Set Up A Shortcut To Enter Your Email Address [iOS]

An email ID is what unlocks almost every web service worth using. Facebook, Google, and Twitter sign ins are an option that is slowly growing but email is still dominant. Entering your email on your desktop is not problem since you're most likely to do it from your browser which remembers email IDs. That isn't true for an iPhone though. There are no built-in shortcuts for entering your email quickly and easily but here are two ways to do that. One is using the built in text expander which anyone can use and the other is by using a Cydia tweak called Tap TheAt which can only be used if your device is jailbroken, Read More

Tabs Board: Search And Switch To An Open Tab With A Voice Command [Chrome]

Voice search integration arrived in Chrome quite a while ago and it is an excellent watered down basic version of Google Now. One of the many differences between Google Now and Voice Search on Chrome is that Google Now can launch apps installed on your device while Voice Search is simply what its name implies it is with no support for any other browser function. Tabs Board is a Chrome extension that helps you switch between tabs open in a window. It also lets you search for tabs by a voice command which is what sets it apart from other tab management extensions. Both the voice search and the tab switching overlay can be opened with a keyboard shortcut that a user can customize. You can search for tabs with either a voice command or you can search and select them using the mouse. The extension lists open tabs in an overlay at the bottom of Chrome. Read More

Shift Work Schedule: Customizable Calendar That Follows Your Work Week [Android]

Part time work, whether done remotely from the comfort of your home or done on-location usually requires a schedule. Where part time work offers extra cash and a more flexible schedule, it also comes with the slight complication of having an unusual schedule. Your weeks don't always begin on a Monday, some days you're working nights and other days you're working a day shift. It's hard to keep track of it all and adding it to a calendar app is very time consuming. Meet Shift Work Schedule, a calendar app that exists for the sole purpose of making shift tracking easy. You get a calendar where you can select the start and end of the week according to your work schedule and a long rich list of shift combos that you might be working in to highlight on this calendar. The app also has a nice search feature that lets you check if you're supposed to be working a particular day and it lets you customize its appearance down to the background. Read More

Pixel Player Is A Highly Customizable Music Player With An Equalizer & Color Themes

Pixel Player is a music player for Android that you can customize down to the default tab and the color scheme. Aesthetically speaking, the app is clean and functionality wise, it lets you do as much, if not more, than the average music player. In addition to creating playlists and finding and playing songs by the same artist as the one currently playing, the app lets you set a song as your device's ring tone and comes with an equalizer. Read More

Autorun Organizer: Add, Remove, Or Delay Autorun For Applications At Start Up

We did a comprehensive post on managing which applications start automatically when you boot your system. The process was manual and showed how you could directly edit the start up items. If you were looking for something far simpler, something that was mostly just a series of clicks and the program was out of your hair then Autorun Organizer is what you might be looking for. Essentially, it's an application that lets you add and remove applications from the start up folder but it additionally lets you delay the launch of a program so that your system is ready to use sooner. The application also makes it easier to identify which apps to axe from the folder by giving you details on how much delay its launch causes and providing system start up stats. Read More

Get Android L’s Heads Up Notification On Your Device Now [No Root]

Android L, and its new material design have made quite the impression but unless you own a Nexus device and don't mind your phone flaking on you now and then, you aren't going to be able to check out the new features. This is where the amazing and exceptionally active developer community comes in. Heads-up notifications is a new Android app that mimics Android L's heads up notifications on your device. You can interact with the notification just like you can on Android L and the app does not require the Xposed framework to be installed nor does it call for a rooted device. Read More

Add New Words Or Edit Current Ones In Your Browser’s Dictionary

The world would be a terrible dark, and exceptionally misunderstood place if there were no spell check to help us sound articulate. Internet  Explorer, Chrome and Firefox all have a built-in spell check feature that underlines misspelled words. If you right-click on a word, you will be given options for what the correct spelling of the word browser thinks you were trying to type. This is super handy but what do you do if you want to add a new word to the browser's dictionary or remove a word from it? Read More

Horizonate Is A Date Centered Task Management Tool For Small Teams

We cover a lot of personal task managers and they exist in abundance. Team task managers are less easy to find and they are usually complex to meet the needs of large teams. Horizonate is a task management service that is suitable for smaller teams. It is currently in beta but accepting new users. The service as several subscription plans. The free plan lets you add up to 10 projects. There doesn't seem to be a limitation on how many members you can add to a project. Tasks for your team are added with a nice calendar view at the top. You can add tasks for any day of the week or the month, or you can add tasks and move them to a date later. Tasks can be edited and assigned to a member of the team. You can upload files and have discussions as well. Read More

EXIF ReName Extracts Date & Time Information To Rename Photos [Windows]

Phones have become the de-facto cameras for many people and as we all know, phones have become smart. If it were only a matter of photos staying on a phone, iOS users might never need to organize them since the default app does it so well but we're not all iOS users. We don't all use phones to take pictures, and not everyone has an app that organizes photos well. EXIF ReName is a Windows application that renames files and that is probably not very impressive since countless applications do that as well. What makes EXIF ReName useful is that it can read the EXIF data on your phone and use it when renaming files. Specifically, this application can read the date and time when the photo was captured and rename files using that information. The photos can be renamed using just the date or you can add text before or after the date to organize them better. Read More

Complete For Gmail Offers Word Suggestions When Writing An Email [Chrome]

I don't use a desktop email client; I prefer to use Gmail in my browser. It has many advantages and a few disadvantages that I won't list here but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages easily. That's not to say I wouldn't say no to any improvement which is why I took Complete For Gmail for a spin. It's a Chrome extension that suggests words as you type them in the compose email window, something that you're probably used to when you type anything on a smartphone. The point is to make typing easier and faster. Read More

