Cool Software and Websites: (All free unless stated otherwise)
- MakeInternetTV – covers everything you’ll need to know for shooting, editing, and publishing online videos. ‘HowTo’ sections include: equipment, shoot, edit, licence, publish and promote
- ShareThis – handy browser addon (Firefox, IE) that lets you (1) quickly email webpages to friends and (2) post quick messages to your contacts (gmail, myspace, facebook) without navigating from current webpage.
- – useful service that lets you schedule wake up phone calls, reminders, weather forecast calls, and more.(US and Canada)
- GOOG411 – free directory service for local businesses, maps, and directions. You can either call them or send an SMS message. See also
- Thunderbird 2 – newly released version of Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Comes with more features, better security and more customization options. My previous coverage of Mozilla Thunderbird
- Web History – new service from Google: Features include: (1) keep detailed history of visited pages, Google searches, viewed images, red news, etc. (2) Search across your browsing history to locate whatever info you need, (3) Receive customized search-results, and (4) Vew interesting trends from your web activity i.e. number of searches you did between 10 am and 2 pm.
- WikiSummaries – cool wikipedia-like service for quick book summaries.
- Highrise – “…online contact manager that helps you keep track of who you talk to, what was said, and what to do next. Plus, you can set reminder for follow-ups, thank you notes, calls, tasks, and more” Demo Tour
Cool Articles and Tips:
- Top 50 productivity blogs, most of which you haven’t heard about [zenhabits.net]
- Why my wordpress blog is so much faster than yours [elliottback.com] – wordpress optimization tips
- 103 Free Security Apps for Mac, Windows and Linux [itsecurity.com]