Readings – The News Reader that Also Lets You Follow Your Favorite Authors

On July 10, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Readings – The News Reader that Also Lets You Follow Your Favorite Authors

The buzz has been spreading pretty quickly about Readings, an online “community” for those who want to keep up with the latest news on various topics like Business, Entertainment, Photography, Technology, and Social Media. What’s so unique about Readings is that it also lets you follow your favorite authors. It kind of puts me in the mind of Readability, with a news reading service built around it. After a full review of the service, I started to realize what all the fuss is about and I must say that I really like the service. Let’s take a look. Subscribe to Your Favorite Publishers The first thing you’ll need to do is find some publishers to subscribe to. This is done by going through each category and then picking your favorite publications. You can also use the search feature to find publishers more quickly. Honestly, I found myself interested in just …

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7 Online Tools for Sharing Files Very Quickly

On July 8, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 7 Online Tools for Sharing Files Very Quickly

One of the biggest ways to boost your productivity is to have a preferred online tool handy for sharing files very quickly with friends, family, and on your social networking accounts. It’s such a pain when you want to share a file and have to sign up or log into a site and then go through 4 to 5 steps before you finally have a link to share. It’s just much more convenient to have that link in 1 to 2 steps; plus it allows you to keep it moving so that you don’t mess up your workflow. The 7 sites listed below will help you with that. These sites will allow you to upload files usually with just a single click and then share them with another click. If you have anymore to add, feel free to mention them in the comments. Castle.so Drag and drop files from your computer …

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Create a Simple Team Collaboration Network with Papyrs

On July 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Create a Simple Team Collaboration Network with Papyrs

Papyrs is an easy-to-use tool for creating mini-site for team collaborations, group projects, multi-author blogs, and things of that nature. It’s basically a drag and drop website builder with a focus on teams. If you’re familiar with the tool Weebly, then you’ll understand exactly how it works and how easy it will be to organize your pages. Since Papyrs is currently in free beta there is only one subscription type, but this will change once the beta period is over. For now you’ll be able to create up to 20,000 pages and have 512MB of disk space to use. “Paprus works as a drag and drop intranet to better collaborate with colleagues and clients. Easily share and collect documents, notes, online forms and much more.” Getting Started Signing up is easy and actually kind of fun with their creative sign up form. Create a New Page The first thing you …

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Keep Up with Your Closest Friends using the Geeje Social Dashboard

On July 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Keep Up with Your Closest Friends using the Geeje Social Dashboard

If you’re like me, you probably have a small group of online friends that you connect with on every social network and you’ve become somewhat like an online family. If that indeed applies to you, then Geeje is the perfect tool to help you keep up with your closest online friends. The concept is pretty simple. First you create a profile of your friend and then you add feeds that apply to them. Don’t think of the word “feeds” as just blog feeds though, it also applies to social networking profiles. Best of all, you don’t need an actual RSS feed to follow them. You can simply enter the URL of the blog or social networking profile that you want to keep up with and Geeje will do the rest. Geeje keeps you in the know; it’s a noticeboard of your close friends and the people you follow; it’s to …

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Safely Store Your Documents in the Cloud with Splarchive

On June 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Safely Store Your Documents in the Cloud with Splarchive

Splarchive is a new file storage service that coverts your documents into PDFs and then stores them forever in the cloud. They promise that your documents will always remain “safe, private and never grow outdated.” The documents are full encrypted … read more

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Thematic.me – A Customizable Page for Your Twitter Images

On June 25, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Thematic.me – A Customizable Page for Your Twitter Images

Thematic.me has one goal in mind: displaying your Twitter images on a customizable, branded page. In a nutshell, Thematic.me is “photo sharing for brands,” though you really don’t need to your own “brand” to post images. Then again, when you … read more

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Access and Manage All of Your Files in the Cloud with Otixo

On June 19, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Access and Manage All of Your Files in the Cloud with Otixo

If you’re someone who uses several cloud services, then you know that it can be a pain accessing files from all of the difference services at once. You have to log into each one separately and there is no easy way … read more

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Gravee – A Social Search Engine with Personal Recommendations and Toolbar

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Gravee – A Social Search Engine with Personal Recommendations and Toolbar

Gravee seems to be a lot like Bing with a few additional features. “Gravee evaluates the best search results from across the Web’s major search engines, and then personalizes their best results based on your interests and preferences, as well … read more

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10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Managing Your Tabs

On June 16, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Managing Your Tabs

Is having too many tabs open in your browser as big of an issue for you as it is for me? On any given day I can easily accumulate 20+ tabs and the more that are open, the harder they … read more

