Prezi: Create modern-style presentations

October 16, 2010

 

Prezi is a Flash-based online presentation authoring software. In each presentation, you have one big workspace to place text and other objects on. As you go through the presentation, it pans, zooms, and rotates to your set frames. It is somewhat similar to certain TV commercials in the way that it rotates and pans.

Check it out @ Prezi.com

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HyperDock: Add Window Previews

September 28, 2010

One of the features from Windows that I miss most is that Alt-tab switches between apps, not windows. HyperDock attempts to fix that, among many other things. When you mouse over an app’s icon in the dock, it shows all of the open windows.

Download it here

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Sources for the best Mac freeware

September 26, 2010

I just came across a great article by MakeUseOf regarding the best places to get freeware for the Mac. It looks like with all of the sites they mentioned, there is a very wide selection. Check it out here.

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Tab Mix Plus: Multi-row tabs and more for Firefox

September 23, 2010

If you do a lot of research or otherwise “web-intensive” work, you probably know all-too-well how hard it is to manage many tabs at once. Tab Mix Plus for Firefox solves this issue, and gives you many other features too. However, it activates many of its features automatically, so if you only want one of them, you have to go and change every other setting off. Overall, it is a good solution though. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1122/

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View PDFs in Mac Firefox

September 18, 2010

Perhaps one of the most problematic things about Mac Firefox is that it requires downloading PDF files to view them, whereas some other browsers do not. Install the PDF plugin for Mac Firefox, and it will save you a huge chunk of time. (For PowerPC, use this link.)

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BugMeNot: addon and website

September 9, 2010

Have you ever been annoyed that you have to sign up for every website you visit? Here’s a solution: BugMeNot. It has a large database of public usernames and passwords for popular websites that you can log in with. There is a Firefox addon, a Chrome plugin, and a website with an index of the passwords.

Note: It violates the TOS to use it on paid websites and similar.

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Aviary: Edit images, screenshots, and audio online

September 2, 2010

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to edit an image, but didn’t have the software to do it on your computer? What about editing audio, or taking web page screenshots? Aviary is an amazing tool that lets you do this online in a Flash-based interface. You can create an account, or sign in with an account such as Google, Twitter, etc. Try it @ Aviary.com

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