The Google Chromium team is currently brewing a new feature to its beloved Google Chrome browser that lets you mitigate tab overload, or at least that's what they try to solve.

Judging from the above screenshot, the upcoming release of Google Chrome enables users to declutter and organize multiple active tabs into one or more groups.

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Such a feature is sure a relief for those power user who constantly juggles between multiple tabs. You can simply move your work-related active tabs into one group and separate the others, creating a less messy working environment.

Google Chrome is not the first browser that implements such Tab Groups feature. In fact, Firefox used to incorporate it first but later discontinued because only a small number of Firefox users were actually using the feature and that maintaining such unpopular feature turned out to be costly for the Firefox team.

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Tab Group is one of the biggest updates of Google Chrome so it might take a couple of months to finally hit the online shore. For the meantime, check out these third-party Chrome extensions that help you manage tab overload.

LOOK: Upcoming Google Chrome Feature Lets You Organize Active Tabs into Groups

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.

Watch Netflix, YouTube in Foreground While Keeping Other Windows Opened

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.

Here's How to Watch Netflix In Floating, Resizable Windows

  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

Unlike Apple's streaming app rival Spotify, Apple Music still lacks the option to play your audio collections in web browser.

In case you find Apple's iTunes music player straight up complicated to use or you want to save some precious memory by skipping the iTunes player, there's now a web player alternative for your Apple Music listening needs.

Musi.sh Lets You Play Apple Music in Web Browser

Musi.sh is a new web app that lets you access Apple Music in a web browser. It basically is just another way to access your Apple Music on a website instead of launching the official app.

The Good:

Neat UI almost feels like a native app from Apple and works surprisingly fast. We were impressed.

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Being a web app, you can play your Apple Music collections straight from Google Chrome, Firefox or any web browser of your choice. All you need to do is to authorize the app to access your Apple Music library and you're good to go.

Go, check out Musi.sh

Musi.sh: The Best Apple Music Web Player Alternative - Access Apple Music on Web Browser

Remember the Software Data Cable for Android I mentioned before? That was really a clever tiny piece of  app that every Android user should install. Why? Well, you better see my previous post about it here: How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Via Wi-Fi (And Vice Versa).

If you ever wished you could do almost the same thing on your iPhone or iPad and make your life a LOT easier, well, then, you've got to check out PushBullet.

PushBullet is your Swiss Army Knife for anything wireless


As a long-time Android user who just switched to iOS, I hate it when moving files & information from my computer to iPhone is such a difficult feat. The same frustration you get when you copy contents from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC. And that's the problem that PushBullet is trying to solve.

What is PushBullet

In a nutshell, PushBullet makes it really easy to send files, ebooks, links, and virtually any  media files from one device to another. Whether you're pushing files from your Windows computer to your iPhone, iPad or Android, the process is absolutely painless. All you have to do is to right-click the file or link and select the destination device and voila, you can instantly go right to that file/link by tapping on the notification you get on your Android or iDevice. And no, you don't have to be in the same wireless network to make PushBullet works.

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And if you have an Android device, you can even automatically “push” all your calls and SMS alerts to your computer so you  won't miss important calls and text messages even if your phone is on silent mode or in another room. Unfortunately for iOS, PushBullet doesn't have this feature yet. But given the more open iOS8.0+ architecture, I believe this feature is currently in the works (check out the paid app Notifyr for iOS, it works almost the same).

Why is it useful?

PushBullet's homepage already has a detailed information on how it works and how it becomes so handy, but allow me to point it out here.

With PushBullet, you can easily:
  • Send files from your mobile device to your computer with one click (or the other way around)
  • Receive calls, SMS and other phone notifications straight on your computer

And if you're on Android, there are whole lot more you can do with PushBullet like being able to reply text messages straight from your computer.

Final Verdict:

PushBullet is a simple yet powerful push notification service designed to make all your internet-connected devices “work” together. It's a godsend  web service that you will surely appreciate especially if you're dealing with multiple devices. PushBullet is currently available for iOS, Android and as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. There's also an unofficial paid app PushPal for Mac users.

