Small screens don’t usually give you enough room for viewing multiple app windows side by side but a large screen does. Considering how big your screen is, you might be able to arrange two or three windows on it in any sort of arrangement. The only shortcoming with this is that you have to rearrange them each time you launch your apps. This is because while apps do remember their last window size, they don't keep track of their last position on the screen. Mac users on any version above Lion might find this a bigger problem since they have desktop spaces that apps can be assigned to, but the window arrangement is still not remembered. Slate
is a free Mac app that partially handles this problem. It remembers the arrangement of windows in a single desktop space, and can restore it provided those apps are running.
Windows default services and those started by other third party applications have Local System privileges. It enables them to perform operations of higher priority that cannot be executed by normal processes. Due to this, malware is sometimes able to keep itself running as services taking advantage of the higher privileges for controlling the target system. Advanced Windows Service Manager
is an application for Windows that allows you to monitor and analyze your running Windows Services. The application offers some very good features which are not available in the default Services manager of Windows. Some of the features included are detection of Malicious/ Rootkit services, Automatic threat analysis, Service filter mechanism, Integrated online Virus/ Malware Scan, Color based threat representation and HTML/ XML based service reports. Keep reading to find out more about Advanced Windows Service Manager.
Managing your personal finances these days is not exactly a walk in the park, as you find yourself all beat up trying to remember a transaction you may or may not have made yet. There’s simply too much to go around for us to keep track of, without either your bank doing the job for you, or you writing it all down. We have covered plenty of personal finance managers earlier, with Personal Finances Pro
being the latest. However, as brilliant as the application is, it sets you back a hefty $19.74. This is where Spending Viewer
comes in, with a plethora of features, all for free. Well, not entirely, as the free version lets you manage up to two accounts only. Purchase the app for $6, and you can track multiple accounts, as well as free lifetime upgrades.
Managing personal finances can be a tedious task if done manually. Recording everything on a piece of paper and then adding everything up at the end of the month, takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention the situations when you forget to write something down or lose the receipts or the paper where you had written down your expenses and income. Instead of manually doing it, you can keep track of your finances using Personal Finances
. It is a portable application for Windows that allows you to easily manage personal income and expenses. The software helps you understand where your money is going and lets you determine the areas where you are spending the most amount of your income. It offers a wide range of functionality, and is suitable to be used by both beginners and professionals alike. Keep reading to find out more about Personal Finances.
We, at AddictiveTips, have covered the Windows 8 Consumer Preview pretty extensively, since its release a few days ago. There are a lot of new features and options included in Windows 8, aimed at making the usage experience feel more user-friendly to the new users, as well as appearing to be modern to the old users. Yes, it will take all of us some time to get used to the flashy new Metro UI and the way we interact with the OS, but I am sure using it on a tablet will be a lot of fun even for the first time users. Microsoft has decided against the idea to release a separate operating system for the tablet and has designed Windows 8 in such a way that it can be used on both a desktop computer, or a tablet PC. However, some of the features will be more useful on PC's, while others will seem more practical, such as the Airplane mode, while using them on a tablet. The more experienced users, who are used to having a customized feel for their work space are the most reluctant ones (myself included) when it comes to upgrading to a new operating system due to all the new things that need getting used to. Windows 8 Manager
is a tool that allows you to completely manage, clean, tweak and customize your Windows 8. Keep reading to find out more about the tool.
Google Docs is a web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google, which allows you to create, edit and store documents on the web while collaborating in real time with multiple users. You are required to start the web service from your browser to access and manage your documents. gExplorer
is an application for Windows that allows you to do the same without the need to login to your browser. You can access and completely manage your Google Docs account directly from your Windows, allowing you to save time. Using gExplorer, you can upload/ download files from your Google Docs account, encrypt files before uploading them to your account, manage collections complete with options to create, rename, delete, download and organize them, share files and collections etc. Moreover, owners of an Amazon Kindle can send PDF documents to their device using gExplorer. Continue reading to find out about other features provided by the application.
Managing your media is very important for you to quickly find what you are looking for instead of wasting time in searching for the required music, video or image file. NextPVR
is a Windows application that works as a personal video recorder, media center and media manager for you. It allows you to watch your favorite videos, listen to music and view images. If it’s a DVD or something you have got stored up in your collection in the hard drive, NextPVR plays it all. You can either play the files stored in your PC, or access the ones stored on other devices all across your home network. There is also a web interface which allows you to schedule and stream media from a remote location.
If you have several different accounts on websites, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and more, then Swap My Cookies
, a Chrome extension, enables you to easily switch between those different accounts and manage your cookies for each session. It is a simple session manager that allows you to login to all your accounts at the same time, and if you want to use another account all you need to do is switch profiles. Swap My Cookies can be quite useful if you maintain multiple accounts and are tired of logging in and out to switch accounts. Also, it can be of great help for people who share the same computer and want to switch between accounts quickly without having to log out. When the profile is changed, so are all the cookies stored by the browser. While Gmail users might not need it as there is support for account switching, there are lots of other popular sites that people might have multiple accounts on. Cookies are saved by the extension to your browser, and not to a web server. This means they can't be stolen in the event that the server is hacked but anyone who has access to your browser may be able to open and view information in your account.
