Ghostery alerts you when you visit a web site that has web bugs on it. Web bugs are hidden scripts that track your behavior and are used by the sites you visit to understand their own audience.Read More
Editor’s Notes: We have covered multiple posts on PDF in the past, some include converting any office document to PDF format and vice versa, splitting and merging PDF documents, and a powerful PDF search engine. PDF is the most popularly used document format and we aren’t surprised to find more handful PDF tools out there.
Today I am going to cover two handy PDF online tools. One is to edit a PDF document online without the need of using any desktop tool. Second is to convert any web page to PDF file, so that it can be easily edited for your own need.
Editing And ANNOTATING PDF File Online
PDFVue is a free online service that lets you edit and annotate any PDF document instantly. With it you can add, edit, and highlight text, fill forms or add your own custom form, add stamps, change colors, draw lines, add notes, and much more.
Just upload the PDF document from your computer or from a URL and it will load instantly, once you have edited the document, you can save it to your hard disk or share it directly with your friends or co-workers.Read More
Editor’s Note: We have covered three posts so far on the topic of partition, you can find the latest one here. It is not an easy topic, one wrong critical action can lead to your data being lost. Before beginning, I would recommend that you make a backup of your important files, just in case something goes wrong. If you don’t have any space to make backup on your hard disk, you can backup online for free using Mozy, they provide 2Gb of free space which is enough for an ordinary user.
Partition Manager(Home Edition) is a free utility for Windows that lets you create, delete, format, resize, and move partition instantly. It works on 32-bit version of Windows only, 64-bit is not supported in free version. It supports up to 1.5TB of Hard Disk.
Resizing/Moving partition using this tool is a piece of cake, just right-click the drive and select Resize/Move from the list of options. If you have multiple hard disks, they will be labeled as Disk1, Disk2, and so on.Read More
How many times do we come across some awesome gif animation and wish that we could extract some frames? GIF Frame Extractor(direct download link here) is a free tool for Windows that lets you extract frames from any animated GIF and save them to JPG or PNG image formats instantly. You can use the extracted frame image as your profile picture or just share them with your friends and co-workers.
Run the tool, click Open and select the GIF animation whose frames you want to extract. You will see the number of frames on the left sidebar.Read More
- Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
- Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
- Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
- Images (*.jpg, *.gif,*.jpg)
BananaShrink is a free portable self-extractor for Windows that lets you create self-extracting compressed file instantly. Unlike other self-extractors, it keeps your sub-directories structure intact. This is a better solution since it avoids the use of any specific file compression format.
Just run BananaShrink(no installation required), select the folder which you want to compress, and click Create self-extracting.exe button to create a self-extracting file. To view the contents of the folder, click List all files.Read More
Instead of using Facebook Chat and Google Talk in Facebook or Gmail respectively, you can add them to your Firefox sidebar instead, in this way you can chat and surf the web at the same time.
To add Facebook Chat to your Firefox sidebar, go to Bookmarks tab and click Organize Bookmarks(or press Ctrl+Shift+B). Now go to Organize and select New Bookmark.Read More
Did your important email get accidently deleted? Fret not, since it can be easily recovered. Mail Cure is a free portable tool for Windows that can recover every deleted email from both MS Outlook and Thunderbird instantly. Unlike other tools, it scans for empty traces in the hard disk block by block to find deleted emails.
Just run the tool(no installation required) and select the drive you want to scan data for deleted emails.Read More
AppLocker is a free tool for Windows that lets you lock any program or application instantly. If you are an administrator and don’t want other users to access certain programs, then you can lock them using this tool. You can lock multiple applications at once.
Just run this tool and you will be shown a list of common applications installed on your computer. To lock any an application, just check it and click Save.Read More
Suppose you need to download a 5MB sound card driver, instead you find a 100MB archive file on the manufacturer’s website which contains a complete list of drivers. But since you don’t need them all, what you will do is extract the archive file, find the sound card driver, and finally download it. But how will you extract the archive file without downloading it in the first place? Below I have posted two methods that will help.
Note: I reviewed a software for Windows that does the same thing here. But it has few limitations, such as you can’t use it in other Operating Systems. The methods covered below can be used in any operating system since it is not a software that needs to be downloaded.
ArchView (Firefox plugin)
ArchView is an add-on for Firefox that can open the archive file online without downloading it. Just click on the archive file and you will see all the contents inside it. To download a file, first select the file and then go to File > Save. You can select multiple files by holding down Ctrl button and selecting the files. The supported archive formats are: Zip, Rar, and ISO.Read More
Facebook’s build-in chat feature is useful, but it lacks a desktop IM. Who will open facebook window for hours just for chatting? Browsers can crash or get accidently closed, therefore putting an end to the conversation. I am never comfortable with messengers build inside a website and prefer using a desktop IM. Lets look at 3 different ways in which you can use Facebook Chat on your Desktop Messenger.
Note: When you use facebook chat from desktop IMs, you will be able to use all feature that are present in facebook’s build-in online messenger.
Digsby is the first 3rd party messenger to support facebook’s chat feature. It is a cross-platform messenger available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. No hacks or plugins are required. Just register for an Digsby account and login with it. Once you are logged in, click Add Account. Now in the Accounts tab, click Add IM Account and select Facebook Chat from the list.Read More
Suppose a situation where you have two computers, one at home and one at office. You bookmarked an important article at home and would like to show it to your co-workers, what would you do? Suppose another situation where you have a home computer and a laptop for travel purposes, you bookmarked important websites at home and would like to access them in your laptop while traveling to a far away never land.
Xmarks is an awesome add-on for Firefox and other browsers that can sync the bookmarks between multiple browsers and computers instantly. Currently it supports Firefox add-on only, add-ons for other browsers are coming soon. I decided to test it on two different computers(for the sake of convenience I am naming them Computer A and Computer B), both running same version of Firefox but different versions of Windows OS.
Xmarks works by syncing your bookmarks with it’s server, you will need to create an account with them to begin. After you have created an account with Xmarks, right-click the Xmark icon on the right side of the status bar and select Xmarks Settings.Read More
Packet Sniffer, also called Packet Analyzer or Network Analyzer are special software that intercept, analyze, and log the traffic passing through the network. Wikipedia has better explanation on how sniffers work, “As data streams flow across the network, the sniffer captures each packet and eventually decodes and analyzes its content according to the appropriate RFC or other specifications.”
There are many sniffers out there, but WireShark is considered to be end-all network analyzing or monitoring tool. It is a cross-platform tool developed with the help from hundreds of network experts from all around the world. You can use it for network troubleshooting, software development, network monitoring, or simply for education purposes.Read More