GraphiTabs Shows Windows & Tabs In A Tree Layout For Better Management [Chrome]

Tab management extensions usually focus on switching between tabs and windows, or grouping and bookmarking them. Not to say that this isn't what users need but I've personally always found they didn't solve the problem well enough, with few exceptions. GraphiTabs is a Chrome extension that does tab management differently. Think of a tree like structure for your tabs with each branch showing you the path that got you there. You can easily see which tabs are open in a window, and the parent tab of each tab. You can select a tab and switch to it, close it, or suspend it. Read More

vHome Adds A More Accurate Virtual Home Button To iOS [Jailbreak]

The Home button on my iPhone had a short life span and I couldn't get it repaired immediately after it stopped working. I tried 'going easy' on it for a while, and praying it would just fix itself (yes, I actually did that) and began looking for a way around it. That's when I found the AssistiveTouch feature, used it a few days, and immediately realized I had to have the real button sorted out. AssistiveTouch did fill the gap and then some but it was a bit too cluttered and above all, it didn't let me so much as respring my device and failed when I tried to recalibrate the Home button. That's why I love vHome, a free Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repository that emulates the Home button on your phone the way it should. Read More

3 LinkedIn Features That Help You Network Better

I've used LinkedIn for a long time and by long time, I mean that period in its earlier years when the design was awful and the website was super slow. I never abandoned it and while you may read online that people's engagement on Twitter or Facebook is dying, you never really read similar things about the professional networking site. It's because it gets the job done. The interface has improved a lot, it's still a bit slow, the mobile apps are frustrating at times but LinkedIn has a huge user base that you can't just turn you back on and it is indeed a good way to connect with other professionals. It's also not starved for features and here are three that can help you interact with your connections better. Read More

Timeful: A Smart Task Scheduler That Syncs With iCal & Google Calendar [iOS]

Reminders and to-do lists are what we turn to so we want to keep a tab on things that need to get done. Timeful is a free iOS app that is a to-do list crossed with a scheduler. It helps you remember important things you want to do but also lets you record repetitive tasks and find the time to do them daily. In short, it is not your average list or note taking app, nor is it a reminder app. It's more of a task planner where you add things you need to get done and then fit it into time slots on a calendar. Read More

WebFonter: Take Fonts From FontShop For A Test Run On Any Website

WebFonter is Chrome extension and a bookmarklet that lets you try out fonts from the FontShop which features a large collection of fonts that you can buy. It does feature free fonts as well though the pickings are smaller. Fonts can cost anywhere between $45 to $2000+. What WebFonter does is that it lets you try out a font on your website much like a try before you buy deal. You can play around with the font, use multiple fonts for different heading styles and body text, and change font attributes like line height and spacing. You can select any font from the FontShop without having to visit the website itself and see how it looks. Read More

4 Ways To Use The New ‘Save’ Option On Facebook

Facebook, and most of the features it adds or the UI changes it makes are more often than not, a source of discontent among its users but just at the end of last month, Facebook introduced a bookmarking feature and it turned out to be downright useful. Among other things, it makes your news feed ten times more useful than it was before. As opposed to reading what filters through and forgetting about it later, or not being able to find it, you can save the good stuff, the articles you'd like to share later, or maybe read again. Here are four great uses for the new Save feature that can get you started. Read More

QwickNote: Gesture Based Note Taking App With Text, Photo, Voice Memo & Reminder [Android]

Note taking apps are like weather apps; there are a lot of both of them. I haven't found an app that takes notes and tells you the weather but I have found a neat little note taking app that is gesture based, covers all the bases you would want in a note taking app including voice and photo based notes, and it syncs to Dropbox. QwickNote is a free ad-supported app that lets you take notes. For an ad-free version, download the pro version of the app.  Apart from letting you create text, photo, and voice based notes, it also lets you create lists, set reminders for your notes, add check boxes to your lists, edit the text size, and a lot more. Read More

BluePill: Schedule Facebook Posts, Hide Online Status, & More [Jailbreak]

