Wee Yang - Founder

Wee Yang is the founder of Barely Efficient, a digital content specialist and a scholar of anthropology. He is curious and passionate about new technologies and how it can drive self-improvement. Many people cannot tell if he is Chinese, Korean, or Japanese, and he absolutely cannot live without bubble tea. In his spare time, he writes flash stories and lip-syncs to American and Korean pop hits, and fantasizes about better ways to get things done.

Pleco

The Best Chinese-English Dictionary Mobile App You Will Ever Need

There are dozens of apps out there that aim to serve your translation and learning needs, but many fall short in terms of capturing the intricacies and complexities of the Chinese language. Thankfully there’s Pleco, a Chinese-English dictionary app that’s user-friendly, reliable, and feature-packed. The basic Pleco app is completely free, and there’s a slew of useful paid add-ons to select from. Pleco is available on iOS and Android. Read Article

GRE prep

Prepare for the GRE with these Apps

So you’re looking to get into graduate school, aren’t you? The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required by many graduate schools as part of your application. Read Article

How Mobile Games Pressure You into Spending Money

There are several big names in the mobile games scene: Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, SimCity BuildIt, Cooking Dash, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Kim, Vainglory and Farm Story. Chances are you already know someone in your life who has played these games. Do you notice any similarities among these titles? Read Article

Airmail 3

The Most Stunning E-mail Client for Mac OS

An e-mail client is supposed to enable the quick organization of your inbox, saving you time and energy. Considerations for a great e-mail client include having a clean and intuitive layout, accommodation for third-party apps and services, provision of a unified space to manage multiple e-mail accounts, iCloud syncing, and of course, being bug-free. After months of using Airmail for Mac, I find that it delivers on all these expectations and more. Read Article

Airmail for iOS

Best E-mail Client for iPhone and iPad

An e-mail client is supposed to enable the quick organization of your inbox, saving you time and energy. Considerations for a great e-mail client include having a clean and intuitive layout, accommodation for third-party apps and services, provision of a unified space to manage multiple e-mail accounts, iCloud syncing, and of course, being bug-free. After months of using Airmail for Mac, I find that it delivers on all these expectations and more Read Article

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