You probably have tons of files stored on your DropBox account. And admit it: managing these files this big is a daunting task, and it only gets harder when you start dumping more files across your DropBox account over time.

Whether you are an occasional or heavy DropBox user, getting your DropBox files organized isn't exactly something that should stress you out. SortMyBox is a fantastic tool that you should check out if you want to automate the sorting and organization of your Dropbox files.

SortMyBox Lets You Organize, Sort DropBox Files Based On Your Rules

SortMyBox is a free and easy-to-use file management app for DropBox that automatically sorts DropBox files/folder based on the rules you setup. SortMyBox uses the popular "when this, do that" format, similar to Gmails' filters. That is, when certain file name or extension is detected, SortMyBox will then move those files to the folder you want, based on the sorting rules you setup.

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Getting Started With SortMyBox

SortMyBox is pretty straightforward to use. First you need to point your browser to SortMyBox's website (link). From here you should be able to login and connect through your Dropbox account.

Note: A folder named "SortMyBox" will be automatically created inside your Dropbox account. This will be the folder in which you drop your files for sorting.

Now it’s time for you to create your first rule. There are basically three types of rules, as seen in the screenshot below:


(a) Filter files by extension (or a comma-separated list of extension). You can instruct SortMyBox to automatically move files to specific DropBox folders when a certain file comes with a file extension that matches to that of your rule.

(b) Sort by a word in the name. If you want to automatically move all files containing the word "img" to /Photos/ directory, then, this filter is ideally right for you.

(c) Filter by name pattern. Allows you to create a pattern in the name to filter by, with or without an extension (e.g. "The Carpenters *.mp3").

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To wrap it up, you can setup rules that identify a file’s extension, name contents or a name pattern. And files get sorted every 15 minutes. Yes, it's that sweet. So go, check it out HERE.

SortMyBox Is The Email Filters For DropBox — Organizes Your DropBox Files Based On Your Rules

Previously on this blog we have talked about Browser Lock, yet another awesome browser extension that lets you lock, password-protect Google Chrome browser. If you haven't had the chance to check it out, head over HERE.

Now if you're wondering about how to password lock and restrict others from accessing your Chrome bookmarks on your shared computer, you might want to check this password-protecting browser extension called LockMyFavs.

Prevent Others From Accessing Your Bookmarks - Protect Your Bookmarks With A Password (Chrome)

LockMyFavs (link) is a handy browser extension for Chrome that lets you lock, password-protect your bookmarks on Chrome. With this extension you can create a separate list of bookmarks  right on your Chrome and make them accessible only to you.

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Here's how it works:

Step 1 Download and Install LockMyFavs from Chrome Web Store HERE.

Step 2 Once installed, click on that tiny "favorite" icon that sits next to your address bar, as seen below.


Step 3 If you're using the extension for the first time you may need to complete the one-time registration by simply filling out a valid email address and password, and you're good to go. Otherwise, just login.


Step 4 Once logged in you should be able to see all your web favorites/bookmarks listed under "Library" tab. From there you can search, filter and manage all your saved bookmarks.

Access Your Firefox, Chrome Bookmarks On Any Computer Anywhere

To add new site on your list, just right-click anywhere on the page you're currently browsing and select the Add To LockMyFavs option from the context menu. Or you can click on the LockMyFavs icon on the top.


It's that easy!

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The real cream of the crop of LockMyFavs is that your bookmarks will be stored in the clouds. This means that anywhere you go, in any computer, you will have your bookmarks with you!

How To: Password Protect, Lock Google Chrome Bookmarks And Access Them Anywhere

As someone on Quora once said, “Quora is a giant campfire where random people come along, sit down, and tell their stories”.

Quora, without a doubt, is one great platform where Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, James Wales of Wikipedia and countless others including world-renowned NASA scientists, astronauts and engineers converge and embark into a stimulating and immersive discussion of just about anything.

So it's normally safe to assume that Quora hosts a plethora of smart & insightful discussions, answers and thoughts from qualified & experienced people with different professional background which are sure a delight to read.

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And if you're like me who doesn't have the luxury of time to immerse and browse through Quora during the day, you probably have wished to just feed those interesting reads to your favourite news reader app like Pocket so you can read them later offline.

The thing is: Quora hasn't have this feature yet nor Pocket has integration support for our beloved Quora.

But fret not, there is a way out..

Add “Save To Pocket” Button In Quora for Offline Reading

Meet Quora Save To Pocket, a Google Chrome extension that allows you to push contents from Quora to Pocket. With this extension, you can save any answer, question or blog post to your Pocket account straight from your Quora feed. Sweet...

How it works

The add-on works this simply:

You install the Chrome extension. Once added, you connect the app to Pocket via the standard OAUTH authentication protocol, and you're done. Save to Pocket link should now automatically appear on every thread and answer on Quora, as seen below:


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Pocket actually has its own vendor-specific browser extension that makes it easier to add links to your Pocket account. The problem with their official browser extensions, when used in Quora pages, is you can't selectively add those specific answers you find interesting. And considering how Quora renders its pages, Pocket's official add-ons meet an incompatibility with Quora as yet.



LINK: Quora Save To Pocket (Chrome)

How To: Send, Save Quora Answers In Pocket and Read Offline

Last year, YouTube rolled out a massively popular update to their iOS and Android app which completely redefines every YouTuber's streaming experience. The revamped YouTube's mobile app gets a multi-tasking support which allows you to watch videos while you search and browse channels and playlists.

That was pretty useful, clever functionality which, unfortunately, YouTube's web app counterpart is currently deprived of.

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Now, if you heavily stream YouTube videos on your computer, you too can get the same multi-tasking treatment with this Chrome extension called Seek 'n Play.

Watch YouTube Videos and Search at the Same Time, Like On Your Mobile Phone (link)




Seek 'n Play is yet another useful Chrome extension that brings YouTube mobile's multi-tasking functionality to your desktop. With Seek 'n Play, you can search and browse for videos while you are watching another video, just like the mobile app.

How it works?

Every time you navigate to another video or you browse through another channels or playlists, the current playing video will be automatically positioned, fixed at the bottom of your screen so you can continue watching while you keep exploring YouTube . And that's a big user experience boost!

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Seek 'n Play is truly a great extension. It's lightweight, free, and it works great!



Download: Seek 'n Play or check out developer's website for more.

New Chrome Add-on Lets You Watch YouTube Videos While You Search, Browse — Similar to YouTube Mobile App

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have instant lyrics while viewing YouTube music videos?

It’s now possible with a browser extension called YouTube Instant Lyrics by Rob W. Aside from YouTube, it’s also good news for music streamers using Grooveshark and Spotify.

It works so simply. When you open a YouTube video page, the lyrics panel shows itself by adding a small screen. Since most YouTube music videos display accurate information about the song’s name and artist, this available data is used to directly request the lyrics from one of several sources. If not, a search is done based on the video title.

Automatically Search, Display Lyrics of the Current Song for Grooveshark, Spotify and YouTube

The added screen can be dragged, resized, toggled, or closed. Should no lyrics be found at any of the given sources, a link to Google will be given instead. A search box is provided for those who want to search for lyrics for a different song.

(A draggable & resizable panel with lyrics next to a YouTube music video)



On Spotify and Grooveshark, lyrics are searched and displayed when a new song is played. Aside from Google, the Bing search engine is sometimes used to look up the correct URL.

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The YouTube Instant Lyrics extension works well on browser platforms for Google Chrome extension and Firefox add-on. The extension also works for Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer.

Sources for the lyrics include popular sites such as lyrics.wikia.com, lyrics.com, metrolyrics.com, lyricstime.com, lyricsmode.com, lyricsmania.com, darklyrics.com, and musica.com.



DOWNLOAD: YouTube Instant Lyrics for Chrome or Firefox

Ves Kanlapan

About the author:

Ves is a writer by passion who is constantly on the lookout for the coolest thing in the web — be they about freeware and web apps. He loves to write about tools that help him simplify the daily rigors of life.

Get Instant Lyrics for Grooveshark, Spotify and YouTube Web Players with This Cool Add-on

Don’t you hate it when people copy or steal your photos or images then use them on other web sites or content without your permission? Problem is, how do you search millions of websites for copyright infringement?

Now, you can find out if your photos or internet images are being used by others in violation of copyright infringement laws. A new and innovative forensics Firefox extension makes discovering copyright infringement easy.

"Datum Search By Image" Makes It Easy To Find Stolen Photos Online (link)

If you're wondering about how to find your stolen photos online, then, you've got to check out "Datum Search By Image". Created by the Datum Company,  this Firefox extension allows you to search and track those images you think are being copied and used illegally. Datum Search utilizes the power of Google and TinEye, thus, allowing you to search for duplicate image use. Simply download, install, and restart your Firefox. The function is then automatically added to the right click menu.

Image Courtesy of Mozilla.org
The technology of searching for copyright infringement from Google and TinEye has been available for some time now. What the Datum Company has done is to combine these two into more practical use for a more efficient approach to internet image forensics.

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The forensic Firefox extension thus, uses these two highly rated reverse image engines and takes advantage of the unique methods of discovery offered by both engines. This ensures the best quality results for all forensic searches and leads to discovering if your image content has been stolen.

Datum Search is so far the most user-friendly and the fastest method to finding image copyright infringement online. Get it HERE.

Find Your Stolen Photos Online With This Forensic Firefox Extension

Google launches Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that alerts you if your login information appear in a data breach known to Google.

Several months ago, the internet is awash with news of data breaches and scandals perpetrated by bounty hunters, ransomware and bored security scientists. A handful of apps and services have been affected including Yahoo, Spotify, Netflix, Facebook among others.

The incident expectedly sparked outrage, prompting tech companies to revisit and beef up their cybersecurity and alert its millions of users to change their passwords immediately.

Yours truly wasn't spared from these leaks. A few months ago I discovered that my Spotify account had been used somewhere by a device I don't recognize, which fortunately had been patched up by Spotify. And of all the horrors of data leaks affecting my own personal account, the one that takes the cake: I discovered that my Gmail login information was publicly being dumped in a public domain for everyone to see.

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That's where I began to take a serious look and acknowledged that there was indeed a data breach going on, prompting me to add few more security layers to all my online accounts including setting up two-factor authentication (2FA). Lucky to those who constantly monitor their online activities, but for those uninformed users who remained clueless of their exposed credentials, they might be in big trouble.

And that's what inspires Google to launch Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that alerts you when your passwords are no longer safe and prompts to re-secure your account.

How does it work?

As soon as you install Password Checkup from Chrome web store, every time you sign in to any sites, a hashed and encrypted copy of your login information are sent to Google in the background and it alerts you when your username and password are publicly exposed on the web. Password Checkup will then prompt you to reset your password immediately if it's deemed unsafe to use.

How does Google know if my passwords are no longer safe?

Google keeps a copy of virtually any dumped usernames and passwords publicly accessible online. And that makes it possible for Password Checkup to do a quick lookup against Google's internal database of around four billion usernames and passwords crawled from popular dumping sites like Pastebin and Github.

Google's Password Checkup is not the first of its kind that helps you identify if your accounts have been compromised. Popular password manager app 1Password previously gets Watchtower integration that compares your credentials against Have I Been Pwned's database.

New Chrome Extension by Google Scans All Your Leaked Passwords Online, Alerts You To Update Your Credentials

We are a big fan of anything that makes things less of a hassle. Whether it's about extracting text from an image without using image editor or moving around large files from FTP server to your DropBox account, we constantly hunt for the best apps and methods to make the process a little less painful.

And today, we are thrilled to share with you yet another interesting Chrome extension that you might want to add in your arsenal.

Preview Almost Any Kind of File In Your Browser (e.g.PSD, Word, AutoCAD, Video, Audio, etc).


Introducing... FilePreviews.io. It's a nifty browser add-on currently available for Google Chrome designed to generate previews of almost any kind of file including, but not limited to PSD, AI, AutoCAD, Excel files, and much more. And the real cream of the crop? It works straight from your web browser; no need to launch third party apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD apps, etc.

When is it useful?

FilePreviews.io may not be something you use all the time, but in case you want to have a quick look of that large PSD or AutoCAD files you stumbled on the web, you can turn to this app to quickly generate snapshots of those files.

How it works?

As with any other Chrome extension, all you have to do is to install FilePreviews.io from the Chrome WebStore. Once installed, just right-click on a link and from the context menu, select “Preview from source...”. The add-on should automatically take you to a new tab displaying the file preview without ever leaving your browser. How cool is that?

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Go check out FilePreviews.io.

New Chrome Extension Lets You Preview Virtually Any Files (e.g. PSD, AutoCAD) On Your Web Browser

A single browser tab opened on Chrome can consume an average memory of around 30MB. Can you imagine what happens while you’re working on the internet (web development, SEO, etc.) and you open up, say, 20 or more browser tabs?

This might result in your browser getting bogged down. Worse, you might suddenly experience performance issues, unresponsive webpages, unexpected crashes, or the computer just freezes over. That’s because some webpages can consume a lot more memory than 30MB.

It’s a good thing someone thought about Tab Managers.

Since we’re talking about Chrome, we picked the Top 5 Chrome Add-on or Extension Tab Managers and picked at it to see how each one worked:

Manage Tab Overload with this 5 Best Memory-Saving Chrome Add-ons

Tab Managers Chrome

Tab Manager (link)

Tab Manager Is an open source add-on that allows you to handle your tabs fast. The add-on allows practical functions such as displaying all tabs and windows, allowing new tabs and windows, selecting of tabs using Ctrl + Shift, moving  tabs between windows, deleting tabs and windows, pinning and unpinning of tabs, and searching tabs by title or URL.

Page Snooze (link)

Even with so many tabs open, Page Snooze can help manage tab overload by allowing you to snooze tabs for up to 2 weeks. This can pop back up once the time is up. You can view all your snoozed tabs and manage them on the Page Snooze options page.

The Great Suspender (link)

With Great Suspender, you can unload, park, or suspend tabs to reduce the memory load of Chrome. Tabs can be configured with auto-suspend after a set period of time or they can be suspended manually. You can whitelist tabs to be excluded from automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening the browser, preventing the tabs to reload even after restarting the computer. Tabs are restored using a very simple and intuitive interface.

OneTab (link)

With this extension you save up to 95% memory by reducing tab clutter. You simply click on OneTab to convert all your tabs into a list. When you need to access any tab, you can either restore them individually or all in one go. This can also reduce the CPU load on your computer.

TooManyTabs (link)

Developed by Visibo Ltd, TooManyTabs was first used with great success on Firefox. This version for Chrome carries virtually all of the same features when you open a lot of tabs on Chrome. The extension helps you manage your tabs even when too many are opened and you can’t anymore identify the tabs or favicons. You get a bird’s eye view of all opened tabs; clear preview of each tab’s content; instant tab search; tabs sorted by opening time, domain, or title; and ability to restore recently closed tabs; suspend idle tabs to save memory, and import tabs data from TooManyTabs unto Firefox.

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5 Best Memory-Saving Chrome Add-ons to Help You Manage Tab Overload

If you're a regular on YouTube, you should have seen that annoying clutters like advertisements, comments, sponsored and related videos sections on YouTube. While these YouTube elements are supposedly helpful at times, they're actually a kind of distractions for some. Remember that our eyes can only handle one at a time, beyond that drives our concentration away.

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Thankfully, there is such a good browser extension called "Turn Off The Lights" that seeks to give YouTube users the cinematic experience by fading the page background to dark, thus making the YouTube video to stand out.

Give YouTube Videos A Cinematic Look With "Turn Off The Lights"

"Turn Off The Lights" is a free Chrome and Firefox extension that promised to remove unnecessary distractions when watching a YouTube video online. With just a click of a button, the entire web page will be fading out to dark, except for the view port of the YouTube video you're watching. Clicking again the button resets the page back to normal.

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Getting started is a snap. Just download and install Turn Off The Lights for Google Chrome HERE or install the Firefox version HERE. Once installed, a lamp icon should be visible next to your address bar. As seen below:

Now, while on YouTube, clicking on it will increase page's opacity, thus allowing you to focus only to the video you're watching.

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Users also have the option to change the black opacity to 100% or less — useful when you want the page to appear almost black. Just right click on the lamp icon, and click "option". If you want to automatically turn the lights off when playing a video, you can do that as well. Just enable the option "autoplay" in my option page.

For more of our YouTube goodies, head over HERE.

New Browser Extension "Turn Off The Lights" Gives YouTubers The Feel Like They're In A Cinema

For some, not every single aspect of Facebook is a complete clean-cut. Taking its Image Viewer as an example, you have to do the wear-and-tear on your mouse; click on every single photo that appears either on your feed, wall or to someone else' gallery to get the sufficient detail of the image. And once a larger version gets displayed, you need to click the tiny Close button again to close the viewer.

Kind of annoying, isn't it?

Thankfully, there is such a browser extension that automatically enlarges, zooms in the photo currently being hovered, making Facebook less of a hassle!

FB Photo Zoom: Lets You Zoom Facebook Photos By Mouse-Overing Them [link]

FB Photo Zoom is the Chrome extension that truly saves you time when viewing photo streams on Facebook. With this free Chrome add-on, you'll find it much quicker to interact with Facebook photos: you just have to mouse over those photos. In other words, you just have to position your cursor on top of any photo in your feeds, then wait a second until the full-sized version of the image appears.


For non-Chrome users, you may want to checkout Thumbnail Zoom for Firefox. As with the former, this add-on shows a floating panel with the full size of a thumbnail when hovering over an image or thumbnail. Other than Facebook, Thumbnail Zoom supports Twitter, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged, Last.fm, Wikipedia, YouTube, DailyMile, IMDb, Imgur, Photosight.ru and Google Images.

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How do you find these image enlarger add-ons useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

New Browser Extension Lets You Zoom Facebook Photos By Simply Hovering Them

One notable feature of Opera that is missing in Chrome and Firefox is that you can let the browser to read out loud texts found in webpages for you. The process is simple: just highlight the texts you want Opera to speak for you, right-click, then hit "Speak". You should immediately hear Opera talking about the webpage you're browsing -- be it about news articles, emails, tweets or Facebook updates. Safari Browser also comes with this builtin text-to-speech (TTS) function, making it easier to catch up news and updates.

If you're looking for similar webpage reader or read-out-loud function for your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Internet Explorer, you might want to check out these voice plugins/text to speech browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and IE.

Awesome Webpage Reader Add-Ons To Make Your Chrome, Firefox and IE Talk




SpeakIt - Let Google Chrome, Firefox Reads Out Loud Webpages For You


SpeakIt reads out loud selected text in a webpage using native Google TTS (Text-to-Speech) engine. This Text-to-Text plugin for Chrome can auto-detect language used in a webpage and in fact it supports languages supported by Google except Bulgarian, Japanese and Arabic. This TTS extension of Chrome is still in early Alfa so you may encounter bugs. For downloads and information on how to use, visit SpeakIt for Chrome website.

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Similar webpage reader browser extension is also available for Mozilla Firefox. Speak-It for Firefox reads pages or selected text using Microsoft TTS engine. For more information, click here.

IESpeaker - A Text-to-Speech, Webpage Reader for IE


IESpeaker is a free webpage reader for Internet Explorer that speaks selected texts on a website for you. If installed, you should see extra menu with title "Speak" in your Internet Explorer and a Speaker Button on the toolbar. Just open the IE browser, open any website with any content, select text, and right click on it or click on speaker button on the toolbar. A small window will then pop up speaking everything you've selected. Download IESpeaker here.

These Text-to-Speech (TTS) browser extension for Firefox, Chrome and IE can be useful if you want to read something on the web but can't be present in front of the computer. With SpeakIt or IESpeaker, you can cook a meal or clean a room while your browser is reading web or news articles for you.

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Ever wanted to watch your favourite movies and TV shows on Netflix or YouTube while opening other work-related apps? Well now, you can continue to look busy and pretend working while enjoying your guilty pleasure movies on Netflix and YouTube.

Being able to dock YouTube or Netflix videos on a nice, overlay window that floats over other opened apps is one great feature Google Chrome and Firefox could introduce to its core. Sadly though, that picture-in-picture (PiP) feature is currently not supported in their recent version for both Windows and Mac. So we are all left in the dark, given the classic option of staying within the browser to continue watching your favorite stuff.

But, someone decided to change that.

A Chrome extension called Picture in Picture for YouTube & Other adds an unofficial PiP support for Chrome that works well with YouTube, Facebook and Netflix. Which means, you can pop out virtually any active playing video into a small, draggable mini-mode window that sits nicely on top of other opened apps.

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Picture in Picture for YouTube & Other promises to give you the best viewing experience (and distractions) on popular sites like YouTube, Netflix and Facebook. Essentially, it lets you watch Netflix or YouTube videos on overlay mini-window that floats over other opened windows.

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  1. Launch Google Chrome and install Picture in Picture for YouTube & Other. Installation should take no more than a minute. Once installed, you should see this icon:

  2. Now, go to Netflix or YouTube and play a video of interest.
  3. Once a video begins to load, click on that tiny PiP icon. Netflix or YouTube video player should automatically dock at the bottom right of your screen as an overlay. Feel free to drag or resize it.
  4. Now, head back to whatever it is you're working and continue juggling emails or pretend you're busy writing stuff, etc.

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The really nice thing about this Chrome add-on is that it continues to play your Netflix or YouTube videos in a nice resizable floating overlay even if you're opening other apps like office apps, CRMs, code editor, and just about anything. Just make sure the video is actively playing in a tab.

Here's me watching Polar on Netflix while opening my code editor.

Here's yours truly listening to TED Talks on YouTube

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How To: Watch YouTube, Netflix on Sticky, Floating Window While Keeping Other Apps Opened

Previously on this blog we have talked about Cloud Save, a nifty Google Chrome extension that lets you right-click any in-page links & files and save them straight to the clouds.

We've also talked about Mover.io, a much advanced cloud files manager that consolidates all your virtual drives so you can manage all your cloud files in one centralised dashboard.

And now I am thrilled to introduce you yet another rare gem on the web that you'll gladly welcome in your productivity arsenal: Ballloon.

New Web App Ballloon Tranfers Files to the Clouds in Seconds




Ballloon is a brand new web service that lets you save files directly to your cloud storage accounts like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc. It eliminates the need for you to manually download files from the web, whether it's a 1MB audio file or 800MB zip file. Use Ballloon' web app instead to automatically save them to your DropBox or any cloud storage accounts of your choice. You just have to provide a direct link and you're done.

All it takes is your Google account to get started and you can start connecting all your cloud storage account and start Ballloon transfer in seconds. You can also assign a default remote directory every time you initiate a transfer for each cloud storage account.

There's also an official Google Chrome extension you can use, but that's optional. So for those who don't want to bloat their browser with add-ons, the web-based version is already pretty much functional and it works like a charm.

The Good

Ballloon is FREE, and the guys behind it promised that there will always be a free plan should this app matures into a full-blown premium web app.

User interface is also a delight to use, notably modern and straight-forward to navigate; from signing up all the way to connecting your cloud storage accounts, the whole process is seamless.

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What really makes Ballloon stand out is the fact that it moves your files amazingly fast (and I mean it). A 4MB audio file for instance takes only five seconds to arrive in my Google Drive. A 150 MB backup file from my other blog only takes 50 seconds to arrive on my Google Drive.



Think of server-to-server communication; no more delays regardless of your internet speed. And transfers take place in the background; you can close your browser's tab once you've initiated the transfer and your files should arrive in its destination shortly.

The Bad

Apparently only the following cloud storage accounts are supported:
  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Copy
  • SugarSync
  • One Drive
I hope they can add support for other cloud storage providers like Amazon, Rackspace and even FTP. If they can bring this integration while maintaining the same level of speed I used to enjoy today, I'm happy to fork out a few bucks and be one of their premium users.

Check out the FAQ page for more information.



LINK: Ballloon

Ballloon: Directly Save Large Files To DropBox & Other Cloud Accounts In Seconds

How many times have you gone to situations when you needed to extract text embedded in an image but went helpless because no app can quickly and perfectly do just that?

Well, not probably once.

To anyone who wants to be more productive on their online gigs, you should go and check out Kevin Kwok's latest work: Project Naptha, a mind-blowing browser extension currently available in Chrome that allows you to copy text from any images straight from any websites.

And yes, it works great.

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But how was it possible?

As with any other text extraction software, Project Naptha is powered by a complex Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology which quickly identifies and builds a model of text regions, letters and words that you can extract and copy from virtually any images you encounter on the web.

One notable feature of Project Naptha is the "Erase Text" functionality which allows you remove text from any images -- useful if you want to grab images online free from captions or annotations.

Project Naptha has already making a lot of headlines today, and the media attention it gets can potentially attract tech giants like Google, Bing or Yahoo who might consider acquiring it and incorporate into their search engines.

Here's why:

Project Naptha is a clear demonstration that it's possible for search bots to decipher and index all images flooded online, similar to how search engines index the standard text-based websites. And that's music to the ear for search engine companies who might want to take a big step  forward in search. Sooner or later images we embed in our websites will be as valuable as text. And those online images' copyright violators will get the biggest Google slap.

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There's not such an abundance of OCR apps both desktop and online that works out of the box without requiring you to upload the source files for remote processing. With Project Naptha, OCR processing all takes place straight from your web browser. And that's a work of genius.

Project Naptha Firefox extension is expected to arrive in the coming months.



LINK: Project Naptha

Project Naptha: A Mind-Blowing Chrome Add-on that Lets You Copy, Extract Text from Any Images Online

Sounds absurd but this kind of application can be useful too.

An app that can automatically log you out from Facebook after certain time may not be something you'll use everyday. But just in case you're on a shared computer and you don't want others to mess around with your account, this category of app is proved useful.

Facebook Auto Log Out: Automatically Logs You Out From Facebook After User-Specified Time (link)




Meet Facebook Auto Log Out, a nifty Chrome extension designed to do just that. Using the add-on is pretty straightforward; just install the add-on from Chrome Web Store, log in to Facebook, set a timer, and you'll be logged out automatically when your time is up. It's that simple

This is particularly helpful for people who have this hobby of leaving the computer opened/unattended.

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Another, rather more advanced, Chrome extension is Auto Logout. It automatically logs you out of all logged in accounts including Gmail when your browser is closed, recommended for use in shared computers to help keep different accounts safe.

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So you copied something, a photo or a tiny line of codes perhaps, and out of carelessness and itchy happy fingers, you accidentally copied another. And then you realized you need to re-access those previously copied items. And so you begin to wonder: is there a clipboard history, or a temporary folder where all your copied items are saved?

If you’re on Windows and you don’t have any clipboard manager installed, there is not such a way to recover those previous clippings. The notorious Windows’ clipboard only holds one item at a time. New items will permanently delete the previous one.

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Not Until the arrival of clipboard managers -- an extremely useful group of applications that can save you from any computer disaster like sudden shutoff, system crashes, etc. And here, I’m going to share you one of my favorite: Ditto.

Recover/Restore Previously Copied (and Cut Items) Back To Your Clipboard With Ditto (link)


Ditto is an open source (and therefore, FREE) extension for a standard Windows clipboard. This cool utility app extension allows you to save each item previously placed in a clipboard, thus, allowing you to access these items later on. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be placed in a clipboard, whether it is text, images, HTML, and even custom formats.

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Simply put, Ditto allows you to save, manage, and retrieve the countless clipboard grabs you make each day. It’s like recording all your cut and paste – copy and paste activities on a separate clipboard.

Some of the good features of Ditto and its Quick Paste Tools:
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Searching previously copied files.
  • Saving any type of information that can be placed on a clipboard.
  • Keeping multiple computer clipboards synchronized.
  • Data is encrypted when sent over a network.
  • Sending individual clips to other computers.
  • Able to access tray icons or global hot keys.
  • Can assign hot keys to specific copy entries.
  • Automatically checks for updates.
  • Can select any entry by double clicking.
  • Can use drag drop or enter key.
  • Can paste into any window that accepts standard copy or paste entries.
  • Displays thumbnail of copied images on a list.
Download: Ditto Clipboard Manager (FREE)

Must-Have: Recover All Items Stored On Your Clipboard with Ditto (Windows)

Mobile Browsers were developed with specific goals; some were designed to be cost effective, while some are designed to handle multimedia tasks well.

In the bandwidth savings side, Opera Mini still leads the pack, allowing on-the-go users to save money on internet data. But here's the ugly side: it doesn't handle interactive and dynamic websites very well, not even the Opera Mobile.

Skyfire Browser, on the other hand, is a browser of choice for those who want to enjoy full web experience in their fingertips. Its unique network optimization technology gives you a richer, smarter and more fun mobile web experience. It can stream virtually all types of multimedia content such as audio mp3s and videos (e.g. YouTube) straight from your hand-held device. But here's the big turn-off: it's NOT free, and it's a resource hogger, so expect for lags and frequent crashes.

Why not enjoy the same multimedia content you used to enjoy on Skyfire and save big amount of data at the same time? Well, this is exactly what Maxthon Browser is all about. It's Opera Mini and Skyfire combined into one -- amazingly fast, secure, lightweight & FREE!



We rounded up this seven incredible goodness of Maxthon Browser which we think should put your iPhone and Android web experience to the next level. If you think we've missed to point out other notable features of Maxthon, just buzz off in the comments:

1. Balanced experience

It could be true that Maxthon browser for iPhone, iPad, and Android isn’t an all rounder, but it’s worth mentioning that it has a good balance between bandwidth consumption and multimedia experience. Watching YouTube.com video streams on Maxthon is a very pleasant experience -- it's blazing fast!

2. Full HTML5 Support

Maxthon’s full HTML5 support ensures that you’ll be covered with the goodies of HTML5 websites. You can visit SpeedOf.me, an HTML5 Internet speed test website, and www.html5test.com to see for yourself that this browser really supports HTML5. While it’s true that Chrome scores higher on HTML5 tests, based on experience, Chrome feels heavy on mid range systems while Maxthon is smooth as butter.

3. Gestures

A touch screen device is not complete without gesture support, Maxthon browser offers you unique browsing experience by allowing you to use gestures to perform browser navigation like moving between tab, going backward, or forward.

4. Private Browsing

When browsing, there are times that we don’t want browsing history to be recorded. In our desktop, we probably are already aware of the Incognito Mode of Google Chrome. Maxthon browser also offers private browsing mode straight from your iPhone & Android device, where the browsing related data aren’t stored after the you close the browser.

5. Custom Themes

Maxthon browser allows you to personalize your browsing experience by customizing themes. Maxthon browser comes with a white and blue color scheme, but you can download a theme to match your personal taste. It also comes with a night browsing mode where it will dim your screen, perfect for before bedtime browsing.

6. User Agent

There are websites that are optimized for PC and mobile viewing, while it’s true that a mobile version of a website will be optimized for our device, it’s also worth noting that your browsing experience will suffer. The device in your hand is a practically a computer, Maxthon will allow you to use the full potential of your device by changing the user agent. Maxthon offers you Android, Desktop, iPhone, iPad, and no User Agent. With these, you are in full control of your browsing experience.

7. Browser Extension

Another feature worth noting here is Maxthon browser’s ability to add extension. Extensions are like small programs that adds more functionality to your browser, with this in mind, the possibility with Maxthon browser is just endless.

Get Maxthon Browser on your device today for FREE.

Or you can use the links below:

Maxthon Browser for Android [Google Play link]
Maxthon Browser for iPhone [iTunes link]
Maxthon Browser for iPad [iTunes link]

7 Reasons Why You Need To Use Maxthon Browser -- For iPhone, iPad & Android

Here’s the situation. You have a lot of work to do. Perhaps you have a deadline at work to submit a report. Perhaps you’re catching up with your school term paper deadline. Perhaps you’re working as a home based web developer and your client has set a deadline.

But, the temptations are numerous. You end up watching the latest Linkin Park videos on YouTube, or you keep commenting and uploading on Facebook, or you can’t seem to stop the latest downloads of “Game of Thrones.”

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This doesn’t sound good for productivity. It can get you fired, or you end up with a failing grade, or worse, you lose your client.

It really boils down to personal self-discipline. However, there’s an app that can help you with your self-discipline issues and to help you get the real work done.

Save Yourself from Time Sinks & Be Productive Online With LeechBlock (link)

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Introducing an extension called Leechblock. It works perfectly well with Firefox. This may sound almost impossible, but, the extension app does work.

All you need to do is download Leechblock, install it, then restart your browser. Now comes your honesty and discipline factor. Select the site or sites that make you unproductive and block them on the browser’s tool menu.

But, it doesn’t stop there. You can set the time periods that these sites should be blocked. That’s right; you’re not depriving yourself completely. It’s just a discipline thing. You can even set the number of minutes or hours you can allow yourself to visit the selected sites per hour or per day.

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Lastly, you can select the days of the week Leechblock should block these sites. You can also set an optional “custom name” for the selected sites such as “The Force Balances Time between Work and Play” or other funny or not so funny file names. Putting up custom file names allows you to categorize what sites you’re blocking.

You can add sites anytime to the block lists on Leechblock. Can you undo the blocked sites? Here’s where the discipline factor comes in. Of course, you can unblock anything, but, Leechblock will make it difficult for you.

So, stop wasting your time and get back to work. But, before you do, download Leechblock first.

For Chrome, you may want to check out Nanny, yet another productivity add-on similar to LeechBlock that allows you to be more productive and less distracted by blocking sites.

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Here’s the thing, you’re doing research on the net and you need to take notes. What you’re doing is you’re either switching screens continuously from the website to your notes or you just minimize Microsoft Office Word or Notepad to take notes, which can be very tedious and annoying.

Now, there’s a simpler way to facilitate research work and learning. Google Chrome introduces Split Screen, a Chrome extension for convenient note taking.

Split Your Chrome Browser into Multiple Resizable Windows With Split Screen (link)

Split Screen is a free add-on for Google Chrome. It simply splits the screens on your PC browser into multiple re-sizable windows. Its default feature is its two windows, the left window opening up as a notepad for taking notes.


Another feature of Split Screen is that it can be set so that two websites open side by side. This is useful if you need to do multiple sources research or site comparisons. The user can even split the screen horizontally, another great option feature. If the user decides to split two notepads with one website, it can be done.

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Split Screen is easily customized. All you need to do is select from the “Options” or just type the appropriate command into the address bar of a window.

Installation of the Google Chrome extension is fast and easy. It just gives another good reason to stick with, and use, Google Chrome.

Split Screen: Splits Your Web Browser into Multiple Resizable Windows