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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Firefox Add-ons Collection

Web Warp Blog now has a Firefox Add-on Collection to help you find useful and interesting Firefox Add-ons.

To access the collection just follow this link: Click Here for Web Warp Blog Firefox Add-ons Collections

For the latest recommended add-ons please follow this collection. Feel free to recommend add-ons that you have found useful by tweeting @webwarpblog.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Note taking moves online with Evernote

Web Warp Blog has been following several services that offer "cloud computing". These internet connected services come in various forms, web email, online file storage and now Evernote. All of these technologies are supposed to make our lives easier, and sometimes they really do!

We've spoken before on Web Warp Blog about how storing your files in a folder that automatically uploads to Dropbox can be really useful. The web and mobile access are great and file sharing between Dropbox users is fantastic - no more emailing 50 photos in small groups! And imagine this level on connectivity with things that aren't Word documents or albums of photos. Imagine if you could capture the ideas, thoughts and notes that you happily scribble on a Post-it note to get buried under you paperwork on your desk

There are always snippets of information that you need to make a note of. A phone number, an address, the list goes on. And you've got a smartphone and PC... la de da de da. Now you need Evernote! Evernote is a place to keep notes on anything and everything

Evernote works in a similar way to Dropbox, you have an account (free or premium) and all of your data is stored online on their secure website. You can log in through any web browser and retrieve your notes. The beauty of Evernote is that, just like Dropbox, there are a series of applications specific to the various operating systems and devices you own. These take full advantage of your smartphones GPS or laptops webcam to create a rich and varied array of note taking.
There are currently app's for the following:
Desktops / Laptops: Windows xp, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X
Mobiles: iPhone / iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile 5 and 6
Browser webclippers are available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

You can be as organised as you like with Evernote by storing your notes in difference Notebooks and giving each note several tags. Evernote is fully searchable and even uses OCR (optical character recognition) to make your photos of text, even handwriting, searchable. In our test's Evernote hasn't failed to impress. The range of note taking, from text, photos, sound and entire webpages is extremely useful.

The potential for Evernote to be used for collaboration is huge. You can share particular Notebooks with colleagues or family members and even collaborate by editing the same note if you both have premium accounts.
For more information or to try it yourself go to www.evernote.com.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Get your questions answered with Replyz

Replyz.com is a new twist on crowd sourcing information from the internet. It takes questions asked on Twitter and pushes them onto the Replyz website in categories. Members of the Replyz community then answer your questions. To make sure you get your tweet added to the Replyz website just add #replyz hashtag to your question!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Google.com Refresh

Google has a new look, and it covers all Google sites with the classic naviagation bar.

Old Look:

New Look: