Searchgonzo is a product discovery engine that lets you explore all kinds of merchandise from popular online stores, boutiques and brands worldwide. Searchgonzo features different product categories, like fashion, travel, sport, home and more, all displayed in an ad-free interface. Items are refreshed each time you load the page and as you scroll down, more items are added to the index. The web app acts as a resource for finding items only and the actual purchase is made on the vendor’s original site. Although not mandatory, you can sign up for an account and save items you like. Normally, as long as you do not close your browser window, the website will remember which item you recently viewed. Items are subject to availability and just being able to see an item on the site does not confirm that it is available in your area.
With the recent surge of so many quality online data backup/restore Android apps that have arrived in the Google Play Store, and with Google itself working on its very own cloud storage service, Google Drive, it has become evident that the technology world has begun to realize the significance of having valuable computer and mobile content backed up on a secondary storage. The latest to join the likes of Dropbox, Box, Comodo, Bitdefender, CX, YuuWaa and several other big names is Trend Micro, that has just announced its own cloud storage solution for Android users. Like all other aforementioned services, Backup and Restore
by Trend Micro provides users with free online storage space (1GB, in this case), an attractive and user-friendly interface, and most importantly, a firm promise to maintain an uncompromised approach towards protecting the private data of users. The app is currently in beta, but already looks to be a valuable tool to have on your Android.
is a relatively newer and simpler photo-sharing social network service that lets multiple users share their memorable photos with each other via personalized event-based albums (referred to as episodes
). Apart from sharing your own images, you can also explore high quality photos shared publicly by other Epicons users from all across the globe. The service released its iOS client in the iTunes App Store almost a month ago, whereas the Android variant of Epicons has just recently been rolled out in the Google Play Store. The mobile app’s concept is pretty basic, as it lets you upload newly captured or locally stored images from your device’s local storage to your Epicons account without any fuss. You can create new episodes (albums) with custom privacy and sharing settings, and start filling them with relevant snaps. All images are presented under their respective albums in chronological order, and you can start exploring them in full screen via a simple slideshow. The app allows importing images from Flickr and Picasa, and lets you tag, rate and comment on any photo you like.
Headed by Google Docs
and followed by the likes of Quickoffice, Documents To Go and OfficeSuite
, the online document editing/management app genre of Google Play Store is certainly not short of quality options. Adding to that list is the official Android client of the extremely feature-rich online document management and sharing service, Zoho Docs
. While the web client of the service boasts an entire suite of document editing, management, sharing and uploading tools, the just released Android client is currently restricted to letting you only access, search for and share your personal Zoho Documents, and upload images from your device to the Zoho cloud on the go. There is no option to modify existing documents, create documents right from the scratch, or upload anything to your Zoho Docs account other than image files. However, the app offers you with the convenience of accessing your Zoho presentations, spreadsheets, PDF documents, images and other document files from virtually anywhere. For this, all you need to ensure that your device has an active internet connection so that you can connect to the Zoho Docs service to access you personal Zoho content. No need to resort to the Zoho Docs website to achieve said purpose any more!
Nowadays, a lot of online services force users to register personal accounts with them in order to save their information and provide them with a more personalized service. More account registrations means more passwords to remember. What you can do is use one password for each account, but that is not advisable due to security reasons. A better alternative to this approach is to use an account password manager. LastPass is the most used online password manager, while KeePass and 1Password
are also very famous. Last month, we covered Dashlane
, a personal assistant and online accounts manager that allows users to securely manage personal information and online account passwords. Today, we have another online password manager for you called Norton Identity Safe,
which lets you quickly and securely login to your favorite sites from, both computer and mobile devices.
Zynga is one of the most popular developers of web and mobile games, specifically their ‘friends’
game series i.e. Words With Friends
and Hanging With Friends.
After the triumphant success of the duo, they have introduced a third title in the series, called Scramble With Friends Free
for iOS and Android. Like former titles, this new game is extremely enjoyable. It lets you play scramble games online, either against your friends or a random opponent chosen by Zynga servers. If you have ever played a scramble game in your life, then you may already know its rules, but for first timers (like me), here’s how you play the game. The basic principle is to find as many words as possible in a grid of jumbled letters, in a limited amount of time (usually two minutes). The player with the most number of created words wins the game. Let’s take a closer look at the game after the jump.
is a fun-filled music streaming app for Android and iOS-powered devices that utilizes the concept of crowdsourcing to play music tracks as per user votes. Yes, using the app, you can explore dozens of category/genre-based music stations to listen to only the tracks that you prefer. This can be done by voting for your favorite music tracks in real-time. To push your favorite track higher on the playlist, you need to vote up for it. The more up votes a track gets, the better chances for it to be played next. No need to listen to the dull music, as is the case with other music/radio streaming apps. Instead, with Jelli Radio, it’s you who’s in control of the tracks that should be played. That’s not all, the app also sports a native chat interface that allows music-loving Jelli users to share their thoughts with each other via text chats. Apart from that, you can manually search for music stations, add tracks to your favorites list to listen to them anytime you like, explore other user profiles, and keep a close tab on your recently played tracks.
From the team behind ZeroPC Cloud Navigator
– a cross-platform all-in-one cloud data aggregator – comes another nifty Android app called ZeroPC Photo Connect
that serves as a universal standalone aggregator and management tool for all your photos stored on your device’s local storage, as well as various social media sharing networks. Be it Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox, Box, Instagram, Picasa, SugarSync, Evernote or any other popular online sharing platform, Photo Connect automatically fetches and aggregates all the photos shared on each supported service, and lets you view them on a specially designed chronological timeline, so you can easily scroll through the best moments of your life via memorable photos. The app also features a unique virtual album mash-up option, using which you can easily tag, manage and share the best photos from selected sharing services with your friends and family in an instant. In addition, the app supports automatic syncing of all the photos between your device, associated online services, and the ZeroPC cloud itself, so that you never have to worry about losing your invaluable snaps. More to follow.
With each passing day, more and more web based services are beginning to appear on the internet. A lot of simple functions, from opening and editing text files to listening to music and watching movies, can be performed directly in your browser without having to download anything to your computer. Pandora is an online radio service that allows you to listen to music by visiting its home page. You are not required to download anything to your computer, if the service is supported in your country and you have an account registered with it, you can listen to thousands of songs. Now, someone has been kind enough to develop an open source desktop client for Pandora, named Elpis
, that allows you to easily manage your account, add stations to your account, and listen to your favorite bands and artists. It allows you to view, sort and select stations, as well as play, pause, skip, thumbs up, thumbs down and mark a song when you tired of it and want to stop it from appearing in the list again. Keep reading to find more about Elpis.
Freemake Music Box
is a music player that lets you search for free online music, and listen to millions of songs. It allows you to find, listen to and organize your favorite music, and automatically plays videos from YouTube. You can search the music by artist name, album name or the exact song name, depending on your choice. The application enables you to create and save playlists, change the order of songs in playlists, and keeps the playlists intact for listening to your favorite songs at a later time. Freemake Music Box makes sure that the music that you’re listening to is available legally on the internet, and provides you with all the basic options of a music player.
Many parental control applications are restricted to checking and/or blocking content according to some defined parameters. However, before one can block inappropriate content, sometimes it is necessary to profile the habits of children to find any loopholes that may remain open even after a block is set in place. For example, you might be interested in blocking webpages which may be displaying ads with explicit content, whereas your child might require using the same website (to which the webpage belongs to). SurveilStar Activity Monitor
is a free parental control application that records the activity of a system, and allows imposing precise blockage rules to control online content that can be accessed from a computer.
Siemens Industry is a reputed name in industry courtesy of the numerous hardware and software based solutions that the company provides. While online technical support has been available to customers via the official Siemens website for quite some time, the company just recently decided it was about time they offered all their online support services to smartphone users and hence, released an app in the iTunes App Store by the name of Industry Online Support
. Just after a couple of days of the release of the iOS client, the company has rolled out an Android variant of the app in the Android Market as well. Industry Online Support provides smartphone users easy online access to over 300,000 documents relevant to various Siemens Industry products - a handy tool for technicians, engineers, students and businesses alike.
Want to collaborate with your friends, or want their opinion about a specific topic? Brand new Zwiggo,
a web app, is an online sharing and collaborating platform that makes sharing all kinds of content extremely easy. It only requires a quick and easy sign up and is completely free. Just add a space, give it a name and invite friends to your space. Furthermore, you can make the space visible to public or only to some members. Apps are added to each space based on the functionality users want, such as an app for images will be added if your space is all about photo sharing. You can also use Zwiggo to plan trips, and ask for opinions on books and other topics. It has a whole lot to offer, and provides users with a very interactive experience.
There are a number of online photo editing tools out there that let you edit your photos without installing any software, but very few are as fast and creative as Picfull
. Picfull is a web app that adds a variety of filters to photos only in just a few simple clicks. Just choose any photo you like, apply one or more of the custom photo effects or filters, and save it either to your local file system in JPEG, or share it on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. There is a vast range of effects that can be added to photos; filters like Vintage Dark, Line Coloring, Pen Outline
and Color Separation
are only some of them.
For all you music lovers out there who like listening to online radio, we have an application that can stream as well as record online radio stations. JukeRec
has a massive collection of online radio stations specializing in a variety of music genres. All the stations are neatly divided into categories defined by their genre. If you like a radio station and feel that you might like to listen to it again, you may add it to favorites for quick access. The application allows you to record radio streams and save them to your hard disk. You can also edit the radio stream list and add new stations by their URL. JukeRec keeps a log of both play and record activity during a session.
Click & ShareIt
is an ingeniously simple application which does exactly what its name suggests - It lets user share files online with a single click. This will come utterly helpful for those who frequently need to share screenshots, screencasts, voice recordings with their friends or co-workers. The functionality for recording screencasts, taking screenshots, and recording voice is build-in. You can share them with an extreme comfort, just perform any action, it will upload the file immediately on its live server, and generate the link to let you share it with others.
If you're not at home or don't have access to your favorite instant messaging clients for any other reason, there's an easy way to still be able to log onto all your favorite chat accounts: the elegant online service imo.im
provides a spartan interface you can use for chatting via your Facebook, Live Messenger, AIM/ICQ, MySpace, Yahoo, Skype and
Google Talk account simultaneously, without any additional sign-up.
Did you come across an interesting article and said ‘Oh I will read it later’ or ‘I don’t have time now’ and after a few days forgot about it? It happens with everyone, that’s why all browsers have build-in Bookmarks feature.
I Need To Read This is a new online service that lets you add all important articles to your to-read list, in this way you can keep track of all articles on the go. Another useful feature is that you can enable the feed and let your friends know which articles you are reading. Read More
Suppose you are running a program that requires constant monitoring, but you have to leave urgently for a moment, what will you do? Or lets suppose you are away from your computer and would like to know what your husband/wife, kids, or any friend did on your computer?
myDesktop Online is a free tool for Windows that capture images and monitors the activity on your computer desktop while you are away. You can save the captured images either on your local computer or upload them to a server. The images can be saved in any one of the many popular image formats such as jpg, png, bmp, and gif. Read More
Want to have a private video chat with someone? You don’t need to use Skype or any Instant Messenger. Fonomo is a free online service that lets you create a video conferencing session instantly. It is a dead simple online app which requires no registration at all and is 100% free.
Note: This web service has been discontinued.