Pixa: Screenshot Capturing Tool With Picture Manager & Organizer [Mac]

Screenshot tools for Mac do more than just capture what’s on your screen; Grrrabit takes screenshots and uploads them online for you, while SnapNDrag is one of the few tools that lets you take a time delayed screenshot of your entire screen. Pixa is a free Mac app that not only captures screenshots, but also builds a library of them. It is equipped with a picture manager that can help tag images and filter them by color. The app has an excellent interface, and lets you easily browse images on your Mac. You can create folders and projects to keep your images organized, and quickly export them in JPG and PNG formats. Read More

Defense Zone HD: Quality 2D Tower Defense Mayhem [Android Game]

Defense Zone HD is a new, promising addition to the line of 2D tower defense games for Android devices. The developer has aimed to fully utilize the potential of the latest dual-core line of devices through stunning visuals and smooth animations. As is the case with most games from this genre, there isn't any story to follow, but the gameplay promises hours of fun and action. If you love playing tactical/tower defense games, then this another title worth having on your Android device. Details after the jump. Read More

Quick Well Free: Note Taking App Lets You Create Folders [Mac]

Note taking apps focus mainly on creating stand alone notes. The majority of such apps support text content only, and very few will have any advanced text editing options. Quick Well Free is a free Mac app whose purpose is taking notes at the core, but lets you add images to them. The notes can be stamped with any date and time, and you may even add comments. Notes are grouped into folders, which makes it easier to keep them organized. While the app does not support any advanced text editing options, it does support adding images, and while some might argue the importance of using styled text in notes, it is actually more useful to be able to add images. Read More

Smart Statusbar: Reveal Status Bar Within Full Screen Android Apps

The previously reviewed Bird Bar app presented Android users with an extremely useful feature of accessing the notification bar while playing games or watching movies in full screen. Here’s another useful addition to the list of apps from aforementioned genre, it’s called Smart Statusbar, and it comes from Kiumiu.CA – the same developer behind the previously reviewed apps, Everywhere Clipboard and Smart Taskbar. Although Smart Statusbar’s concept is very much similar to the aforementioned Bird Bar app, it brings a very handy utility of its own that distinguishes it from any of its counterparts. The app lets you specify a certain time period after which the status bar would automatically disappear from the screen. This particular facet of the app is quite handy, especially if you just want to take a sneak peek into whatever notification you’ve received (or the time for that matter), without wanting to launch the entire notification panel only to manually swipe it all the way back. The app, once enabled, lets you swipe from the top edge of your Android’s screen (to bottom) to reveal the status bar while in full screen. Once the status bar is revealed, you can drag it all the way down to launch the full notification panel. Read More

JDContextMenu Adds Handy File/Folder Tools To Windows Right-Click Menu

Developed by IT-Nonstop, JDContextMenu is a small, yet powerful Windows shell extension that integrates with right-click context menu to offer numerous file and folder related tools. Since Windows doesn’t offer a direct way for adding file and folder management specific tools to context menu, you will find this application extremely useful; it adds those options that we use on daily basis, such as copy full path of selected folder and only folder name to Windows clipboard, open folder in CMD, check file MD5 checksum, read and modify file’s date and time stamps, add application to Windows Startup folder, clear junk from the folder etc. Additionally, it lets users create customizable favorite folders section, which can be accessed from right-click context menu. You can add as many folders to Favorites in order to quickly access them from its menu. Moreover, it enables you to sort available tools and options in required order. More on JDContextMenu after the jump. Read More

Format Text Into Multiple Columns, Change Size, Brightness & More [Firefox]

Column Reader is a unique and interesting Firefox add-on that acts as a multi-column reader with configurable layout and domain-specific settings. This handy tool aims to optimize your web reading experience by offering you with multiple features, such as formatting a webpage with up to seven columns, horizontal or vertical page-wise scroll modes, full screen and more. Once you’ve installed the add-on, you will be able to view a toolbar on one side and a document miniature view on the other side. Moreover, the page can be darkened and the lighting or contrast can easily be changed. Also, when you click an image, you can view it in full screen. You may also save different settings as default or for different domains. Read More

Flixel: Create Animations, Apply Effects & Share With Others [iPhone]