Transfer Large Files Between iPhone and Other iDevices Over Existing Wi-Fi Network

LINK: PushBullet

Must-Have: PushBullet Makes Your iOS, Android and Computer "Work" Together

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

Unless you’re a really die-hard fan of XP and Vista and have no plans of upgrading, it’s assumed you’re using the latest Windows 7.

Many professionals and novices alike are finding Windows 7 a real crowd pleaser because of its user-friendly abilities and features. Speaking of features, many people including some IT pros aren’t familiar with Window 7’s hidden secrets that are pure work productivity boosters, and fun, too. We’re not just talking about your usual keyboard shortcuts, but real features such as:

Hidden "Send to" Icons

Hidden Send to Icons Windows 7 When you right-click on an icon, the options in “Send to” are actually quite limited. For a full list, just press Shift key before right-clicking. This will save you time rather than doing copy/cut-paste.

Recover Closed Browser Tab

We often close a browser tab accidentally. You can search for it without using the history. For Google Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer, press Ctrl + Shift + T.

Additional Clock and Time Settings

Default Additional Clock in Windows 7 Need to call Uncle Marvin? What time is it in Alaska? Is mom still awake in Brisbane? No one can memorize so many time zones (even Americans still get hung up with their 5 time zones). You can add more clocks when you click on the date and time icon. Click the time and date at the right side of the taskbar and then click Change Date and Time Settings. Look for the Additional Clocks tab and you can add one or two extra clocks with custom time zones and labeling of your choosing. After you click Apply and OK, click the time and date again. The local time should be the big clock, and the ones next to it the custom additions.

Updating the BIOS Revision

When tuning up a slow or troublesome PC, one of the first things to check is whether they have the latest BIOS revision. Most people never update their BIOS, and in the case of hardware or OS upgrades it can often be the key to solving mysterious crashes.

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You can use a search engine to find the latest BIOS release for a particular PC model. To find out what's in the PC you're working with, use the System Information utility. Just click Start and begin typing System Information in the search box. The shortcut should pop to the top of the list within four or five characters. The System Summary page includes a wealth of information, including the manufacturer and model for major-brand PCs, the exact processor, and the BIOS version and date.

Using the Windows Registry Editor

There are a thousand tweaks that you can do only by editing an obscure value in the registry. So you make one of those changes, and then a few weeks or months later you need to do it again. It's easy to find your way back if you leave behind a trail. You can simply save the key in question to Window’s Registry Editor, or the Regedit built-in Favorites menu. At the top of the editing window, click Add to Favorites and the current location is saved, using a name of your choosing. If you need to remove entries from the list, just click Remove Favorites.

Power Settings to Save on Electricity

Part of boosting work productivity is to save on your electric bills and lessen overhead expenses. You can do this by simply making your PC more energy-aware. The biggest change of all is to let your PC go to sleep when they're not being used. That cuts the amount of power they consume by 97%, and they wake up quickly when they're needed again. Just go to Control Panel > System and Security or Hardware and Sound. Click on Power Options and make the necessary power saving settings.

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Window switching with Alt+Tab

Window switching with Alt+Tab Another useful tool in Windows 7 is Alt + Tab. In the window you can click on any icon including the desktop to open it. Alternatively on pressing tab, it moves to the subsequent icon and after you leave alt, the highlighted window opens. If you want to move the highlighter the other way, press shift while hitting tab.

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Ever had a problem syncing your Chrome bookmarks from your Desktop to your iPhone?

Lately, I ran through this trouble trying to sync my Google Chrome bookmarks from my computer to my iPhone (and vice versa). The problem, specifically, was that my newly added Chrome bookmarks on my PC doesn't reflect back to my Chrome on my phone (and even web history, login information, etc). Same is true with my phone's web data; it doesn't appear on my Chrome on my PC.

Access Your Chrome, Firefox Bookmarks On Any Computer Anywhere

From that point I'm sure that Chrome sync is not working. I'm sure as hell synchronizatio" is enabled on my phone. I even tried disconnecting my Gmail account to my phone, reconnecting, and redoing the Chrome syncing process but still no luck! I turned to Google and forums, hunting for possible solution but none of the solutions they offer seemed to work.