View & Compare Attachment Versions In Gmail Threads [Chrome]

Email is the tool we mention every single time we discuss productivity. We'd stop but email is still something that people struggle to tame and it eats up hours of time that can be spent doing actual work so we went and found yet another new tool for making email much easier to handle. It's a Chrome extension called Draftable for Gmail that makes it easy to find attachments that are really updated versions of the same file mailed out over and over a long conversation thread. Sound like a nightmare you might have lived? Trying to find the right version of a document because no one thinks adding a version number to the title is a good idea? That's what Draftable for Gmail helps you out with, among a few other email and attachment related things. Read More

Hands On: Android Lollipop Developer Preview

Google has released the developer preview of Android L for Nexus devices. As impressive as Google I/O 2014 was, there is nothing that can compare to actually getting a user's impression by going hands on with the OS and we did just that. The new Material Design isn't just a fresh coat of paint; it's a UI overhaul and we love it so far. We've detailed the new features end users are likely to love though there is plenty more, in the form of new APIs that will be of interest to developers. So, without further to do, here's are new features. Read More

Get Chrome Desktop Notifications When Files Finish Downloading

Last year, over the many versions of Firefox that were released, version 20 came with  one of my favorite features; a revamped downloads manager. Firefox has always notified users when a download completes but the new download manager made the files more easy to access. Chrome has a downloads bar that lets you view download progress, open a file or the folder it's been saved to. If you recall, Chrome added Notifications to your desktop that are tied to your Android device as far as maps and weather are concerned but can be used by other apps and extensions to send you alerts. That's what Download Notifier does. It's a desktop notification, routed through Chrome's own notification system that alerts you when a download is complete and lets you open the folder the file has been downloaded to. Read More

Stop Auto-play In Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, And IE

Perhaps it's just me but I have been seeing more and more websites, really popular ones at that,  hosting auto-play content. It's times like this that I'm thankful Chrome indicates which tab is playing the media so I can turn it off but some ads are tricky. They mute volume and play video and it's up to you to find them. So, what's a user to do? The answer is stop the auto-play and you stop the madness. Auto-playing content is something that your browser 'allows' by default and if you think a little about the sentence you just read, you realize that the browser is controlling this and you can tell it to stop auto-playing content. Read More

By-Pass All Restrictions To Download App APKs Directly To Your Device [Android]

Just last week we reviewed Raccoon, a Windows application that let you download Android app APKs from from the Google Play Store to your computer. For apps hosted on the Google Play Store, a desktop application like Raccoon is possibly the easiest way to get the APK. Meet Apk Downloader Extension; unlike Raccoon, it is an Android app that lets you download app APKs to your Android device's storage. All you have to do is open the link to an app in your browser (that's right, no Google Play Service intervention needed) and use the share options to download the APK. Read More

Resflux: Edit Resources To Create Custom Themes On A Per App Basis [Android]

Android users can make their devices look amazing. They can tear things down to get an absolute clean and minimal look or they can install widgets, apps, and whatnot, to get more out of it. Adding themes is one popular way to make your device look unique and if you like playing with themes on your device then Resflux is an Xposed module you will love. You will need a rooted device and the Xposed framework installed to get Resflux working. The module lets you customize everything from an app's icons and buttons, string values, color scheme, and more. Each app can have its own individual theme which means you can create a nice dark theme for the Gmail app and a nice light theme for the Clock app. Read More

Kalky: Gesture Based Calculator App That Saves Results [Paid]

iOS developers develop apps for playing music, saving and syncing photos, editing photos, capturing photos, games, and more. Very few developers will create apps that are alternatives for stock apps like Notes, Calculator, or Reminders. It makes sense because the apps get the job done and really, what else is there left to add? Meet Kalky; it's an iOS app worth $0.99 and requires iOS 7.1.1 (or above) that tells you exactly how the calculator app can be much better. It is gesture based and saves multiple results. Gestures allow the user to clear all calculations, save a calculation, use the result from a calculation in the next one, and delete the previous number entered. Read More

Every Noise At Once Lets You Listen To Music From Every Genre There Is

Music is rich in genres, some that are individually unique from others like Jazz is from Pop, and others that seem to overlap at times. Regardless if we know what a genre is called or what songs belong to it, we listen to music and develop our own taste for it. Every Noise At Once is a web app that lists every single music genre out there. If you recall, we reviewed a similar web app called Map of Metal that detailed metal genres through the decades and let you listen to songs from each one. Every Noise At Once is similar in nature except it lists every single music genre ever, and lets you listen to songs from each one. Read More

How To Organize Your Bookmarks With A Little Elbow Grease

Bookmarking a link is the easiest way to save anything since it's quick and involves no tool other than your own browser. Unfortunately, bookmarks, because they are so easy to create often end up being misused until all you have left is a big clutter of links. My bookmarks library was no different; it was full of folders nested in folders. The folders were poorly named and usually named to suit the 'occasion' I needed a particular link for instead of by topic. I had duplicate bookmarks by the dozens and what was most disappointing is that it was hard to find the right bookmark because I'd organized them so poorly. Commence operation Clean Up. Read More

Wemple Weather: Hourly & Bi-weekly Forecast For Multiple Cities

Weather apps are never going to get old, there will always be a new way to display, check, and track weather. Some people like aesthetically pleasing apps like Yahoo Weather, others like simplicity. In the end, we're all looking to see if we'll need sunscreen or an umbrella if we decide to go out. Wemple Weather is a weather app, as its name implies, for Android that lets you track the weather for multiple locations, including your current one. The forecast for each city that you want to follow is divided into three tabs; now, hourly, and forecast. Read More