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Erez Zukerman

/ Joined 23 April, 2011

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Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts

Internet

Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts

In the age of infographics, flowcharts are a great tool for getting your point across without using too many words. If you routinely create flowcharts as part of your work, you may already be using a full-featured product such as Microsoft Visio. But if flowcharts aren’t yet a big part of your process, you may want to give Diagramly a look. The best thing about Diagramly is how accessible it is.

10-06-2011
Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts
Solarized – A Crisp, Scientifically-Based Color Scheme For Your Apps

Windows

Solarized – A Crisp, Scientifically-Based Color Scheme For Your Apps

If you spend your days in front of a computer monitor, color can be an important tool in the fight against fatigue and eye strain. Just about every text editor supports syntax coloring, and many editors come with an array of color schemes for you to choose from. There are virtually thousands of other schemes available online, and yet I’ve never seen one that’s quite like Solarized.

09-06-2011
Solarized – A Crisp, Scientifically-Based Color Scheme For Your Apps
Elixir – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Android Phone

Android

Elixir – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Android Phone

That smartphone sitting in your pocket or on your desk right now is actually a computer. Of course, you already knew that. But what kind of a computer is it, exactly? What are its specifications, how much RAM does it have, what kind of sensors are on-board and what do they mean? If you’ve ever wondered about any of these things, Elixir for Android has the answers you’re looking for, and much more.

07-06-2011
Elixir – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Android Phone
Use Llama To Automate Your Android Phone With Location Profiles & More

Android

Use Llama To Automate Your Android Phone With Location Profiles & More

On a scale of one to ten, how smart is your smartphone? It may be smart enough to handle email, or help you navigate unfamiliar urban landscapes. But is it smart enough to turn off the GPS when you plug it back in at home? Or does it have the brains to turn on the ringer once you’ve left work? Here at MakeUseOf, we only write about free applications and tools… and this is where Llama for Android comes in.

03-06-2011
Use Llama To Automate Your Android Phone With Location Profiles & More
Two Chrome Extensions For Working With Multiple Links & Tabs

Browsers

Two Chrome Extensions For Working With Multiple Links & Tabs

The Web is not a linear thing. We often multi-task, open multiple tabs in the background and may need to monitor them constantly. Today I’ll be showing you a couple of handy Chrome extensions – one for opening multiple links at once, and the other for switching between tabs on a timed basis.

02-06-2011
Two Chrome Extensions For Working With Multiple Links & Tabs
SwipePad – A Stylish Quick-Launch Utility For Your Android Phone

Android

SwipePad – A Stylish Quick-Launch Utility For Your Android Phone

SwipePad, in its simplest form, is a quick-launch pad (for Android 2.1 and above). It constantly runs in the background (and takes up a line in your notification area). When you touch one of the edges of your screen, it pops up a grid of twelve buttons which helps you to launch applications quickly and efficiently.

19-05-2011
SwipePad – A Stylish Quick-Launch Utility For Your Android Phone
The 4 Neat Tricks You Can Do With The Windows 7 Taskbar

Windows

The 4 Neat Tricks You Can Do With The Windows 7 Taskbar

The Windows 7 taskbar is quite swanky looking, but it also packs a wallop in terms of functionality. Sure, anyone can activate an application by clicking its icon. But do you know what happens when you middle-click? Did you know there’s a way to run an application as an Administrator right from its taskbar icon? Read on to see how!

17-05-2011
The 4 Neat Tricks You Can Do With The Windows 7 Taskbar
The Top 7 Reasons To Give The Vim Text Editor A Chance

Windows Linux

The Top 7 Reasons To Give The Vim Text Editor A Chance

For years, I’ve tried one text editor after another. You name it, I tried it. I used each and every one of these editors for over two months as my primary day-to-day editor. Somehow, I couldn’t find an editor that just worked right, and was customizable enough to fit my needs. That all changed a couple of months ago, when I started using Vim full-time.

12-05-2011
The Top 7 Reasons To Give The Vim Text Editor A Chance