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Dad of All Trades » Useful Free Software Tools

Dad of All Trades » Useful Free Software Tools | tools | Scoop.it
However, right before that happened Melchizedek "Mel" Cherry of Northampton County Schools gave a rushed presentation of his favorite free software tools. He did such an excellent job of putting the list together that I ...
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EyeLeo prevents eye strain

EyeLeo prevents eye strain | tools | Scoop.it

EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes, and dims your screen on long breaks

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Weight Loss Motivation

Weight Loss Motivation | tools | Scoop.it
To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you must understand that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. Failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
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The Best Workout Music - Create a Workout Playlist from over 300 Songs!

The Best Workout Music - Create a Workout Playlist from over 300 Songs! | tools | Scoop.it

Hundreds of the best workout songs. Find the best exercise through beats per minute, song or artist and create the perfect playlist. Info on how to determine BPM to find the best music for running...

There is a link between music and the attainment of flow state during aerobic exercise. Flow implies an altered state of awareness during physical activity during which the mind and body function on “auto-pilot” with minimal conscious effort. Some refer to this as being “in the zone”; it is an almost trance-like or hypnotic state. Flow has been associated with optimal psychological state and represents complete enjoyment of and immersion in physical activity. Once you get in the zone, you’ll know what we’re talking about. It is a great feeling and once you catch the bug – you’re hooked.

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Beyond Dropbox: Build Your OwnCloud (Open-Source Web-based Personal Storage) | ZDNet

Beyond Dropbox: Build Your OwnCloud (Open-Source Web-based Personal Storage) | ZDNet | tools | Scoop.it

"Everyone likes personal cloud services, like Apple’s iCloud, Google Music, and Dropbox. But, many of aren’t crazy about the fact that our files, music, and whatever are sitting on someone else’s servers without our control."

 

OwnCloud allows you to set up your own cloud server for file-sharing, music-streaming, and calendar, contact, and bookmark sharing project.

 

“OwnCloud offers the ease-of-use and cost effectiveness of Dropbox and box.net with a more secure, better managed offering that, because it’s open source, offers greater flexibility and no vendor lock in."

 

OwnCloud enables universal access to files through a Web browser or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view and sync contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all devices and enables basic editing right on the Web.

 

Programmers will be able to add features to it via its open application programming interface (API).

 

Read more about it: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/owncloud-an-open-source-cloud-to-call-your-own/10011 ;

 

Check the official site: http://owncloud.org/ ;

 

Try it out now: http://demo.owncloud.org/files/index.php ;

 

or download it: http://owncloud.org/releases/owncloud-2.0.1.tar.bz2 ;


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Screen-Share With Anyone Instantly with 321Meet

Screen-Share With Anyone Instantly with 321Meet | tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: 321Meet is a new web-based service which allows anyone with a computer to easily share the screen with anyone else connected to the Internet without the need to install or download anything.

The service is very simple to use. You only need to input your name, email and preferred password and you are ready to go.

321Meet utilizes a Java-based applet which automatically loads in the background without ever requiring any installation or download on the part of the user.

In a 321Meet event the meeting host can decide at any point to share his desktop or a specific applicaton or to let any of the participants share their screen in his place. Alternatively, any of the participants can "share" his own webcam video with everyone else.

 

Free to use. Ad-supported.

Upcoming Plus and Pro versions will offer an ad-free experience, multiple private rooms, a branded start page, password protection, extra security and more. 

Find out more: http://www.321meet.com/ ;


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Leverage Your Scoop.it Best Picks on Pinterest: Jan Gordon Shows You How

Leverage Your Scoop.it Best Picks on Pinterest: Jan Gordon Shows You How | tools | Scoop.it

Jan Gordon: This is a post after my own heart, brought to my attention by gdecugis, thanks Guillaume, you know I love Scoopit, glad to spread the word about this winning duo, Pinterest and Scoopit.

 

 

See my pinterest site here: [http://pinterest.com/jangordon/] - Click on the images and they lead you right back to my Scoopit topics.

 

Read post here: [http://blog.scoop.it/en/2012/02/24/you-can-now-share-your-scoops-on-pinterest/]


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janlgordon's comment, February 24, 2012 7:23 PM
Thanks so much Robin, I appreciate it!
Otir's comment, February 25, 2012 11:25 AM
Great insight, thank you! In the constant stream of innovations - sometimes fads too - it is comforting to find complete write-ups that give enough "meat" to what is going on online, and why some tools get traction.
Beth Kanter's comment, February 25, 2012 1:32 PM
Jan, thanks for bringing G's post to our attention. I'm excited about the combination of the two tools like you are! And thanks for including me in your collection!
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To Five Smashing Years… And A Free Anniversary eBook Treat! - Smashing Magazine | Smashing Magazine

To Five Smashing Years… And A Free Anniversary eBook Treat! - Smashing Magazine | Smashing Magazine | tools | Scoop.it
Smashing Magazine is a quality-obsessed team, but it is also you: you and every single reader. This eBook is our humble gift for you.
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Abelssoft - YouTube Song Downloader

Abelssoft - YouTube Song Downloader | tools | Scoop.it
High Quality Software-Tools for your Windows System. Abelssoft offers you clean up tools (e.g. WashAndGo) and Defragmentation Tools (JetDrive Ultimate).
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CSS Menu,DHTML Menu,Javascript Menu,Drop-Down Menu: AllWebMenus DHTML menu tool.

