Zoho Reports: Get Business Class Reports On A Freelance Budget

Zoho Reports: Get Business Class Reports On A Freelance Budget

Everyone in business is looking to cut costs whenever is possible. Many new businesses may not have the initial funds to get everything they want when they first start out. Accounting and other reporting software isn’t usually top of the list of things to pay for. Zoho Reports helps you save money and still have […]

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ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

Thanks to the web, the other parts of the world are becoming more accessible for everything from sharing your family pictures, to having employees scattered all over the globe. One of the challenges of having a remote workforce is – how the heck can you organize even the most basic meeting? When collaborating with multiple […]

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Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Most Instant Messaging applications keep a history log of all your conversation. When you need to access your history, you can just do a quick search within the app to retrieve the conversation. The only problem arises when you are using multiple IM applications, multiple computers, or both. In such situation, retrieving a particular history […]

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48ers: Real Time Search Engine For Social Networks

48ers: Real Time Search Engine For Social Networks

Everything these days is geared toward social. Whether it is an application for the web or mobile, there will always be a way to share information with others. Because of the digital trend toward the social aspect of the web, it is natural there would be applications to help you search and track information on […]

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Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

People keep track of their travels through the web in different ways. Some use their pre-installed web browser to navigate through and save their favorite web pages. Other people install bookmarking add-ons to their browser. Others yet use web-based bookmarking sites. Zootool is a web-based bookmarking site offering some added perks over similar bookmarking sites. […]

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Create Your Own Private Social Communities With Frid.ge

Create Your Own Private Social Communities With Frid.ge

How many of you use social sites? Do you find yourself using Twitter or Facebook for more private communication? There are other options out there. Frid.ge is a private social site offering a lot of what you are used to without the prying eyes of everyone who have friended or followed you everywhere else on […]

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Yola – Build a Website, No Experience Needed

Yola – Build a Website, No Experience Needed

Having a website is a must for the majority of businesses, It is also becoming more important for individuals. Whether you freelance, are job hunting or just want a place to express yourself, there is a lot of choices out there. Yola gives you your space on the web. There are both free and paid […]

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Your Inbox Needs Help, Use OtherInbox

Your Inbox Needs Help, Use OtherInbox

Many of us let our email inbox go. We sign up for newsletters and keep the boxes checked allowing companies and their affiliates to send us anything they’d like. This makes a mountain of email that we dread sifting through. What if you could have help? There is an application out there that will go […]

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Ecwid: Quickly Add a Store to Your Site Without Any Coding

Ecwid: Quickly Add a Store to Your Site Without Any Coding

Many website owners want to make a little money from their site. If nothing else, just enough to cover the cost of web hosting and other minimal costs. There is a lot of ways you can make money, but adding a store can be a good money-maker. Ecwid offers a quick and easy way to […]

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Busy Docs Syncs Local Documents With Google Docs

Busy Docs Syncs Local Documents With Google Docs

A lot of municipalities and companies both big and small are migrating to Google for email and document management. There are lots of pros and cons for migrating to the cloud. What no one seems to really talk about is the effort it takes to move all of the documents. Busy Docs is a service […]

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Skloog – Visual Bookmarking and More

Skloog – Visual Bookmarking and More

There are a lot of web-based applications these days. It seems like when you get used to one, another one pops up just a little cooler than the one you are using. I say that to say this: Skloog is a really easy to use bookmarking site. I have written about a few bookmarking sites […]

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Convert Uncommon File Types with Cometdocs

Convert Uncommon File Types with Cometdocs

Have you ever received an email with a document you couldn’t open? I know I have. This is especially true if you are a Mac owner. If you don’t own Microsoft Office, it can sometimes seem like you are an outcast. Cometdocs eases the anxiety of opening an attachment. Cometdocs not only converts commonly used […]

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Twimbow: Personalize Your Tweets With Colors

Twimbow: Personalize Your Tweets With Colors

Twimbow is a new web-based twitter client. Not the newest concept, I know. However, most of the other Twitter apps are geared toward the power user or business user. Twimbow is a little different. What makes Twimbow different is that it color codes your tweets and let you personalize it to your liking.

