Create & Maintain Your Own Website On iPhone & iPad With Jimdo

As we have seen in the past with apps like M.dot and Weebly, creating simple websites on an iPhone is not a very difficult task. There are already many services that offer the option of managing websites from handheld devices, which makes sense since more and more people have started switching their everyday tasks to mobile devices from desktop computers. Jimdo is yet another iOS app that allows users to create websites via their iPhone. The great thing about Jimdo is that it has a decent desktop side, too, enabling users to update the site with ease both on the go and from the comfort of their home. The app creates both mobile and desktop versions of each page, which is a great feature and has the potential to save users a lot of trouble of having to do so manually. Read More

Website Building, Hosting & Blogging Service Weebly Comes To Android

After enjoying a good run with its iOS app, popular website building, hosting and blogging service Weebly has just released its Android app, which will allow you to create and edit new posts and publish them to your Weebly blog from within the app. Posts can be images, text or a combination of the two. The app lets you post images from your gallery or snap them from your camera and add a caption to the them. You can create a new Weebly account or a new blog from the app itself. The text editor allows you to add lists, bullet points, and hyperlinks. The app also lets you manage comments, view blog stats, and edit your blog’s theme. You can connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts with the app and automatically share your posts to these social networks upon publishing. Read More

Take Full Or Cropped Screenshots Of Web Pages On Mac With Paparazzi!

If you want to take a screenshot of your desktop, a portion of your desktop, or any window, you can easily find countless apps to do so. If you want to take a screenshot of a web page though, that is a different story. For the most part, you will have to rely on a browser extension, and most of those don't offer a lot of options. Mac users now have another option for this in Paparazzi!. It is a free Mac app that lets you take full page or cropped screenshots of any website. Paparazzi! scales images so that they look the right way for different screen sizes. It lets you define a size when saving the file so that you don’t have to resize the image later. You can also take time-delayed screenshots of the web page. Paparazzi! can remember your last 10 (or more) searches and import your bookmarks from any of the browsers installed on your Mac. It supports Notification Center alerts, image compression, saving to PDF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats, customizing the output file's name based on a predefined syntax, and adding presets for the cropping and minimum screenshot size. There are no watermarks on the output image and the app acts like a browser itself to allow you to view web pages for taking their screenshots. Read More

Accupix: Pick Colors From Websites To Copy Their Hex Codes To Clipboard [Chrome]

It happens so often that we come across a certain color shade or scheme on the web - something that we'd even like to use in one of our own designing projects - but are unable to determine what the color exactly is. For such cases, a color picker makes things easier, as it allows you to pick and identify Hex codes of any color present on your screen. Accupix is a simple yet powerful Chrome extension that lets you identify and copy any color on your screen through a zoomed in preview of an image/area and a virtual dropper. The eyedropper tool lets you surf through different colors and gets the color code for any pixel on the screen. To help designers, it automatically copies Hexadecimal codes to the clipboard. Moreover, the extension comes with some handy keyboard shortcuts for zooming in and out, picking pixels and more. Read More

Daily Links: Auto-Load A Defined Set Of Tabs On Specific Days [Chrome]

Most people have either a habit or the requirement of visiting a set number of webpages on a daily basis, be it news websites, social networks, or work related items. One option that you have is to use sessions in Chrome, while the other would be to manually reopen all those links every time you launch the browser. Daily Links is yet another solution. It is a Chrome extension that lets set a group of customizable links to open automatically on particular days, so that each morning, you're ready to do your routine reading without going through the same ritual on, say, weekends. The extension can be fully customized, and you may simply click the button in the toolbar to load your desired tabs every day. With it, you can keep track of news, blogs, or any website that you visit regularly. Moreover, the extension seamlessly integrates with your bookmarks folder, so you can import links directly from your bookmark collection. It also allows you to load tabs in a random order, or in an order that you’ve previously set, thus allowing you to surf the internet more effectively. Read More

Link Finder: Navigate Links On A Website Using Keyboard [Chrome]

Link Finder, a Chrome extension, allows fast, mouse-free navigation for links and provides alternatives to actions that are traditionally performed via the mouse, such as clicking, scrolling and more. Link Finder can be specially useful if you are familiar with links on a website, or are using a notebook/netbook. The extension provides you with a simple way to navigate websites that have loads of textual hyperlinks. All you have to do is hit the apostrophe (‘) button and type the text of a link that you wish to find or follow, and simply press Enter to go the particular link, or hit Esc to abort the process. Additionally, you can change the Search Delay and Finder timeout options from Settings. You can also set shortcuts for various actions, such as toggle find box, close find box and more. This extension can especially come in handy for users who don’t have a mouse and only have access to a keyboard. Read More

