lunedì 31 gennaio 2011

Mp3 Cover Downloader Review

Mp3 Cover Downloader Review: "

Cover art is used by many devices and applications to improve identification of albums and songs. Collectors on the other hand want to make sure that their mp3 collection is complete and covers are obviously a part of that.

Creevity Mp3 Cover Downloader is a free software for Windows that makes it dead easy to add covers to mp3 files. The program scans the My Music folder on startup and displays covers for the first mp3 file found in it. It is possible to browse for another folder in case the music collection is stored elsewhere.

mp3 cover downloader

Information about the active song are displayed at the top along with controls to play it and switch to another one stored in the folder. Mp3 Cover Downloader downloads six covers automatically from the Internet and displays them in its interface. A click on any of the covers and the selection of Apply adds the cover to the mp3 file.

A prompt like the one shown on the screenshot below is displayed if a cover is already present in the mp3 file.

new cover

A click on load other covers loads additional covers from the web. This is handy if the six covers listed are not matching the mp3 file.

Left and right arrows on the keyboard, and left and right icons in the header are used to switch between mp3 files stored in the active folder.

Mp3 Cover Downloader is a fast responsive program to add or change mp3 album covers. It unfortunately misses a feature to add a cover to all mp3 files of a folder which means that it takes longer than it should to add the same cover to all mp3 files of a folder.

Mp3 Cover Downloader is available at the developer website over at Creevity. It tested without problems on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional test system. Developers state that the application is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows from Windows XP on.


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sabato 29 gennaio 2011

Get notified when there's new imagery in your area

Get notified when there's new imagery in your area: "

We get a lot of messages from users asking when a particular area will be getting an imagery update, which we're unable to answer. While we never know of those updates ahead of time, Google has just released a new tool called Follow Your World that will notify you each time there are imagery updates in the area(s) you specify.



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It's a remarkably simple tool -- just find your location on the map, give it a name, and they'll send you an email when they have new imagery for that area. We're not yet sure how quickly they send the emails when new imagery is released, but we assume it will be after they imagery has migrated to Google Maps since people can use this tool for both Google Earth and Google Maps. As you may know from our recent imagery updates, new imagery arrives in Google Earth first, then shows up in Google Maps a few days later.



It's unknown whether Google will use this information to help decide where to publish future imagery updates, but it seems unlikely. There are a lot of steps involved in posting new imagery. In addition, Google could likely look at the overall usage pattens in Earth and Maps by simply calculating which image tiles were loaded most often.



Lastly, a few readers emailed us about this last week, but Google had asked us to hold on the story until today while they polished up a few things. We certainly appreciate those tips, so never hesitate to contact us if you find a new site like this, fresh imagery, or anything Google Earth-related that might be of interest to others.



For more, check out the story on the Google Lat Long Blog, or simply head over to the Follow Your World site to try it for yourself.



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venerdì 28 gennaio 2011

Joukuu

Joukuu: "

Joukuu



(email waitinglist)




a free and convenient software for you to manage cloud based backup files across multiple accounts, currently supports Google docs, Dropbox & Box.net.


search it | @joukuu | on buzz | tweet it | add to delicious

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sabato 22 gennaio 2011

IP Locator | Locate Network Address on Google Map | Internet Protocol Tools

IP Locator | Locate Network Address on Google Map | Internet Protocol Tools:
"IP Geolocation tool helps you find the approximate geographic location of an IP address along with some other useful information including ISP, TimeZone, Area Code, State etc. Enter the IP address or the host name you want to locate and press 'Discover' button, your IP will be tracked in seconds depending if the information of that IP is present in our database."

domenica 16 gennaio 2011

The Survival Station - 51 Free Tools to Stay Informed and Invisible on the Internet

The Survival Station - 51 Free Tools to Stay Informed and Invisible on the Internet:

"If you value your rapidly disappearing privacy while surfing the Internet you need to know about these tools. Whether you want to protect yourself from snoopers, want to spy on those out to get you, or want to be able to track trends that you know will lead to something big, then these tools will help you get the job done. The best part about them is they are FREE!"

giovedì 6 gennaio 2011

PODRUNNER: Workout Music - Download free podcast episodes by Wizzard Media on iTunes.

PODRUNNER: Workout Music - Download free podcast episodes by Wizzard Media on iTunes.: "Podcast Description
Like to workout to fast, energetic music? Check out PODRUNNER: Nonstop, fixed-BPM, hour-long mixes from DJ Steve Boyett. A new mix every week to help you groove while you move, whenever, wherever, and however you work out. == Sign up for RUN TIME, the free Podrunner newsletter, at www.podrunner.com == Listen to PODRUNNER: INTERVALS, varied-BPM music mixes for interval training to improve conditioning."

