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Ask The Readers: Which Is Your Favorite Office Suite Application?

Ask The Readers: Which Is Your Favorite Office Suite Application?

Most, if not all, computer comes with an Office Suite application. It is one of the most essential application we use on a daily basis. While most people will have heard of Microsoft Office, not all of them will be using it, manly because it comes with a steep price and many people doesn’t need […]

TimeSlotTracker: A Useful Cross Platforms Compatible Time Tracker

TimeSlotTracker: A Useful Cross Platforms Compatible Time Tracker

If you are a freelancer who charges by the hour, you will know important it is to track the amount of time you have spent on each project. While there are several good time tracker software for Windows and Mac, there are only a few for Linux, and most of them are too basic and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Noow better than VLC?

Is Noow better than VLC?

There are a lot of applications you can use to play your video. Many people use Windows Media Player because that is what your Windows machine came with. There are other options like QuickTime/iTunes and the wildly popular VLC. Noow is a pretty new competitor to the media playback game. Its claim is that it […]

How to Design Your Own House With Sweet Home 3D

How to Design Your Own House With Sweet Home 3D

I am sure you don’t move house everyday, but when you do, one of the headache is to decide the layout of your new house. I have recently renovated my house and while everything is in a mess, I have to come up with the layout design of the house. I don’t have the luxury […]

Provide Remote Desktop Support With GoToAssist

Provide Remote Desktop Support With GoToAssist

Everyone knows about Teamviewer – it’s one of the most popular remote support applications out there. However, it also has a rather high startup cost if you want to use it for professional purposes. With licensing prices ranging from $749 to around $3,000, this can be prohibitive if you’re just starting out. Thankfully, there is […]

4 More Things You Didn’t Know VLC Could Do

4 More Things You Didn’t Know VLC Could Do

VLC is great – it’s as simple as that. It’s so full of useful features that we’re already on our second article about some of the lesser known (but still really great) things it can do. Last time, we covered some gems such as the ability to normalize the audio tracks or transcode videos. This […]

Why You Should Bite The Bullet And Signup For Spotify

Why You Should Bite The Bullet And Signup For Spotify

I find it surprising that no-one has yet stepped up to the plate to post a review of the magic that is Spotify here on MakeTechEasier. This application has truly revolutionized the way that I consume music, and I only see things getting better. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Spotify is […]

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Update: Wuala is shutting down and won’t be available after 15 November 2015. We don’t recommend this service anymore. Dropbox is great, but it is not the best. While we love Dropbox for its versatility and cross-platform compatibility, we also hate it for its inability to secure files in the cloud. We have to either […]

10 Useful Ways Business Owners Can Make Use Of Evernote

10 Useful Ways Business Owners Can Make Use Of Evernote

If you haven’t used it before, Evernote is a super popular note taking application. There is no set way to use Evernote, so to some people, this can deter them from using it. By using tips like we have listed below, you may see them as a template to use Evernote or they may spark […]

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 […]

How to Easily Write and Publish eBooks With Sigil

How to Easily Write and Publish eBooks With Sigil

With the growing popularity of ebook readers like the Kindle and iPad, more and more people are reading on a screen rather than from printed books. And more and more authors are getting into the act. Why not you? Maybe you’re a budding author who wants to self publish. Or maybe you’re a software developer […]

How to Create Tilt Shift Effect in Gimp

How to Create Tilt Shift Effect in Gimp

This isn’t something you’ll often do for work or a real project, but it’s fun and it can look cool. Tilt shifting a photo is something that can be done by expensive fancy camera equipment or, fortunately for us, free software. The idea is that when you take a photo of small scale objects like […]

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 […]

6 Alternative PDF Readers For Windows

6 Alternative PDF Readers For Windows

Files stored in PDF (Portable Document Format) provide a versatile method of transferring documents without losing formatting and other effects. The file format was originally created by Adobe, however since in recent years Adobe’s PDF reader has become bloated and difficult to use. In this article I will look at six free alternative PDF viewers.

How to Take A Remote Screenshots on Your Mac

How to Take A Remote Screenshots on Your Mac

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to be able to make a remote screenshot of your Mac. Maybe, you let your children use your computer while you are away at work and you want to know what websites they are surfing. Maybe, you have a small business and you want to […]

8 Of The Coolest Brushes For The Gimp

8 Of The Coolest Brushes For The Gimp

Like almost any piece of software with rudimentary drawing capability, Gimp includes simple brushes like squares, circles, and fuzzy circles. While they get you by for many basic needs, there’s a lot more you can do. Everything from flowers and vines to flames and bubbles can be created by brushes, and today we’re going to […]