Despite the availability of some popular third-party clients, most iOS users prefer the official Twitter app for iPhone and iPad. Although the app has always had a rather simple interface, it offers all the features that make sure you don’t have to keep visiting the web version of the service again and again. So, even though most iOS and Android users were fine with the app’s interface, it has been updated to showcase some major UI changes (specially in the iPad variant) and the profiles appear in a new way as well. Instead of coming up with the same, old profile view, you now get a banner-styled display picture on all profiles. Another new addition is the photo stream, which arranges all the photos shared by the user in one list. Read More
Internet browsers are perhaps the most used programs on any computer these days. Opening the browser is the first thing that almost all of us do after turning on the computer. Initially, since there was no concept of a browser profile, there wasn’t a need for any type of browser backup. As technology advanced, our requirements and the dependencies on the internet increased. New browsers the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera came out brandishing several features, which were not available in Internet Explorer at the time. More options meant a greater possibility to customize the browser according to your personal requirements. However, in the event of a system wipe, all customizations used to get lost or could not be transferred. That’s where browser backup programs and extensions came in. They allowed users to keep a copy of their profiles backed up, and restore them when needed. Today, we have an application called Hekasoft Backup & Restore
, which not only lets you back up and restore profiles of multiple browsers from a unified interface, but those of software like Thunderbird, FileZilla, Mozilla Calender/Sunbird and Pale Moon as well (Internet Explorer not supported).
, as implied by its name, is a handy 4x1 homescreen widget for Android that presents you with various sliders to manually adjust the levels of your device’s brightness and different volume settings. The widget comprises six different buttons, using which you can control your device’s screen brightness, ringtone volume, music volume, notification volume, alarm volume and the overall system volume of your device. Tapping any of the aforementioned buttons on the widget reveals a slider that can be used to manually adjust the corresponding levels of the selected component. The brightness slider carries an additional option of letting you enable the automatic brightness mode with a mere tap. The ringtone slider, apart from letting you adjust volume levels accordingly, contains a couple of thresholds so that you can easily put your device to silent as well as vibration mode. Don’t fancy swiping on the slider? You can use your device’s hardware volume keys to adjust the levels as desired. In addition, the widget also offers you the option of binding the notification and ringtone volumes together so that you do not have to adjust both said volumes individually when the need of doing so arises. The widget also lets you use each of its buttons as a separate toggle, so that you can instantly switch between any two predefined values/levels of a selected category. On the customization front, you get the option of adjusting the widget’s on-screen appearance by modifying the slider position.
Fahrbot Mobile is already a famous name among Android users courtesy of some very fine apps such as Call Master
, Screenshot ER2 and Undelete
. The renowned team is back with yet another remarkable app called SwitchMe
that lets you create multiple user profiles on Android, each with a different set of system settings, user accounts and apps, and switch between with a couple of taps. The app seems to be inspired from the multiple user accounts feature that has been available to desktop users for quite some time now. By creating multiple user profiles on the same operating system (or ROM), you can use any one as your default profile, whereas other account(s) can be used for testing purposes, or simply, as a guest account. SwitchMe currently works only on rooted devices.
If you have got multiple photos at your disposal and you want to resize them to a specific size, then it would be downright foolish to resize each image one by one. Alternatively, you can try image resizers, specifically designed to perform the said task in batch. Last year, we covered a batch image converter named Photo Magician, which could be used to apply multiple predefined configuration profiles
, based on resolution and device, to the image conversion process. Even though quite useful, the application was limited in the sense that you could not save custom configuration profiles. Well, i found this great new software, which might sort this out. Labelled as ImBatch
- it's a batch image resizing and renaming application that lets you create and save multiple conversion tasks. You can define the Width, Height, DPI, File Name, File Type, Folder
etc. of a conversion task, and save it to use it later on another batch of images. ImBatch can handle a massive number of image formats such has BMP, PNG, RLE, TIF, TIFF, GIF, JPEG etc.
Firefox maintains everything related with browser main elements and users preferences in Profiles, these include bookmarks, add-ons, browsing history, cache and so on. Before installing Firefox on a new system, one has to make sure that Profile folder is backed up, so previously saved preferences, extensions, bookmarks, along with other important elements can be restored. If you’re a devoted Firefox 4 user, you might want a tool which can seamlessly backup and restore Firefox 4 profile folder. The previously featured Mozbackup
, has been recently updated with many improvements, but the most worthwhile is; support for backing up Firefox 4 user profiles. For those who never heard of MozBackup before, it can also backup users profiles of Thunderbird, Sunbird, Flock, Postbox, Spcebird, Netscape and Wyzo.
If you’re an avid Firefox user, you must have created and tweaked multiple profiles using default Profile Manager. As of now, Firefox 4 (which is still in beta phase) comes without a profile manager and one for earlier versions
doesn’t offer options to organize multiple profiles, as one can only create, delete or rename existing profiles. Another big downside is that it requires user to follow a lengthy procedure for backing up and restoring profiles. ProfileManager
is a 3rd party portable application developed by JGriffin to help user manage multiple profiles of different installed Firefox versions with ease. The application provides a simple way to backup and restore Firefox profiles. According to the developer, since Firefox 4 users wont have any profile manager, this application would make managing profiles easy for all future releases.
In many cases, we need to make some quick changes to our windows settings, for example, when you move between home and office and you need to change the network connection settings, default printer and such sort of other things a couple of times daily. Quick Config
helps in such situations. It can create profiles, each with specific settings and then allows users to quickly change between them.
Are you still using Google Chrome and looking for a way to backup, restore, or simply manage the profiles? Your Google Chrome profile contains all information about you, i.e your history, user data, passwords, etc. Google Chrome Backup is a free little tool that helps in creating, restoring, and backing up all your Google Chrome profiles for free. It is a portable app, therefore no installation is required and can be carried anywhere in a USB flash drive. Read More
Firefox users need to create a backup to guard against the possibility that their profile may get corrupted or wiped after installing a new extension or a new version of Firefox. Backing up Firefox manually is as simple as copying their respective profile folders to another location. If you do that, you’ll have a full backup with all your settings and personal data will be saved. Backups come handy when you want to save the profile on multiple computers or want to use the profile in your freshly installed Firefox in your new computer. Read More