Useful Links


Corpus Linguistics

  • AntConc – concordancer created by Lawrence Anthony
  • Range – a multi-file wordlist app by Paul Nation
  • BNCweb – The British National Corpus online maintained by University of Lancaster
  • Google Ngram Viewer – a diachronic look at the English language


  • Gmail
  • Outlook

iOS, iPhone, iPad Productivity Apps

  • GoodNotes – excellent classroom app for digital whiteboard productivity
  • Notability – administration productivity app



  • OpenOffice – open source alternative to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • ScanSnap – the best feeder scanner for the digital office. Uses include digitalising textbooks, OMR, OCR, corpus, paperless office.
  • Dropbox – the highly stable iCloud storage, allowing you to have your files on the go. Works with Windows, MAC, iOS. Access also through browser.
  • Pocket – bookmarking service


  • Python – a good beginner’s programming language. Easy to understand but extremely powerful and widely used
  • Perl – Strong language for manipulating text
  • R – a programming language and statistical package

Social Media

  • Twitter – gathering all your social media in one place
  • YouTube – video medium
  • Periscope – live broadcasting medium
  • Instagram – photo medium
  • Facebook – friends and family SNS
  • WordPress – text medium


  • SourceForge – a repository for open source applications


  • R – a statistical package and programming language

Teaching Productivity

Word Clouds

  • WordArt – Visualisation of words word mapping

Work Productivity

To be categorized

  • Veritasium
  • School of Life
  • Arts and Letters Daily
  • Maria Popova
  • TED

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