Monday, May 30, 2011

Forecaster - Excellent portable weather forecaster for Windows

Simple apps that do simple things well are a boon to computing, aren't they? This one features "The ability to have weather forecasts from around the world (information provided by Google). You can add as many locations as you wish. To cycle through the locations, simply click on the square dots at the bottom of the dialog. The first one will always be the local weather. Choose to update from every minute up to every hour. Four day, extended forecast."





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Saturday, May 28, 2011

G Data CloudSecurity - Free browsing protection for Firefox and IE











From the developer:


G Data CloudSecurity is a new, free-of-charge plugin for the popular browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It effectively blocks access to known malware distribution and phishing websites - in realtime. The plugin can be used alongside any other installed security suite and is ready for action after installing; no additional configuring required. A simple way to more security on the web by G Data, the award winning manufacturer of security software.

Compatible with all other security products
Prevents access to malware and phishing websites
Install once – no updates required
PC performance remains unaffected
Ideal supplement for free AV programs



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Friday, May 27, 2011

Swiftkey X (Android) - The mind-reading keyboard is even better

Swiftkey has always had an uncanny, almost creepy, way of knowing what your next word is going to be. Now that it can read your Twitter, Facebook and Gmail scribblings, it can be even more accurate.



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

SPB Time (Android) - Advanced, skinnable time toolbox

I'm a big fan of SPB, was from when they did apps for Windows Mobile. Now that they're developing for Android, the slickness and excellence comes through very well. This one is 60% off ($1.99) for a short time as part of their launch sale. Check out the video to see it in action.



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Saturday, May 21, 2011

WP 7 Zune Player (Android) - A nice Zune clone for your Android phone

From the developers of the great and wonderful LauncherPro comes a fast and gorgeous Zune-look music player. Still in development but it works great. Check out the video to see it in action.



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Friday, May 20, 2011

I.O.U. Mate - Never forget a debt again!

Never a lender or a borrower be. Words to live by, eh? If only. For the rest of us there's this excellent Internet tool that lets you keep track of what you owe and what's owed to you, whether it's money of stuff.



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

GO Weather Widget Skin Simple - Sweet, simple weather widget skin

If you like simplicity and find beauty in clean lines and crisp graphics, check out this skin for the GO Weather app. (Needs the GO Weather app to be installed.)



GO Weather Widget Skin Simple is FREE on the Android Market!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Startup Delayer - Speed up boot times and free resources

This app takes you beyond the power of msconfig into a realm where you can actually understand what you're looking at. From the developer:

"Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer.

By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle.

Does it take quite some time till your computer is ready to use? Do you find your computer is really unresponsive even though you can already see the Desktop? Do you want more control over what starts on your computer?

When Windows loads it's Startup file, it attempts to load every program in there at the same time. Therefore if you have quite a lot of programs starting when Windows starts, each program will try and grab CPU and Disk time so that it can load.

If each program tries to do this at the same time, you soon notice the slow down that occurs due to your CPU trying to help all the programs to load, and your hard disk accessing multiple files.


Startup Delayer allows you add some order to this process by determining the best time to launch your Applications. You can choose to do this based on how idle your computer is, or you can set an arbitrary time."




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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mobisle Notes - To Do: Effective notetaking on the go

Ideas and plans can flit in and out of your mind like bats fleeing a cave. Keeping track requires jotting them down quickly, which is exactly what this app is designed for. It "is a simple and straight-forward notes / to-do app. It is designed with productivity and ubiquity in mind for easy note-taking on the go, letting you write simple as-you-go notes or checklists seamlessly."




Mobisle Notes is available as a FREE and a paid version on the Android Market

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chrome IE - Run Internet Explorer from inside Chrome

I almost never use IE directly. I prefer Firefox, and sometimes Google Chrome. However, for some tasks and web sites, IE is the better choice, and for those I like to use IE from within Firefox. (For example, IE allows me to run an installation file without having to save it first.) Now I can do the same thing from within Chrome.



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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quick Agenda (Android) - A powerful and attractive agenda widget

This widget for your home screen pulls events, tasks, birthdays, etc., from your Google/Touchdown calendar as well as other apps.

Feature list:

- a widget that can show one upcoming event/task, either the next event or and event chosen by you

- a quick loading agenda view that combines calendars and tasks from various data sources


- swipe actions in quick agenda view


- an ICS (iCal) receiver/sender. The send function is still primitive however the receiving function handles most cases as it is based on icsbot

-*lots* of skin and color customizations for all components of the widget, initial look matches Simi clock




Quick Agenda is available as a FREE or Paid app on the Android Market

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Taskforce - Transform your Gmail emails into tasks

As a productivity tool, this Firefox/Chrome extension is a high ranker. How often do you get emails that need to become tasks? Too often, I know, but it happens, and what an unnecessary pain in the behind it is to have to create task related to the emails. Use this extension to do it easily and cleanly.


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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Android Theme Launcher LW - Live wallpaper launches apps

Live wallpapers typically confine their purpose to making your wallpaper do cool, animated things. This one goes a good ways further by allowing you to use it as a cool app launcher, too.

Description:

"This is an adorable Android Theme launcher. Each Android (icon) has a unique movement on the rack and...is programmable to launch an application. There is a unique sound as well when you click on the mini Android."


Android Theme Launcher LW is FREE on the Android Market!

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Snapbucket (Android) - Snap, Style and Share to Photobucket

This is a new app from Photobucket that works very nicely to take photos, fix them up, and share them to your Photobucket account.

"With Snapbucket by Photobucket, you can take a picture, edit it using cool effects, and share it with anyone in your network! It’s the easiest way to snap a picture, style it YOUR way, and share it with friends. Snap, Style and Share…wherever you’re at, all with your mobile phone!"



Snapbucket is FREE on the Android Market!

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Windows Double Explorer - Twin panes and tabs to boot

The standard Windows Explorer leaves much to be desired, but this powerful utility can make up the missing difference. Offering a double-paned view and multiple tabs means you don't have to open several explorer windows to perform the simplest of tasks.



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