When you dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, you are likely to end up willing to use many of the files which are located within your Windows 7 user directory (e.g. Administrator account). Although these files can be accessed manually, doing so is both tiresome and time consuming task. Copying files to the Windows 8 user account can be one way of solving the problem, however that will simply waste a lot of disk space. Moreover, shortcuts from within the Windows 7 user folders can make it confusing to manage both Windows 7 and Windows directories.
There are multiple ways of sharing music on Twitter; popular music streaming services allows you to tweet what you’re listening and a vast majority of Twitter users share music via YouTube. If you’ve ever just wanted to share a song from YouTube but not the video, you can use Crunch.fm
. It’s a free web service that searches for songs from YouTube, extracts and plays the audio only and lets you share it on Twitter. The service lets you search by either the artist name or the song. The artist search will turn up any random song by the artist.
Mouse without Borders
is an application developed by Microsoft Garage which lets you share mouse and keyboard with your PCs connected on a network. The advantage of Mouse without Borders
over Synergy is that you can share your mouse with 4 computers on the network without having to go through complex procedure of naming and then setting up screen positions. Unlike Synergy and other peripheral sharing applications, it includes some worthwhile screen sharing features, such as, send screenshot to connected PCs, get captured screen areas from other clients, disable screensaver on connected PCs, copy and paste items or drag & drop files between configured PCs, and lock screen of any connected PCs.
Ever create a great playlist in Spotify and think your work of genius should be shared with the world, or your friends at the least? Or have you ever had one of those days when all your music was just boring you to death and you couldn’t find something better to listen to? ShareMyPlaylists
is a web service that not only makes it easy to share your Spotify playlists on Facebook and Twitter but also with the ShareMyPlaylists community. It gives you access to a large library of user created playlists that you can browse in your browser but play in Spotify.
is tiny network tool for small and medium size LAN environment which enables clients to share text and images (clipboard) with others in a snap. The application is developed to make sharing same content across all the client systems easier. In a server-client network environment, a centralized storage system and direct access to clients is available but this doesn’t let users quickly share their clipboard content with others. dTIE is quite different from other network content sharing tools. When you use Ctrl+Enter hotkey combination after copying text and image to Windows clipboard, it automatically starts sending the clipboard content to all DTIE configured and active clients on network.
Dropbox is the one service that made cloud storage popular, sure there was Google and its cloud but Dropbox had more to offer and since then cloud storage services have been popping up like mushrooms with little to offer, except perhaps 1 or 2GBs of extra space. Needless to say that very few of these services could actually rival Dropbox but Cloud Experience
is a cloud storage service that comes very close. Not only does it offer 10GB of free storage space and syncing across different computers but also has an app for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and works on both Windows and Mac platform. Add to that the fact that the interface is much better than that of Dropbox and you have a fairly good rival.
is a screenshot sharing application that saves the steps that you usually take to capture, upload and share screenshots. The application is geared towards those who want to upload and share screenshots with others without much hassle. Although it doesn’t have features included in previously covered screenshot sharing tools like Grabilla
, it arguably provides one of the quickest way to share screenshots with others. What makes it different is the way images are uploaded to its server; process of taking and uploading screenshots seems like happening in real-time, as it begins uploading screenshots the second you take them. In addition to saving images to server, it also syncs most recently uploaded screenshots across all configured PCs.
Sharing source code files, text, and scripts manually through pastebin websites can become quite hectic, especially when you have to send large volume of text from software IDEs to pastebin web UI. SimplePastie
is written to prevent you from taking long route to paste, save, and share your code and plain text snippets. It’s a small menu bar application which offers 3 simple hotkey combinations to copy and paste text to 2 widely used pastebin services – pastie.org and gist.github.com
. SimplePastie acts as a desktop client for both services. You can replace default pastie.org
service with gist
to send text snippets right from your software IDE to github.
It’s always a challenge to find a good, easy and affordable (free) way to present work to a client and it’s equally difficult to get feedback. Cage
is a web app that not only simplifies presenting work to a client but also facilitates collaboration, making it easier to get feedback. To share your project renderings with the client, or perhaps a team member working remotely, create a project, add images of your renderings in either JPG or PNG format and send them either a password protected or publicly viewable link where they can see the design and post comments on.
Managing documents and information can be anything from difficult to frustrating; few people are willing answer emails and those asking for information/ suggestions (or anything else) are often ignored. Papyrs
is a web service lets you create pages; these pages aren’t like blog posts or a Jimmy Whales type message appealing to someone’s better nature for information. Papyrs acts as an intranet for information and file exchange; it lets you create multiple pages that you can add various form elements too, these forms can be filled by anyone you choose to share the page with, the information is saved and can be exported in CSV format. The text boxes, headings, Twitter feeds, checklists, checkboxes or radio buttons can be added to pages, in addition to that viewers can upload images and files and leave comments on pages.
