Microsoft is understandably worried about competition from the likes of Google and Apple, due to their dominance of the web and mobile markets. What they should really be concerned about, however, is the slew of open source programs that threaten their monopoly of the office software sphere. In many ways, Open Office is just as full-featured and capable as Microsoft Office. Likewise, Microsoft Visio has a direct and potent competitor in the form of Dia from GNOME, a powerful vector graphics editor designed from the ground up for crafting stellar diagrams and flowcharts. Dia is free, open source and have small footprint in memory. (more…)
As I’ve learnt moments ago from this post on TheNextWeb, two things are happening. One, SkyDrive app is released for Windows and Mac, and Second and more important if you’re using SkyDrive.com as your free storage of documents, is the free storage is being dropped. For the starters, SkyDrive.com is Microsoft’s cloud offering in which you can store your documents, photos and videos. The familiar folder structure of the Windows PC is present and hence the good experience. As a Windows Phone owner, it’s mandatory to have hotmail id which by default entitles you for 25 GB of free storage on SkyDrive.com. But as just now learnt the free storage is shrinking, and if you don’t act now, only 7 GB will remain as free storage for you account. (more…)
Sure, it’s easy enough to find files on your hard drive, if your Mac is right in front of you, and maybe you can find documents in your Gmail account quickly enough, if you sign in to the website in your browser. However, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to search all those places — and more — from a single app, without signing into every service individually? The makers of Found App have declared that you can do all this. This app lets you find word documents, emails, contacts, music and more from your Mac or cloud drive accounts. We certainly like the sound of that, so we decided to get to know the program a little better. (more…)
There are numerous tools and websites available which convert webpages to PDF. But they all have some caveats. Either you have to install some software on your PC or you have to depend on some online tool provided by website to do the job. The websites can be slow, malicious and might not give proper results as you’ve expected. This trick will not require you to download and install any software, no internet connection required (if you’ve local copy of webpage) or no third-party websites. Read on… (more…)
If you’re great fan of Bing.com images, here’s a simple way to set them as your desktop wallpaper automatically. Bing.com homepage may not be known as the leading search engine but it’s definitely home to some of coolest images on the planet. I visit bing just to get a glimpse of those images. And I believe many of you are also fans of those mesmerizing sights the search engine hosts. There is now official software utility called “Bing Desktop” from Microsoft by which you can automatically set those images as your desktop wallpaper. (more…)
Whether it’s Windows’ Snipping Tool or just the PrintScreen key and copying and pasting it into paintshop, some people seem content using the old fashioned screen capturing tools that come built into Windows when they want to create a screenshot of what’s on their screen. But these built-in Windows apps are very limited for those who expect more options. If you’re looking for a good free app with extra features that gives you the versatility and options needed to make quality screenshots, Shotty is definitely a must-have screen capture tool in your Windows arsenal. (more…)
Firefox remains top choice for any web designer and that is because of its vast range of addons available. These addons give you amazing functionality, you as web designer can virtually design anything on Firefox. All what you will need is a bunch of Firefox addons.
You will find millions of Firefox addons on internet and believe me it can be quite a tiresome task to choose among them. However to make your task easy, in this article I am going to share with you the best 5 Firefox Addons that all web designer would love to have. (more…)
HTML5 is quickly becoming the web standard for amazing interactions on the Internet, but little has been done to bring this experience to the Windows desktop until now. Pokki is a HTML5 app that lets you interact with most of your web apps through its beautiful interface. Developers can built feature rich, connected desktop applications using HTML5 and other latest web standards. Individual services are called “Pokkis” and each Pokki is dedicated to a specific service. The program sits on your task bar where the Quick Launch bar would normally sit and functions more beautifully than any Quick Launch bar designed by Microsoft. (more…)
The Internet is a quickly changing place, with all the updates from friends and family on social media sites and RSS aggregator feeds thrown in. Most people spend a few hours a day looking at these sources individually or checking email for the latest stories, but now there’s a better way to combine all of this information together so you can get all of your updates at a glance on your desktop right away.
Retickr is a Mac OS X app that is designed to make receiving updates from Facebook, Twitter, email, and any RSS feeds you might follow a breeze. Instead of leaving tabs in your browser open, you can get the information delivered straight to your desktop in a beautifully crafted app that is a pleasure to use. (more…)
One of the greatest fears of any laptop owner is losing the laptop to theft. Important documents, family photos, and financial information can all be lost in the blink of an eye. Homeowner’s or car insurance may cover the loss of the device depending on your policy, but no amount of monetary compensation can replace your documents. Thankfully, Hidden App is designed to help you recover your MacBook no matter where it is in the world so you can worry not about replacing your laptop, but about recovering it. (more…)