Craig Snyder

Joined October 2011

Craig is a web entrepreneur, affiliate marketer, and blogger from Florida. You can find more interesting stuff and keep in touch with him on Facebook.

Feel free to contact at csnyder@makeuseof.com

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Sticky Notes

Bring Sticky Notes To Your Deskop With Hott Notes [Windows]

26th February, 2012

Through the use of sticky notes, I feel like I’ve been able to just about double my daily productivity. Being able to have physical reminders that nagged for certain tasks to be completed was a real help when I used pen-and-paper notes. The days of pen and paper are over though, and I’m at my computer a lot more often than I am at a work desk. Eventually, I found that pinning notes to my desktop was just as effective a strategy.

Conversion

ESBUnitConv: The Only Unit Conversion Tool You Need [Windows]

24th February, 2012

After dealing with a project that required I regularly convert data to the metric system, I realized that having a browser open just for a single web-based conversion website wasn’t the most efficient strategy from a perspective of preserving resources. ESBUnitConv, however, definitely is. ESBUnitConv is a little tool that can literally convert any sort of measurement that you’d imagine.

UniBall

UniBall: Free 2D Space Soccer & Hockey Game [Windows]

21st February, 2012

UniBall (formerly X-Pong) has been around since the 1990′s and remains one of the longest running and unchanged, completely free online MMOs on the Internet. The game was partially created by a current PopCap developer and was loosely modeled after ARC. If you’ve ever played HaxBall, it’s very similar but much more dynamic and competitive. It’s a little bit more similar to SubSpace Continuum’s Hockey Zone.

Sonic

3 Sites To Find Awesome Gaming Speed Runs

19th February, 2012

If you’re familiar with the “let’s play” video format that gamers use as a visual way to hold your hand through a game, then understand that a speed run is one of those videos after too much soda and candy. The objective of a speed run is to blaze through a game as quickly as possible in a time trial.

Creeper Steve

3 Tools To Help Create & Edit Minecraft Skins

17th February, 2012

Minecraft made the jump to 1.1 recently and still (unofficially) holds on to the title of the most successful and addictive, single-player indie and MMO game that we’ve seen in a long, long time. I’m addicted to it right now and if you aren’t then it’s only because you haven’t played it or you haven’t played the right server. There’s one out there for you.

ifttt

Get Notified On Freebies And Other Deals With These 8 ifttt Recipes

14th February, 2012

Ifttt is growing. Now, users are finding how to use the service in innovative and clever ways. One of the most useful ways that ifttt is leveraged is in finding free deals, discounts, and sales. Let me share a few of my favorite tech-related recipes that deal in saving you more money online.

RPG

3 Funny RPG Video Remakes Of Today’s Most-Watched TV Series

12th February, 2012

I am a huge sucker for RPGs and video games in general. One thing I’ve never been too big on, though, are television series. I’m the only one. Dexter, Band of Brothers, The Wire, Firefly, etc.; there are lots of them and you’re all watching. But I just can’t keep up. What I can buy some time to definitely do is watch a short RPG remake of an episode or summary of the series. Now you’ve got all of my nerd attention.

RSS

Get Desktop RSS Update Notifications With Feed Notifier [Windows]

10th February, 2012

I work online, and when the Internet is your workplace then you know things move fast. You’ve got to keep up with trends and you’ve got to be on the ball or you might miss out on opportunities, excitement, or (in my case) money. Feed Notifier does a fantastic job of delivering RSS notifications more effectively than any software I’ve used. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or just someone who likes to keep up to date with the news.

Free IRC Clients Intro

How To Automatically Join IRC Servers & Channels With HydraIRC

6th February, 2012

Last week, I made my attempt at welcoming newbies to the wonderful world of Internet Relay Chats. This week, we’re going to step things up to the next level for those of you who have decided that HydraIRC belongs in your taskbar. If you’re anything like me, you feel it’s necessary to be in 50 different channels at once. It’s time for you to learn how to save yourself a lot of time at every startup.

IRC

Chat On IRC Like It’s 1995 With HydraIRC [Windows]

5th February, 2012

You may be taking your Skype instant messaging and video calls or your iPhone FaceTime for granted, but way back before the standalone IM client was even an idea, there was one major solution: IRC (Internet Relay Chat). There are a lot of multi-IM clients that support the IRC protocol, but nothing really beats the efficiency and oldschool feel of a standalone chat client.

64

3 Websites To Find Software Compatible With 64-Bit Operating Systems

31st January, 2012

Chances are, those of you who are buying a brand new computer in the next year will be getting your hands on something running a 64-bit operating system. x64 has its pros and cons, but it is the future. Not even the strongest personal complaint about software incompatibility is going to be enough to bring technology to a halt! Here are three solutions that ought to put you on to some brand new, 64-bit compatible goodies.

Download

My 3 Favorite & Easiest Ways To Download Videos Off The Web

29th January, 2012

It seems that every year a promising new video service emerges (most recently, perhaps Vevo) and another hits the dust (most recently, MegaUpload/MegaVideo). As the trend continues, we storage junkies must adapt. We’ve talked a lot on this subject in the past, but I’m confident that you’ll find my ways to be the easiest and most effective. Storing remote video content locally is a challenge no more.

Piracy

Why MegaUpload, And Who’s Next?

24th January, 2012

In the middle of some very aggressive anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, the feds managed to prove that they don’t need to pass such a bill to pull the plug on a certain internet website. The casualty this in this instance was long-time file sharing giant MegaUpload (along with the entire “Mega” network of sites). All that’s left to ponder now is why it happened and what site may get hit next.

Beta

4 Sites To Find Interesting New Startups & Betas To Join

22nd January, 2012

Through the caverns of the Internet, I’ve managed to get put on rather quickly to some of today’s hottest Internet startups such as ifttt, Instagram, and turntable.fm. Startups and betas are as popular as they’ve ever been, but until recently, it’s been pretty tough finding these little guys in the wide space of the Internet.

AIM

Is The New AIM Preview A Skype Competitor?

17th January, 2012

We’re in the age of Skype, which has quickly taken over as the world’s most popular and used platform. Our younger readers may not even know what the hell AIM is anymore, actually. AOL seems to recognize that sentiment and they’ve recently and unofficially dropped AIM 1.0.0.3 on us, dubbed “AIM Preview”. It looks like Skype, it chats like Skype, and it weighs like Skype. But it’s AOL Instant Messenger.