Mihir Patkar

Joined August 2013

Mihir Patkar is a freelance writer on technology and life hacks, who firmly believes chocolate is the answer to any question. You can usually find him saying other such silly things on Twitter.

Feel free to contact at mihir@makeuseof.com

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Mihir's Latest Posts


CCleaner Is Now On Android: But Is It As Awesome As The Windows Cleaner?

6 hours ago

One of the best Windows programs, CCleaner, has finally made its way to Google Android. Should you get it?


URL Shortener Is The Swiss Knife Of Link Sharing And Saving On Android

6 days ago

What sets URL Shortener apart is how easy it makes it for you to save links, copy them to a clipboard, or share them directly from a menu.


6 Of The Best Backup Battery Packs To Extend Your Phone’s Uptime

1 week ago

A battery pack is one of the best ways to charge your phone in an emergency. Here are a few portable power banks that might be just what you need.


Emailing Links? Make Them Rich & Clickable With Clip Better

1 week ago

Many of us use email to share links with people. Instead of a that drab blue link, send a rich Facebook-like link preview box with Clip Better.


11 Chrome Extensions That Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experience

1 week ago

Google makes the Chrome browser and Google makes Gmail. Naturally, you have some great Chrome extensions to make your Gmail experience better.


Browse & Search All Parts Of The iTunes Store Quickly With Fnd.io

1 week ago

The bane of being an Apple user, whether on Mac or iOS, is that there is no good way to browse or search iTunes online. But Fnd.io wants to change all that.


4K Video Downloader Makes It Easy To Get Videos From YouTube

2 weeks ago

4K video is all the rage and YouTube is a great place to watch them. Streaming 4K video can be too bandwidth-intensive, so save and play them with 4K Video Downloader.

Out of Juice and Time - Day 70

4 Tips To Increase Smartphone Charging Speeds

3rd April, 2014

Faced with a low battery warning right before you need to leave? These neat tricks can help you charge your smartphone faster than usual so you aren’t left with a brick in your hand.


Apple Updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote In iWork With Focus On iCloud

3rd April, 2014

Apple just updated its free office suite of iWork productivity apps on iOS, Mac and with a focus on iCloud. This includes updates to word-processing app Pages, spreadsheet app Numbers, and presentation app Keynote.


Use These 6 Extensions To Improve Privacy & Security On Firefox

2nd April, 2014

You are being watched on the Internet – but if you use Mozilla Firefox, some of its great add-ons can help protect your privacy and security on the Web.


BBM 2.1 Update Brings Stickers in BBM Shop, Larger File Support

2nd April, 2014

BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM as it is more commonly known, has just had a major update that brings a new features and some improvements. BBM can be downloaded on Android and iOS as well.


Shadow Blade Is An Unputdownable Side-Scrolling Platformer

1st April, 2014

Shadow Blade is a finely-crafted platformer that shines on a variety of devices, from your small iPhone, ten-inch Android tablet or Mac computer.


Plants vs Zombies 2 Updated With Far Future World, Zen Garden & New Plants

31st March, 2014

Plants vs. Zombies 2, the popular base defence game, has got a whole new world full of many levels and new plants to go with it, along with unlocking the Zen Garden.


Avast Launches GrimeFighter To Clean Up & Safeguard Your Windows PC

28th March, 2014

Avast is looking beyond protection now with the launch of Avast Grimefighter, a new tool to clean up and safeguard your Windows PC.


Facebook Favorite For Chrome Is A Private Way To Save Posts For Later

28th March, 2014

Facebook itself has “Like” and “Share” buttons, which publicly tell people what you think. But what if you want to save a post for later without broadcasting it? Meet Facebook Favorite for Chrome.