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Easily Search Through the Tweets of Those You’re Following with PostPost

On June 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Easily Search Through the Tweets of Those You’re Following with PostPost

Finding a tweet containing an image, photo or video that someone you’re following has tweeted in the past can be a pain, but PostPost now makes it easier than ever. “PostPost search results are filled with super-relevant information from the … read more

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Alternion – The Ultimate Social Media, Email, and Contacts Manager

On May 28, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Alternion – The Ultimate Social Media, Email, and Contacts Manager

In the past I’ve written about social media aggregators like Meevr, Vinehub, Yiid, and Streamy – just to name a few. Now we have Alternion to add to the mix and it’s definitely not your average aggregation tool. It’s a … read more

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3 iPad Apps to Help You Keep up with Social Media

On May 27, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 3 iPad Apps to Help You Keep up with Social Media

Having one good social media app is great for boosting productivity while allowing you to quickly keep up with your social media news and contacts. Why should you have to use a different app for each site when you could … read more

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8 Sites for Syncing and Storing Your Files in the Cloud

On May 22, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 8 Sites for Syncing and Storing Your Files in the Cloud

Cloud storage is great because it can help you save space on your computer and in case of a crash, you won’t have to worry about lost files. It’s also convenient because you can access your files from almost anywhere, … read more

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Create A Stylish Virtual Business Card with IdentyMe

On April 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Create A Stylish Virtual Business Card with IdentyMe

If you’re a fan of virtual business cards, you’ll love IdentyMe. It’s a place where you can create an online business card showcasing your portfolio, resume, social networks and contact information. They offer a wide variety of stylish themes that … read more

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12 Powerful Blog Editors to Use Besides Windows Live Writer

On April 24, 2011, Posted by , In BLOGGING,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 12 Powerful Blog Editors to Use Besides Windows Live Writer

Many bloggers prefer using desktop blog editors because they’re more convenient, often offer more features (than their blogging client), and can even be used offline. Just about everyone has heard of Windows Live Writer and many swear by it, so … read more

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Summify – Bringing You a Summary of the Top Stories from Your Social Networks

On April 22, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Summify – Bringing You a Summary of the Top Stories from Your Social Networks

If you’re one of the many people suffering from social media overload, Summify may be the “cure” you’re looking for. “Summify is a service that creates a periodic summary of the most relevant news stories, from all of your social … read more

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Filter and Hide Unwanted Tweets on Twitter.com with Slipstream

On April 16, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Filter and Hide Unwanted Tweets on Twitter.com with Slipstream

TweetI have been using Slipstream for a couple of weeks now and I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without it. It’s an extension, currently only available for Chrome and Safari, which lets you filter tweets directly on Twitter.com. You … read more

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3 Spam Free Ways to Share Your Contact Information

On April 15, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 3 Spam Free Ways to Share Your Contact Information

TweetMy husband was my inspiration for this post. He wanted to share his contact information on Twitter and was 2 seconds away from posting a tweet with his actual email address, until I stopped him. I let him know that … read more

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7 Ways to Have Private Group Chats via Twitter

On April 9, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 7 Ways to Have Private Group Chats via Twitter

TweetAs someone who lately used Twitter private DMs more than public tweets to talk to friends, I’ve been looking for a way to have private group chats. DMs are nice, but you can only talk to one person at a … read more

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Retweet@ – A New Way to Share and Discuss on Twitter

On April 8, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Retweet@ – A New Way to Share and Discuss on Twitter

TweetRetweet@ is a useful tool that allows you to share the current page you’re on and have discussions all from within a sidebar on your browser. It’s all done by a simple bookmarklet that you add to your browser toolbar. … read more

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Aizon.me Lets You Keep Track of Your Productivity Using Twitter and Facebook

On April 2, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Aizon.me Lets You Keep Track of Your Productivity Using Twitter and Facebook

TweetAizon.me is tool that monitors your Twitter and Facebook updates in order to track your productivity. It “analyzes your status updates […] and draws a productivity chart and will help you focus on the important things in life.” You’ll need … read more

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Receive Reminders for Important Events with Romulist

On April 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Receive Reminders for Important Events with Romulist

TweetRomulist is a dead simple (for now) reminder service for important events. It will send you emails each day (at the time you choose) so that you’ll never forget your important tasks or events. Right now you can only add items … read more

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Buffer – Automatic Tweet Posting and Scheduling

On March 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Buffer – Automatic Tweet Posting and Scheduling

TweetBuffer is one of those tools that can come in handy for any Twitter user, but it’s especially useful for busy people who don’t have the time to tweet as often as they’d like. One of the keys to building … read more

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