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Sync Files To An Encrypted Local Or Network Folder With CryptSync

Sync Files To An Encrypted Local Or Network Folder With CryptSync

March 12, 2013 at 06:00PM SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync and Box.net are just a few of the most popular names from the ever-growing cloud storage industry. Not only are these companies dominating the industry, but they also provide secure, best-in-class services that most of us seek when choosing cloud storage. If you’re an avid cloud drive user and want to encrypt your files before moving them to the cloud, or simply want to encrypt them for any other purpose to keep them safe from any prying eyes, give CryptSync a go. It’s an open-source application that lets you synchronize a pair of directories, and also encrypt your files in the process. The tool supports both local and network directories, and can particularly come in handy to encrypt files before moving them to the cloud.The application allows to specify a pair of folders as source and destination, and then sync file changes at both ends. Though Cry…

ColorBug Is The Best Color Picker For Windows We’ve Seen So Far

ColorBug Is The Best Color Picker For Windows We’ve Seen So Far

March 11, 2013 at 08:10PM For long, color picker applications have helped graphics designers, web & application UI developers, and other creative artists in choosing the best colors for their projects. That’s why we keep covering such tools for our readers from time to time, like Just Color Picker and Color Mania for Windows, and Color Picker Pro for Mac OS X. Today, we have another incredibly powerful and feature-rich color picker at your disposal called ColorBug. It’s a Windows application that can help you decide the right colors for your projects in a few simple steps. The application is able to pick any color from any area of the screen. It also boasts an integrated color palettes feature, which lets you create distinct color profiles and use them on the fly.The intuitive interface of ColorBug carries a preview box at the bottom-right that allows you to grab a small snippet of the screen using the minuscule cam…

Pin Websites To Any Board On Pinterest While Browsing In Chrome

Pin Websites To Any Board On Pinterest While Browsing In Chrome

March 11, 2013 at 07:50PM Pinterest is home to a large variety of pictures. From inspirational quotes and crafting projects to cats, babies, food and so on, the website is great for showcasing anything and everything via images. Its large collection not only lets online retailers show off some of their great products, but also lets crafts enthusiasts create quick tutorials. To sum it up, Pinterest can be put to any sort if use you want, provided you can get creative with pictures. Pin My Screen is a Chrome extension for just such a purpose; it lets you capture a screenshot of a web page and pin it to any board, thus creating an online bookmarks repository for your favorite websites on Pinterest.Pin My Screen adds a Pinterest P button next to the URL bar. You will not have to authorize it to connect with your Pinterest account; just make sure you are signed in to Pinterest in your browser, and it should work.  When you’r…

MessageMe: Cross-Platform Mobile Messenger With Great Sharing Options

MessageMe: Cross-Platform Mobile Messenger With Great Sharing Options

March 11, 2013 at 03:00PM WhatsApp is by far the most popular cross-platform online messaging app for mobile devices, but there are also other really good options such as Viber, Tango, Kik and many more that offer many other features in addition to text messages. Most people hate moving from their current messenger app to a new one, but there are times when the features offered by a new one are completely worth the switch. MessageMe might not emerge as a clear winner when you pit it against a few of the giants of this genre, but the new app does have a few really nice features that make it worth a try. Released simultaneously on iOS and Android, MessageMe lets you easily connect with your friends using a BBM-like PIN, or by just searching for contacts on social media. There is also group messaging, advanced media sharing (including support for doodling and push-to-talk) and a smart typing indicator.At first glance…

Aria Maestosa Is A Powerful, Free MIDI Editor & Sequencer For Windows

Aria Maestosa Is A Powerful, Free MIDI Editor & Sequencer For Windows

March 08, 2013 at 07:10PM A lot of musical Instruments hadn’t become common and affordable for the masses until the late 19th century. At that time, technological constraints in the audio industry also put certain limitations on audio instruments to communicate and interconnect. The problem became more apparent after the inception of polyphonic and digital synthesizers. To cope with this issue, engineers and audio experts Dave Smith and Chet Wood came up with a universal synthesizer interface called MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) that let audio equipment manufacturers employ a central interface among their instruments. While it may not be fairly popular among common users anymore, the MIDI format caught quite some attention back in the day when monophonic ringtones were used in cellphones, and also during their later transition to polyphonic type. If you are looking for a way to play or edit your …

