How-do-I... Find and use popular apps?


'App' is short for 'application' - which is another name for a computer program. Normally, when people talk about apps they are referring to programs that run on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablet computers, but there are apps for PCs and laptops too. Learn about some of our members' favourite apps.


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Create a Google Account

If you have an Android device you need a Google account to access Google's Play Store to download and update Apps. It is also a user account that provides access to Google-owned services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. 


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Google Earth

Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to "fly" over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images, allowing users to see cities and houses at various angles.


google sites editorGoogle Sites - Create a simple website

This 2-session course covers how to create and publish a simple website using Google's site building app, Google Sites. Learn the basics of how to create a website to display and share family history, write your life's story, document a hobby, pastime, or travel experience.




Swype is a virtual keyboard for Android and Apple touchscreen smartphones and tablets. Rather than tapping in each key the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only between words.


Please register early to secure your place in our Courses and Workshops:

  • Click here (Timetable) to see if there is currently a course scheduled.
  • You need to supply the name of course or workshop and your membership number.
  • If the course you want is not listed on the Timetable please email
  • NOTE - There is no need to enrol for Interest Groups, Help Sessions or Club Day Meetings, just turn up
  • REMEMBER - You need to be a paid-up member of SeniorNet Nelson to take a course.