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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

Hover Hound Compares Newegg Prices With Amazon And Tiger Direct

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When it comes to shopping, many people like the convenience of shopping from their couch. And while there are many online stores that offer computer products, Newegg is a popular name among the masses that offers you a wide range of products such as laptops, computer accessories, and other electronics. The store houses many popular brands aimed at DIYers, hard-core gamers, and IT professionals who don’t fancy trawling the high street to buy what they need. Not to mention, the store’s intuitive interface that provides customers extensive information about the product they might be eyeballing. While information is a nice thing to have, price also plays a pivotal role when purchasing something online. And if you’re a Newegg shopper but find Newegg’s prices inflated, Hover Hound is a Chrome and Firefox extension that aims to help by letting you do comparison shopping with Amazon and Tiger Direct. Read More

Facebook Now Lets You Bookmark Posts From Web And Mobile

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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

Quickly Master Speed Reading With The Readsy Web App

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Let’s face it: there’s a lot of content on the web and you have to wonder, can there be a simple way to shrink your reading list and enhance the pace at which you read? There’s one simple method and it’s called speed reading. Speed reading allows you to read text more rapidly by flashing it across your eyes one word at a time. There are a lot of apps that offer speeding reading or utilize this technology in their own way. If you want to improve your reading speed while retaining the same comprehension level then the speed reading app Readsy aims to help. Read More

Get Fast Folder Search & Selection When You Save A Bookmark [Chrome]

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I recently cleaned up the fantastic mess that was my bookmarks and I have been trying to keep them clean ever since. In that endeavour, I've added many new folders with the strangest names just so I know what links I've saved to them when I look at the bookmarks bar a month or so from now. The problem is, when I first organized my bookmarks, I was able to sort folders by name. The bookmarks manager, and subsequently the bookmarks bar doesn't automatically sort new folders by the same convention so all the new folders I've added appear in no order. This is problematic because I can't easily find the right folder from the (very) long list of folders I've created which is why Fast Bookmark is my new favorite Chrome extension. It lets me search for a folder in my bookmarks and filters the results as I type them. As opposed to opening the long list of folders, I can search for them. Read More

Notable PDF: Annotate & Save Changes Made To A PDF Offline [Chrome]

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Browsers at the very least they let you open a PDF and read it and that will always be better than saving it to your desktop and using a desktop application to view it. Now, past that novelty, browsers are not the most impressive PDF viewers; you have your normal zoom in/out functions, printing, and saving but that's it. Notable PDF is a Chrome extension that puts a more feature rich PDF viewer in your browser. The extension can open PDF files from the desktop, from a link on a web page, and from Google Drive and Box. Notable PDF viewer lets you annotate PDFs, add comments, highlight text, and save the final annotated file in both Text and PDF format. Read More

Lingua.ly Teaches You English, French, Spanish, Arabic & Hebrew

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Learning a new language online isn’t something new. We’ve seen tools like Duolingo that make the process easy and fun. And a quick search on Google will reveal a lot of similar techniques and methods, in the form of browser extensions, web and mobile apps, and well, whatnot. Lingua.ly is one such amazing tool that wants to make the entire web your language learning playground. It lets you know how well you know on particular language and then recommends different words and text to read and improve your skills from there on. Quizzes can also be taken from time to time to see the outcome of your efforts. Read More

A Better Queue: Use Rotten Tomatoes Ratings To Find Movies On Netflix

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It's Friday, the weekend is here and that means it's time to kick back and relax. And what better way to relax than to watch a movie? Except, you have to first find a movie to watch and that alone can take time. If you use Netflix, the service itself will offer suggestions but there are always other ways to narrow down or pick movies. Netflix Roulette is one web app we reviewed a while back that picks movies or TV series at random. Movienr is another service for finding movies though it doesn't check movie availability on Netflix but offers a better way to narrow down the suggestions. And now there is A Better Queue, a web app that lets you find movies by genre and filter them by the Tomato meter courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. Read More

Silent Tab Delays Page Loading In Firefox Until You Switch To The Tab

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Firefox has tons of great features but the tab browsing interface remains its indispensable asset. Generally when you open a link in new Firefox tab, it automatically starts loading the webpage right away. This is fairly useful for opening multiple links in conjunction but if you have a slow internet connection that might create a few issues. This is where the new Firefox add-on Silent Tab comes to the rescue. It aims to delay the loading time until you manually click on the opened tab(s) again. The Firefox add on allows you to suppress the tabs to avoid browsing speed fluctuation, for instance, when multiple links are opened together. This can also prove handy if you have a slow system that can’t handle multiple page loads simultaneously. Let’s take a closer look. Read More