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If you work from a home computer, you probably know just how difficult it can be to stay on task and maintain your focus. The Internet is the busiest place on the planet. Every second, something is happening. It’s tough to pull yourself away from all of that and stay focused. I’ve personally experienced this same problem, and still today I struggle with finding the perfect solution.
It doesn’t matter if you’re running XP, Vista, 7, or 8, there are glaring weaknesses to Windows Explorer that we’ve all got to deal with. Fortunately, third-party developers have us covered (as always). If you’re turned away by Windows’ search indexing or the clunky feel of the Windows Explorer interface, you have other options. File management can be made incredibly easier if you look into something other than what Windows offers by default.
The games of today can’t even be compared to my favorites from way back then, and I couldn’t be happier that there are emulators and ROMs available that have managed to preserve them forever. More than just that though, the internet has managed to capture some nostalgic gaming memories in plenty of other ways. Let’s check out how with the following three websites.
Looking back over this game today, I can’t imagine what would have initially attracted me to osu!, because I’ve always been terrible with mouse-heavy games and I’ve never been a fan of J-pop or K-pop. That being said, I’ve somehow been addicted to this game since the first time I played it. If you’ve played Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, or any other game in that genre, you know that it feels completely different from any other gaming experience.
Though it’s probably known best for it’s presence in the mobile space, Opera’s desktop browser has always had a good feel to it. It’s very fast, responsive, renders well, and is packed with so many features that other browsers carelessly overlook and don’t seem to consider. Let’s appreciate Opera in this post and check out a few of those features.
There are a handful of ways to do it, but we’re always looking for a more efficient and easier way to download content that we stream from websites online. You and every one of your friends probably already know a viable method of saving a local copy of your favorite music from YouTube. It’s one of those tips that everyone on the internet passes around. It’s almost to the equivalent of knowing how to dazzle up your old MySpace profile.
It’s easy to forget the free image hosts are still a viable and useful service for many people online. Practically every IM and SMS client supports the sending of images. Email obviously does too. But still, social communities like Reddit make it mainstream to not include some native upload-and-attach feature. Out of that, Imgur was born. It is now the most popular hub for image uploads on the web.
The grave has been dug for Google Reader. It’s almost dead and gone, and I’ll surely miss it. It definitely surprised me to hear that they were putting an end to this beloved service, but it didn’t worry me. Savvy folks like you and I will always know of alternatives. You should see this as an opportunity, not a letdown. Maybe you’ll find something new that you would have liked more than Google Reader all along.
ZScreen and ZUploader have come together to form one of the most powerful and reliable solutions to sharing, mainly screenshots, but also nearly anything else you can think of. ShareX can upload more than screenshots. You can upload text, files, shorten URLs, and more. It’s very versatile and offers a lot of new features to this niche of software.
It’s a shame that Google Reader is being retired soon, but it’s also a good time to realize that there are (and always have been) some incredibly viable alternatives to the service. I’d be lying if I said that I thought Google Reader was not the best web-based RSS reader available, but there are throngs of standalone RSS applications out there for your desktop or laptop. If you’re being forced to look for a new solution to reading your RSS feeds, consider one of these.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a Photoshop wizard or anything even close to impressive when it comes to editing photos. Like everyone should though, I know the basics. I’m proud to say that I can set an image’s transparency, crop, resize, and even convert between image file formats. It’s not much to brag about, but it’s required for the job. But what happens when you’ve got a whole folder full of images that need resized?
Over a year ago, I introduced MakeUseOf readers to Textfree. Since then, a lot has changed. I still use Textfree to this very day, and the entire application has been rebranded as Pinger. If you didn’t get to read my article or don’t know what Pinger or Textfree can do for you, it’s a great way to send and receive free texts in the US, Canada, and 30 additional countries.
“Creative” is a word I’ll never use to describe myself! Not visually, at least. I’m proud of much of what I can do on the Internet, but when it comes to graphics and image editing, you won’t see me throwing out my two cents. However, I am very picky and a bit of a perfectionist. For years, I’ve been designing small websites and learning the basics of web design using CSS.
The system tray is a pretty big deal in Windows. I love having an application that allows itself to dock there rather than just sit in my taskbar, because that gets cluttered quickly. There are even third-party alternatives that will help send any and every application into your system tray. In modern versions of Windows, there are two parts to the tray – hidden icons and shown icons.
Some users prefer visuals and need charts and graphs, or others need as much numerical data as possible, and then some of us just want the information on our screen as fast as we can get it. This post applies to those of you who prefer the latter! Let’s take a look at one of the fastest disk space analysis tools out there. That software is WizTree.