“A desktop email client has several advantages over webmail. Unfortunately you don’t have access to your emails when you’re on a different computer. So if your favorite email client is Thunderbird and this is precisely the issue you need to solve, hang on! This article shows how you can sync Thunderbird emails across multiple computers and always have access to all of your emails no matter which computer you’re using.”
1. Switch from POP3 to IMAP
You can download all emails and keep copy on the server, since then all the files and folders will be sync.
2. Move Profile To A Mobile Drive
Technically you take your entire Thunderbird profile with you and access it on any computer you use. Since an external source will have a different drive letter on different computers, we’re not going to move the profile. We will just tell Thunderbird the path of the profile using the -profile "path" command line argument. The command line argument looks like the following: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
3. Move Profile To A Network Drive
This last method to sync Thunderbird email requires that you have access to a shared / network drive. This is the most convenient method in the long run. However, moving your existing profile to that drive can be tricky.
When you’re looking for a job, you don’t have a lot of chances to catch the interest of a potential employer. After the cover letter, resume is one of the first documents recruiters see. To keep them interested in you, this document should highlight your strengths, be easy to scan, yet look unique and interesting. A great way to quickly compile a resume and not forget about any details are online tools. This article covers the top 3 websites to create a CV or build a free resume online. Here’s some examples:
You can quite easily buy a brand-spanking-new computer and install all the software you need for free these days, using applications offered under the Open Software License. You can get a free image editor, a free sound editor, a free word processor, media player, file archiver, PDF creator… the list goes on and on and on. Check out the showcase on Tripwire PDF Creator || FileZilla || Notepad++ || 7-Zip
“Software for creating screencasts have become essential and the products available are being used intensively for creating thousands of new videos every day. Screencasts are like all over the place now and were almost at a point where people start to expect them to be. Videos are simply great to deliver a message in a very short time and for most people bandwidth is not a problem any more. Bloggers use video feeds a lot to improve their presence and be more personal to their readers.”
CamStudio is a free open source program for capturing screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files. Its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).
In the market there’s more free and commercial tools, even Firefox addon that can screen capture frame by frame. For more information you have to visit Tripwire Magazine and read the Article.
Reflection Maker is an online tool that create reflection for your photo & image, you can either upload an image or type in the source ( URL ) of the photo, it only takes a few seconds to generate the reflection then you can download the image. You can also resize your image, very handy online application!
“Every web designer and developer should have a good and reliable wireframe (mockup or prototype) tool at there disposal. The importance of such a tool differentiates amongst web designers and developers, some use them, some don’t. Personally, I use them. It is in this initial stage of development that makes web design enjoyable, the coming together of the clients needs and your own creative ideas onto a blank canvas, allowing you to plan effectively the visual arrangement of the sites content.” Read full article on Speckyboy
A free and opensource Firefox addon tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping with a multitude of features. With its built-in stencils for diagramming and prototyping, the option for multi-page documents with background pages, its on-screen text editing with rich-text support and with its new cababiltity of exporting to HTML, PNG or Openoffice formats, makes this addon essential for any developer or designer.
fluidIA Web based tool allows for rapid refinement and exploration of concepts using an object-oriented approach to design. The big idea behind this experiment is whether a group of interaction designers, IA’s, UX professionals and developers can create there own prototyping tool in an open way.
Lumzy An online application creates prototypes of how the site or application will function by adding events within your Lumzy controls. You can create Message Alerts, Page navigation or Links to external content, when your client interacts with your Mockup, yet with the hand drawn feel of a sketch.
It will shortly be possible to store any type of file on Google Docs. Until now, the system only permitted compatible files such as HTML, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, text and images. Users will be able to upload files under 250MB in size and will be given 1GB of free storage. Additional space is available for $0.25 per GB per year.
Although there are many online file storage systems, Google Doc’s and shared folders could be ideal for businesses collaborating on designs, specifications, presentations or other documents. Once complete, the files can be securely shared with clients and other authorized personnel. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that most office file types can be viewed and edited online. Users can access the files from most modern browsers; there’s no need to have a particular OS, a specific version of Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader installed.
Here’s a tutorial by Jeffery Way on net.Tuts+, it showcases how to use Cufón, a simple way to use any type of font for your website.
“E-book reading devices are not a great achievement nowadays, but how many of them can really give you the feeling of reading a traditional book? The innovative LIBRARY e-book reader concept effectively meets the issue with its mechanical rollers along with lively page flipping animation on the screen that gives readers the feel of flipping through pages with their thumbs. The multi-touch display allows the readers to underline the book’s content with their fingers and can make bookmarks with simple gestures.”
Colorjive is an online application that you can paint your home interior virtually without picking up a brush. It takes a few clicks to finish painting your kitchen wall or bedroom door. You can test-drive Colorjive without an free account unless you want to save a picture, you’ll need a free account. If you want to redo your entire house, you have to sign up for a premium account. Try it now.
jQuery Pagebar – jQuery-Pagebar displays a jQuery slider instead of the normal previous/next links. User would be able to change the width and color of the bar.
Hard disks are by far the slowest component in your computer. Therefore fragmented disks often become a bottleneck of the system performance. Besides causing slowdowns, fragmentation makes the disk drive heads move too much when reading files which leads to freeze-ups and system crashes. Auslogics Disk Defrag was designed to remedy system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation. It will help you get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. The new version can also consolidate free space and optimize system files placement.
After more than one and a half years of development, the world biggest multitouch multi-user wall has now been launched at Nürburgring
The two-piece ring°wall consists of a LED display and a multitouch information-wall and impresses by its size: a total surface of 425 square meters, which equals more than 6000 computer displays, is the biggest of its kind. An interactive World emerges out of 34 million pixels generated by 15 high definition projectors and is supported by 30 directional speakers. Multitouch sensors basing on laser technology, convert the usage of the natural user interface into an experience. More than 80 users can simultaneously get informed about news and activities around the ringworld.
“One of the coolest ways to assemble a unique color theme for a presentation is to create a simple palette by extracting colors from a key image that you think represents the appropriate colors for your talk. You can do something similar to this within your slideware application, of course, but Kuler can do it automatically and give you some additional options for tweaking the colors.”
Portable applications in general are software and programs you can run independently from a removable drives (like flash/pen drive) without going through the hassle of installing them. They are widely used and have been a favorite approach for professionals of different various industries.
“A well designed newsletter/email template can be the difference between success an failure. Whether its to update customers about a product, or to share information, having a well designed template can be a great starting point to guide your readers and give them a clear coherent flow when they read your email. This is crucial, considering how important the first impression is.”
Hongkiat showcase a list of newsletter templates, good to check it out, they require user to create an account and it’s free!
Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new professional interaction design tool for creating expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code. Create interactive portfolios, product guides, microsites, site navigation, interfaces for RIAs and more, including transform artwork created in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks into interactive designs, create interactive prototypes with the ability to leverage them in the final product, publish a finished project as a SWF file ready for distribution, also work more efficiently with developers who use Adobe Flash Builder 4 to create rich Internet applications (RIAs). Designers use Flash Catalyst to create the functional user experience then provide the project file to developers who use Flash Builder to add functionality and integrate with servers and services.
New Beta 2 release adds support for video, sound effects, motion easing, AIR and more. Create the user experience through an approachable interaction design tool for designers with no coding required.