Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Digital Literacy: Skills and tools you need

A guide to achieving and maintaining skills to thrive in the 21st century

Evaluating information you find online - video tutorials

Find quality software for your computer

MakeUseOf Use the search tool (magnifying glass) in the top right corner to search by type of software you want to find. Be specific to get the most relevant results, e.g. type “time management software”.

Also, see page 6 of “The Non-techie’s guide to finding and choosing software online”, for more great tips on searching for software.

Find quality apps for your mobile device

the 3 Rs of app shopping

Beyond App Store search: how to find the iOS apps right for you

Apps to help you to identify quality apps  to download to your mobile device:

BAM (Best Apps Market) (Android) – lists current top apps and alerts you to the Top App of the Day

App of the Day (Android) - Every day one paid Android app becomes free for 24 hours

Source of 3 Rs quote: https://gigaom.com/2013/04/10/beyond-app-store-search-how-to-find-the-ios-apps-right-for-you/
Image of exclamaton mark from  tigger11th/freedigitalphotos.net

Organise your information

decorative Dropbox iconDropbox (free: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Web) A home for all your photos, docs, videos and files.

Evernote decorative iconEvernote  (free: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Web) A suite of software and services, designed for notetaking and archiving.

OneNote (free: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Web) Similar to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote is a free-form information gathering program. Provided with MS Office and Windows 10

Google Drive decorative iconGoogle Drive (free: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Web) Store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators