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Showing posts with label Windows Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows Apps. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2012

Keep all your Quotes in one place for easy access later with Quick Quote [Windows]



Quick Quote is a Windows App that lets you store and keep all your Quotes in one place for easy access later. Everyone is familiar with this situation. You read a quote one day and then you think; this is a quote worth keeping and remembering and then you store it somewhere, maybe in your email. There comes a time you find to find and use that one quote you can't quiet remember now. Finding it however can be a whole different thing as you might have forgotten where you saved or stored it. This is a situation most of us have been in many times. Quotes have also become all the rage on Facebook, with users sharing quotes that like and impressing friends. 


Quick Quote is a Windows app that will keep all your favorite quotes in one place. If you are one of those people who like to store and save a lot of quotes then. The app will let you tag all of your quotes. Once a quote it tagged - tag with name, place, event, date etc. You can easily search for it later based on tags that you add. Tags are an easy way to remember when the quote was stored or which event the quote was related with. You can use this app to store all your quotes about love, life, work and friends. Quick Quote is a portable App and works with Windows XP, windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Download Quick Quote





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Sociolatte



How to reduce eye strain from computers with the 20-20-20 rule





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Most of us spend long hours in front of the computer which can actually cause a lot of strain to your eyes. With the more gadgets appearing on the market the problem only gets worse. People keep staring into their Android and iPhones and tablets. It is important to remember that your eyes need a break. Constantly staring at a screen can dry your eyes and even cause soreness. To help with this problem Tech blogger Amit Agarwal visited his doctor and got this bit of advice. It is called the 20-20-20 rule and there are also now many apps available to help you follow the same 


How does the 20-20-20 rule work


A computer user must remember to take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds and looks at objects that are 20 feet away.


Now once your sit in front of your PC it becomes difficult to remember to do this, there are Apps however that will remind you about your 20 minute break.


Coffee Break for MAC


This little App will allow you to schedule your breaks and once your break time arrives it will simply dim your screen for the duration of the break. This way you are forced to take your break, walk around and do a little bit of stretching. You can set up to five breaks during the course of the day.
Coffee Break for MAC


EyeLeo for Windows


If you are a windows users there is now a new app for you and works like Coffee Break for MAC. There are a few differences though. You can schedule short breaks of=r long breaks. Once your break time arrives your computer screen will dim and you can then stretch and walk around a little. To keep your eyes away from the screen. The App can also in addition to dimming your screen also lock it so your not tempter to skip a break. 
EyeLeo for Windows





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Sociolatte



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BoxCryptor updates it's Windows and Android Apps




We have previously written about BoxCryptor, the service that lets you encrypt your sensitive files and store them on cloud service like DropBox and Box.net. In short BoxCryptor will let you cncrypt and store you files while on-the-fly. So once you download their app on Windows, Android and iOS. You can keep storing your files while on-the-go and from anywhere. The service has just announced an update to it's Windows and Android apps. This was announced at the London Web Summit 2012, where BoxCryptor was nominated as among the top 4 finalists. 


Version 1.3 for Windows is now ready for download and comes updates like faster and improved spped, made possible through AES Hardware Encryption. The result of which is improved speed by up to 200%. Improved compatibility with other software like portable software. There is also the option os sharing BoxCryptor files over the network



Version 1.1 of the Andriod version is also available and comes with quiet a few improvements. BoxCryptor can detect if you have changed a file after you opened it with BoxCryptor and automatically encrypts the changes to your DropBox. The ability to create new encrypted folders.



There is also serial number support for those who have not been able to download and use the Android app. This is for users who have not been able to purchase the app in Google Play (Android market).

Read more at the BoxCryptor Blog






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Sociolatte



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Social Folders: How does it work



Social Folders is a social linking tool that lets you sync your social life and find everything on your computer.  What this means is that once you download Social Folders onto Your Windows PC or Mac, the web app will then download a copy of your photos, videos and documents and store them on your computer. So you will have a copy of all that you share online. Once you have everything on your PC you can then create folders and view all that you have shared online. You can also update your Facebook photos right from the app. which means no need to wait for your browser to upload photos. You can get the job done right from the app. You can also move folders between services like Facebook and Flickr and the photos will get uploaded with a simple drag and drop action. 


Social Folders a more detailed look:
To get started you would need to download the app to your PC or Mac. Once installed you can then connect all your social sites to the App. Once connected you can get a copy downloaded of all that you have shared. You can then move files between services like Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs, Photo Bucket, YouTube, Box and Picasa to name a few. You however cannot download videos from YouTube because a developer API is not available. So download and retrieve a copy of all the data you have shared on social sites. So if you are concerned with how to back-up all your social data. This will take care of it for you. 


Once you have all your files on your computer, you can then play around and move files between all of these services by dragging and dropping between folders. 


You can also gain access to your friends websites and therefore be able to get a copy of all that they share too. You will however need to invite friends to social folder before you can do this. You can also subscribe to your friends websites and get a copy of all that they are sharing on your computer. So you can enjoy looking at stuff even if you are not connected to the internet. 


Adding new files into your folder means that Social Folders will upload the same for you using the cloud. No need to wait around waiting for your browser to do the job for you. The web app allows you to even copy and paste folders between services. 
Social Folders


Check the video out below to know more. If you do try it please leave your feedback in the comments section below.



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Sociolatte