About Scott Nesbitt

Scott is a writer of various things -- documentation, articles, essays, and reviews -- based in Toronto, Canada. He loves to play with tech, and to write about it too. Scott hasn't snagged that elusive book contract. Yet.

Articles by Scott Nesbitt

4 Awesome Web-Based Apps for All of Your Diagramming Needs

4 Awesome Web-Based Apps for All of Your Diagramming Needs

Even if you’re all thumbs when it comes to drawing, there will come a time when you need to create a diagram or two. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a software developer, web designer, or a technical writer. It all comes down to arranging blocks and images on a canvas to explain something. There […]

Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox and DropPages

Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox and DropPages

Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to share, store, and sync files. Thanks to some clever individuals in the development community, you can do much more with Dropbox. One of the more interesting and useful third-party applications for Dropbox is DropPages. It turns Dropbox into a simple web server, letting you publish static […]

How to Batch Convert Documents at the Command Line

How to Batch Convert Documents at the Command Line

There comes a time when you need to convert one or more files to another format. Say, for example, you have a bunch of .rtf files that you want to turn into OpenDocument files. Chances are you don’t need to do that too often, but when the time comes, opening each file in a word […]

4 Awesome Online Resources for Creating QR Codes

4 Awesome Online Resources for Creating QR Codes

QR Codes. They look like barcodes that have gotten wet and smudged. You’ve probably seen them. In fact, they’re everywhere: on the web, in print ads, on business cards, and even on the sides of buildings. All you need to do is scan a QR code with your smartphone and you’re either taken to a […]

4 Great Online Editors For Web Developers

4 Great Online Editors For Web Developers

Whether you’re a professional web developer or someone who maintains their own website(s), chances are you do most of your work on a desktop or laptop. Which makes sense, seeing as how there are any number of great web development tools for various operating systems. But what happens if you need to make some changes […]

Create and Edit Web Pages on the Linux Desktop with BlueGriffon

Create and Edit Web Pages on the Linux Desktop with BlueGriffon

One of the applications that’s missing from the Linux desktop is a good WYSIWYG HTML editor. There have been a few, like NVU and KompoZer, but they haven’t been actively developed for a while. Enter BlueGriffon. Built on top of Gecko (the rendering engine used by Firefox), BlueGriffon enables you to create web pages using […]

Three Great Mindmapping Tools for the Linux Desktop

Three Great Mindmapping Tools for the Linux Desktop

Sometimes, you run into a problem that you just can’t work through with mental brute force alone. Brainstorming with others works, but that’s not always an option. One popular and effective way of beating a problem or releasing your creativity is mindmapping. While you can go old school and use pen and paper, there is […]

Getting to Know Textile

Getting to Know Textile

At some point, you’re probably going to do some work on the web — whether you plan to or not. That work could be writing a blog post or article, adding a page to a web site, or regularly writing for a site like Make Tech Easier. No matter what you do, knowing some HTML […]

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

No matter where you turn, people seem to be talking about the cloud. And while cloud computing does have its attractions and advantages, there are still a few concerns about it. Like what? Well, your data is in someone else’s hands. And what happens if a service you’re using closes up shop, denies you access […]

Manage Your Passwords Online with Passpack

Manage Your Passwords Online with Passpack

If you’re like most people, then you probably have more than a couple of passwords. A lot more. Passwords for email services, entertainment sites, web services, and things like that. The problem with passwords is that they can be hard to remember. Or, at least, it’s hard to keep track of which password you use […]