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Foxmarks is becoming Xmarks

foxmarks2xmarksFoxmarks is an essential Bookmarking add-on. Foxmarks backs up your bookmarks every time you make changes. You can View and restore your old bookmarks on their web site. Foxmarks has been available for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Now, Foxmarks is becoming Xmarks. It’s just not a name change, but they are also enhancing the browser add-on and web site with new capabilities.

With the upgrade from Foxmarks to Xmarks, you’ll still enjoy bookmark sync, backup and all the features you love about Foxmarks. In addition, Xmarks adds new discovery features:

1. Smarter Search
Xmarks will highlight the three sites in your Google results that have been bookmarked by the most people; this is a quick and easy way to tell which sites are most valued by real people like you.

2. Site Info
Xmarks adds a small blue information icon in your browser location bar. Click it to learn more about the site you are on and see recommendations for the top five similar sites. This is a great way to uncover the best of the web.

3. Xmarks.com
Visit Xmarks.com from any browser to write your own site reviews and to see even more similar site recommendations.

Xmarks is currently Firefox only, but it syncs perfectly with your existing Foxmarks Web account and the Foxmarks add-ons for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

You’ll also notice that Foxmarks.com is still a separate site. In the coming weeks, Foxmarks website will be fully rebranded and also release an Xmarks upgrade for the Internet Explorer and Safari add-ons.

Welcome to the all new and improved Xmarks.

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March 26, 2009 Posted by | Browser, Google, Internet, Online Storage, Software, Technology | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DocShots: New tool for presenting multiple docs via your blog

docstoclogoDocstoc now introduces DocShots, the best way for you to publish multiple documents via your blog. Installation is fast and easy and the service is FREE. Simply cut and paste a snippet of code into the background of your blog and DocShots will convert any posted documents (.doc, .pdf, .ppt, .xls) into hover-able links. Your readers can then scroll over these links to instantly preview files in our feature-rich viewer. No longer will they have to download files to preview them, meaning they stay engaged at your site and no longer face disruptive wait times or potential computer freezes.

DocShots is a free service for website and blog owners. Simply add your custom DocShots code just one time into the background of your site and all your posted documents (.doc, .pdf, .ppt, .xls) will be converted to DocShots links.

DocShots provides publishers with a new option for presenting documents online while providing readers a better way to preview and download these documents. This free, turnkey service converts any posted document on your website or blog into a hover-able link that enables instant online document preview. With DocShots, there are no heavy downloads or disruptive wait times. For example, hover or click on this document to instantly preview it.

Features:
# Enable instant preview & interaction with any doc
# Enter one snippet of code and ALL your work is done
# Turns doc links into shareable, viral content
# Automatically convert all doc links on your website
# Eliminate the need to download a doc to preview it; eliminate download wait times and system crashes
# Provides real-time tracking statistics on each doc

Sign-in or Create an account on Docstoc, to generate your own custom DocShots code. The code is a few lines of javascript that you cut & paste into the bottom of your site’s HTML pages. All the documents you post on your website or blog will be accessible through your Docstoc profile. This way you can easily follow their usage statistics.

DocShots provide you controls to:
– Modify the default width and height of the document preview
– Set documents to display as public on docstoc or store privately in your own account
– Include or exclude our Related Docs and Other Docs features in the DocShots display

DocShots works on various websites and blogging platforms, though still can’t work with WordPress.com blogs.

Check out DocShots in action here

To learn more about DocShots, watch the DocShots Video. Ready to start using DocShots?

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February 20, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Internet, Online Storage, Technology, Web 2.0 | , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Get the Shortest Emailid in the World with IN.com

The shortest Email id is here for you. In.com is like yahoo although it is for Indians particularly. The site is a very fast loading one. With this new mail provider, you will be able to have email ids of your choice (only if you rush now) with very small length as possible. Imagine how short your email id would be if it is like yourname@in.com. Well, there are many things I like about this site:

Firstly, Your email Id will be very short. As the domain name is short (in.com) your email can be a very short one. You can try yourname@in.com. Imagine how easy it would be to type your email. You won’t have to type lengthy ids anymore. This would make your internet experience comfortable and faster.

The 2nd thing is that In.com loads quite fast – Very faster than sites of its kind. Well, the server speed is quite good and loads fast especially for Indians as the server is in India itself. So, if you are an Indian, you should get an id for yourself because In.com is the best for Indians – Even faster than Gmail 🙂

Its the World’s shortest, coolest email id with 10 GB Storage. Get yourname@in.com

One ID gives you access to a world of information & entertainment
Smart mailin
-Fast, 10GB mailbox
-Linked Messages to easily see email sequence
-Schedule mail to be sent later
-Enterprise-grade anti-spam and anti-virus

Personalizin
-Create your profile and share it with friends
-Make your own music playlists
-Collect your favorite items across the site

Interactin
-Vote and promote your favorite news, blogs, videos etc.
-Make yourself heard by leaving comments as yourself

Inbuilt are various portals – News, Music, Videos, Games, Search, Shop & off course Email.
All of this is available at In.Com
Go get your In.Com ID now.

