Alternative for Dropbox: IDriveSync

31 08 2010

If you are not yet using dropbox, then maybe you should start considering it -it’s a fantastic tool for synchronizing your important files across multiple computers.
If you are already a dropbox fan, then you might be interested in IDriveSync, which does essentially the same thing but with a few more options. Check out this review on downloadsquad for more details: http://ping.fm/Fq855

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Ping.fm Come together!

6 08 2010

In his blog post “Social media and trying to drink from a firehose” (http://ping.fm/S7WZN) Jason Renshaw comes up with a few interesting observations -seasoned Twitter & facebook users will undoubtedly recognize that sometimes it really can get too much, and that you can indeed spend hours trying to keep up with things. Luckily enough, there are also a couple of applications that allow users to keep all their social accounts manageable. Tweetdeck is one application you can use to post messages to your various -Ping.fm is another. While the first is definitely very user friendly and easily allows for posting to various twitter accounts, it only supports one facebook-account. Ping.fm on the other hand is much more flexible, giving you the possibility to, for instance, post one message to several social accounts such as Twitter & Facebook, as well as blogs -at the same time. Setting up your own Ping.fm account only takes a few minutes, and once you’re ready you only have to feed all your accounts in the system -et walla, you can start mass-posting 🙂 What I find particularly interesting is the ability to create custom groups: I have created a group “Blogs” for instance, which comprises a blog of our own (blog.letslearnit.org) as well as a WordPress hosted blog (flwiblogt.wordpress.com). Posting to both blogs simultaneously is now soooo easy! Downside is that the posts have no editor whatsoever -inserting images, or even simple links is not possible. Nevertheless, if you’re using multiple social accounts, then I do think Ping.fm is worthwhile exploring, as I will do now -I’ll probably come back to this in the upcoming days. Stay tuned!





Endnote: Import references from Google Scholar

27 09 2008

Endnote itself offers a huge collection of databases & catalogues, but should you still be looking for more sources, then maybe you can check out Google Scholar. Read the rest of this entry »





Downloading from Youtube with Free Download Manager

26 09 2008

Downloading films from Youtube or other flashbased sites used to be rather cumbersome, but recently a whole lot of web services came to the surface that not only download youtube films for you, but also convert them -in this blog post you can find more information on Zamzar & youconvertit. This time I want to point your attention to Free Download Manager, a nice piece of open source software which is at the same time also quite user friendly. Read the rest of this entry »





Outlook at hand with Google Calendar Sync

25 09 2008

Ok, I confess, I use Outlook -not because I’m a great fan of Microsof, but because it’s the one piece of software I have found that makes no mess of synchronizing with my pda. There may be other tools out there, but time is a luxury I don’t often have. However, there is one thing which I have always thought was a big downside of Outlook, and that is that it’s not a web-based application like the Google apps, especially because I really like them. Much to my surprise I found a tool which I can’t & shouldn’t keep to myself, as it’s just too perfect for me! Meet Google Calendar Sync. Read the rest of this entry »





Download from Youtube & conversion tools

7 09 2008

There are quite a few among you looking for ways to download films from Youtube and other flash based video sites. Well, there are a couple of ways you can try.

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Audacity & Vista: stereo-mix gone?

1 09 2008

If you are one of the many fans of Audacity, the much praised open source audio software, and you happen to have made the switch-voluntarily or not- to Vista, then maybe you have experienced some problems. Is audio recording in Audacity under XP fairly simple & straightforward a matter of selecting wave-out, stereo-mix, mono-mix or a similar recording device, in Vista this is unfortunately no longer the case, as you probably have experienced -otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog post now, would you? Don’t blame Audacity, however: Microsoft’s DRM (Digital Rights Management) is the leading villain character in this play. It all boils down to the fact that you can no longer simply record anything of your liking: wave-out doesn’t even appear among your recording devices. Is there really no work-around? Well, there is, but it’s perhaps best not to cry victory yet. Read the rest of this entry »