Conky Colors Gets A New "Board Mode"

Conky Colors Gets A New "Board Mode": "
Conky Colors Board mode


Conky is a light-weight system monitor that displays the info on your desktop - you've seen it in many screenshots so I'm sure most of you already know what Conky is. Conky Colors is a tool that make is very easy to set up and configure Conky.


A new Conky Colors version has been released (5.0 beta 1) today which adds a beautiful new 'board mode' which you can see in the screenshot in the beginning of the post. Here's another screenshot using a light (Radiance) Conky Colors theme:


Conky Colors Board




How to use Conky Colors Board Mode

To use the new Conky Colors board mode, firstly you'll have to set up Conky and Conky Colors as explained in THIS post.




To set up the 'board' mode, use '--board' when configuring Conky Colors. Here are all the options available for the board mode:
--w= - Set your screen width
--h= - Set your screen height
--theme=<theme> - Set default theme color (Doesn't work with skiki-colors/shikidust/dust themes)
--dark - Set Dark Brightness (Doesn't work with ambiance/radiance/elementary themes)
--alldark - Set Dark Brightness for all (Doesn't work with any theme)
--alllight - Set light Brightness for all (Doesn't work with any theme)
--cpu=<number> - Set number of cpu cores [max=2]
--unit=<C|F> - Force output temperature either in Celius or Fahrenheit


Here is the exact command that I've used to create the Conky Colors configuration that you can see in the first screenshot in this post:

./conky-colors --board --w=1920 --h=1080 --cpu=2 --dark


Unfortunately there are two drawbacks to this new board mode: it supports a maximum of 2 CPUs - hopefully it will get support for more CPUs in the future (as this is still in beta); there's not much you can customize about it, unlike the default Conky Colors mode which has a huge list of options so if you want more info on your desktop, use that instead.




Download Conky Colors

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mercoledì 5 gennaio 2011

Convert Office Documents with Zoho Viewer

Convert Office Documents with Zoho Viewer: "

Zoho Viewer, an online tool that lets you preview Office documents and PDF files in the browser without any desktop software, now supports document conversion as well.


You may use Zoho Viewer to convert Office 2010 specific formats (like docx) to the more common file formats (like doc) as well as for converting text and Office files to PDFs.


zoho documents conversion


Click the “Convert” tab in Zoho Viewer to get started or directly go to viewer.zoho.com/converter. You don’t have to sign-up for performing document conversions.


Zoho Viewer doesn’t support a variety of file formats as Zamzar does but the service is instant and doesn’t ask for your email address.


Related: Translate Documents with Zoho


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This article, titled Convert Office Documents with Zoho Viewer, was originally published at Digital Inspiration under Convert, Zoho, Internet.

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martedì 4 gennaio 2011

Descrizione — CMDBuild

Descrizione — CMDBuild:


CMDBuild è una applicazione web completamente configurabile dall'ente utilizzatore per modellare ed amministrare il database degli asset informatici (CMDB sta per “Configuration and Management Data Base”) e supportarne i workflow di gestione.

L'obiettivo del sistema è quello di agevolare gli operatori nel mantenere sotto completo controllo la situazione degli asset informatici utilizzati, conoscendone in ogni momento la composizione, la dislocazione, le relazioni funzionali e le modalità di aggiornamento nel tempo.

CMDBuild è un modulo centrale di gestione, interoperabile con basi dati ed applicazioni esterne dedicate: automatic inventory, gestione documentale, elaborazione testi, servizi di directory, posta elettronica, sistemi di monitoraggio, portali intranet, altri sistemi informativi.

CMDBuild è un sistema flessibile ed espandibile in modo graduale ed autonomo dall’utilizzatore, orientato all’utilizzo delle best practice di qualità ITIL (IT Information Library) e rilasciato con licenza open source GPL."

20 Great Web Applications Alternatives to Usual Desktop Software

20 Great Web Applications Alternatives to Usual Desktop Software: "

Desktop Software has been a great help in our computer work purposes. They serve as our working tool on our projects, designs, hobbies, interest etc. But web apps have set a great trend over the web. Developers of web applications created applications that are likely powerful as the desktop software but create more great output and easiness. The best thing is that you don’t need to install any of these web apps to use. Just browse over the web and visit these great web applications.


In this article, I’ll be presenting 20 great web applications alternatives to your usual desktop software. Hope you will love it.


1. Google Docs


Google Docs serves as your online productivity tool. It will let you create your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more online writing tool.


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Alternative for :



  • Microsoft Office

  • Open Office


2. Meebo


Meebo is a web platform for your mostly chat applications. You can login your IM accounts at the same time or individual accounts.


