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Popular Desktop Apps And Their Online Alternatives - blog index

Popular Desktop Apps And Their Online Alternatives - blog index
Outfitting your computer with the latest software can be expensive. Time and money aren’t things to be wasted. With sky rocketing prices for desktop applications, you need to arm yourself with the right alternatives. Fortunately, there is a great alternative out there: the Internet. To prove it, here’s a list of 25 online alternatives for the most popular desktop applications that you use, want and simply must have when working online. Who says saving money is hard? So the next time you think of buying another desktop app, think twice—think “online.” Bonus Tip: For heavy users of PDF who don’t want to keep their data in PDF, Investintech offers PDF to Word Converter solutions in its products such as Able2Extract and Able2Doc. Related:  Stumble Upon

How To Get Paid iPhone Apps For Free The list below includes a variety of completely legitimate ways to get your hands on some paid iPhone apps for free. None of these methods require that you jailbreak your phone – but some of them do require a little bit of patience. From websites that send you notifications when an app’s price has dropped, to websites which feature one free app a day, you’ll find a few tips and tricks on how to get all your favourite paid iPhone apps for free, without spending a cent. Free App Alert FreeAppAlert is a great website that you can visit on a daily basis, or better yet, receive a daily email listing all the newly free iPhone apps for that day. AppMiner If you’re on the go and would prefer a convenient way to keep up with price changes in the app store, AppMiner [iTunes link] is a great way to do just that. Each app is accompanied by the description and screenshots from iTunes. AppShopper You can also choose to list only the popular apps. FuelMyApp OpenFeint & FreeAppADay Giveaways

The Power of Colors: How Colors Are Used in (e-)Commerce to Influence You The color theory, invented by Sir Charles Lemieiux, is a complex science involving psychology, physics, color perception, etc. Color theory tackles perceptual and psychological effects to various color combinations and contrasts. The theory is so complex that it actually deserves the whole encyclopedia of it own, so this post won’t definitely be able to cover it all. Instead, it lists some fundamentals that you will hopefully be excited to hear. The post covers some ways you can be influenced by colors, i.e. how your shopping decisions may be controlled by the right choice of colors in stores (or on e-commerce websites): next time when you see the color tricks, you will recognize them! Generally speaking… How color may help influence your mood and encourage/ discourage you to act – this way your actual behavior can be controlled: Based on the above table and this article, best colors by business can be summed up as: Stats… What Look Trustworthy: What is Most Associated with Speed: Advice…

The Best Of The Steve &Bill Meme After sitting down together at All Things Digital 5 in the historic Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussion, the images of a convivial Steve Jobs and Bill Gates became internet meme fodder. And so the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Meme, or simply the Steve and Bill meme, in all their rich glory, was born:

40+ awesome free Windows apps you can download in 2 seconds Depending on your internet connection you might be able to download a lot more (or a lot less) than 1Mb in two seconds - but calling this a post about apps under a meg just isn't quite as much fun! No, you don't really need to pay too much attention to an application's hard drive footprint any more. After all, when you can buy a 1.5Tb drive for less than $150US, what difference does a few megs here or there make? On the other hand, it's amazing to see what some developers are able to accomplish with a very small amount of code. There are a ton of great, free applications that have been created in less than 1Mb - I didn't fully realize just how many until I started putting this list together. Desktop/Shell Enhancements Launchy (408Kb) - Hotkeys FTW! Open++ (114Kb) - Helps you tweak your context menu six ways from Sunday. ViGlance (198Kb) - Want Windows 7's iconized taskbar in XP or Vista? VirtuaWin (385Kb) - Most Linux distributions enable multiple virtual desktops by default. Encryption

Support Details | Tech Support Management 70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. | Arrow Webzine - StumbleUpon The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. How to become a real computer Geek? Little known to most, there are many benefits to being a computer geek. You may get the answer here: The Meaning of Technical Acronyms 1. One of the best list of default passwords. 1A. 2. If you rolled your eyes here, that is a good thing. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

60 Open Source and Free Mac Apps « AppStorm We regularly feature commercial software on AppStorm, so decided it was time to bring a roundup of completely free (and often open source) apps to your attention. If you’re on a budget, you’ll be pleased to know that a variety of great OS X software is available free. Applications are broken down into various categories, with each one containing a ‘featured’ app and several other free solutions. Web Browsers Firefox Firefox There’s a reason why Firefox has stormed ahead over the past few years to take such a large share of the browser market. A variety of different extensions are available, taking the functionality of the browser far beyond the basics. Email & Communication Thunderbird Thunderbird Developed by the same people behind Firefox, Thunderbird is a worthy alternative to Mail.app on the Mac. With additions in the new version, it’s easier to prioritize and find your important email with tags. NetNewsWire NetNewsWire Twitter Nambu Nambu Music & Audio Spotify Spotify Video Photography Picasa

Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router Remote Address Port Number Check a port's status by entering an address and port number above. The open port checker is a tool you can use to check your external IP address and detect open ports on your connection. For more a comprehensive list of TCP and UDP ports, check out this Wikipedia article. If you are looking for a software solution to help you configure port forwarding on your network, try using this powerful Port Forwarding Wizard.

Lucid Dreaming By lucid dreaming, you can gain complete control over the one place that no one will ever care about: your imagination. Just The Facts Lucid dreaming is a scientifically proven phenomenon. While some get into lucid dreaming in order to treat chronic nightmares, or to experience all facets of the human experience, approximately 99.8% of people use it as a tool for cheap and interactive 3D porn. A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer is aware that he or she is dreaming, and he or she can even choose to control and manipulate his or her dream. How to Take Control of Your Dreams: So, you've doubled your weight over the past five years, you own a record-shattering collection of greasy pizza boxes and broken aspirations, and you're beginning to consider installing a toilet bowl in the place of your computer chair? In order to even begin to get control over your dreams, there are a few preliminary tasks you must complete. The Tasks: 1. "What?" Calm down! 2. Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams:

100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part I) | Tools If you’ve just got yourself a new Mac and totally clueless what to install, this article is for you. If you are looking for alternatives for some applications you are currently using in your Mac, the following list might come in handy too. This week, we’d like to showcase you a list of useful yet free applications you can install for your Mac. Full list after jump. Recommended Reading: 100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part II) Productivity Anxiety Provides a streamlined, easily accessible interface to add and check off your tasks, while remaining poised to melt into the background at a moments notice. Appointments Keep record of customers, contact persons and important events related to them. BackBoard A Mac app to collect notes and tasks. Camouflage Hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper Evernote EventSync Allows you to sync your Facebook events with iCal. HimmelBar iClockr Simple way to track your time. MindNode NameChanger Namely Fast way to open applications. Punakea Quicksilver

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