Are you one of those people who spend too much time on their computers? Often those who do a lot of their work on their computers, have a hard time managing their files and to-do lists. While several operating systems do offer certain tools like sticky notes, calculators and reminders, the interface and functionality they deliver are pretty basic. Here is a list of online apps that will help synchronise your daily routine with the computer database. With tools that boast extra facets, your PC can seem a lot friendlier.
Whenever one needs to work on a document, design a presentation or run a digital database, people turn to Microsoft Office almost all the time. Most definitely the comprehensive Office package delivers the right mix of software and tools for your job. But have you considered the option of online sharing and real-time editing of these data with a closed user group without having to go through the upload-download-edit-re-upload hassle? If yes, then your next stop is Google Docs—an impressive online tool package that offers free online document editing and storage system. Google Docs enables creating and sharing text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and even drawings. Managed by the cloud utility, your data is stored online thereby no longer requiring you to carry your files on a physical device or send it via emails. As far as access is concerned, these files are easily linked to your Gmail accounts with Read Only or both Read and Write privileges within the assigned user groups or specific contact list.
This free online file converter is the best option for file conversions for everyday use. Carefully designed to meet the demands of users from different backgrounds, the converter features format manipulations over pdf, doc, html, dwg, xls, ppt, img and xps formats. The on-demand conversion of your file is done in three simple steps—uploading a file, submitting your email id and finally retrieving the reformatted data from your inbox. For a try, visit http://www.cometdocs.com/ccn
Simply go to www.posti.ca and try it for yourself. There is more to this web app than sticky notes. Postica runs on login information that comes with a free registration account. With this account, you can put up sticky notes on any part of your desktop using multiple colors. Leave it to its servers to remember your personalised info. Apart from the classic sticky, the application allows you to attach a file within the sticky note to free you from self-mailing files or documents. On the social platform, you can share your notes with others including non-users of the client. The web app also readily features sharing options for Twitter and Google Plus.
While browsing several web pages simultaneously, finding particular information within a page that you viewed just 10 minutes ago might still be a daunting task. With the Amazing Highlighter at hand, you will never miss anything important. Simply enter the url of the page you are viewing on the client’s website–http://www.awesomehighlighter.com. Now you are entitled to highlight any part of the text that you feel important. Furthermore, the app automatically creates a unique link with the highlighted content which you can later view or share with others.
While bibliography is of prime essence in your reports, the process can be time-consuming and hassling. BibMe structures your references in the apt format and allows you to compile your bibliography in Chicago, MLA or APA formats. It also comes with a citation guide and a book finder.
Windows, Mac or Linux all offer calculators, but let’s face it, do they really serve your purpose? Usually the calculators offered on your PC are no different than the ordinary or in some cases, advanced scientific calculators that you use. You’d expect something more intelligent from a computer, wouldn’t you? To enhance your calculating experience, the internet offers several websites that answer your questions and solve your problems. Out of them, two are particularly noteworthy. Instacalc offered at www.instacalc.com is a simple yet very powerful math engine that processes your data and instantly gives you results. In addition the web tool features unit conversion, advanced math functions and even programming tools. On the other hand, Encalc, available for free at www.encalc.com, is limited to scientific calculations but offers the highest degree of calculating sophistication. The app is readily designed for dimensional analysis, variable handling, algebra and calculus.
Missing deadlines? With a web app designed specifically to keep users on top of their schedules, the task manager manages your day-to-day routine and offers you timely notifications regarding your deadlines via email or SMS. The freebie is aimed mostly at high school and college students to help them keep up with their submissions and due dates. For additional information, goto www.soshiku.com
Although we have featured an installment of Tech-tonic dedicated entirely to online storage, we would like to include one such online tool for data storage in the context of file management. To safeguard your precious documents, the best option is to upload them online on a web database. Dropbox in particular is an easy-to-use online storage facility that offers 2 GB of free space and upto 100 GB of online storage for paid subscriptions. The lucrative feature of Dropbox that enlists it in the list of scholar’s tools is its sharing and sending feature that allows larger files which cannot be sent via mail to be sent through Dropbox. Also the online storage facility provides sharing folders and sending videos and pictures to specific groups or individuals.
Source: The Kathmandu Post