CSS Menu,DHTML Menu,Javascript Menu,Drop-Down Menu: AllWebMenus DHTML menu tool. | tools | Scoop.it
Drop-Down menu, DHTML menu, JavaScript menu, CSS menu builder. Create stylish web menus (drop-down menus, CSS menus) in just a few minutes!
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oof ya!: job ads make me puke

oof ya!: job ads make me puke | tools | Scoop.it
job ads make me puke. Also, they all look alike. Multi-tasker. Ability to prioritze. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Flexible. Energetic. Willing to work on weekends. Passionate.
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System Restore Manager for Windows Released

System Restore Manager for Windows Released | tools | Scoop.it
System Restore Manager is a freeware portable utility which allows you to completely manage your Windows system restore points and customize its options.

 

Using this utility, you can:

 

- Create a Restore Point on the fly, by clicking the Create Button


- Restore your Windows PC to a prior restore point.

 

- Just select a Restore Point from the list and click the Restore Button. This will Restart your computer and launch the Restore Process


- See all the available restore points


- Selectively remove Restore Points you don’t want and save the one’s you want. Just select a Restore Point from the list and click the Delete Button


- Select a Drive and change the maximum amount of disk space to use, System Restore can use. On Windows 7, the default is 5% of available disk space.

 

- Change the System Restore Point Creation Interval. On Windows 7, the default is 24 Hours

 

- Change the Restore Point Time to Live. The default is 90 days,on Windows 7.

 


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10 favorite freeware tools for IT pros | TechRepublic

10 favorite freeware tools for IT pros | TechRepublic | tools | Scoop.it
Why should you pay for software when there are so many great tools out there that don’t cost a dime?
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Photoshop Hidden Gems - Spot Healing Brush with Content-Aware Fill on Adobe TV

Photoshop Hidden Gems - Spot Healing Brush with Content-Aware Fill on Adobe TV | tools | Scoop.it
Easily remove power lines and other distractions from images in seconds using the new Content-Aware option for the Spot Healing Brush. Make even the trickiest image elements, such as drooping wires, disappear as if they never existed.
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workout songs by bpm

Research proves listening to music during exercise reduces tiredness and boosts performance by 20% ... Not all music is suitable. Follow these tips to find the best music for exercise ...
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Visual Collaborative Workspace Makes It Easy To Share and Work Together: Stixy

Visual Collaborative Workspace Makes It Easy To Share and Work Together: Stixy | tools | Scoop.it

Stixy is a new collaboration workspace which makes it easy to create permanent private spaces in which multiple people can add, edit and update notes, photos, documents and to-do lists. 

 

The service is free. 

Find out more: http://www.stixy.com/welcome ;
 


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Beyond Task Lists, Project Gantt Charts and Mindmaps: Organize Your Information Tasks with mySimpleSurface

Beyond Task Lists, Project Gantt Charts and Mindmaps: Organize Your Information Tasks with mySimpleSurface | tools | Scoop.it

Mysimplesurface is a new kind of visualization and information-organization tool that sits between a mindmap, a project management and a task-list tool.

 

From the site: "My simple surface is fast and designed to manage lots of things in a semi-structured environment."

 

"...My simple surface is like a big white board for quickly and easily organising lots of things. When there's too much going on, you need space. You need a surface to put things on. Move things around. Step back. Organise, and re-organise."

 

Sets of information nodes can be organized into "surfaces", which are logical group of items connected together.

 

"Capture points quickly onto a surface. Organise, and re-organise later.

 

Create as many surfaces as you need and link them together. Manage large projects with inter-related surfaces. Organise them in the way that makes sense to you."

 

Surfaces can be shared with selected team members by inviting them via email through the dedicated Share function.

 

See an introductory video: http://www.mysimplesurface.com/intro ;

 

Start creating your first surface: http://www.mysimplesurface.com/design ;

 

More info: http://www.mysimplesurface.com/ ;

 

(Reviewed by Robin Good)


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Five apps to prep for Microsoft certification exams | TechRepublic

Five apps to prep for Microsoft certification exams | TechRepublic | tools | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for a good way to get ready for your next Microsoft certification exam, these tools may give you the edge you need.
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HTML5 Boilerplate - A rock-solid default template for HTML5 awesome.

HTML5 Boilerplate - A rock-solid default template for HTML5 awesome. | tools | Scoop.it
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Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Speccy - System Information - Free Download | tools | Scoop.it
Piriform - Authors of the hugely popular software CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.
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WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection | tools | Scoop.it
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15 Detailed Responsive Web Design Tutorials | Design Woop | The ...

15 Detailed Responsive Web Design Tutorials | Design Woop | The ... | tools | Scoop.it
In this post I would like to share 15 useful responsive design tutorials to help you get started with responsive designing including fluid grids, fluid images and media queries.
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