When the Facebook app began auto-playing videos, the collective groan heard over the world was more than understandable but users were quick to find the option in the app's settings that allowed them to turn auto-play off. With Facebook, if it isn't one thing, it's another. Factor in the Facebook Messenger app and perhaps the list of things you don't like gets longer. BluePill is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss and Insanelyi repositories that lets you disable many annoying features in both Facebook and Facebook Messenger. It lets you unlock a post scheduling option for your status updates, and removes the six photo limit for sharing photos, hides your online status, removes 'Seen' from messages, and much more. Read More

Rotation Gives You Complete, Per-App Control Over Your Device’s Orientation [Paid]

The accelerometer in our phones add amazing functionality to it allowing developers to develop some truly creative games and some amazing utility apps. It also tells our phone which way it's being held i.e. upright in portrait mode or in landscape mode. The screen rotates accordingly to make use of the the extra space in landscape mode. With screen orientation, the ability to rotate it is great but it's also a fact that one size does not fit all. You can't lock the orientation and you can't always have it enabled because some apps are best used in portrait mode while others are best used in landscape mode. Rotation is an Android app worth $0.99 in the Google Play Store that lets you change screen orientation on the fly, customize it on a per-app basis, and/or force it to either landscape or portrait mode for all screen. Read More

Focal (Beta) Aims To Be The One Camera App To Rule Them All [Android]

I'll be the first one to say that there is little in this world that can beat Google's Camera app. I have yet to find anything that comes close for either Android or iOS. Having said that, there's always a chance something better or something different comes along. Focal is a new camera app for Android and before you read further, know that it is in Beta and it does have bugs. It's an all encompassing app for recording video or taking photos with several flash modes, white balance, scene mode,, HDR capture, effects, exposure adjustment, and burst mode. Read More

Musiex Adds A Gesture Based Banner With Controls For Playing Music [Jailbreak]

Music controls in the Control Center are possibly one of best things to ever come out of iOS 7. The Control Center itself is very popular because it negates the need to have a flash light app, serves as a way to launch the calculator, camera, and compass app. Of the many functions that Control Center gives easy access to, the Music controls are the only area where you could want more. Musiex is a Cydia tweak available in the Bigboss and Insanelyi repositories that adds a gesture based HUD for music being played. It lets you view the current track that's playing complete with album cover art, and lets you swipe to the next or previous track, pause/play it, jump ahead or back, and enable repeat and shuffle. The tweak also comes with a dark and light theme, as well as the option to create a custom theme. Read More

Feedworthy For Reddit Is A Gesture Based App For Redditing In Bed [iOS]

It's the weekend and no doubt a lot of us are going through all those blue links on Reddit. Not that we wait for the weekend to do it, just that I'm willing to go a lot deeper in on the weekend and assume other people do the same. Every Redditor knows that you don't just Reddit on your computer. When you turn your computer off and get ready for bed, you pick up your phone and Reddit on it some more. For Redditors on an iPhone, Feedworthy for reddit is a free app for browsing Reddit. It is gestured based making it even easier to Reddit when you're in bed and unless you want to post a comment or search for a sub-reddit, you can browse with nothing more than a thumb. Read More

Sound Equalizer For Any And All Music Apps On Your iPhone [Jailbreak]

The same equalizer settings that make pop music sound good are never going to work for classic music but for some reason the equalizer on your iPhone is not only hard to access it also can't be accessed from the Music app itself. Instead, you have to go to the Settings app and select what kind of equalizer you want to use. Now, if you aren't too much of a music enthusiast this might not bother you but most people like to get the best out of their music library. EqualizerEverywhere is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss and Insanelyi repository that makes the equalizer accessible from any screen. Additionally, this equalizer works for every single music app on your device and not just the default Music app. Read More

Quickly Reply To Skype Messages From A Popup [Jailbreak]

Skype is one of those must-have apps that everyone with a smartphone has installed. As great as the app is, it's a bit on the slow side. That is understandable since the app isn't just for sending text messages but for making video and voice calls as well. That doesn't mean people aren't going to use it to send a quick message and when you receive an IM on Skype, it is somewhat of a wait before the app launches and you can actually reply to it. Plus, you have to leave the app you're currently using. QuickReplyer For Skype is a Cydia tweak worth $2.99 in the BigBoss repository that adds a quick reply option for Skype. The option appears on the lock screen, in Notification Centre, and when you're using an app. As a pre-requisite you must have Couria installed on your device. Read More

