.
😍 3 things that made me smile in 2022
Reddit Uplifting News - featured positive stories like these:
This 33-year-old made more than 1,000 Wikipedia bios for unknown women scientists - link
Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company - Profits will now go towards climate action — link
Belgium approves four-day week and gives employees the right to ignore their bosses after work - link
Coral makes comeback on Great Barrier Reef - link
Google Arts and Culture Experiments - enabling creativity
Puzzle party — put a puzzle together when you’re physically apart
Sculpt your own historical pot — surprisingly fun to play with clay this way
Best headlines of the year, from a Twitter thread by Paul Fairie, including:
Best Comedy Wildlife photos of the year including: