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Saikat Basu

Internet Editor / Joined 26 June, 2008

Saikat is a techno-adventurer in a writer's garb. When he is not scouring the net for tech news, you can catch him looking for life hacks and learning tidbits. You can find him on LinkedIn & Twitter watching over the world.

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SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]

Windows

SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]

Screenshot tools are a large tribe and an ever growing one. From the industrial standard SnagIt to even little browser add-ons that reside in our browser, you can have your pick. Fast, lightweight, and portable are three adjectives that fit SnapShoter (ver1.4.9b) to the T. You can throw in ‘free’ too and you have a winner among the ranks.

27-05-2011
SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]
10 Fun & Useful Chrome Extensions For Your Wikipedia Browsing

Browsers

10 Fun & Useful Chrome Extensions For Your Wikipedia Browsing

Wikipedia has managed to maintain its top-dog status when it comes to quick access (and free) source of valuable information. Just so that deep diving into Wikipedia remains a fun and educational experience, a bounty of Chrome extensions is a must-have for the browser.

25-05-2011
10 Fun & Useful Chrome Extensions For Your Wikipedia Browsing
MailStore Home – One Of the Easiest Free Email Backup Tools Available [Windows]

Windows

MailStore Home – One Of the Easiest Free Email Backup Tools Available [Windows]

Far sighted email management calls for two things – a systematic backup plan and an efficient search system to find the email that’s lost like the needle in the archived haystack. Take a look at MailStore Home, a free solution for email archiving and backup.

23-05-2011
MailStore Home – One Of the Easiest Free Email Backup Tools Available [Windows]
Get Educated On Online Web Apps & Services With Grovo’s Video Lessons

Internet

Get Educated On Online Web Apps & Services With Grovo’s Video Lessons

How ‘digitally’ educated are we about the web and the many apps and tools it throws up? Grovo is another fresh ‘n new online learning tool you can use if you want to grade up your internet education. All the education and training on Grovo is through online videos.

20-05-2011
Get Educated On Online Web Apps & Services With Grovo’s Video Lessons
7 Firefox Addons That Improve Webpage Readability Level

Browsers

7 Firefox Addons That Improve Webpage Readability Level

Reading a webpage is very different (and difficult) than reading a book. When it comes to improving readability on the web, the browser hasn’t been much of help. It gives us a full screen view and zoom but nothing else. For that we have to fall back on the little pals we call add-ons or extensions.

17-05-2011
7 Firefox Addons That Improve Webpage Readability Level
6 Chrome Extensions For Catching The Latest News Headlines

Internet

6 Chrome Extensions For Catching The Latest News Headlines

Chrome extensions or search enablers that help to serve news in the browser have one important purpose. They are shortcuts and save you the bother of looking up the news websites individually or searching through it. As these Google Chrome extensions show, some of them are quite cool too.

16-05-2011
6 Chrome Extensions For Catching The Latest News Headlines
How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly

Windows Productivity

How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly

The utility of printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper cannot be overstated enough. Perhaps in lesser eco-conscious times, condensing your print jobs might not have collected any attention. But as we head off to battle with the forces of global warming and natural depletion, learning how to utilize each square inch of paper is a must.

13-05-2011
How to Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet Of Paper & Be Eco-Friendly
Search & Download Movie Information With High Resolution Movie Covers Using Movie411

Windows

Search & Download Movie Information With High Resolution Movie Covers Using Movie411

Movie411 is a free software that enables you to quickly search and download movie information and DVD box art (both front and back covers). Movie411 is a portable application that’s simple and free. Let’s check it out in more detail.

11-05-2011
Search & Download Movie Information With High Resolution Movie Covers Using Movie411
6 More Prank Websites To Give You Ideas For Playing Practical Jokes On Your Friends

Internet Web Culture

6 More Prank Websites To Give You Ideas For Playing Practical Jokes On Your Friends

Nobody has said that April has the only reserved day for pranks. Thankfully, and for some, quite irksomely pranks are a year round activity. It can be embarrassing, it can be hilarious, it can be downright ugly too, but more often that if done tastefully, is sheer fun. That is, if you aren’t the subject of the prank.

10-05-2011
6 More Prank Websites To Give You Ideas For Playing Practical Jokes On Your Friends
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