Get Audio Guided Instructions For Taking Selfies With The Rear Camera [Android]

As I write this post, I know I'm helping to further the selfie epidemic that plagues this generation but Smart Selfie is an app that is hard to pass up. It's an Android app that helps you take a selfie with the rear camera instead of the front one which, on many devices, is a lower resolution than the other one. Smart Selfie asks how many people are in a photo, and what orientation it is being taken in. The app then gives audio instructions to move the device up, left, right, closer, and away until everyone is in the shot and then it takes the selfie. Read More

Delimit Column Data Using Space, New Line, Colon, Semi-colon, Or Vertical Bar

Have you ever needed to delimit column data but wanted to do it in the quickest, easiest way possible that took no effort on your part other than just pasting the column data? DelimCo is a web app that does just that. It is a no nonsense app that you can paste column data into and select how you want to delimit it. The app supports space, new line, colon, semi-colon, and vertical bar delimiters. You can choose which character you want to use to delimit the data and convert it in your browser. There are no files to download; you copy the delimited data and paste it wherever you want to use it. Read More

Essential Calls: Allow Your Phone To Ring Only If It’s Important [Android]

Call forwarding and voice mail are how we deal with calls when we're caught up with something important. Of course, not all calls can just be forwarded to voice mail. Some are important enough to take during a meeting. Essential Calls is an Android app that lets calls from white listed contacts bring your phone out of silent mode and ring or vibrate, whichever you prefer. The app has a Lite version and a premium version. The Lite version lets you white list only two contacts (a bit too restrictive to be honest) while the premium version lets you add unlimited contacts and get SMS alerts for text messages sent by them. Read More

New Features In Firefox 31 For Desktop & Android

Has it been six weeks already? Yes it has and that means it's time to get a new version of Firefox for both desktop and Android. Firefox 31 is now available for direct download or you can upgrade the current version by clicking the help button in the options panel. Firefox 31 for desktop brings new features for both end users and developers. Noteworthy among them is the Prefer:Safe feature which tells websites the current user is accessing the web behind parental controls. A new search field has been added to the new tab page, and a nice color picker tool has been added for developers, among other things. Firefox for Android is expanding on the home panels feature and you can now install more add-ons to add a larger variety of feeds to the home page. The API for adding content to the home page has also been introduced for developers. Users can now force sync open tabs from their Android device and reorder the home panels. Read More

Facebook Now Lets You Bookmark Posts From Web And Mobile

Something that's long been missing on Facebook is a way, any way, to find a link or photo you liked a month ago. Even searching for a page you like but have forgotten the name of is difficult. That struggle is now a thing of the past because Facebook is rolling out a new 'Save' feature to its users. This new feature lets you save places, events, music, links, and photos from your news feed. A new 'Save' link is added under the Favorites in the left side bar where you can access them, share them, revisit the links, or delete them. The feature is being made available in both iOS and Android apps, as well as for the web. Read More

WeTime: Create Meetings, Share Via SMS & Email With RSVP & iCloud Sync [iOS]

Scheduling meetings is not fun. It doesn't matter if you use every form of communication out there to let everyone know about the meeting and everyone confirms their attendance. There will be still be someone arriving late, someone cancelling at the last minute, or someone who just didn't know about the meeting despite confirming their participation within minutes of the invite being sent out. Having established that meetings are hard to schedule, you shouldn't have to kill yourself trying to schedule them. WeTime is an iOS application that makes planning meetings on your iPhone exceptionally easy. The app has a service working in the background and it can add events that sync with iCloud. A meeting, once created, can be sent to others by email and text message. People you invite to the meeting can respond either from their browser or from the WeTime app if they have it installed on their device. You can indicate your own availability for an event and see how many of your total participants agreed to the given time slot. Participants can in turn leave comments and suggest alternative time slots. Read More