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If you have this very annoying facet of writing overly complex sentences... Hemingway might be the right tool for you.
I decided to give it a try :)
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Dear Business Owner, I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you. It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.
Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing. Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing.
And yet another interesting "tool".
Not all of us like to have noise around while working. Others don't care at all. Some prefer music. And some others prefer absolute silence.
Still, have you considered doing your work while listening only to the birds chirping or the rain falling?
Noisly gives you this. And a bunch of other sounds you can combine to create you perfect isolation and concentration enablingn scenario.
Plus, you can use it as a distraction free text editor :) (it allows you to download the text to your computer once you finish, no worries)
I prefer to use it for the background sounds whenever I want to take away the noise of other people's conversations.
Give it a try!
On PhoneClean download page, you can free download PhoneClean for PC / Mac to keep iPhone clean and running fast.
In case you need an extra hand in cleaning up your iPad or iPhone, here is a good suggestion.
I did only a simple cleaning and freed up quite an interesting amount of space. Most of it was cache stuff or cookies from apps that I had installed.
Hopefully I will now be able see some changes in performance as well :)
Just trying Nitro's new accurate way to convert PDF to Word — totally free.
Lets say you are in a hurry and need to make some document editable.
For most of the stuff you need this tool will perfectly do the trick and it will look quite nice.
If you have some other fancy formatting and not so common fonts being used, well... you may need to tweak the end result afterwards.
Give it a try, though, it is very cool :)
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Looks somehow like flipboard, it is available for both android and iOS (shamefully not for windows) and you can directly import your RSS subscriptions from google reader.
You can tweak the UI to look like the google reader classic if you want to.
I did have a look into other alternatives to google reader but it looks to me like this is indeed the best one.
lomogram is an online photo editing tool. Upload photo, apply cool retro filters, vintage borders and light leaks to give your photo unique style!
Yep, it is true. First, I had no instagram for my phone.
So I tried streamzoo if you remember.
And now I turned to the dark side and got a Nokia Lumia, so I ended up going for a windows phone. Which means no instagram and also no streamzoo.
But to be honest I think lomogram is even better. I do not have to register at all and I share pictures only where I want to.
I can send them to twitter, facebook, or even post them to a tumblr blog, which is my case.
There are several other options and I find this a bit more interesting than the need to have an account with followers somewhere else. This new lomogram alternative allows me to leverage the social networks I already have and I like that. Either way I do not want to manage too many accounts for different things.
Give it a try, it is fun! :)
I am not using this one, but it was suggested by a colleague.
We do not really need this kind of thing, but I guess if you have to work with distributed teams (as in people geographically in different offices) it can be useful.
Yeah, right... well, I didn't believe in stuff like this either. Calculating my wakeup time? Calculating when should I go to bed?
Ok, I still don't believe this. But the fact is we do have sleeping cycles and if we wake up at the wrong time (ie, before a sleeping cycle finishes), we feel tired and not so motivated to do something afterwards.
I even tried out an app in my iPad to check out how this works (it uses some sort of motion detection to figure out if we are sleeping or not and then the alarm is triggered not exactly at the time we set it up but somewhere around it when a sleeping cycle finishes).
Believe it or not, this app works in a very cool way!
But if you don't want to sleep with your phone or tablet under your pillow, why not doing some educated "guesstimate" and use sleepyti.me ?
:) I found it to be fun, thought I should share with you.
"Convert video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, MP3, WebM, iPad, Android, Tablet PC with Any Video converter freeware."
Ok, you might want to use something like this. Since the downloader from iSkysoft does not convert for free I decided to stick with the converter I already had.
What I do is convert the FLV files into mp4 ones so I can also watch my videos in iPad.
It works! (and it is free and it is available for both windows and mac) :)
"When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket."
I still do use some other bookmarking tools (like Diigo) and techniques (like an empty bookmark circle in G+) for stuff I may want to come back to later.
But, I do recognize that pocket has an interesting feature: being able to read stuff offline when you just stumble on it but don't have the time to read it immediately. And you can always share it later and still add it to your other bookmarking tools anyway :)
Ah, plus the fact that it integrates neatly with google reader and has support for pretty much every OS.
I just don't get along with Gimp. I found neat alternatives to Paint.net, and still I needed something more.
Those are not enough if I want to enhance some photograph. Or create a collage. Or merely creating a whole new image out of bits and pieces of others. Neither am I going to pay (at least not so soon) for something like adobe lightroom, altough I love it and think it is great.
So, I found this AWESOME compromise on pixelmator. 23€ and definitely worth every cent.
For me this is the richest and most user friendly (therefore nicer) pdf reader ever :)
Costs around 5$ and they are more than worth it.
It has an interesting set of annotations one can use in the documents, it provides good organization of the content we put in there... a great tool.
Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.
I am trying this one out.
Though a warmer screen lighting may sound like something dark and annoying, the prospect of not contributing to keeping me awake longer seems like a very good one.
But the worry for me is not so much at night because I try not to use the computer then, given that I use it all day long.
I usually get home with very tired and dry eyes, this is something that needs to be fixed.
Let's see if f.lux can help!
Drunk? Angry? Stupid? All of the above? Cancel that email with Gmail's Undo Send feature.
