Joel Lee

Joined December 2011

Joel Lee is a passionate freelance writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he likes to read and write fiction, play video games, and talk theology.

Feel free to contact at joellee@makeuseof.com

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Spruce Up Your Website With These 12 Beautiful Google Web Fonts

5th September, 2013

Over the past decade, I’ve started a number of personal blogs that I never really followed through with, but some of my fondest memories rest on theme design and font tweaks. There’s something satisfying when you find that perfect match of fonts for your website and everything falls into place. Thankfully, with Google Web Fonts, that whole process has never been easier.

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Start Creating Games In No Time With Unity3D Free

4th September, 2013

The world of video games has gone through many changes in the relatively short time it’s been around. First it was cutting-edge with Pong and Pac-Man. Over time, it became nerds-only, then boys-only, and now people from all demographics are enjoying games that range from mobile gaming to Flash gaming to competitive gaming. But recently, […]

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4 Fantastic Tools to Manage Your Massive MP3 Collection

2nd September, 2013

Music library management can be an entirely frustrating experience, especially if you have years of unorganized music waiting to be sorted and labeled properly. Poor music library management will come back and bite you later when you’re listening to music on-the-go and you can’t navigate your songs without confusion. Fortunately, there are a few great tools made specifically to help you with tagging, naming, and generally organizing your music collection. You will wonder how you managed without them.

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How To Make Videos Your Friends Will Want To Share

30th August, 2013

What if you created the next viral video? Let’s say you want to create videos that spread like wildfire and are seen by millions. Where do you start? I’m going to list several elements that viral videos tend to share, which could help you to create a video that your friends will want to share. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll tip luck in your favor.

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Great Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Musicians

29th August, 2013

Musicians rejoice! There are several apps and extensions available for Chrome that will aid you in your life and journey of musicianship. There are apps that will let you practice the piano while sitting at your desk. Some will display guitar tabs for you. Others will help you make instrument purchases with ease. If you’re a musician and you use Chrome, you’ll want to check out these apps.

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Are You Creative? Make Designs & Sell Them On 3 Merchandising Websites

28th August, 2013

People love to buy merchandise if they can connect with it somehow: if it makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside; if it tickles their funny bone and evokes laughter; if it’s so outlandish or unique that they can’t help but think “Wow!” Merchandising is a great way to express your artistry and make money while doing it. Here are some of the best merchandising sites where you can set up your own storefront for your designs.

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How Do Webcomics Make Money?

27th August, 2013

The web is full of content ranging from general humor webcomics to webcomics for geeks. Whatever your genre, whatever your niche, you will be able to find an audience as long as you write well and put yourself out there every day. So how do you make money from it? Keep reading to find out how most artists keep their bank accounts afloat with their drawings.

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6 Ways To Free Up Space On Your Windows Computer

26th August, 2013

Clutter can be a big downer on productivity. Over time, files get lost, programs go unused, and suddenly, your once spacious hard drive is packed with useless things and you have to clean it up. But how? It’s not enough to delete things left and right. You need to find the big space hogs, identify which ones are worth deleting, and make sure you aren’t causing harm to your system in the process. Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to maximize space cleaning on your Windows computer.

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4 Simple and Easy Tools to Flash Android ROMs Compared

26th August, 2013

Ever wanted to flash a new ROM on your Android device but didn’t have the patience to deal with the whole flashing process? I remember spending hours trying to download, transfer, reboot, flash, reboot, wait, reboot, all just to try out a new ROM. I don’t have the time for that anymore and it’d be nice to be able to flash a ROM straight from an app with an intuitive interface. Fortunately, there are some available on the Play Store: Here is a look at four of the best ones.

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5 Ways Tech Can Help You Foster Better Study Habits

21st August, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve been in school, but I know a few friends who are still studying their way towards graduation. It amazes me how many tools currently exist out there to aid in the study process – tools that I would’ve loved to make use of back before I earned my degree. Unfortunately, my time for improved study habits is over, but you can still benefit!

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4 of the Best Personal Wikis to Keep You Organized

15th August, 2013

What if there was wiki software designed to help you out on a personal level? You could use it for anything, for example to outline your novel, keep track of home improvement projects, or plan social events. The benefit of a personal wiki is that it has all of the core features you need from a wiki, such as cross-linking pages, without the bells and whistles necessary for collaborative work. Interested? Then keep reading!

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Share Your Video Series On Blip And Make Money While You’re At It

14th August, 2013

When you hear the term “video sharing website,” what comes to mind? There’s the most obvious choice that 99% of us will think: YouTube. And then there are the half dozen other video sharing websites that sit under the looming shadow that YouTube casts: Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, etc. But there’s one video site that doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves and it’s called Blip.

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5 Awesome Ways to Use Your Smartphone When Cycling

13th August, 2013

Having a smartphone with you as you cycle around town, along a well-beaten path, or even through the woods while you blaze new trails, can prove mighty useful. As you’ll see with the apps below, a smartphone can help you keep in line with local laws, track riding progress and performance, help you keep your bike in good repair, and even help you find new trails to ride. Once you start using these apps, you’ll always want your Android smartphone by your cycle’s side.

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Trace and Relive Your Hiking Paths With My Tracks on Android

13th August, 2013

Coming straight from Google itself, My Tracks is an app with a singular purpose: to track your path as you travel from point A to point B. As simple as it sounds, this path tracking can prove to be quite beneficial depending on your lifestyle habits. If you commute or travel a lot, it’s fun to see how your path changes from day to day. There are other path tracking apps out there, such as RunKeeper, MapMyRun, and Runtastic, but My Tracks comes from a developer group that has proven itself in terms of quality.

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Looking For Feedback For Your Fiction? Check Out These 4 Websites

12th August, 2013

The number one rule when writing fiction is that most of the writing happens in the rewrite. Once you’ve typed out that monstrous first draft, you’re going to want a fresh set of eyes (or several fresh sets of eyes) to look over your work and give you feedback. After all, you can’t fix something if you don’t know what’s wrong with it and this applies whether you’re writing novels or screenplays. One option is to utilize the free critique websites that are out there.