Usman Khurshid

Usman is a technology enthusiast and loves tweaking Microsoft products. In addition to MakeTechEasier, he contributes regularly to iTechtics.com.

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Setup A Free FTP Server On Your Home Computer (Complete Step by Step Guide)

Setup A Free FTP Server On Your Home Computer (Complete Step by Step Guide)

If you use the Internet frequently, you must have come across some sites which offer uploading and downloading of files on their own servers. I am not talking about file sharing sites that offer to upload and download files through HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) but the sites that use a special protocol called FTP […]

5 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft Visio

5 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio is a professional diagramming software from Microsoft which makes it very easy to explore and visualize complex information and processes quickly. As an IT professional, I find it very easy and satisfying to visualize process flows, network architecture and program workflows. Microsoft Visio is not only limited to the IT field but can […]

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

Microsoft Project is a project management software which makes it a breeze to organize the whole project timeline including the work schedules, budgets and human work hours. Microsoft Project has become the best project management software which every IT professional and manager loves to work with. Microsoft Project is suitable for everyone from a person […]

5 Free Alternatives To Microsoft OneNote

5 Free Alternatives To Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote, as its name implies, is a note taking application from Microsoft. It is very different from other apps like Notepad or Wordpad, which take a linear approach to making a document. While Microsoft OneNote is completely different. It can gather all types of digital information including text, pictures, videos, web clips etc. And […]

3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

How good would it be if Windows can be the perfect OS that runs fast (all the time), doesn’t hang at all and require low (or zero) maintenance. In reality, the reverse is always true. The bloated registry database always cause the system to go slow, uninstalled software are not removed completely, startup time seems […]

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Microsoft PowerPoint is certainly the best and the most used presentation software used on earth today. Presentation can be a great resource to share ideas, collaborate or showcase your work to the respective audience or gathering. I have been making presentations throughout my life, starting from school time where we had to present our work […]

Free Slideshow Maker Software To Organize Photos In Slideshows

Free Slideshow Maker Software To Organize Photos In Slideshows

Nowadays the digital photos have become very easy to capture and save. With the advent of larger hard drives with cheaper prices, the space constraint is almost gone forever. Now comes the challenge of organizing these photos because with the passage of time, the collection of digital photos becomes so huge that it becomes very […]

5 Online Reminder Services To Remind Of Different Events And Tasks

5 Online Reminder Services To Remind Of Different Events And Tasks

Even though the technology has made the life of man easier, one thing that has been complex is remembering every bit of information, whether it is general like remembering a birthday, an event or task or business oriented like a business meeting, sending an invoice, following up an email etc. There are many services that […]

5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

Everybody likes to take photos nowadays, but not everybody is a professional photographer. While I love taking photographs, most of my photos are not perfect and lack the elements of good photography like the light effect, color etc. I usually edit my photos before saving them to my library of photos. If you are professional […]

4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

The people who frequently change their computers or travel a lot want to have their data with them all the time. It is not always possible to take a laptop or a computer with them. This is where the concept of portable applications comes in. Portable applications are programs that do not depend on any […]

How to Get Your Work Done Using Pomodoro Technique

How to Get Your Work Done Using Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro is a technique of time management developed by Francesco. By using Pomodoro, you can manage your time easily on the computer. The basic form of pomodoro technique works like this: You choose a task that is to be accomplished in a certain time Set the Pomodoro timer to 25 minutes. Work on the […]

6 Tips To Secure Your Facebook Account

6 Tips To Secure Your Facebook Account

A short while back, I wrote about securing your Hotmail account. Today I’ll discuss about ways to secure your Facebook account. There are several points to consider when accessing your Facebook account. Let’s discuss them one by one.

How To Share Wireless Connection Settings Through A USB Drive

How To Share Wireless Connection Settings Through A USB Drive

While securing your wireless connection is as easy as entering password, it is often not the security mechanism that makes the wireless connection vulnerable. If you are sharing your security key with many other people (such as in the office environment), the chances of them compromising your wireless security is higher. Most people leak out […]

Automatically Restart Firefox When It Uses More Memory

Automatically Restart Firefox When It Uses More Memory

I have already written about how to boost performance of Firefox. I’m always on a hunt for performance utilities which make my life easier by automating some processes which need to be done on time. Today I’ve found another Firefox extension which can make Firefox perform better. This extension is especially for those who like […]

Essential Software To Install After Installing Windows

Essential Software To Install After Installing Windows

Installing or re-installing Windows is a tedious and time consuming task. Other than the time spent installing the OS, we still need to restore all our favorite and essential software. Personally, I have a list of utilities and software that I install after installing Windows. Keeping this list made my life easier as it allows […]

5 Great Alternatives To Microsoft Outlook

5 Great Alternatives To Microsoft Outlook

In term of email client, Microsoft Outlook is the most popular one around. It is widely used in both home and office because of its deep integration with Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Windows and of course, Microsoft Exchange. However, being popular doesn’t mean it is the best. There are several alternative email clients that have […]