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OblyTile – Windows 8 has minimized the usage of the desktop which is something that not all users are responding positively to. One thing that lacks customization options in Windows 8 are the tiles on the desktop. If you would like to customize desktop tiles, you should check out an app called OblyTile, that lets you create new tiles on the Windows 8 desktop. Read more: OblyTile: Create New Tiles On The Windows 8 Desktop

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docTrackr – Sharing a document is simple enough – you upload a file to any file host and share the generated download URL. But if you are dealing with a sensitive document, you want to control the editing rights of the documents you share. You also want to have precise control over who gets to see the documents. Here to offer you that is a web service called docTrackr. Read more: docTrackr: Selectively Share Documents Online For Viewing & Editing


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PDFconv – The PDF file format is popularly used when it comes to sharing digital documents. However when you create a document, it is usually in another file format such as DOC, PPTX, XLS, or any one of the many other popular used formats for document creation. Here to help you convert your digital document from its default format to a PDF document is PDFconv. Read more: PDFconv: Convert Digital Documents To PDF File Format Online


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ezNetScan – For network administrators, or anyone looking for an easy way to find out more details about a wireless network, ezNetScan is the perfect Android app for you. It is packed with features that help you find out all kinds of valuable information about your current WiFi network. Read more: ezNetScan: Scan Wireless Networks, Display Connected Devices & More [Android]


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Cardnap – Online shoppers are always on the lookout for best online deals, discounts, and offers. If you are shopping online for gift cards, you should check out a site called Cardnap – a site that helps you find the best discounts on gift cards. You can search for cards by the name of the store such as iTunes, or you can simply browse the cards. Read more: Cardnap: Find Discounted Gift Cards For Your Favorite Stores


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  1. Erin Eymard
    January 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Why use docTrackr when you can use your Google drive?

    • Aibek Esengulov
      January 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      it's an alternative with a different user interface

  2. Charles Yost
    January 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I don't have Windows 8 yet. I just got Windows 7 last year. I will have to check some of these websites out though.

  3. LCP
    January 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm is a good one too...Vineit is very useful, lets you share vine videos on Tumblr..

  4. Scott Macmillan
    January 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I like the idea of OblyTile.I think it will make windows 8 a much better user experience.

  5. Alexander
    January 30, 2013 at 11:49 am

    PDFConv are very useful :)

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