Sometimes unsending an email might be worse than just taking responsibility for the mess, but still, there are times when it might be useful.
Below, you will find our collection of printable papers that you can download either as a JPG or as a PDF and print within minutes, completely free of charge. Enjoy.
Because you may need to sketch something, do some wireframing, doodle... whatever! :)
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
Still on the file conversion topic, have you tried this one out?
It might come quite in handy ;)
Compile and Execute Programs Online - You can compile and run, execute your source code related to Java, JSP, Cold Fusion, C, C++, Pascal, Fortran, PHP, Perl, Ruby and Python programs onnline using your browsers, iPhone, iPad or any other online...
Wanna try something out, just to get a feeling of what it looks like?
Or maybe you want to test a small example without having to setup more complex stuff?
This is what I found the tool useful for. In my particular case to try out some of angular.js functionality :)
Get the weather forecast. Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts along with up to the minute reports and videos from AccuWeather.com
You can get it for any mobile platform, for free and as far as I tried this is the most accurate service available.
Just pick the location you want, select your measurement system (metric or imperial) and depending on the phone on which you want to use it you may have different features available.
For example, the windows version which I am using has the possibility of adding an active tile or even changing the image and information in the screen saver so that it shows how is the weather at your selected location right now.
Like other similar applications you can add other locations from which you may want to know something about the weather in a quicker way.
The available forecasts comprise the whole day and are shown per hour. Plus, you can also check them for the next 5 or 7 days, so you have an overview of the whole week.
In the iOS version you get to be able to share a picture with the current weather status to twitter or facebook with your own text message associated, which is also cool.
Know about other apps for weather forecast? The kind that does not tell you it is a happy sunny day when indeed it is cloudy or rainy? If so, please share them with me :)
Free, available for android, windows and iOS.
Just call a cab to wherever you are right now.
Or maybe you need a taxi two days from now to go from address X to address Z at a specific time.
You can even mention if you are going on a trip so that they make sure to have place for your luggage. You can mention if you are travelling with children or pets so the taxi is also prepared.
You can say if you need an english speaking taxi driver.
And you can specify different payment methods.
If that is not enough, you can also leave comments when making the reservation.
And you get to see who is your driver and have his contact.
Another funny feature is the one that allows you to see where is your taxi and its driver at the moment.
I find this to be one of the most useful and cool apps ever.
With Duolingo you learn a language for free, while helping to translate the web.
I am currently trying to learn the German language and somehow stumbled upon this tool via a recommendation from a friend.
It makes learning fun because it is built like a game. It also allows you to compete with friends in a healthy way. And it has quite interesting algorithms to determine the strength with which you have built your vocabulary so far.
If you feel bored in a waiting room, just use the mobile version to entertain yourself while learning.
Last but not the least, you can also practice vocalization if you have a microfone.
I wish the phone version was not iphone only. And that an ipad version was available.
It does seem to have some errors although together with my German teacher I found out that it is not the case. Some sentences or phrasing approaches that seem wrong are actually correct, it depends on the context in which they should be used. So, what happens is that occasionally there is some context missing. But it is not at all disturbing. Not so far.
A free flash online stopwatch.
Just a stopwatch? No. It can be an egg stopwatch, a bomb stopwatch, a chess stopwatch... even a metronome. Or just a simple countdown timer.
So, be creative. Use it to help you prepare your presentation timings, keep up with some specific rythm, use it as if it were your pomodoro... and why not using one of the chess stopwatches in some pair work you may have to do? Tick each other to achieve something :)
Oh, by the way, you can also download specific stopwatches/timers in case you don't want to use the online version. Works for Mac and PC.
Plus, you can actually stylize and create your own stopwatch or timer, there are mechanisms to do that in the download page ;)
"A free YouTube downloader for Mac users to download YouTube videos and the built-in FLV player lets you watch downloaded YouTube videos conveniently."
I'm trying this one now. Usually I just watch the videos online, but I came across a few I want to keep. I'm trying to learn a new language and found pretty cool lessons, but I want to be able to watch them when and where I want, which means online is not always suitable.
So, I decided to look for a downloader. This one looks pretty nice and it is very well rated, hope you enjoy as well!
You can download in batches, directly from the browser or just drag the URL into the app and do some magic. For free!
Listen to online radio, find streaming music radio and streaming talk radio with TuneIn.
You can also define preset radio stations, record whatever you are listening, it is awesome!
Oh by the way, do follow #MeteDiscosWonderm00n every friday night 11:00 pm GMT (here is the link to the stream: http://bit.ly/MeteDiscosWonderm00n) and here is the link to the blog: http://blog.wonderm00n.com/category/metediscoswonderm00n/
(those are not "o" letters in the end, they are two zeroes)
"iWork is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the Mac way. And it’s compatible with Microsoft Office."
It truly is. And if you are questioning the feature set, do let me know how many of the office features you really use :)
Plus, the overall aesthetics capabilities any of the iWork applications provides are just great and so simple to use that you can make a document shine just like that.
The same is valid for the iPad version.
I love them, bought them using some promotion, but if I hadn't found such a promo I would be willing to pay for the regular price anyway.