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Present.ly – Micro-blogging for your Business

Present.ly – Micro-blogging for your Business

Social media has wriggled its way into almost every corner of everyday life for most people. Businesses are seeing a huge benefit in certain platforms. One highly useful way to communicate and keep everyone up-to-date is the micro-blogging platform. Twitter, Tumblr, Friendfeed and others use this method to display updates. It is fast, fluid and […]

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SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

We here at Make Tech Easier have talked about many backup options. Each one has their merits and is well worth looking into. Depending on your needs, one may be better than another. That being said, SafeCopy is another automatic backup option for your Windows or Apple machine. The beauty of the automatic backups is […]

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5 Useful Ways To Utilize Your 25GB Skydrive Account

5 Useful Ways To Utilize Your 25GB Skydrive Account

Over the past few years, more and more companies are offering web-based versions of their software. In the same manner, more options for storage in the clouds are available. Here at Make Tech Easier, we have given you several ways to back up, sync and store things. Microsoft’s Skydrive is another such option. A couple […]

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Organize Your Meals with Plummelo

Organize Your Meals with Plummelo

If you cook a lot, you probably make some of your favorites pretty often. The alternative is something you can make fast. I know I get sick of having the same things over and over. If you want to explore a little and try different meals, you are going to dig Plummelo. Plummelo is a […]

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6 Features to Make You Reconsider Using Hotmail

6 Features to Make You Reconsider Using Hotmail

Since people started moving all of their information to the clouds by the Terabyte, many of the web based applications have really stepped up their game. It seems to me like I am always hearing about what Google is doing. While there is no denying I am a big user of Google’s offering, including Gmail, […]

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Jumpcut – A Must-have Mac Clipboard

Jumpcut – A Must-have Mac Clipboard

How many of you have had to copy a lot of text from one source to another or while editing? It is a pain especially if you need to rearrange the way a paragraph is layed out. For the Mac owners out there, Jumpcut will make the job a lot easier. Jumpcut is a very […]

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Rapportive Lets You Know Everything About Your Gmail Contacts

Rapportive Lets You Know Everything About Your Gmail Contacts

When you sign up for a social network, I am sure that it will ask you to provide your email address and password so as to find out who in your contact list is also available in the network. I’m not sure about you, but I am always a little nervous when I let an […]

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Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Android owners know after about 2 minutes of going through the Android Market how much you can do to personalize your device. Usually people go for the fun apps like live wallpapers, themes and games. One overlooked type of application is a new home screen app. Sure you may have a nice UI for your […]

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Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

How many of the Mac users out there need to use a Windows machine for work? One of the applications I really like on my Mac, is Automator. Action(s) is a similar Java based application offering this same functionality on bot Mac and Windows machines. If you are unfamiliar with the possibilities of an automation […]

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How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

Make Tech Easier has covered several solutions to backup your information remotely. Dropbox is probably one of the most popular. iDrive is a solution which may appeal to a wider audience. Like many of the backup options out there, you have the choice of a free or a pay option. The pay option of iDrive […]

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Kadaza – A Logo Based Personal Start Page

Kadaza – A Logo Based Personal Start Page

Everyone has their personal favorite start page for their browser. Some like iGoogle, some need a little more information. There have been several articles written on Make Tech Easier about different options. Reviews of 43Marks, iGoogle, myHomepage and a homepage battle have all graced the pages here. This will add another style homepage to the […]

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Schedule Meetings Easier with Tungle

Schedule Meetings Easier with Tungle

One of the hardest things about a meeting is the scheduling. I know when it is time to schedule a board meeting, I run into all kinds of schedule conflicts. To make things even harder, people use different email clients and smart phones. This makes it harder to send meeting requests by email. Tungle.me helps […]

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aLaunch: Not Just Any Mac Apps Launcher

aLaunch: Not Just Any Mac Apps Launcher

Mac users are a group that enjoys a certain degree of pleasure when they use their computers. Many of the reasons I like the Macs I have owned are the simplicity of their operation. Even though Apple gives you fantastic quick methods of finding and opening apps and documents, there is always room for improvement. […]

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6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

Are you a die hard Google search user? It is hard not to be. Everything comes preset to search Google by default. Why wouldn’t it? That being said, there are some built in features I prefer to use in Bing. You know, that search engine by Microsoft. Many search engines have areas where they excel […]

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Organize Your Life With Springpad

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Most popular applications usually have a lesser know competitor with very similar features. The better know software is more heavily marketed and the freeware versions – which are equally as good – usually are not. Springpad is one of these freeware apps. You hear a lot of people talking about how if they did not […]

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Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

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Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Over the past few months I have written several posts on different ways to back up your digital life. Part of the reason I keep writing about different backup options is, people STILL don’t do it. The majority of people I know are in the “I wish I had a backup.” camp. The more people […]

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Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

If you have ever used a computer, you know how from time to time you get a stubborn application that just won’t close. When you are using a Windows machine, you can summon the Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt +Delete. There are times however, the Task Manager can’t even motivate the application to close. […]

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myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