A few days back, we covered an iOS app named Viddy, which allowed users to share videos with their friends and other app users after making desired changes to it. Just like that app is an Instagram for videos, Flixel is an app which lets you do, more or less, the same thing, but with animations. This iPhone app won’t make you snap a lot of photos and then stitch them together in a complex manner to make an animation. All you have to do is to point your iPhone or iPad’s camera in the direction of a moving object, and you will have a fully functional animation, which can be edited and then shared with all your friends and personal network on the app. Read More

1-Tap Optimize & Clean Up Your Device With Android Speed Booster

Just recently, we reviewed a couple of very handy Android apps, such as, Bitdefender Power Tune-Up and AirCover, that supported advanced system optimization options along with quite a few other useful features. If, however, you’re looking for a simple and standalone Android performance enhancement and system optimization tool, then Android Speed Booster could be an ideal choice for you. Sporting an easy-to-use interface, and four of the most commonly required system optimization features – Performance Enhancer, Memory Optimizer, Privacy Guard and Application Manager – Android Speed Booster vows to provide you with a fast, fluent and uncluttered Android device to work with in a matter of just a couple of seconds (and equal number of taps). The app supports a 1-tap system optimization option to boost your device’s performance. It achieves said purpose by cleaning up all the junk, and freeing up substantial memory that is being consumed by various apps/tasks. Using the app, you can opt to kill a handful of selected tasks, clean up the cache of all the rarely used apps, wipe your browsing history, text messages, market data, call logs et al, and keep a close tab on all the attention-demanding facets of your device. Each aforementioned utility has several customizable options that the users can avail to optimize their device’s performance accordingly. Read More

archivme: Manage Invoices/ Receipts & Sync Them With Dropbox [iPhone]

There are many iOS apps that let users create digital copies of paper receipts and invoices, and keep them safe for later user, like the previously covered Lemon. The whole concept of such apps is to let you keep your financial records safe, so that you don’t have to worry about suffering a financial loss just because you lost a tiny bit of paper. So, what happens if the app in which you stored all such data gets deleted from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? This is why archivme has the potential to become the only app you use for creating digital copies of your receipts and invoices. This handy app not only keeps track of your financial documents, it also lets you sync them with the archivme cloud service, and even with your Dropbox account. Read More

Kirara: Portable Video Encoder With Comprehensive Editing Features

Here we have yet-another video encoder titled Kirara Encoder. This application supports majority of the popular media formats, be it video or audio, and sports a very user friendly UI, which is instrumental in letting the user access all the advanced functions as well. Best of all, the application is a portable one for Windows, bringing you a tad bit more than just any other video encoder. Screenshots and more on the features after the break. Read More

Save Tabs In User Defined Groups For Later Access [Chrome]

Ending up with a lot of open tabs when working online is not a rare occurrence. Not only can this be irritating, but sifting through all these tabs can be a pain. This is where Tab Bundler, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. With it, you can organize and manage open tabs by saving them in user defined groups. For instance, you might have a group of tabs related to music, another group related to work and so on. This extension will let you create bundles by going to a window with all your open tabs and click on the Tab Bundler button in the toolbar. Input a a title for your bundle, and hit Enter to create a new bundle. Read More

Split Outlook 2010 Storages / Email Account Folders By Size & Year [Addin]

Like previous MS Outlook versions, Outlook 2010 saves each email account related files and folders including mailboxes in PST file, which can be used with any Outlook version to quickly restore the account mail items and folders. Although Outlook lets you associate PST files with new/existing email accounts, it often stops responding when large PST files are imported. If you’re planning to move or create backup of PST files, we recommend using Split Storage to split Outlook / email account storages into small PST files by Year and specified Size. It’s basically an add-in for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010, which allows you pick the email account storage and spilt it according to your requirements. Additionally, it creates new PST files, and splits storages while copying the data from the specified storage into a new PST. Since it only reads the data from existing PST files, it doesn’t make any changes to PST/OST archives. Read More

View Larger Facebook Photo Thumbnails & Download Entire Albums [Chrome]

Better Facebook Gallery is a Chrome extension that provides you with larger thumbnails of Facebook photos and lets you save entire albums to your system with only a click or two. You will find a mode option that lets you switch between small and large thumbnails. Moreover, you can easily view them in a lightbox without any comments or likes. Photos can be saved one by one, or entire albums can be saved using the Ctrl+S keyboard shortcut. So, if you want to view photos without all the clutter created by the comments and likes, then Better Facebook Gallery can be quite useful for you. Read More