Skrittle: Discover Websites & Videos Based On Your Browsing Patterns [Web]

With time, the internet is getting bigger and better, with more digital content being shared. As the content on the internet is growing exponentially, we need to find different ways to discover new websites, rather then browsing the same old ones. Part of the problem is that we, as users, don't know where to look to find better content than what we already have. This is where Skrittle, a web service, helps us out by letting us explore new websites, based on the current website they are on and what other similar users like. All you have to do is install the bookmarklet and when you're on any website, click it to discover new ones. Read More

Collusion: Visualize Online Tracking & Cookies In Real Time [Firefox]

If you’ve enabled cookies on your browser, the online activity undertaken is usually sent from websites to third-party tracking websites. This creates a network of company-tracker linked list, which can be used to construct your long-term usage history. Although this is a major privacy concern by some, Collusion, an experimental Firefox add-on, lets you access this information for better and safer activity. Moreover, understanding the concept of intricate dependencies within websites has been simplified by the user-friendly animated layout coupled with relevant information displayed on the sidebar. Using this add-on, you can easily identify websites using third-party cookies, to track your activity while monitoring a spider-web of data dependencies, which motivates you to further pursue your online interests. Read More

Fluid: Turn Any Website Into Standalone Mac App

Bookmark feature in web browsers provides one of the easiest way to visit our favorite websites While it is convenient to open your favorite websites, it is just as easy to lose it among other opened tabs. Fluid is a free Mac app that lets you transform your favorite web apps into Mac OS X apps, allowing you to launch them from desktop. Think of it as bookmarking a website, only instead of being saved as a favorite link in your browser, it is saved as an executable app, which can be launched from anywhere on your system. Needless to say, Fluid functions as a web browser but instead of allowing you to universally explore the internet, it is meant to browse sites that you’ve added. The app uses a website’s favicon as the Dock icon to distinguish different sites. Read More

WhatsNextUp: A Personalized, Intelligent Entertainment Aggregator [Web]

Visiting loads of different websites to find something interesting, such as a new movie, music, book or game, can be quite tiring, and requires a lot of effort. WhatsNextUp is a brand new web app that makes things simpler by letting you find exciting things that are just perfect for you. The content it offers you is based on the things you already like. WhatsNextUp monitors user behavior on sites such as Facebook, and gives users a personalized browsing experience. It brings you the latest movies, music, games and all kinds of other events. You no longer have to jump from one site to the other to find your favorite content. Read More

Trap!t: A Personal Assistant For Your Favorite Web Content

Browsing different websites for your favorite articles, trends, news, sports, foods etc, can be really frustrating, and would usually require a lot of effort. This is where a brand new web app, Trap!t, comes in handy. It acts like a virtual personal assistant for web content, and searches the internet round the clock to bring you the most-relevant content, displaying them as Traps. Trap!t displays content streams based on user behavior and activity. Furthermore, it dynamically learns what kinds of topics you like. You will be able to find a range of categories in Featured Traps, ranging from Trending and News to Lifestyle, and many more. You can check out different traps and add them to your list. Another great feature of Trap!t is that it doesn’t just pick content from the most common and widely-used websites, but also searches a range of less popular ones. Read More

CiteThisForMe: Quickly Generate References In Harvard Referencing Style [Web]

Are you having trouble citing all your sources in a specific format, while writing your thesis? Referencing all your sources with proper punctuation can be a difficult task, especially after writing a lengthy research paper. CiteThisForMe is a handy web app that helps you create a bibliography/references using the Harvard Referencing Style. With this app, you no longer need to go through the difficult formatting process. This web app has a wide variety of options to create references from, and lets your create references for books, newspapers, journals, websites and much more. All you have to do is enter the details of your source, such as the authors name, book title, page number, URL etc., and CiteThisForMe will instantly create references for you with the exact punctuation and formatting. You can also add multiple references before copying or downloading them as a single Word file. Read More

FB Phishing Protector Makes Facebook Browsing More Secure [Firefox]

