Passwords have protected our computers, phones, and files for a long time. Just about any device can be locked with a password, and files. folders, and drives, can be encrypted with no hassle using tools built for the purpose. What’s less common is a way to encrypt files selectively in the cloud. You can always encrypt them before you upload them to services like Dropbox or Box, etc but for services like Google Drive that allow you to view files online, the encrypted files become inaccessible. This method details how you can password-protect a spreadsheet you've uploaded to Google Drive, while retaining the ability decrypt it right from your browser in order to view or edit it.
, a useful Chrome extension, provides you with the option to perform arithmetic functions on table columns within HTML-based websites. The extension can specially come in handy if you're working on some stats and want to quickly preform some basic spreadsheet functions for table columns. Some of the functions that can be applied are, Sum, Average, Min
. Apart from these, you can also exclude a given cell or row and use the Clear
option to remove a function. The extension is easy-to-use; all you have to do is click the button in the toolbar, right-click on a table column, and select a function from the context menu. As soon as a function is selected, results are instantly calculated and displayed at the bottom of the column. That’s how simple it is!
In March we reviewed an awesome add-on for Firefox called Open It Online which allowed users to save/edit documents online without having to download it. Recently the developer has updated it and also included Box.net support as well. Now you don’t need to select Box.net from the list when saving/editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, just select Save IT Online to Box.net and it will save it to your account instantly. Read More
is a Firefox and Internet Explorer add-on
that lets you open any document or image online with various online tools. You don’t need to download the files to view them on your computer anymore. For Documents, Spreadsheet, and Presentation you can choose between Google Docs/Apps, Zoho Viewer/Writer, ThinkFree, and Vuzit. For Images you can choose between Snipshot, Picnik, Pxlr, and Bilder Editieren.
It can handle the following file types.
- Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
- Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
- Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
- Images (*.jpg, *.gif,*.jpg)
When you install this add-on for the first time, it will ask which online tool you want to assign to the documents and images. The selected online tools will become the default, but you can always change them by going to Options.