Utilities

Share your bookmark across browsers with Transmute

If you’re like me you probably have a huge number of browsers installed on your system. And surprisingly, I use most of them at some point of time or the other. One main reason is for testing whenever I am working on a new theme or site.

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SysTrayMeter: displays CPU and RAM usage

I needed a monitoring software to see when my CPU usage would cause a spike alongwith a noticeable drop in the free RAM. Although, I found a great many freeware and shareware options, very few met all the criteria I had in mind: should be freeware should be portable (no installation needed) should be as small as possible should have some customisable features It didn’t take me long to find, use and now recommend SysTrayMeter. It meets all the criteria set out above – weighing in at a measly 15 KB (That’s right!

Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords.

Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords.

This is where password managers come into play. A password manager will allow you to save the username and passwords for your various accounts and visit the site and fill in the password and login to the site.

Here are five completely free software that allow you to manage your passwords.

LastPass

LastPass

LastPass is a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser add-on that stores all of your passwords locally and synchronizes all of them to any other browser (with the same add-on) using 256-bit AES encryption.

LastPass includes added features of sharing passwords with your friends, importing and exporting data, generating secure passwords. It also allows you synchronize your accounts with your online LastPass account and use bookmarklets to fill in the passwords.Read More »Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier

As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.