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October 21, 2008 Posted by | Email, Internet, Online Storage | , , , , , | Leave a comment

PixelPipe – Upload your media to multiple destinations

PixelPipe is a unique Web 2.0 service which can send your media to over 45 unique destinations. You can send to one or many, the choice is yours. Pixelpipe allows you distribute all forms of media across the web – Images, Videos as well as Audio Clippings.
The web-interface is elegant, non-cluttered and easy to use. Once you add pipes (associate various services) uploading multimedia content is basically a matter of few clicks.

Current list of supported services via Pixelpipe:
Photo & Video: Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Photobucket, Nokia Ovi, Phanfare, Smugmug, vimeo, ImageShack, Pikeo, webshots, kyte, FotoTime, Zooomr, Fotki, DRR.net, 23hq, 72 photos, ipernity, Viddler
Micro-Blogs: twitter, Pownce, FriendFeed, TwitPic, Seesmic,
Social Networks: Facebook, Friendster, imeem, Vox, bebo, Hyves.nl
Blogs: Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, MoveableType, tumbler, LiveJournal, Atom, MetaWeblog
Photo Printing/Sharing: Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, photobox
Widgets: imageloop
Online storage: box.net, Acrobat.com
Generic: FTP, Email

You can use various desktop & mobile tools to get your media online.
To name a few here are some free tools available:
# Pixelpipe Uploadr: This includes some nice features such as the ability to add your titles, tags and even rotate in advance of uploading. There’s no support for video at this time
# Picasa: Add a button to upload from within Picasa on your desktop.
# Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard: (Not compatible with Vista) This enables simple upload directly from Windows Explorer using a built-in wizard.
# Fotofox: Firefox 3 extension, supports drag and drop upload of photos, naming, tagging and privacy

It also tool to upload via iPhone.
Complete list of free tools from PixelPipe is available here: Free Tools

While not everybody will need Pixelpipe and almost no one will use all the pipes offered by Pixelpipe, its certainly an extremely valuable resource to (lazy) folks who wish to maintain an updated album in multiple sites.

Website: http://pixelpipe.com/
Blog: http://blog.pixelpipe.com/

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Internet, Online Storage, Photography, Storage, Technology, Video, Web 2.0 | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Use Docstoc to Share and Discover Documents online

Docstoc is the premier online community to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform for users and businesses to upload and share their documents with all the world, and serves as a vast repository of documents in variety of categories including legal, business, financial, technology, educational, and creative. All documents on docstoc can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded for free.

The main idea behind Docstoc (beta) is to be a warehouse for all forms of documents, want to find an NDA doc, go to Docstoc (beta), need a rental contract on short notice, Docstoc (beta) it. Basically every thing I tried to find I was able too find including incorporation paperwork for start up businesses.

Categories of Documents
As mentioned, Docstoc is geared towards professional documents, so you will find various document types under the following categories:
* legal
* business
* financial
* technology
* educational
* creative

Document Filtering
You can filter the documents that you view by either document type or language. Examples of document types you can view include:
* Adobe PDF
* MS Word
* MS PowerPoint
* MS Excel
* Rich Text Format
* Plain Text

Using Docstoc as File Storage
Once you create an account, you can begin uploading your documents. At this point there is no limit on how many documents can be uploaded. And because you have the option of keeping your documents private, Docstoc could potentially be a solution for backing up your documents. They did say that at some point in the future, they might have to put a limit on the number of documents people can store, but for now it remains unlimited.

Docstoc OneClick
Docstoc wanted to make it easy for users to email large documents without needing to attach files. Their solution for this is Docstoc OneClick. Once you download the OneClick application (for Windows only, unfortunately), you will be able to right click on supported file types and choose the option to email them (either as private or public). They do limit you to 50mb in size per document.

Sounds interesting already? Docstoc provides an interesting solution for the blog owners as well for sharing documents in several popular formats (.doc, .pdf, .xls, .ppt) with the blog readers. Embedding the document in the blog or Web Site is easy as ABC. The entire process consists from five steps:

1. Upload your document to Docstoc Web Site, or find a document already residing in your Docstoc
account, or any other public accounts. You can even upload document anonymously, if you do not feel
like register or login.
2. Get to the page where the document is uploaded.
3. Find the embed code on the right from the document display page and copy the code inside the box in
full.
4. Change the embedded object settings if needed (for example, box display box dimensions).
5. Embed the code on your blog or Web Site.
Read more about it at Docstoc Blog.

Overall Opinion…
Docstoc does a decent job of providing users a place to find and share documents. They’ve got a community rating and comment system that could potentially be useful, but it doesn’t get used nearly enough. Whether you are looking for a sample contract, a budget planner, or a term paper, Docstoc does a pretty good job of helping users find the documents they need online.

Watch a Docstoc Tutorial on YouTube:

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September 3, 2008 Posted by | Internet, Online Storage, Technology, Web 2.0 | , , , , , | 6 Comments