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Alternative for:



  • Facebook Chat

  • Yahoo Messenger

  • AIM

  • Windows Live Messenger


3. Slide Rocket


Presentations are really vital tool for business, education , projects and more. With Slide Rocket, a web presentation tool that allows you to create your own presentation. It presents some of the features in PowerPoint.


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Alternative for:



  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • OpenOffice Impress


4. Aviary


Aviary is a powerful web creation tools for photo editing, logos, web templates, color palettes , audio editing and more. There list includes Phoenix: Image Editor, Toucan: Color Editor, Myna: Audio Editor, Peacock: Effects Editor, Raven: Vector Editor, Falcon: Image Markup and Roc: Music Creator.


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Alternative for:



  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Soundbooth


5. Mint


Are you having a hard time to manage your money? Then Mint is all you need. It is a web tool to access to your free personal financial and online management tool. It will help you to organize your financial accounts, set your budgets needs, and put up your savings.


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Alternative for:



  • Quicken


6. JayCut


JayCut is a web video editing software. With a user-friendly environment, it will let you create your videos, add and edit clips, transitions, effects, audio, download, export in Youtube and more.


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Alternative for:



  • Windows Movie Maker

  • Ulead

  • Other Video Editing Software


7. WobZip


Wobzip is an online tool that makes you uncompressed your files on the fly. It supports different compression format such as ZIP, RAR, and more zip formats. It has also an active scanner that scan your compressed files before unzipping it.


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Alternative for:



  • Unzipping Softwares


8. Zamzar


Zamzar is a powerful online file conversion tool. It converts various formats for documents, image, music, video, e-book, compressed files, cad formats. Just follow 4 easy steps to convert your files instantly.


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Alternative for:



  • File Conversion Software


9. Hulu


Hulu is a video/TV streaming website that lets you watch your favorite tv shows right at your computer. If you missed some of your favorites episode you can just tune in here and enjoy watching. Hulu is a US exclusive website, but if you are outside the US and trying to access it, you can try this link.


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Alternative for:



  • TV Tuner Software


10. TokBox


If you love to video chat, TokBox is a great online video chatting applications. For free users, you can chat up to 20 people. Just simply sign up,invite your friends and start video chatting.


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Alternative for:



  • Video Chat


11. Moof


Moof is an online web streaming music online for your favorite music. It is like bringing your all favorite music rolled into one place. One of the great feature is you can export your iTunes library and put it into web so you will never missed out your favorite tune.


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Alternative for:



  • iTunes

  • Music Streaming Software


12. ESET Online Virus Scanner


Everyone wants to be secure in terms of viruses and malware. ESET Online Virus Scanner deep scan your PC using your web browser. The good thing is that you don’t need to install the software and it is always up to date.


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Alternative for:



  • Anti Virus Software


13. Bitlet


Bitlet is a web application that lets you download your torrents. Just upload .torrent file on your computer or direct Bitlet to torrent and Bitlet will do it for you.


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Alternative for:



  • BitTorrent Client


14. icloud


icloud is a web operating system over the web. It is like bringing your own desktop and files running in your web browser that includes an office suite, media player, chat client, games, productivity tool, utility applications and more. Now you won’t worry that you are working in a different PC.


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Alternative for:



  • Operating System


15. Splashup


Splashup is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. It will let you manage your images and save it in different format. Various features that are likely with Photoshop.


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Alternative for:



  • Image Editing Tool


16. Wufoo


Wufoo is a great building tool for your forms, invitations and survey applications. It makes your collecting of data much easier and in customize way.


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Alternative for:



  • Survey Creating Tool


17. Google Voice


Google Voice makes a huge deal in international calling communication. It delivers various features such as voicemail transcription, one number calling, sms to email, block callers, screen callers, conference call and more. Bringing your all phone into your gmail account given that you are in US and Canada.


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Alternative for:



  • Skype


18. movavi


movavi is an online video files converter. It supports multiple formats that you need for your videos. In just 3 simple step, you will get your converted video file and watch.


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Alternative for:



  • Videora

  • Xilisoft Video Converter

  • Other Video Converter Tool


19. HootSuite


HootSuite is a web apps for your social networking experience. Updating and monitoring your social activities such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress and Ping.fm will be easy.It is also good for businesses that tracks statistics of their business over the web.


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Alternative for:



  • Social Network Tool

  • Statistics Tracking Tool


20. Balsamiq


Balsamiq is a web wireframing tool that is great for web designer and developers. It will make your drawing more in detailed and rearrange it easily. It is a great tool to collaborate your team work.


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Hope you will enjoy this great web applications. If there are more great web apps that we missed, please tell us so and we will love to update it.

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