Nimbus Suite solutions for the blended education

The coronavirus pandemic that began in March 2020 caused the largest disruption of the education system in history, affecting almost 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries. The closure of schools and other educational institutions affected 94 percent of students worldwide and up to 99 percent in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

According to a policy brief by the United Nations (August 2020), school closures will not only have immediate economic consequences, but also long-lasting effects. Education accounts for a third of key dimensions in the Human Development Index. For the first time since its conception, the Human Development Index will likely show a striking drop (Figure 1).

Such disappointing forecasts required a quick response from educational institutions.

Figure 1. Human development is facing an unprecedented hit since the concept was introduced in 1990

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New camera in Nimbus Clipper for Android – a convenient pocket scanner for your documents

These days, smartphone cameras could easily replace the standard snapshot cameras. Pictures taken with cellphones, especially with proper lighting, are pretty good in quality. So, it comes as no surprise that smartphone cameras can be effectively used for purposes beyond taking regular snapshots. For instance, you could scan some document or bill. This is what a new Nimbus Clipper mode called “Document scanner” is for.

Download Nimbus Note – https://nimbusweb.me/download.php

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Using Nimbus Note to get things done or Nimbus Note and GTD

GTD (Getting Things Done) is a time management method developed by a productivity consultant and  writer that authored a book by the same name, David Allen.

The main principle of GTD states – one should not overburden themselves with what needs to be done rather than just add it to the list. All attention should be focused on actually completing a single task at hand.

Source: https://www.truenorthleadership.com/getting-things-done-art-stress-free-productivity/

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Saving information from a browser using Nimbus Clipper

One of the main purposes of Nimbus Note is to save all kinds of information. You can save information the usual way: by typing text in Nimbus Note apps, as well as using our neat Nimbus Clipper. Keep reading to find out more!

Our web clipper is available from various platforms. But it’s most often used in desktop browsers. In this article we will describe how to save information using a specific internet page as an example.

Today we’ll be trying to save various types of information from a site Wired.com.

Download Nimbus Clipper – https://nimbus.everhelper.me/clipper.php

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Working with Nimbus Note: our personal experience

We are often asked “Are you yourselves using your service and if so, then how exactly?” We definitely do, and the service was originally conceived for personal needs, becoming public over time when we realized many users could benefit from our know-how. In this little article I will tell you more about how I personally use the service to organize our work.

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New Nimbus Clipper for Android: “Material” design and Annotation of PDF-documents

Nimbus Clipper has long been a convenient assistant for our main application for making notes. With the help of our clipper, you can easily save an article from a website, take a screenshot, and edit a picture. Today we are pleased to present an upgraded version of our application featuring a new facility that allows users to work with PDF files, as well as new material design.

Work on the application

To create from scratch a new component for working with PDF files is a long and difficult process. Therefore, we decided to choose a ready-made product from among many available options. Initially, we planned to use a paid version and even tested toolkits by Foxit and Qoppa, but then we came across MuPDF and decided to use it. There are several reasons for this:

  • Open source code (which is actually the main reason);
  • Quite a large number of tools;

  • Stable operation (MuPDF can handle even fairly complex and large documents which turned out to be a too hard a nut to crack for Foxit).

 Annotation of PDF-documents

It is quite simple to work with annotation features of PDF documents in Nimbus Clipper. It is enough to click “Work with PDF” on the main screen and select a file through a convenient file manager. Next, you can add a comment to the text, point to a desired fragment using an arrow, or draw an arbitrarily chosen figure. It is also worth noting that it is possible to highlight a text with a highlighter or cross it out. At the end, the document can be saved to an SD-card or Nimbus Note.

Material design

 In accordance with the latest trends, we have updated the design to meet the latest “material” requirements. The problem was not the easiest one, as the design requires certain changes in the logic of the application and has to be done in such a way as to prevent users from experiencing any discomfort after switching from the previous version.

Major changes have taken place with regard to the browser, where we could not help adding a “floating” button which has already become a kind of symbol of all new design from Google. It is through this button, that you can now decide how to save a web page: just as an article, a selected fragment, or as a screenshot.

Like in the previous version, before being sent to Nimbus Note, the text can be seen in the previews.

Download Nimbus Note – https://nimbusweb.me/download.php

 

New version of Nimbus Clipper

We are happy to let you know the clipper for Google Chrome and Opera has been updated (updates for Firefox and Opera will follow). Two important features have been added to the clipper:

Marker (highlight)

You often need to highlight specific fragments in an article. You could of course do it once the article is saved, but now you can do it right in the clipper’s window!

Tasks for saved pages

Among the fun features of Nimbus Note there is creating a separate task list for every note. If before tasks could be added only in Nimbus Note apps, they can now be created before notes are sent to Nimbus Note.

Download Nimbus Clipper for Google Chrome – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nimbus-clipper/kiokdhlcmjagacmcgoikapbjmmhfchbi

Download Nimbus Clipper for Opera – https://addons.opera.com/extensions/details/nimbus-clipper/

 

Nimbus Clipper with email saving and password protection note features

We glad to inform you about some important updates of our products:

1) Our web-clipper today can send emails using Gmail and Yandex services to your Nimbus account. At the same time all attached files are saved. You need to open your email (currently Gmail and Yandex are supported), then press the Clipper button. In the preview window, you will be able to edit the text of your note and specify which attachments have to be sent to Nimbus and which ones don’t.

Download Nimbus Clipper for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-clipper-nimbus/kiokdhlcmjagacmcgoikapbjmmhfchbi

2) We add feature of your public note saving using password. It’s not infrequent that you need to share a note with someone else. This is what public notes are for in Nimbus. However, there are also cases when a note contains confidential information that should not be seen by neither a potential competitor nor the ubiquitous Google bot. For cases like that, we came up with the option of password protecting your public notes. To do this, you need to share a note in web interface (only there, for now) and check the Set password box, then enter the desired password.

Web-interface – https://nimbus.everhelper.me/client/