And yes it really drives me nuts!

Chrome Bookmarks, Web Data Not Syncing Between Computer and iPhone? Here's the Fix


Until I accidentally disabled Chrome's "Sync Everything" option & selectively turned on the web data that I want to get synced, as seen on the screenshot below. And that did the trick! Pretty neat, huh?



I'm not sure if you're having the same problem as mine but just in case you do, you may want try that out! Hopefully Google will roll out an update for their Chrome for iOS very soon!

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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

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

To those who want to escape the hassle of downloading documents online and running multiple programs just to view them, well, then, here’s something sweet for you:

Docs Online Viewer is new and a FREE online document viewer add-on for the Mozilla Firefox that eliminates the need for you to download common day job files such as DOC, DOCX, XLS, PDF, CSV, etc. Powered by Google Docs API and Zoho Viewer, Docs Online Viewer is absolutely a time and computer resource saver.

Docs Online Viewer: Use Only Your Web Browser To Open/View DOCS, XLS, PDF, etc.

With Docs Online Viewer, you can view any document with relative ease and safety without having to download it first. This eases the burden of your computer in protecting itself from unwanted malware or tracking cookies, or worse, viruses. It also saves time from having to download something before being able to view it.

Doc Online Viewer also proves very useful for Linux users who do not have Windows Office. The Docs Online Viewer will open any document format such as DOC, DOCX, PDP, PPT, PDF, ODT, and more. 

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Opening documents on your Mozilla Firefox does not even involve installing any software in your computer. All you need to do to start is:

1 With your Firefox, download and install Docs Online Viewer HERE. Firefox may require you to restart your browser after installation.


2 Once installation is done and Firefox has been restarted, you should see a tiny "Eye" icon on the search results page when you search for any documents, whether using Yahoo, Google, or Bing.


3 Click on the "Eye" Icon and another window will appear. The document can then be viewed on this online window within the browser. You can view the pages in order, zoom, and use tab options like File, View, Help, or search for a particular word in a search box.

4 Suppose that you’re using other browser and you want to view some a doc file, just prefix your file URL with:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=file_full_URL

Example:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.xmlw.ie/aboutxml/wordsample2.doc

Some notable goodness of Docs Online Viewer:

  • Cutting down viewing time of documents by avoiding downloading time consumption. 
  • Documents are easily identified using the 
  • Online Viewer Ease, simplicity, and convenience of use. 
  • Honesty to being secure and risk-free. 
  • Pages can be viewed in any order. 
  • Safety, since documents are viewed on the browser. 
  • You can download the original document should you opt to. 
  • You can even edit and save a document online. 

Buttonizer Gives You Cleaner and Neater Viewing Area by Turning a Toolbar Into a Button (Firefox)

Supported File Formats: DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, PAGES, AI, PSD, TIFF, DXF, SVG, EPS, PS, TTF, XPS, ZIP, RAR, RTF, ODT, SXW, SSV, SXC, ODS, SXI, ODP, WPD

If you’re wondering how to open documents using only your browser (without using additional software), well, give Docs Online Viewer a shot!

Open and View Online Documents of Any Format Directly On Your Browser without Downloading Them

Many who alternate between using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox know that the latter always comes with many toolbars. Unfortunately, as more toolbars and extensions are used, Firefox can become cluttered, so your viewing area for webpages become less and less in time.

A Firefox extension called Buttonizer solves this problem.

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If you use small screen PC, you can get more space in your browser with Buttonizer without having to hide the toolbars from view and without sacrificing the viewing area. This Firefox add-on converts a complete tool bar into a simple button on the address bar.

How it works?

All you need to do is download and install Buttonizer from the Mozilla add-on site (link). Once installed, you will need to restart Firefox. After this, you will see Buttonizer as a button on the right side of your Address bar. All you need to do is to right-click on it and then select which toolbars can be converted to a button.


Once a toolbar is selected, it becomes hidden. When you mouse over the Buttonizer, you can access the hidden toolbar again.

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However, you can only set one toolbar at a time to a button. When you right click the Buttonizer button and select another toolbar as a button, the previous toolbar will revert to normal. The advantage of this app is that you no longer need to click so many buttons just to retrieve a hidden toolbar on the browser. The app works sort of like a button shortcut.


According to its developer, Byungwook Kang from South Korea, Buttonizer works great if you are using a small screen such as from a laptop or netbook. The next step for Kang and Buttonizer is adding multiple button support.

Download: Buttonizer (Firefox)

Buttonizer Gives You Cleaner and Neater Viewing Area by Turning a Toolbar Into a Button (Firefox)

Almost everyone has been through this nerve-racking experience before. You are filling out an online form, and it is a long one. Perhaps it is an online Auto Loan or Mortgage Refinancing form. You are finished so you click on the ‘Submit’ button. Only, what happens is that you get an error message, and when you click the 'Back' button, the form is blank. So, what do you do, start over again?

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Now you can install a Google Chrome add-on called Lazarus. Simply put, Lazarus saves everything you typed into that form, so if anything should happen, all the data is saved and can be recovered from the Lazarus menu.

Lazarus: Autosaves Everything You Type On A Form From Form-killing Timeouts, Crashes (link)

Lazarus is a simple form recovery add-on for Chrome browsers. In case you experience those nasty network errors, crashes, and other form-erasing timeouts, this app automatically saves and recovers everything you typed on an online form.

There is even an option wherein all the data you typed can be encrypted and saved on your computer, safely.

Lazarus is free and can be automatically installed on your Google Chrome. To date, more than 500,000 have downloaded Lazarus.

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A new 3.0 version will be released soon for compatibility with Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

Download: Lazarus Form Recovery [Chrome link]

Lazarus Is Your Time-Saving Chrome Add-On That Saves Anything You Type On A Web Form

At long last, the multiple tab browsing support you've loved and seen on apps such as Chrome and Firefox has finally landed on Windows Explorer.

Thanks to this handy Windows app called Clover which adds a multiple tab functionality to your Windows default File Explorer. That is, when you want to navigate to another file, you don't need to launch it in a separate window and have multiple windows opened at the same time.

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The current version of Windows File Explorer doesn't have a multiple-tabbing support yet. And so Clover must be a good news especially if you do a lot of copy, paste, move, cut or deletion of files.

Get A Google Chrome-Like Tabs Interface On Windows Explorer With Clover (link)

Clover (2.7MB) is a tiny, free Windows app that adds a multiple-tab functionality on your Windows File Explorer. Once installed, you'll get a Google Chrome-like tabs interface on top of the Explorer of every window.


No special requirements to use this app. All you have to do is to download and install Clover from their website (link).

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Other notable goodness of Clover:

Convenient Tab page

To master the powerful, easy-to-tab, just remember that Ctrl + T to open the page, and Ctrl + W close the page, Ctrl + Tab to switch pages, the work efficiency far more than doubled!

Seamless integration of operating system

Clover by the BHO plug-in form, integrated into Windows Explorer, to keep your usual habits, without having to learn new software operation, and immediately you can use.

Lightning-fast bookmarks bar

Press Ctrl + D to add the current path, or directly to the folder into the bookmarks bar. No longer around to look for the folder to access, instant reach, how happy!

Clover is a a must-have utility app that makes file browsing a completely new experience. Supported platform includes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, on both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions.

Add Multiple Tabbing Support To Windows File Explorer With Clover [Must Have]

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)

Image Courtesy of Techifire
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.

Block, Restrict Access To Unwanted Websites - No Additional Software Needed

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.

How To: Temporarily Block, Restrict Access to Unwanted Websites and Increase Productivity

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

I really find it annoying for social reader apps like Yahoo! to post something on my behalf on my Facebook Wall without me knowing. Every time I read an article on Yahoo!, an update is automatically posted on my Feeds, telling my friends what I just read.

The update made by these social readers usually contains items such as "Freddie just read an article" plus the article link. And this is no cool as you're exactly telling the world your reading habits.

So, how can you prevent social reader apps like Yahoo! from posting on your behalf? Mike Klawrence has this neat solution: Unsocialize, a link unsocializer for Firefox & Chrome.

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Unsocialize is a Chrome and Firefox extension that allows you to open articles in a new tab without getting redirected to third-party apps and having to grant them access to your Facebook information. The extension provides a right-click menu item "Unsocialize", which essentially bypasses the install request and any other tracking metrics.

Normally, when you click social reader links especially that of Yahoo!, Facebook takes you to the install app request page, requiring you to give permission to third-party apps. The screenshot below shows an example of what the page looks like.


But with Unsocialize, you can bypass this authorization process, thus preventing social reader apps from posting on your behalf. All you have to do is to right-click on any social reader links, then hit "Unsocialize" (see screenshot below).


Unsocialize is definitely useful especially if you don't want your reading habits to be traced.

Download Unsocialize: The Link Unsocializer For Google Chrome
Download Unsocialize: The Link Unsocializer Add-on For Firefox

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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You're in the middle of a video clip on YouTube and all of the sudden you realize that you need to get off your chair, shut down your PC for some important appointment. Now, how can you find your way back to where you were with the video clip you just watched?

While you can always navigate back to the video where you last left off by simply searching through YouTube again, now a brand new web service called Pause for Later seeks to eliminate that pesky process of clicking and searching through your favorite YouTube video again.

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Pause for Later is a handy browser extension that helps you point back to the last minutes and seconds of any YouTube video you watched but got interrupted for whatever reason. This add-on marks your spot in YouTube videos so you can anytime resume and watch them at the best of your comfort.
With Pause for Later you don't have to bookmark that long video presentation on YouTube nor search it again. All you have to do is to hit the pause button that sits next to your bookmarklet in the address bar.

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Here's how to get started:

Step 1 Sign up for a free account HERE. All paused items get saved on their website so you can resume any one of them anytime, anywhere.

Step 2 Install the Pause for Later extension with the browser of your choice. For Chrome, get it HERE. For Firefox, get it HERE. Pause for Later is also available to Opera and Safari. Just head over to their Install page.

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Now, when you need to pause a YouTube video, you just need click the newly added pause button instead of the actual YouTube pause control.


Clicking on that Pause button should take you to the Pause for Later website, where you can view all your paused items and with a single click, resume any one of them.


The Action button (in green) brings you an option to restart the video from the beginning, mark it as unwatched, copy the link to your clipboard, and more.

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Pause for Later is one of the many handy add-on that makes YouTube streaming less of a hassle. Go and check it out.


For more of our YouTube tricks and goodies, visit HERE.

Pause For Later: Lets You Resume Your Interrupted Video Streaming On YouTube

Previously on this blog we have talked about SMS Scheduler apps both for the iPhone and Android.  SMS Scheduler apps are special kind of software that let you schedule, auto-send SMS text messages at later point in time. You just have to specify the sending date and time, and let your phone automatically send those scheduled messages at preset time. Head over HERE to learn more on how to automatically send SMS text messages at predefined time.

This short tutorial will introduce you to yet another awesome scheduling app, but this time for emails.

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Scheduling your emails to be sent in the future is helpful for some reasons. One good example is that you might want to deliver your email at the exact time when the recipient gets to their desk every morning. Or if you know that the recipient always gets online every 8:00 PM, it might also wise to schedule your email to be delivered on that time. You don't want your emails to be buried by all of the other emails, right?

Schedule Emails in Gmail To Be Sent Later

This handy add-on is called RightInbox, a free Chrome and Firefox extension specifically designed for Gmail that lets you schedule, send email messages at predefined time. Once installed, you may need to reload Gmail until you get prompted like this:
Just hit "Continue" until you arrive on this page:
If you've successfully granted access to RightInbox, "Send Later" button should now sits next to "Send Now" button. Here's a quick video walkthrough on how to use RightInbox:


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The good thing about RightInbox is that your email still get delivered even if you shut down your computer. Download RightInbox - The Email Scheduler HERE

How To: Automatically Send Email Messages At Later Time