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Instagram Tips & Tricks | iPhone Photography App

Posted on 13 October 2011 by Liza Mae V.

In my previous review about Instagram for Beginners I discussed the basic info about Instagram and my likes and dislikes.  Since then Instagram has launched a new update which has taken on a new look which I will review and also show you how to get more likes, comments, and followers.

Instagram Share Print Screen with Icon breakdown

Instagram Updates – Summary of Features

  • Preset borders with filters are now optional – Though this is an improvement from the previous version, you still can’t use any border with a filter.
  • 3 new filters added – Amaro, Valencia, & Hudson
  • 2 filters removed – Gothem & Apollo, good choice for those are filters that were specific and personally I didn’t use often.  I’m glad Instagram developers are paying attention.
  • Editing screen is all in one – There is no need to jump from the tilt-shift screen then back to the filter screen.  It can all be done in one shot.Instagram Editing Print Screen - Choose a Filter

Instagram Tips & Tricks – Get more Instagram Followers

  • Get noticed, use hash tags # – If you are a Tumblr or Twitter user, you can post tags by inserting hash tags like #iphoneography #photo, etc.  Hash tags that you previously used will appear.Instagram - Include a Hash tag
    The only thing I don’t like about this feature on tumblr is that it adds the hash tag  it to the description.  I wish instagram removed the hash tags in tumblr.Instagram posted on Tumblr with Hash tags
  • Get personal and reply to your comments – If you want to respond personally to comments on your instagram feed, write @username, just like Twitter.  When you put @, instagram propagates your contact list, making it easy to search for the person you are replying to.  Instagram is NOT like facebook where it will send you a notification if someone commented on a photo.
  • Take picture with the Camera app – The problem with taking pictures with instagram is that the maximum resolution it saves images is 612×612 pixels.  If you want to do more with the photos, like print, edit, create a desktop image, resolution will get lost.  I usually use Camera+​ to take all my photos.
  • Use the filters, borders, or tilt shift to take pictures – If you are taking the photo with instagram, there is an option on Instagram to take the picture with filters, borders, and tilt shift and what’s good about it is that it isn’t permanent.  That’s right, you can change the filters even though you used a certain filter to take the photo.
For more info about Instagram please read the guide below – Instagram for Beginners.
Instagram for Beginners

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Wunderlist - Beginners Guide to Wunderlist

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Wunderlist | To Do List App Review

Posted on 12 September 2011 by Liza Mae V.

Wunderlist is a to do list app which is available for  iPhone, Android, iPad, on PC, Mac or on the web. I’ve been testing different apps for my iPhone  and Wunderlist is one of my favorites.  This is a quick review of Wunderlist – a to do list app.

Features of Wunderlist

  • Accessibility – You can go from your phone to your iPad to your laptop with ease.
  • Minimalistic design – Pretty straight forward and visually appealing
  • User friendly – Once you do the default tutorial, you are ready to create lists and tasks
  • Share lists – Whether you are planning a party with friends or doing a project with coworkers, you can collaborate with others
  • Set reminders – You can set up task reminders to email and/or notify you by phone
  • Filter tasks based on due date – For example (Today, Tomorrow, Next 7 Days)
  • Instantly Synchronize – With a click of a button or shortcut (Cmd/Ctrl + S) you can sync your list
  • FREE App!

Getting Started with Wunderlist

Download Wunderlist for your all your machines – iPhone, Android, iPad, on PC and/or Mac.

Wunderlist - 6 Wunderkinder

Register for your FREE Wunderlist account in 3 easy steps.

Wunderlist - Register Screen

Beginners Tutorial for Wunderlist

When you first use Wunderlist, there is a default to do list which is the hands on approach on how to use Wunderlist.  This is a useful beginners guide and teaches you how to (as depicted in the image below) …

  • Create a new task
  • Add lists
  • Edit tasks
  • Change backgrounds
  • Synchronize list and tasks
  • Use shortcuts
Wunderlist - Beginners Guide to Wunderlist

NOTE: Approximate time for Wunderlist tutorial is 10 minutes

For more extensive tutorials visit Wunderlist FAQ/Tutorial sites:

Shortcuts for Wunderlist

For MAC users, please replace Ctrl with Cmd.
Add a Task – Ctrl + N or Ctrl + T

Add a List – Ctrl + L

Search – Ctrl + F

Synchronize – Ctrl + S

Toggle Sidebar – Ctrl + B

Navigate Lists – Ctrl + up/down

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