Sortd Gives You A List Based Interface To Organize Emails [Chrome]

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We will never stop looking for new and better ways to manage our email. We have everything from folders, tags, email rules, sophisticated desktop email clients, to color coded labels and yet email is still a formidable part of everyday life. Sortd Smart Skin for Gmail is a Chrome extension that takes a rather fresh approach to email management; the lists approach. It lets you sort emails into lists and  comes with pre-added lists for 'To-Do', 'Follow Up', and 'List 1'. Of course users can add their own lists and duly sort their emails to them. Read More

Automatically Mute The Audio Playing In All Inactive Tabs In Chrome

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One of the recent versions of Chrome added something absolutely wonderful to the browser; a sound indicator in the tab that tells you which tab is playing any sort of audio. This feature doesn't just work for YouTube videos or other embedded media players but also for those annoying video ads that play on their own making it very easy to identify the guilty tab. Mute Inactive Tabs is a Chrome extension that does something equally helpful in this regard; it mutes a tab playing any sound if it is inactive. Read More

Sticky Notes Collector: Sync Website Specific Notes Across Computers [Chrome]

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Note taking apps or rather note taking extensions are both abundant and popular. Some have web services working at the back end while others store notes on your local drive. Sticky Notes Collector is a Chrome extension that lets you take notes and saves them on your local drive. The extension has a dashboard and each note you take is assigned a color when it is created. The colors help categorize the notes and clicking a note opens the website it was created on. The note is duly loaded on the site. While the extension stores notes online, it also gives you the option to sync them across different computers with your Google account. Read More

Panel Tabs: Separate Any Chrome Tab Into A Floating Panel

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Tabbed browsing is one of the greatest things to ever happen to internet browsers apart from development of Chrome and Firefox, of course. I wouldn't give my tabs up for anything, and all fifty of the ones I have open at the moment are special. That being said, I'd love an easier way to find an important or frequently visited tabs from the many that I have open. Panel Tabs is a Chrome extension that works with the experimental 'Panel' feature and it lets you separate any tab into a floating panel much like the one that Hangouts appears in with the added benefit that you can drag the panel to anywhere on the screen. Read More

aDollarApps: View Price History Of iOS, Android, Windows Phone, & BlackBerry Apps

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If you've ever bought an app only for it to go on sale, or temporarily free, in the days that follow then you might have regretted your haste in buying the app. Buying an app when you really need it isn't something you're going to be able to avoid but if you're interested in buying an app that you don't need to use right away or that you can delay the purchase of, it should be bought at the best price it's ever been available at. aDollarApps is a web service that tracks app price history for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry apps. You can wait to see if it goes on sale or get an idea of how often the price for an app dips and decide if you want to wait that long for another discount. You can also follow apps and get alerts to when their price drops. Read More

GIFDeck Turns Presentations On SlideShare Into GIFs

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An important question that modern technology begs to ask is , 'Can GIFs ever be used for anything other than witty internet comments?'.  It goes without saying that life presents us with very few moments when a GIF might actually be used, and even fewer moments where such usage would be appropriate. Meet GIFDeck; it's an amazing little service that turns presentations on SlideShare into GIFs. By default, it will convert the first ten slides though you can include more if you need to. The final output GIF can be saved to your local drive and used just about any way you want. Read More

Juicing Assistant: Pick Ingredients & Get Recipes With Calorie Info

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Summer is long gone and it has even snowed in parts of Canada recently so juices for the sake of a refreshing drink are no longer in order. If you drink juices to supplement a diet regime, then Juicing Assistant is a web app you will appreciate or at the very least, bookmark for next Summer. It lets you pick the type of juice you want to make from three different  functions; Vitamin, Energy, and Antioxidant. The app then lists ingredients, fruits and vegetables, that fit your selection and you can pick which ones you want to use in your juice. The app tells you how much to use of each in your juice i.e. the recipe along with nutritional information. Read More

Defence Driving’s Road Planning Tool Has Playlists, Apps, And More For Your Trip

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Road trips can be extremely fun or they can be exceptionally torturous. Either outcome depends on how well you planned the trip. Some people might assume that it's easier to plan a road trip if it's just adults going but that isn't necessarily the case. Defence Driving  is a useful website with a road trip planning tool that helps you put together music, food, games, and safety supplies for the trip. If you were thinking this was a way to plan a trip i.e. where you would get fuel, stop to spend the night, or use the bathroom, then this is not the tool you were looking for. It does however, have a dedicated 'Apps' section that lists apps for just such a purpose. Read More

Postify: Schedule Facebook & Twitter Posts, And Set Them To Republish [Web]

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Try as much as you can, but avoiding social media isn't something you can do and it isn't smart to try. It's smarter to try and manage social media more efficiently because that's how you actually get anything out of it. There is a myriad of tools available to help you manage multiple social media accounts; some simple, some complex, some that support an army of these networks, while others that cater only to the more popular ones. Postify is one such service that lets you schedule posts to Twitter and Facebook for free. You can schedule up to ten posts and it supports multiple Twitter accounts in addition to letting you manage Facebook pages. Read More

Palette Picks Colors From Any Image And Gives You The HEX Or RGB Code [Web]