Gather & Play Music From Multiple Sources Under One Roof With Songdrop

Gather & Play Music From Multiple Sources Under One Roof With Songdrop

March 08, 2013 at 06:55PM We listen to music from a lot of different sources; SoundCloud, Grooveshark, Pandora, YouTube, Last.fm, the list just goes on and one. At times, the services we use decide to play nice with each other and allow us to transfer our preferences from one to the other. At other times, we can use apps to help us connect these services and consolidate our listening experience in just one service. Songdrop is one such web service that acts as a song aggregator. It allows you to add songs to groups, which the service calls Mixes, from any website. There is a small catch though: you can drop a song (add it to the service) only from the song’s own page. In addition to creating your own mixes, you can search other users’ mixes too and if you like the songs they have, you can drop them into your own collection. The service also has a dedicated Chrome extension, while users of other browsers can u…

Find The Perfect Laptop For Yourself In Under A Minute With Swogo

Find The Perfect Laptop For Yourself In Under A Minute With Swogo

March 06, 2013 at 07:20PM Buying a laptop with little to no knowledge of what kind of hardware specifications would suit your needs best can be something of a nightmare. You might end up buying the wrong machine, or paying too much for an inferior system. Swogo is a simple web app that can help you make the right decision, or point you in the right direction at the very least. The app asks you to set a budget, specify what you want to use the computer for, select a screen size, choose some additional features (like BluRay drive or HDMI), and mention any brand preference that you may have. Swogo will then hunt down the perfect laptop(s) for you. It’s a simple six-step process that caters to your needs and budget; there is no need to create an account or anything. Just visit the app’s website, and click ‘Get started’.Start off by selecting a budget. By default, it is set at $600 but you can change it by clicking one of …

How to Sync iTunes 11 with Android phone or tablet

How to Sync iTunes 11 with Android phone or tablet

April 02, 2013 at 02:04AM Whether you prefer to use iTunes as your default music purchasing service or previously used iOS devices and consequently built up a library of music with it, there’s no doubt that getting iTunes to sync music to your Android device is very handy.However, it won’t do it alone, it needs some help in the form of third-party apps that install a host server program on your computer, and an app on the Android device. The idea is that the host program gets the music and playlists from iTunes and sends them to the Android app. In turn, some apps can harvest photos and videos created with your Android device and sync them back to a location of your choice on the host computer.There are a few packages that do this, but one of the most popular is iSyncr by JRT Studio. The host software for your PC or Mac is free, but the Android app is an inexpensive purchase.In this tutorial we’re going to sync iTunes music from a W…

Breezy Is A Minimal But Beautiful Modern UI Weather App For Windows 8

Breezy Is A Minimal But Beautiful Modern UI Weather App For Windows 8

March 05, 2013 at 06:00PM Although Windows 8 and RT contain a stock weather app capable of showing a full five day forecast for your selected locations, there are also various third-party options available on Windows Store from a number of developers. We have previously covered a multitudes of Modern UI weather apps, but we’ve never come across something as simple and elegant as Breezy. Where many other apps try to copy HTC Sense-like features and weather animations, Breezy’s grandeur lies in its minimalism and simplicity, as it showcases the weather conditions with the help of simple looking weather icons. The app is also powered by Dark Sky weather prediction, which enables it to tell hourly and daily forecast conditions in advance, though this feature is available in US territories only.Upon launch, make sure you hit the Allow button to let Breezy use your location in order to detect the current weather. In cas…

Create Custom, Combined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Tumblr Feeds With mybucketz

Create Custom, Combined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Tumblr Feeds With mybucketz

March 05, 2013 at 02:30PM There are too many social networks out there, and too little time to keep up with all of them. In all fairness, not everything that appears in your news feed or timeline is worth reading, nor is it all equally important. mybucketz is a web service to bring more organization to your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr feeds. It lets you create ‘buckets’ of your friends or people you are following on these networks. These buckets then act as groups for reading updates only from the people you’ve added to them. It does take time to create buckets and organize all your contacts into them but once done with this one-time process, your feed reading experience will become much better. At the very least, it will be free of updates from apps, and promoted or sponsored content.In order to use the service, you have to create a free mybucketz account. The next step is to connec…