With all of the sites people frequent on a daily basis, it is hard to keep everything straight. Password and bookmark managers have been around for a while and are widly used and talked about on the web. Custom homepages like iGoogle and 43marks have also been written about many many times. Myhomepage.com is a […]

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4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

It is usually easier to have things backed up or stored in the clouds than it is to remember to back up your important info. Personally, I have a weekly backup set for my laptop, but do I remember to have the app running and my external hard drive plugged in every Tuesday? Nope. Because […]

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7 Tools To Make Flickr More User Friendly

7 Tools To Make Flickr More User Friendly

Flickr is an useful place where you can upload and share your photos with your friends, and also a source to find interesting and attractive photos. Being an active Flickr user, I used Flickr frequently to store my photos and also to find relevant pictures for my blog post. Despite the great interface, there are […]

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How to Add More Control To Your Gmail Inbox With Syphir

How to Add More Control To Your Gmail Inbox With Syphir

I bet a lot of Gmail users out there would like a little more control over their inbox. I know I have felt a little limited at times. The nice thing about most Google products, is they allow other applications to add to the core Google application. The other day I was scanning my Twitter […]

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How to Install Multiple Windows Applications In Only 6 Clicks

How to Install Multiple Windows Applications In Only 6 Clicks

Have you ever been surfing the web or reading an article and came across a application or site that solves a very simple problem? A problem that, up until that point, you just dealt with because that’s how things are? When you read a little about this amazing problem solver you say “DAMN! I wish […]

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9 More OpenOffice Extensions

9 More OpenOffice Extensions

Moving all of your apps and information in the cloud has been adopted by a great number of people. However, there are also a large number who still prefer having a desktop application. Pretty much everyone like free. I am typically use Google Docs for my word processing and spreadsheets, but do on occasion tinker […]

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Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

If you are part of the increasing majority, you have a data enabled phone. A big part of having one of these phones is being able to buy applications that are designed to work with native features of the device. With all of the popularity Google has had with their Android Market, they recently debuted […]

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5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

Despite the popularity of Twitter, there are still many people and small businesses who are either just starting out or are trying to figure out how to use it. There are tons of different Twitter 101 articles out there, this is not one of them. What you will get from this post is where to […]

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Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Real time search is a big buzzword these days. Almost every search engine will pull up some results from Twitter and other social sites. What happens when you want to search only social sites? Social search engines have been gaining popularity with everyone from news providers to the everyday person like you and me. They […]

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YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

Have you ever had the need to show your screen to someone because it was too hard to talk them through something? Whether it is for school, work or just to show someone what you are doing on your computer, screen sharing is a great way to show someone exactly what you you want them […]

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Automatically Save Tweeted Links With Packrati.us

Automatically Save Tweeted Links With Packrati.us

The social aspect of the web is intertwining itself into everything new. Applications and programs are coming out daily to add a new social feel to old out-dated applications. Some combine two applications to make one super application. One such web based application is Packrati.us. The basic idea behind Packrati.us is to capture all of […]

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Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Recently I had an incident with my netbook where I had to reformat the hard drive. I am glad that I had all of my really important data backed up. I personally use a variety of methods to back up my docs and info. I use a combo of Dropbox, Gladinet and was using Easeus […]

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5 Great Firefox Addons For Power Video Surfing

5 Great Firefox Addons For Power Video Surfing

Anyone surfing the Web these days can tell you they are hard pressed to find a site that doesn’t have or isn’t linking to video. Many of the videos embedded on sites are hosted on Youtube or a similar site. Most of these sites do not offer many options to share the actual video. Sure […]

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Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backing up anything in case of a disaster is never a bad practice. The problem with using a cloud based office suite is, you really don’t have many options to back things up. Sure you can download everything to a USB drive or keep them in an email, but it kind of defeats the purpose. […]

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12 Google Chrome Extensions For The RSS Addicted

12 Google Chrome Extensions For The RSS Addicted

The Google Chrome browser is making some great strides to take over the browser game. One of the areas where it lacks right out of the proverbial “box” is its inability to handle RSS. Until recently when Chrome users on Windows machines were given the ability to add extensions, you would have to (gulp) copy […]

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Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

For a screen capture program, Screenpresso offers more than most. When I first took a look at the feature page, I was astonished at everything it can do. This desktop program (which can also be ran from a USB stick), offers editing features you would normally need another program for. Annotations, auto resizing and a […]

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How to Customize Your iGoogle Homepage

How to Customize Your iGoogle Homepage

Google has their hands in almost every aspect of the web. They have a free web tool for pretty much everything the average person could need. In my opinion, one of the most versatile Google tools is the iGoogle homepage. I say this because it can be configured just the way you need it to […]

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