Sunday, April 18, 2010

Online power point presentation tool: Preezo


Where you ever in a situation,you had no Microsoft power point installed and you are restricted to download any additional softwares or plugins but you still wanted to prepare some power point slides? Here is an easy solution called "Preezo" all you needed is an active internet connection and a reasonably popular web browser.
Web app Preezo is a stripped-down version of PowerPoint right inside your web browser. Create, edit, collaborate on and permalink slideshows at Preezo, which isn't as featureful as PowerPoint proper but has all the essential tools you need to create a full-on presentation minus desktop software. Preezo is ajax based online presentation creator replaces Microsoft power point application and share it over the web without any software or plug-in to install. If you like to spice up your slide shows with a little movement then check out their Slide Transitions feature. Not only can you make your slides wipe, push and fade, but you can also set your slides to advance automatically after a specified amount of time. They have a diagramming features as well that can help you to create rectangles, ellipses, triangles, lines and more.


They have a large collection of transition effects. For example, Box In, Box Out, Cover Down, Cover Left, Cover Right, Cover Up, Cover Left-Down, Cover Left-Up, Cover Right-Down, Cover Right-Up, Cut, Cut Through Black, Fade Smoothly, Fade Through Black, Push Down, Push Left, Push Right, Push Up, Push Left-Down, Push Left-Up, Push Right-Down, Push Right-Up, Random, Split Horizontal In, Split Horizontal Out, Split Vertical In, Split Vertical Out, Uncover Down, Uncover Left, Uncover Right, Uncover Up, Uncover Left-Down, Uncover Left-Up, Uncover Right-Down, Uncover Right-Up, Wipe Down, Wipe Left, Wipe Right, Wipe Up, Wipe Left-Down, Wipe Left-Up, Wipe Right-Down, Wipe Right-Up.
Key Features
- You can create professional quality presentations using an ultra-fast Ajax user interface.
- Access your presentations from any computer with an Internet connection and a modern browser. And there’s no need for dedicated hosting to use Preezo.
- Reuse images or the content of entire slides from easy to use galleries.
- Save time and reduce headache by collaborating on a centralized web document.
- Distribute presentations to clients and colleages without having to email huge PowerPoint files.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Email Encryption: Lockbin


IF you want to send an email with critical contents and needed to safeguard it from prying eyes, Lockbin would help you by using a closed system that will take any message and send it to someone in a highly secure manner. Sender needs to share a secret password to recipient while the recipient needs to remember the password to read the message.  You dont have to install any additional software, everything is done online, you just needed to be online to read the message. In the case of Gmail, and a handful of other popular Web-mail providers, your e-mail could be in a dozen different servers (albeit encrypted), or even be analyzed to try to sell you contextual ads.
In a few words, Lockbin is a free service for sending private email messages. People use it to send things like credit card information or confidential information. Secure Socket Layer is used as a secure way of sending emails from Network sniffers but there is no guarantee the recipient is taking the same precaution.
Developers claims about its safety as:
Nothing is perfect, and neither is this, but it is certainly safer than sending sensitive data directly through email. The largest threats to this method would be
1) capturing the sender or recipient's password by spoofing the Lockbin website, or
2) a screen capture virus that images the decrypted message on the recipient's computer.
Neither attacks are likely, but are possible in theory.
How it works:
Lockbin's cryptographic algorithm uses a Secret Word to encrypt messages. You invent the Secret Word and deliver it to the recipient using a phone, text message, instant message, smoke signals, homing pigeon, or as a last resort... another email.
When the encrypted message is received, it is destroyed from Lockbin's database, and decrypted in the recipient's browser, provided that they entered the Secret Word correctly. Uncollected messages are destroyed after six months.

