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Archive for the ‘Cool tools’ Category

July 27th, 2007

Backpack gets refreshed by 37Signals

Something for all you Backpack fans…
37Signals relaunched their Backpack service today. The app’s back end code was completely rebuilt from scratch, according to Jason Fried, and the service also got a new UI to match some of 37Signals’ other recently updated products (such as Basecamp). The design still feels very familiar to any 37Signals app […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 16th, 2007

Online storage has come a long way, worth another look

Sometimes you just need to stash a file somewhere.  Somewhere online, where you can get to it on another computer, or share, or back it up.  Lots of reasons.  Storage costs have dropped so much that online storage solutions have been getting better and cheaper.  That and our Net connections faster and faster.  I have […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 11th, 2007

Download the beta of CrossLoop early…try the new features early

CrossLoop is a simple and easy remote access and control application that I’ve tried and used before…with great results.  I got an e-mail from them this week letting me know that some new features were on the way.  Profy.com beat me to the punch with a review…
So what’s new in this release? First of all, […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

July 9th, 2007

Find open-source alternatives to commercial software

I like using open-source and commercial software.  Sometimes when you’re trying to get someone set up on a new machine and you just have to have something like Photoshop, what are you going to do?  If they are only going to use it once and a while (or just once) why buy it?
There are great […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 9th, 2007

Make some cool buttons to jazz up your presentations and websites

 There is nothing like nice graphics to make a presentation or website pop.  Sometimes, however, making those graphics is a real challenge.  When I wanted spiffy glassy or 3D buttons I would open Photoshop and start with one of my many plugins and tricks I had learned.  That was then, this is now.  Now I […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

July 4th, 2007

Use Instacalc to crunch numbers before Excel even loads

We all know that Excel is a number crunching power-house.  I know that I couldn’t live without some kind of spreadsheet application.  Sometimes, however, you just need to crunch some numbers.  Usually I just fire up the Calculator app (my keyboard even has a quick launch button for it), but what if you need to […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

July 4th, 2007

Great ways to get more out of your Blackberry

SmallBusinessHub is putting forth a valiant effort to combat all the iPhone hype with some great Blackberry tips:
This is the week of that omnipresent Apple device whose name will not be mentioned.  I’m going to resist the temptation to write about that device and the uber-cool people that bought one and instead like to address […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 3rd, 2007

Using a personalized homepage as an information hub: 14 options for you

Remember Web 1.0?  All the battles to get you to make one site or another your start/homepage for when you started your browser?  The major players of the time were all fighting to get your eyeballs on their ads.  Tons of time and money was spent trying to add features and tools to draw you […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

June 29th, 2007

TwitterMail is the piece to make Twitter work business

Via Twitter, of course this morning, I found out about TwitterMail which lets gives you a special e-mail address that you can use to e-mail in Twitter updates:
How TwitterMail works
When you give us your Twitter credentials we supply you with a TwitterMail email address. For instance [email protected] If you send an email to that address it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

June 29th, 2007

Getting the most out of MindManager 7-templates, styles, and ribbons

MindManager 7 Pro brought the Office 2007 look and feel to MM users, but the Ribbon Bar might get annoying for some people.  Brain Friedlander has a quick movie on saving space:
Many of us are really enjoying the new Fluid Ribbon Interface in MindManager 7, which has made the program much more accessible. However, there are times when we […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

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