Opening our business (and personal) email inboxes often feels like opening Pandora’s box. The dozens (hundreds?) of important but unanswered, deadlined, or unread messages turn into evil threatening monsters, that we have to face sooner or later. Whether in 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks, or in 2 months, but they have to be dealt with.
But how to lose the human factor and remember replying each one on time? There is an easier and more effective way of that than keeping a to-do-list so lengthy it would take as long to read it as to reply those messages (provided you do not forget to check the list). FollowUpThen offers a highly efficient way to keep your weighty messages attended to, by sending you email reminders. And you get unlimited email followups for free.
Note: Unfortunately this offer is no longer available.
Calling all expert and novice graphic designers! Xara Xtreme 5 is back in town, this time for free! Can you believe that? You can get the full download version of the software, as previously sold for $89, till 29th April 2013, completely free of charge!
What’s the catch? No catch, except for the great software you get. To make it easier for its support team to provide excellent service, the company prefers customers use an up-to-date version of the software. There is still a huge number of the earlier versions running on old systems out there. That’s why the special offer! Users of the downloaded free version can upgrade to the latest Xara Photo & Graphic Designer at any time.
Use Favicon.cc to create favicons as easily as drawing in a paint program. It works in your browser, so you don’t have to download anything. Once you’ve finished drawing, you can download the favicon to your PC, or share it with others. A favicon is a tiny icon that is associated with a web site or page, and you usually see it next to the page title on the browser tab, or in the list of bookmarks.
What’s great about Favicon.cc is that you can preview how your favorite icon will look in the browser, in its actual size, while you work. Favicon.cc updates the favorite icon of the editor page, in real-time, so you can view it in your current browser tab, and see how it compares to the favorite icons of other opened sites:
Worried that your PC, notebook or tablet has been infected with a virus? Get a second opinion using Trend Micro HouseCall, one small and free program that you download and run without installation, and let is scan your system for viruses, worms, Trojans, or spyware.
Of course, any computer should be protected by an updated and always running anti-virus or security suite. There are a lot of options here, including completely free and paid solutions. However, there are many cases in which a product like Trend Micro HouseCall is a great solution.
Do you have a free Dropbox account? This means you have a Dropbox folder where you put all kind of data that is saved in the cloud, and also synchronized across all your devices. Thanks to Site44, you can now create multiple websites inside your Dropbox account for the world to see.
It’s very easy to setup your website: just go to www.site44.com and click the big, blue “Sign in with Dropbox to get started” button. Sign in into your Dropbox account and allow Site44 to access your Dropbox account. You will now be able to create up to 5 websites into your Dropbox folder: click the “Create a new website” button and pick a domain name for your site. You can use a site44.com subdomain, like mysite.site44.com, or you can use any domain name you already own (like www.mysite.com).
The next version of the Windows operating system is scheduled to be commercially released on October 29. However, you can start using it for free, by downloading and installing the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation.
You can get both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, in a lot of different languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish or Japanese.
The installation process is easy: you download a 2 GB ISO file, then use a free tool like the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to write this file to a DVD or USB stick. After that you simply insert the DVD or USB stick into a computer, and boot your computer from that device. All you have to do is follow the instructions.