Draw Anywhere


DrawAnywhere is an online diagramming website, where you can draw, change and share flowcharts and other diagrams, with the look & feel of a desktop application. It runs on any browser with Flash 9 installed. There is no need to download and install any custom software. It runs entirely on the web, and thus it is an always-on-access-anywhere solution. It meets all your diagramming needs without installing, maintaining and purchasing expensive software. Draw Anywhere offers the business user an online, always on, and everywhere accessible project and plan organization, scheduling, and presentation tool. Store and Organize your research and information, accessible anywhere with an Internet connection. Share your diagrams with others or by embed into an existing webpage or blog. You can create diagrams for you needs. Draw any flowchart or process diagrams or just a webpage layout. With the look and feel of any desktop application you will find it easy to use, yet versatile.
Create a free account and share diagrams with others. It runs in your web browser, and there is no need to download any more software to use it.

DrawAnywhere's Main features

  • Draw Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts etc.
  • Login from anywhere and modify your drawing.
  • Share your diagram with others.
  • Export your diagram as image file (jpg, png etc) or a pdf file.
  • No software to download and install.
  • You just need a web browser with Flash player.

Draw any where different accounts
I find this useful for drawing web diagrams on the go.. If you got any tools that serves the same purpose with more capabilities please do let me know..

Twitter Apps


Twitter..a.k.a SMS of the Internet, since its start in 2006 has gained its popularity and used by millions of people world-wide.  According to a statistics there were 18 million unique twitter users (until end of 2009) and lists is growing significantly. It is simple, yet powerful way to communicate with your followers. Being a free Social networking and micro-blogging service tweeter enables users to send and receive text-based posts of up to 40 characters which will be displayed on author's  profile page and also displays the message to authors followers page. Other than just tweeting an update, we could use twitter effectively. It has lot of third-party applications (126 windows alone) categorized under 26 categories and the list is growing much. The list includes many creative and cool applications that can be very useful and productive in our working environment and here are my list of best top 10 tweeter applications.
Twitter Feed is a simple module that displays a configurable number of updates (Tweets) based on the Twitter Search API.  The result is a powerful part that enables you to have a great deal of control over which updates are posted to your website.  Want to filter out certain hash tags?  No problem.  Want to only display items with links?  It's an option.  Want to apply a custom CSS styling to the rendered links? Tweet updates are rendered is CSS-friendly DIV tags and can be easily styled to fit the look and feel of your website. Getting started is very simple, sign up and add the services that you need RSS consolidated and thats it..
Readtwit filters your twitter feed to links only, resolves link destinations and publishes the content as an RSS feed. You can then use any feed reading software / service to read twitter posted content along with the rest of your feeds. Duplicate links in the same time-frame are grouped together. No more retweets overwhelming your link browsing activity.

readtwit
readtwit
It is a better desktop application to keep updated with your twitter. It has various functions than enable you to use twitter effectively. Wonder why Twitteroo is the official software for Windows Twittering. Some of twhirl’s features:
  • runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Win7) and Mac OSX
  • connects to multiple Twitterlaconi.caFriendfeed and Seesmic Videoaccounts
  • displays notifications for new messages
  • shorten long URLs (using digg.combit.lysnurltwurl or is.gd)
  • cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites likeFacebookMySpaceLinkedIn and more via Ping.fm
  • post images to yfrog
  • search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches
  • automatically find tweets mentioning your @username
  • record a video on Seesmic Video, and share it on Twitter immediately
  • get your Seesmic Video updates in real-time using XMPP
  • English spell checking
GroupTweet turns a standard Twitter account into a group communication hub where members can post updates to everyone in the group using direct messages. When the group account receives a direct message from a group member, GroupTweet converts it into a tweet that all followers can see.

Group Tweet
If you want to know that when and why someone stops following you on twitter then Qwitter is a best tool for you. Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter.

qwitter
FutureTweets.com is a free service that lets you schedule your Twitter messages. Send it at a specific time in the future or send a reoccurring Tweet daily, weekly, monthly or yearly! You'll never forget the birthdays of your beloved Twitter friends again! Just schedule a nice Tweet on their birthday!
Tweet Alarm is a simple system.  Once  you sign up, you can create your alerts.  Note that I have set alerts for Social Media and Social Networking.  At the bottom of the page you can decide on the frequency that you want to see the emails Daily, Weekly, Twice per day and as often as you find tweets.
Click to tweet is the unique app till now that converts your whole text in single URL. You only have to share the URL to your friend. After clicking on the URL, It can spend the text in the Twitter box that converted by ClicktoTweet. You don't need to copy all the text to each of your friends for tweet. Simply convert into the single URL and share with your friends. Once sharing your link, whoever clicks on the link will have the message automatically added to their Twitter status box, then they simply click to tweet!
Monitter is web app that let you check words/hashtags on Twitter in real-time. What’s special about Monitter is the simple interface which is divided into columns and you can increase or decrease the number of columns as the number of words you are monitoring.
If you want to know more about twitter, its applications and third-party application. Click here
To look at the different categories of twitter. click here
Twitter fan wiki. click here
Top 100 twitter users as per twitterholic.. click here