If you’re trying to push your life to the cloud, you can get started by putting your links up there. Instead of syncing bookmarks to your frequently visited sites from one system to the other, you can put them all on LinkCloud
and access them from any system or any browser. In LinkCloud all your links exist as icons in groups called clouds. You can create multiple clouds and add different sites to them, they can be accessed anytime by signing in to the free web service.
stands apart from staggering number of screenshot taking and sharing tools available out there. The most amazing aspects of TinyGrab are its super easy usage, very responsive in terms of capturing screen area and uploading it to server, and importantly, online image management facility. Recently, TinyGrab has been updated to version 2.0 which is a complete rewrite and brings a tons of improvements and features. The most significant part of update is that it now allows user to configure their online servers by specifying FTP/SFTP details to directly upload images. You can also connect to Amazon S3, MobileMe, and Rackspace Cloud Files for organizing your online image archive with an ease.
Screenshot sharing tools come useful where you want to share the installation steps of some software with others or point out some problem by showing a part of application window. Generally, these tools upload images to multiple online image services for sharing purposes, but what if you need to take screenshots and share them with your colleagues connected over the local area network? You can either take screenshots and then move them to shared location or pick up Climsy
for this very purpose. It is a portable one-click screenshot sharing tool which replaces windows native screenshot taking key – PrintScreen
to upload & share images to either specified local / remote location or to its native online service and imageshack.us.
is a Google Chrome extension that allows instant sharing and bookmarking of webpages via more than 100 social networks, email, blogs, etc. Users can also disable history for shared webpages and customize the services that appear in the sharing menu. Just click on the + icon next to the address bar and select a service/option to share, email or bookmark the web page with. All services can be viewed at the same time by clicking on the +More
option. This opens a new window in which all services (other than the default ones ) are viewable.
is a web application that allows users to create and share text,
video, audio, image or an entire website based booklet with an easy to use and interactive user interface. These booklets can also serve as presentations, ads, brochures, etc and are easily printable.
We come across so many instances when we are simply unable to catch enough of the cherished moments in our cameras at a party, picnic, wedding, etc. Some very nice pictures are taken by our friends while we have some good ones that they wish to acquire. Making a unified album with different pictures from the same event isn't easy when several people have different good snaps stored separately. Comemories
is a web application that allows users to save their pictures to the Comemories website and allows anyone with the link to add more pictures to the photo album. This makes it easier for everyone in the group to add the best parts of a cherished memory together. Like weaving a net of the best moments of life with the help of your friends and family.
Ybex Clipboard is a free and easy to use too and web-based service to capture, annotate and share your screens, texts, images and more. This tool allows you to securely share any screen, modify and restructure it right within the program, and share it either directly with a remote user or upload on the web for public or private viewing.
If you are a Mac user, you must be using Droplr
for multiple reasons, first because of the ease that it brings in sharing files, and second for its Twitter integration. For those who haven't heard about it before, it is a famous file sharing application only for Mac, allowing you to quickly upload and share just about anything, be it images, screenshots, notes, links, or any sort of file. By default, every user gets 1GB free space which comes without any strings attached.
Today, we stumbled across a Windows application called WinDroplr,
which offers the very same set of features with equivalent ease as Mac counterpart. The best part is that it seamlessly integrates with Droplr, so synchronization can also be done with your Mac and iPhone device. In a nutshell, any files that are saved in Mac or iPhone using Droplr can be accessed by WinDroplr, and vice versa. According to the developer, you can "quickly access the files you saved from any of your devices".
Since Twitter integration plays a pivotal part in Droplr’s fame, the Windows supported variant also integrates with Twitter, allowing you to share anything with your followers without any hassle involved.
is a simple utility which enables you to use a single keyboard and mouse (attached to one computer) with multiple computers which are connected across the network. With the help of hotkeys or mouse pointer movement, you can select which computer gets the shared keyboard and mouse input. Furthermore, you can also share clipboard across all the connected computers.
Sharing files from one pc to another is quite tricky. There are various 3rd party tools that allow you create a VPN connection between two computers so that you can share the files easily between them. But what if you want to share files with multiple friends frequently without having to create a VPN connection?
g2Peer is a nice tool for Windows that uses GMail in order to share files from one computer to another. In order to use this tool, it must be running on all computers and should be configured to work with a unique GMail address through Gmail IMAP or POP3. In other words, you and your friends will have to use GMail account for login and sharing files. Read More