As time goes by, our photos, songs, movies, documents and other data gets cluttered up, and scattered in our computer. Resultantly, it often happens that when we are looking for a particular file, we can't find it, because we don’t know its exact location. You can use the search function to look for your files, but that requires you to have the files properly named and tagged. If the files are stored with random names, the only way for you to find them is by knowing their exact location. Well, now you don’t need to remember where each file is placed in your computer because of a very helpful tool called GoGet
. It is an application for Windows that lets you manage the content in your hard disk by allowing you to copy specific type of files from a folder, containing files of multiple formats, to another location of your choice. It does not report where the files are placed; it just copies them to a user-specified location. Learn more about GoGet after the break.
In the last few years, social networking and instant messaging has become a major part of our online lives. Internet giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and LinkedIn help us manage our every need related to entertainment, work, setting up meetings, sharing pictures and communication (networking, to summarize it all). They provide everyone with tons of new material to watch and share everyday. Yoono
is an application for Windows that lets you view and manage all your social networks and instant messaging services from a centralized interface. It enables you to view updates from multiple services, update your status and share stuff with your friends. So, instead of switching from tab to tab for checking out the latest entries in your feeds of different social networks, you can do that from a unified interface with Yoono. Keep reading to find out more about Yoono.
Listening to music helps one relax. Even though, there are many online services that allow you to listen to music, many people still like to download and keep their favorite songs in their computer. Helium Music Manager
is an all-in-one music manager for Windows which includes a wide range of features, such as audio conversion, audio CD ripping, playlist sorting, and meta tag editing. The application has the ability to auto-organize your music collection by tags including Album, Rating, Artist, Release Year and so on. Like MediaMonkey's auto playlist creator, it includes Mood and Situation playlists, which filter tracks by different attributes. Moreover, the application lets you easily edit ID3 V1 and V2 tags, burn music to CDs/DVDs, manage album art covers, and repair truncated MP3 files.
Business owners who are looking for effective means of managing their financial accounts should be delighted to learn about the release of the official Skyclerk client
for Android. Skyclerk has helped many business owners manage their accounting tasks through its efficient web services and now, Android users can avail the account-keeping features of said service on their device. With the official Skyclerk app, users can maintain/update detailed ledgers pertaining to various income and expenses on the go. Read More
When you download videos, most of them are in flash(.flv) format. How would you manage hundreds or thousands of such videos? Downloading videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc is now a piece-of-cake, I have made a folder specifically for downloaded videos. But showing a video to a friend or co-worker is sometimes frustrating because it is buried deep inside hundreds of other videos.
Videophile II is a free video organizer for Windows that lets you manage all downloaded videos. It will auto-create a video library and also create thumbnails for all added videos. What makes organizing fun is that you can tag the videos and later browse them with ease. All tags are listed on the left sidebar, clicking them will show similar tagged videos. Read More
Do you have multiple networks and would like to manage them all in one place? NetSetMan is a free tool for Windows that lets you manage up to 6 different network profiles. Want to change the IP of a network or maybe you want to change the DNS server? Instead of following the extra-long steps in Windows XP and Vista, you can now manage all network settings from one simple window. Read More
Do you have tons of work and want to manage them easily? When you open multiple programs, the desktop gets cluttered which effects the workflow. This is where Dexpot comes in, it is a free virtual desktop manager that lets you create up to 20 different virtual desktops. For example, by default there are four virtual desktops, you can use one for browsing, one for presentation, one for chatting, and one for some important office work. You can switch between these desktops easily with a simple hotkey.
Below is an example of four different virtual desktops running on my computer. Read More
Do you have multiple wallpapers and love them all? Instead of changing them manually, you can rotate between different wallpapers automatically. Desktop Manager is a free app for windows that allows you to manage your desktop wallpapers easily. It is still in development and have few bug issues, but managed to work great on system. Read More
AVM(A Video Manager) is a free opensource tool that lets you manage and keep track of videos that are either in your local computer or online. In short, you can keep track of both offline and online videos together. It is currently in Beta 2. You can add any video file from your computer and it will save it in a simple-to-use list where you can access it later. Another great feature is that you can add Youtube or Hulu videos and later watch them in a web player. Read More
Note: There are many software available to find and manage WiFi networks and I have covered few here on this blog, but this is the first time I have come across a WiFi gadget for Windows 7/Vista sidebar.
Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor
is a gadget for Windows 7/Vista sidebar that lets you monitor WiFi networks around you and shows the information of your connected and nearby networks in full details. It has a radar like graphic interface which helps you monitor the status in real time.
Do you have more than one Gmail account and would like to manage them in a same place. Logging in to different Gmail accounts over and over again just won’t work since it consumes too much of time. If you are using two different browsers such as IE and Firefox then you can open two separate Gmail accounts respectively, but this doesn’t make any sense. If you are using Firefox, then there is an add-on called Gmail Manager that lets you manage more than one Gmail account easily. Read More
All latest USB drives already come optimized, so you can easily format them in NTFS. But some USB drives and Memory sticks don’t come optimized therefore you can’t format them into NTFS, but there is this trick that will allow you to do it, no matter what. USB drives that are not optimized only display FAT and FAT32 while formatting, this trick will enable bringing the options of NTFS too. Read More