Monday, April 5, 2010

Free ways to resize your image


Free ways to cut and resize your image:
When we shop for digital cams, we mostly go for the one with high mega pixels to get good high quality images but when it comes to sharing not many web sites lets us to share the image with same size as original.  For non technical users who have almost no graphics knowledge the question like  How do i resize my image? How do i make image smaller? and how do i crop this pics for an avatar? needed some ways to be shown. Below are few free tools that i found online can be of worth notice.
Resize your is a simple image resizing tool available online. Follow the simple three steps to cut and resize your image without downloading any files.
  • Upload your image
  • Use the button and arrow to set size
  • Resize and donload your image
Shrink Pictures tools that are no more difficult than posting in a Forum and now anyone can Resize Images and Digital Pictures. This link also has an dedicated section for resizing an Avatar which is very commonly used in social networking sites and online forums.
To resize your images it is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
  1. Browse your computer and select your image/photo to resize
  2. Select the new size for your picture - use a preset or choose a custom size
  3. Optionally, add an effect to your image
  4. Select output image/picture quality Lower quality means a smaller file
  5. Click "Resize" and wait for the processed images to be displayed
Resize 2 mail is another online resize website utility developed for digital camera owners, webmasters, people travelling or anybody who quickly wants to resize a digital image for email or publishing on a web site. It needs the same three steps as above..
Pixenate makes photo-centric websites more useful by embedding simple photo-editing directly in your website. Pixenate increases repeat visits to your website and makes photo-centric websites stickier. Your users may already use your website for uploading, storing, sharing or printing photos. Adding Pixenate to your website allows your users to edit those photos too. Whether it's social networking, photo merchandising or online classifieds, people want to show their photos in the best possible light. Pixenate helps non-experts get the most out of their photos by providing powerful but simple-to-use photo-editing tools. Pixenate is particularly well suited for photo-merchandising websites and offers powerful tools for cropping and overlaying photos on to product templates such as cards, calendars and mugs.
The fastest way to resize your pictures and images. Choose an image file, select some resize options, and hit Resize it. Your image will be uploaded to the server, resized and then your resized image(s) will be provided in a single convenient view. The power comes from the simultaneous generation of different sizes and the ability to enlarge your images too. With your final picture be sure to check out Whats Its Color, a fun little online application
rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
Another useful online app for resizing your image from Japan.
cutmypicHope you enjoyed this collection. There are many other online editing tools available but i find these tools easy and quick. They are not listed in any particular order. IF you got any other online tool that serves the purpose, feel free to share it with me..

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cool ad Wilkinson Quadro


Check out this cool innovative add from Wilkinson Quadro.
Its really awesome way for men to compete with babies>>>>>
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Easily Install Ubuntu Linux with Windows Using the Wubi Installer - the How-To Geek



You might be looking for a way to try out Ubuntu Linux but don’t like the idea of creating a partition, using a slow live CD, or don’t have enough resources to run a virtual machine. Today we take a look at using the Wubi installer to get Ubuntu running on your computer with very little effort.
Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer that allows Windows users to easily get started in the Linux realm. Using Wubi to install Ubuntu is a similar process you’d use to install any other software program in Windows. It saves you the hassle of creating another partition or creating a VM. Wubi has been around for a few years now, and official version have been included on the Ubuntu Live CD since 8.04 “Hardy Heron”. We’ll take a look at installing Wubi from the Ubuntu Live CD and also downloading Wubi.exe separately and installing Ubuntu.