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Blockless – This is a web service that helps you view websites that allow only web traffic from the United States. This website works by making you change your network adapter’s DNS settings. You can either change these settings on your device to enable it access to the US-only websites. Read more: Blockless: Access US Only Websites From Outside The US [10 Free Licenses]

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[NO LONGER WORKS] Synclib – is a useful service that lets you sync and share your files (photos, music, videos) across different devices. Once you have it installed, you can access your files from anywhere – your browser, desktop or your iPhone. To try out Synclib, first sign up for an account on their website. Read more: Synclib: Sync & Share Files Across Different Devices


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Flick Widgets – is an Android app that makes your Android smartphone obey your commands at the flick of your wrist, taking advantage of the phone’s built-in accelerometer. You simply flick your device left, right, front or back and it brings up a widget on the screen. Currently only two widgets are available – a volume control menu and a contact list. Read more: Flick Widgets: Control Your Android Phone With a Flick Of The Wrist


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FLV Crunch – FLV is one of the most popular video containers online. With some browser tricks, you can download streaming video from popular websites as FLV files. However, these files do not work well with tablets and smartphones, if at all. If you prefer the common MP4 or AVI files then you can convert your downloaded FLV with FLV Crunch. Read more: FLV Crunch: Convert FLV Videos To Popular Video Files (OS X)


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Wickr – When you are sending sensitive messages which you do not want shared with anybody, you do not want there to be any record of the message. One way to achieve this would be to have your messages expire after a time limit. Here to help you do that is a phone app called Wickr, a free to use smartphone application iOS devices. Read more: Wickr: Send Text Messages That Self Destruct (iPhone)


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  1. Stephanie w
    October 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Is there an alternative to FLV Crunch for Windows? Also, it would have been nice to mention that it is iOS only.

  2. Mike Vaz
    October 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wickr seems pretty cool!

  3. Ahmed Khalil
    October 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Blockless is one of the tools i need thanks

  4. Mark Alsisto
    October 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    flick it is...

  5. DB
    October 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Another day, another tool to use. Thank you for these.

  6. Anonymous
    October 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    FlvCrunch is just another youtube downloader. I already use a DAP and it works flawlessly. Thanks.

  7. Dino Pearsons
    October 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    FLV Crunch is an ugly-looking little app, but it does what it's supposed to, so I'm happy.

  8. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

    In what way Synclib will help me more than Dropbox already does? Has anyone try this webapp to tell me about your experience?

    • Aibek Esengulov
      October 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Perhaps the biggest difference is that there are no storage limits on Synclib

  9. Siddhant Chaurasia
    October 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Wickr is one that i have been looking for

  10. Boni Oloff
    October 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Looks great, if you are going to make a very secure conversation.
    But, i am the only one that use iPhone here.. :D
    Most of my friends and family use android..

    • Aibek Esengulov
      October 23, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Checked their website and it says that Android version coming soon

      • Boni Oloff
        October 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

        Wow, great.. Lets wait, can be used for transfer sensitive office data.

  11. Damien Garcia
    October 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Flick Widgets is cool! Would have never known! I love customizing my phone. Thanks!

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