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Detext – This is a free to use application that aims to reduce road accidents caused by people paying attention to their phones rather than the road. Basically, this application is able to stop all the notifications that are initiated by text messages and phone calls. The ability to send messages and makes calls is disabled as well. The same applies to receiving and sending emails. Read more: Detext: Drive Attentively By Disabling Email, SMS, & Call Notifications [Android]

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NPointer – If you do not have a mouse at hand and your laptop’s touchpad does not work, using the mouse pointer becomes a very difficult task. But if your webcam is working, you can conveniently control the mouse pointer using your hand and image detection, thanks to an app called NPointer. Read more: NPointer: Control Your Mouse Pointer Using Hand Gestures


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Quabel – A good writer knows that to write is to focus. Anything else that clutters and distracts us does not help push the creative process. While there are excellent apps for distraction-free writing especially for the Mac, there seems to be no good option for the web. Well, until now. Quabel is the sort of web app that writers will love. Read more: Quabel: Online Distraction-Free Word Editor


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GameSalad – A good smartphone game can quickly become popular and you will find all your friends playing it on their phones. While they are fun to play, making a smartphone is altogether a different matter. But if you are looking for a tool that helps you create smartphone games without requiring you to code anything, you should check out a service called GameSalad. Read more: GameSalad: Develop Smartphone Games Without Any Coding


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Do – Managing a project can be very difficult if you have a lot of collaborators and a lot of tasks to assign to them. What you need to ensure efficient operations is a simple tool that helps you maintain your tasks list and keep in view the jobs of all your collaborators. Here to offer you that service is the online app called “Do”. Read more: Do: Create Task Lists For Your Projects & Assign Them To Your Collaborators


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  1. Félix S. De Jesús
    December 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I thought N point was for people practicing ASL in order to make gestures and make functional the computer.

  2. Ebuka Mmaduekwe
    December 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    that n pointer really rocks

  3. Manish Motwani
    December 26, 2012 at 6:37 am is nice.

  4. shaurya gupta
    December 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Npointer and gamesalad are quite cool

  5. John
    December 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Using Do with does miracles for me.

  6. Âdil Farôôq
    December 24, 2012 at 7:13 am

    The NPointer is the great .

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      December 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

      It's a cool idea, but in reality I think it's not that efficient. You may find your writ\st sore for waving too much if you're using the computer intensively. However, it'll be a nice complement if you already know some keyboard shortcuts.

      • Âdil Farôôq
        December 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        Yeah i know that it will be not much efficient like the Xbox Kinetic is...
        I know many shortcut for windows and gradually use them.

        Thanks for the comment :)

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