Tag Archive: free

Jul 07 2015

Freedcamp: A Solid Alternative to Basecamp for Project Management

Several years ago, I started using Basecamp, a popular project management tool for keeping track of projects, while supporting group collaboration. At the time, their free version offered the essential components for project management. However, when Basecamp shifted away from their bare-bones free version, I started to explore alternatives and Freedcamp was a great discovery. …

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Nov 14 2013

Ready for your 5-second Masterpiece? YouTube’s Fan Finder can get you fans for free

Looking to give your YouTube channel a boost for free? YouTube has answered the call with their latest advertising platform, aptly titled Fan Finder. Basically, owners upload their videos to their channel and can transform their video into a TrueVideo ad, the 5-second overlay ad on the video. From there, the viewer has the option …

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Apr 05 2013

Camera Slideshow: Best jQuery slideshow

For many years, I have used Camera slideshow, an open source jQuery slideshow application, made by Pixedelic.com. Easy to use with much room for customization and integration, it is one of the best slideshow applications out there. I have used it primarily for WordPress builds, but it can also be dropped into a site with …

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Jan 31 2013

Vine: Packaging your Life in Six Seconds

Twitter, the platform that transformed the way we communicate into 140-character snippets, recently rolled out an iOS mobile application that enables anyone to convey a slice of their life in a 6 second video. Aptly titled, Vine has already hit some records in downloads and shows tremendous potential. After a few minutes of testing this …

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Dec 11 2012

Lost your iPhone?

Where’s my iPhone? This is a question that has surfaced many times around my household, as I have conducted many long searches for missing iPhones. This prompted me to do some research, as I knew there had to be a better alternative to combing the house with a flashlight and a tracking mobile phone. I …

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Mar 24 2012

Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Is there an alternative to Photoshop? A valid question, given the hefty price tag behind the popular image editing application. Hands down – Photoshop is the best image editing application out there but for those who wish to do minor image editing, there are some other free solutions out there for all platforms including PC, …

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Oct 10 2011

Screen Capturing Just Got a Little Easier with Jing

We all do screen captures-whether it’s to illustrate a point or troubleshoot a problem. However, there are very few free screen capture applications that can capture both video and static screenshots with the ability to share, save and email the captured media. Thanks to a friend, I recently discovered Jing, a FREE screen capture program …

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Feb 11 2011

Format Factory: The Ultimate Media Converter

There are very few FREE converter applications that can convert audio, video, and even images, between the most popular formats. Format Factory is the perfect solution and I have used it to convert across the multitude of formats including WMV, AVI, MPG, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPG, PNG, GIF, and many more. In addition, it also …

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Jan 17 2011

VLC Media Player

There is nothing more frustrating than seeing the Windows Media Player error message indicating that the “media format is not supported” in the player. Here’s your FREE solution: VLC Media Player VLC Media Player is an open source media player and is considered to be one of the world’s best players since it can play …

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May 24 2010

Put Down that Cocktail and Try Handbrake for Video Encoding

For many years, I have used Handbrake for optimizing my movies for my iPod and iPad. Handbrake is a FREE, open-source video transcoder application that makes the process of video conversion an easy task. Available for Mac, Linux and Windows, the interface is really easy with the ability to export to a multitude of video …

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Jan 18 2010

Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a fine product and is used by millions of users to create spreadsheets, manage email, write letters and create Powerpoint presentations. However, with all that functionality comes a hefty price tag and there are many alternatives to MS Office. For years, I have used OpenOffice, one of the best open source and …

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