Phishing is a technique that hackers and cyber criminals often employ to acquire confidential information, such as passwords, social security numbers, credit card info and much more. It is typically done through fake websites that look or feel exactly like the legitimate ones. One of the easiest methods used to hack Facebook accounts is by creating a fake login page, or by redirecting you to one. FB Phishing Protector is a Firefox add-on that protects you from phishing scams carried through XSS injection attacks while you're browsing the social network. It protects the users by blacklisting all script injection attempts on Facebook, thus making sure that no external domain can be contacted except safe ones. More after the break. Read More

Fav.tv Is A Gorgeous Social Network For TV Watchers [Web]

Whether it's Gossip Girl, Entourage, Beverly Hills or any other show we’re watching, we always want to stay up to date about the latest episodes and happenings. Sometimes, just watching TV shows is not enough; we want to discuss and share our favorite seasons with our friends. Fav.tv, a web app, brings us all we ever wanted to know about out favorite shows and programmes. This app is a new social network for TV, combined with a beautiful interface, that lets you discover new shows and hot news about existing ones. The website has multiple social features, and you can use Facebook or Twitter to sign in. Read More

Fount: Quickly View CSS Attributes Of Fonts Used On Websites

All browsers come with tools that help developers test web pages and ensure the site(s) they’ve developed play nice. Additionally, there are also add-ons or extensions that help developers and the Firebug add-on for Firefox is one of the more popular examples. For each browser, you have different tools and there is little uniformity among them. The tools will all provide some basic features but it is safe to say some browser’s developer tools are better than those of others. While the world of built-in browser tools is vast, the fact is that they aren’t all used or needed to their full extent. You might end up opening the developer panel for very simple things like checking the CSS used on a web page. If you often have to find out the font-family, font size and style from webpages, we recommend using Fount. It’s basically a bookmarklet that works with its own web application (does not rely on another service) that lets you easily identify Font CSS styles (font family, size and style) applied over selected text. It comes useful in instances where you want to use font styles used on a specific webpage on your own websites. All that is required is to add the Fount-provided button to the bookmark bar. When you want to read font attributes, click its bookmarklet to view the font CSS properties in a tiny semi-transparent window. Read More

Nophish For Firefox Allows Users To Detect & Block Phishing Websites

Phishing is a criminal technique used to acquire confidential information, such as passwords and credit card information, typically done through fake websites that look or feel like the legitimate ones and fool the users into entering their details. Typically, the best way to avoid phishing scams is to always be careful about which site you’re on and to bookmark the ones you frequently visit so that you never enter the incorrect URL. The problem with phishing scams is that unlike your typical Nigerian Prince who emails you personally asking a favor, it is often hard to tell if a site that otherwise looks completely legitimate is stealing your information. Nophish a Firefox add-on that blocks phishing by interrupting HTTP requests to send a password to an unknown server, and the user is warned before entering such information, enabling them to detect phishing websites. It basically uses a whitelist of known URLs and stored passwords to identify phishing attempts, and blocks them. The add-on works much like the famous Web Of Trust extension that can identify a site of poor repute based on feedback from its user base. The difference is that Nophish does not have a user base, rather, a database of good or bad websites. Read More

FeedBeater: Create RSS Feeds From Any Website And Get Email Alerts

FeedBeater is a free web app that creates RSS feeds for websites that might not have an option to do so. In addition to that,  you can customize your feeds using only specific content from websites, and filter out irrelevant information such as ads and comments. It organizes your content in a neat, structured format into an RSS feed that you can receive in real-time through emails and alerts, sans the need to log in or register for the service. Read More

Guerrilla Mail: Create & Use Temporary, Anonymous Email Addresses

Many services and web apps require you to sign up with a valid email address, and they usually check that by sending a verification email to your specified address, which, in turn, might contain a link that you need to visit for the sign up process to complete. While this seems authentic on the service's part, most users feel uncomfortable in doing so because of the resultant plethora of spam and promotional emails that bombard your inbox. Guerrilla Mail is a web app that can solve your problem by creating a temporary email address. You can use these to receive verification and configuration emails, validate your address and rest assured that none of your personal details will be compromised as the app will discard your email address after one hour (default setting). Read More

Selection Links: Open & Download Multiple Links With A Click [Firefox]

Tired of clicking on each link one by one to open it? In order to open multiple links, we usually click each one of them separately and select open in new tab from the context menu. Selection Links is a handy Firefox add-on that lets you open multiple links by highlighting them and then using the context menu for launching them in new tabs. With one click, all links will open in new windows or tabs as per your choice. At the same time, it also allows you to download multiple files contained within these links. Read More