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Connected by Keyboard

Devices and Apps

Helping you make real connections through technology

As more of us are spending time on our phones and computers through these challenging times as a means of connection and entertainment , we'll be bringing you updates on some of the more useful phone apps and useful sites on the market. From community connection, to photography, music and maybe even the odd game!

If you have any suggestions or apps you’d like us to take a look, email social@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Nextdoor

In a time when we are physically distancing ourselves in the community and finding tasks we normally take for granted to be a challenge, the Nextdoor app is your best virtual mate. This app connects you to people in your immediate suburb; you can offer to help older people get groceries, leave reviews of cafes that are doing take away or just say hi and stay connected-by-keyboard.

The site is very secure, and no one will know your exact address details or location. Be sure to check out the community guidelines before you start.

The app bio says:

Nextdoor is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us we just need an easier way to connect with them.

Nextdoor

Garden: stay in touch

You have a lot of friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances. People who you would catch a coffee with, hang out, dinner, call chat…. The list is endless. The Garden: stay in touch app reminds you to reach out to the people in your life. Birthdays and anniversaries are one thing but a call to a mate out of the blue is priceless.

 

The app bio says:

Garden is the personal relationship management app that sends you regular reminders to reach out to the people who matter most in your life. You'll never lose touch with friends, family or your network again.

Just set how often you want to reach out to important contacts and Garden will send you regular reminder notifications.

This one is currently only available on iOS

Garden: Stay in Touch iOS