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A good while back, Adobe launched Kuler for iOS. It's an app that hasn't left my iPhone since the day I reviewed it. There's also a nice web app that does what the iOS app does all in your browser and it's one of my oldest bookmarks. What Kuler does is that it helps create color themes from scratch or from a photo you like. For anyone wanting something simpler, there is Palette. It's a very simple web app that you can drag & drop an image on to and it will find and list all colors used in that picture. The colors appear with their respective RGB or HEX codes, whichever one you want to use. Read More

Dynamic Periodic Table Is An Interactive Tool For Chemistry Enthusiasts [Web]

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Breaking Bad made chemistry cool in a way. We're not endorsing drug use or violence but the show made chemistry seem like an interesting subject. If your interest lasted past the first few classes where you didn't immediately learn how to cook drugs, then you might like Dynamic Periodic Table. It's a simple little web app that can be a great learning tool for chemistry enthusiasts. The app is an interactive periodic table of elements where you can select one or more elements to view a list of all compounds that are formed from the two or three elements, you can view isotopes of an element, and also a list of its basic properties. Read More

DashNotes: Pin Text, Images, And Pages To The New Tab Page [Chrome]

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Just yesterday we reviewed Context Menu, a Chrome extension that gave you access to your bookmarks from the Omnibar and the right-click context menu. That was for bookmarks i.e. links you want to save for future reference. The thing is, a lot of people also bookmark pages they want to read later and while they may read them later, they don't necessarily end up cleaning their bookmarks. What's needed is perhaps a better way to save content you intend to read, make sure you see it often enough to be reminded it's something you have to do, and it should look good. Meet DashNotes; a Chrome extension that lets you pin text, images, and links to the new tab page from the context menu. It also revamps the new tab page so that you get a beautiful new background each time you open it. Read More

Here’s What We’re Planning At AddictiveTips

In 2008, the internet was a very different place. It had been a year since the first iPhone was announced and that year, the first commercially produced Android phone was launched by HTC. Snow Leopard debuted in the summer of that year and it would be another year until Windows 7 came out leaving users with the unsatisfactory Vista version. Read More

Open Bookmarks From The Right-Click Context Menu In Chrome

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I like to keep the bookmarks bar hidden at all times. This is partly because the bookmarks bar always looks like an untidy mess to me no matter how organized my bookmarks are but also because I want to give as much screen real estate to a web page as I possibly can. If you're working with maybe a 24' screen, this might not be something you care a lot about but for the many people who work on the go with smaller screens, every pixel counts and keeping the bookmarks bar hidden is one way to do it. Context Menu is a Chrome extension that lets you access all your bookmarks from the right-click context menu. Once installed, the extension will automatically list your bookmarks in their respective folders. You can browse folders within folders and click a bookmark to open it. Read More

Annotate Attachments For Gmail Lets You Add Comments & Draw On Files [Chrome]

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Gmail's threaded conversations show that Google understands how people read, keep up with, and follow up on emails. It's safe to say that Gmail does a good job at giving users most of the features they would need from an efficient email service. While Gmail covers most bases, it doesn't seem to have a note taking feature and it's doubtful that Google might add one. Google has Keep and at the most we can hope it will integrate that some how with Gmail but that is again a long shot. Annotate Attachments in Gmail is a Chrome extension that lets you annotate attachments. You can add text or you can draw on them. The annotation is for both your benefit and the benefit of anyone you forward the file to. You can leave a note to yourself regarding what a certain document contains, or you can provide feedback on the document using the extension before you forward it to someone who will in turn be able to read your comments. Read More

Tab Colors: Highlight The Four Most Important Tabs You Have Open [Firefox]

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Tab management is one of the struggles that modern browsers come with. Add-ons and extensions exist to help make it easier and it can be argued that Firefox users have a slightly better time with it compared to Chrome users since Firefox has native tab grouping. Tab Colors is a Firefox add-on that lets you mark your four favorite tabs in one of four colors. The point is to make those four tabs easier to find from the fifty other you have open. The color highlight is easy to spot from a line of tabs and switch to without having to try and read the title of the page. Read More

Watch This! Helps You Find Movies To Watch Based On Rating & Genre

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The search for a good movie to watch is a never ending one because every time the credits for one movie start to roll, you get that unsettling tingle in your stomach that asks 'What are you going to watch next?' Movie buffs have IMDb to make their lives easier but it's not exactly great at offering suggestions. If you know a movie, IMDb can tell you what it's about and what others think of it but it's not great on suggestions. Watch This! is a web app, much like Movienr and Netflix Roulette but much simpler than the former and not restricted to movies available on Netflix like the latter. It's simple and independent of movie streaming services Hulu and Netflix. Read More

RAW: Easily Create Visually Stunning Graphs From Spreadsheet Data

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Infographics are just fancy charts, right? I mean sure, they've had some nice thought put into making them and they are excellent at visually representing data but  in the end, that's what they are representing: data. Now, it isn't easy to make a great infographic but likewise, it shouldn't be a chore to use your own data in some of the nice layouts that modern graph designs have brought us. Meet RAW, a simple web app that lets you copy paste data, select from a rich list of graphs, and assign your variables to get a great looking graph in the end. Read More

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

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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

3 LinkedIn Features That Help You Network Better

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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