Lock Your Screen: The Mothership Of Screen Lock Apps For Mac [Paid]

We’ve been covering lockscreen apps for Mac a lot this month, and each app that we’ve covered had its own special feature that set it apart. Lock Your Screen is a Mac app worth $3.99 in the Mac app store, and it literally has everything you could possibly want in a lockscreeen app. In addition to adding a clock, a custom background, iTunes controls, and three different ways of setting a password, the app also lets you add a password hint (feature available by default in Windows 7), lock your system via keyboard shortcut and disable the Sleep function. You can draw passwords either freehand or in a nine dot grid, both of which are set using the mouse and no trackpad is required. Additionally, the app will let you dim the screen when the screensaver is enabled, set the app to enable the screensaver if the system has been idle, and define Work, Movie or Presentation modes, so that the app does not mistake the system to be idle when it is not. Impressed? Read on to discover more. Read More

One Touch Drawing: Draw Unique Shapes Without Raising Your Finger [Android Game]

Google Play Store is filled with too many games and apps, but only a few make it to the top our 'hot favorites' list. And then those that make it to the top, doesn't stay there long enough. But we have discovered a new game that might be an exception. Developed by ECAPYC software, One Touch Drawing is a free puzzler released for Android, while initially only available on iOS as a paid app. In this easy to play but hard to master game, you will need to draw varying patterns in a single try, without letting your finger off the screen or overwriting. In short, you need to sketch a one-touch drawing. The gameplay may remind you of those childhood memories when you’d keep drawing endless patterns without overwriting on a piece of paper. So if you're ready bring back those precious memories, One Touch Drawing might help you out. More details after the jump. Read More

ServiceTray: Get Start/Stop Alerts For Any Windows Service & Monitor Its CPU/RAM Usage

If you’re using an application on Windows that requires a special service to run and perform the required operations, then you may want to monitor the service as long as you use that application or Windows is running. In contrast to an application, Windows service is basically a program which is designed to run silently in background without any user’s interference. Therefore, it becomes quite tedious to open Windows Task Manger just to check whether a specific service is running or not. ServiceTray is a miniscule application that operates from system tray, allowing users to keep an eye on specified service all the time. Not only does it keep you updated with current status of service, it also lets you start/restart and stop the service from system tray with a few clicks. Read More

HomeSnap: Use A House’s Photo To View Value & Details [Android, iOS]

If you have ever been on the hunt for buying a new house, you are sure to know the complexities which arise during this task. There are so many things that have to be taken into account when buying property, that things always take ages to move along. A testament to this fact’s validity are the thriving businesses of property dealers. Now, however, it is possible to know all about any property if you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. HomeSnap is an app which will tell you all about a house just by looking at its photo, and accessing your current location (Update: Now available for Android). The information provided by the iOS app includes pricing, important places nearby, map view of the area and many other useful tidbits. Head past the break to know all about HomeSnap. Read More

Wunderlist For WP7: Plan Your Tasks & Sync Them To The Cloud

The last time we covered something related to Wunderlist was back in 2010, when the application was launched for Windows. The task management tool has made a lot of progress since then, with Android and iOS versions becoming reasonably successful releases. Finally, the popular app has arrived for Windows Phone 7, and now Mango users can also see for themselves what makes Wunderlist such a famous app among a variety of users. The app comes with all the features you can find in its other versions, and is a pretty useful day planner. The best thing about the WP7 app is that you can set up your tasks, and the Wunderlist will sync them to the cloud, so you can access the reminders from anywhere and at any time. Read More

Espier Launcher HD: iOS Home Screen-Style Launcher For Android Tablets

Remember Espier Launcher, a homescreen replacement Android app that gives your Android a taste of iOS Springboard? The launcher became an instant hit among Android users at the time of release, courtesy of all its iOS-style gorgeous looks and features. Well, if you happen to own an Android tablet, then rejoice, for the team behind said launcher are back in the market, this time with a tablet-optimized version of Espier Launcher that has been introduced by the name of Espier Launcher HD in the Google Play Store. Read More