LibreOffice personal productivity suite

LibreOffice is a free Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. OpenOffice is controled by Oracle (previously by Sun) and I don't really like that. LibreOffice is a fork... Continue Reading →

Wiki on a Stick

I have my notes in regular textfiles, a file per topic, which is easy to maintain. The downside is that it gets blurry where to put a note and it's not always easy to quickly find what I'm looking for. What I want is something small and simple (no server, no database) yet powerful enough... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Security Essentials

I have been using ZoneAlarm Internet Security for a while but found it too complicated and it takes too much resources. In beginning of November Lifehacker wrote about Five Best Antivirus Applications, one of them is Microsoft Security Essentials. A few days later Lifehacker wrote Stop Paying For Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good... Continue Reading →

EditPad Pro Text Editor

I have been using EditPad Lite for a longer time because of its ability to handle multiple files with a tabbed interface. EditPad Lite is quite powerful yet lacked some features that I wanted. I write my blog posts in HTML-format and wanted a better text editor for that. Since I am pleased with the... Continue Reading →

WriteMonkey text editor

Through Another Fantastic Full Screen Text Editor I found WriteMonkey. It says: Zenware for full screen distraction free creative writing. No whistles and bells, just empty screen, you and your words. WriteMonkey is light, fast, and perfectly handy for those who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter but live in modern times. I downloaded WriteMonkey... Continue Reading →

Q10 text editor

Maki, @doshdosh, tweeted about Q10 text editor. It's freeware and Q10 says it is "a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind". There are several interesting features but what hooked me is this: Perfectly portable. A single self-contained executable file. That’s all. Easy to use with a pendrive, so you... Continue Reading →

Create your own short url using Shorty

A week ago @ConversationAge and I twittered about tiny-URL type links. I said "building a link collection in a smarter way means having your own link profile" and that made me research the possibility of hosting my own short URL-library. At MakeUseOf I found Advantages of creating a short URL with your domain name which... Continue Reading →

Firefox and add-ons

I use Firefox as my standard web browser. Firefox is great as is but there are many add-ons that adds useful features. Here are the add-ons that I use. All-in-One Sidebar lets you switch between bookmarks, add-ons andmore in the sidebar panel. Cookie Monster is a great add-on that provides proactive cookie management on a... Continue Reading →

Color Scheme Designer

I found a very useful site through Twitter, @mayhemstudios posted about Color Scheme Designer. I always find it tricky to get colors that look great together, now there is help. Combine Color Scheme Design with using Pixie colour picker.

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