USB Flash Drives can range from 256MB to 256GB. We use the tiny USB stick for file transfer, as well as a gift to our love one. I always make sure my USB Flash Drive along with me. To me, USB stick is almost as important as my mobile phone!
Some of the USB Flash Drives are designed to be very small and convenient to fit in with any design. There are a lot of creative designed USB sticks such as credit card, Japanese Sensu, banana, handbag, bottle, transformer and much more.
You could decorate your mobile phone with casing, but do you know that USB thumb drive that we use daily could be creative as well? I had seen a lot of creative USB flash drives designs emerge on the internet and today I am going to showcase 40 most creative and cool USB Flash Drives that I had ever seen! Enjoy!
F-1 USB Drive upto 8GB
Hacked! USB Drive
Rocky Flash Drives
Novelty Spicy Chili Peper
USB Flash Drive Wrist Band
USB i-Disk Charm Flash Drive
USB Hand Grenade Flash Drive
Transforming USB Flash Memory – Tigatron
Light Bulb USB Flash Drive
Plate of USB Sushi Flash Drives
Green Rubber Bag Shaped Memory Stick
Green Oval Shaped Portable
Kyoto Catbar USB Drive
Japanese Sensu USB
Beach Sandals USB Flash Memory
Heart Shaped USB Memory
Effiel Tower USB Drive
Sword USB Flash Drive
Handbag USB Drive Necklace
USB Baby Monkey Flash Drive
USB Baby Monkey Flash Drive
Flash Drives in Two Cars
Candy Dispenser Flash Drive
Ridata USB Flash Drive
True Flashbag USB Drive
Funny Flashbag USB Drive
Petrol Gas Pump Custom USB Drive
Taco Bell Border Sauce USB Drive
Humping USB Dog
Baby Gorilla USB Flash Drive
Game Boy Advance USB Drive
Canadian Club Bottle USB Drive
Hefty Fresh Extend Banana USB Drive
Bob Stevens Photography USB Drive
Atlantic City CardDisk Slider USB Drives
Airplane USB drive
3D Character USB Drive
Google Chrome is one of the top famous search engine and ChromePlus is built on top of Chromium, open source project behind Google Chrome.
ChromePlus has all features that Google Chrome has, but it adds extra functionality such as Mouse gestures, Super drag, double click to close page, IE Tab and download tools supported in context menu.
Once you download and launch ChromePlus, it will automatically import settings from Firefox. Below is the screenshot of the ChromePlus options page:
If you are a Google Chrome user and want to have features like Mouse gestures and IE Tab that only available in firefox, then you should give ChromePlus a try. hopefully these features will be included in next Chrome release.
E-books have become more and more popular and nowadays you can read ebooks on your personal computers, smart phones, PDAs or even digital devices such as Amazon Kindle.
We have Google as our largest search engine. But when you try to search for a particular ebook on Google, you will get a lot of unrelated results such as the book reviews. So, why not try some ebook search engines, where you can search and download these ebooks for free before you decide to buy or not.
Today, we are going to look into 28 ebook and pdf search engine where you can search and download free ebooks online.
eBook Search Queen is a popular ebook search engine where it lists the latest ebooks and pdfs searches. Besides this, you can also get the latest search by countries, where you will get the list of popular ebooks in that particular country.
FlazX is a place where you can search for computer and IT related ebooks. You can browse the popular book series such as Sams Teach Yourself, Prentice Hall Core, Manning In Action, and etc.
e-Book Search provides ebooks that related to subjects like scientific, educational, technical literature and fiction. You can search and download ebooks in various formats such as pdf, djvu, px, doc, txt, and etc.
Yet another popular ebooks website where you can download ebooks from various categories, especially computer, IT and engineering related books.
You can search over 5 million public documents and ebooks at Docstoc. They cover categories like Legal, Business, Personal Finance, Technology, Education, and etc. They are mainly focus on technology documents, but you can try to search and download some free ebooks from there.
Brupt is a document search engine where you can search for Word, Power Point, Excel and PDF documents and ebooks.
PDF Search Online provides search engine where you can search for free pdfs and ebooks. You can even install their script on your own site, so that you can search for pdf or ebooks from your site.
Pdf Search Engine is a powerful search engine that collects over 285,000,000 free ebooks. You can switch to your own language andd add it to your browser’s search engine list, so that you can perform free ebooks search from your browser.
Through PDFoxy, you can search, browse and download different categories of pdfs and ebooks such as Automotive, Business, Computers, Internet, and etc.
10. PDF Database
PDF Database is a place where you can search pdf files for free. They have more than 15000000 files in their database and more than 10k of files added daily.
Through Toodoc, you can search ebooks in pdf, word, txt, excel and even ppt formats. One great thing of this site is you can have preview of the files before you download. They also provides a tool where you can convert your pdf files to text files.
This site lets you search through different free ebook sites. Basically it is a google custom search engine, where they include a list of websites that offer free ebooks.
This search engine enables users to search through various smaller free ebook websites. You can search for both pdf and doc format ebooks here.
ShareMiner able to search popular file storing websites for software, games, videos, music, documents and ebooks.
PDFoo.com provide the largest free resources of PDF files. All files based on popular topics and most search by people.
As its name explains, you can search for various pdf data sheets and manuals here. But i manage to search for ebooks that i want too.
Users can search ebooks by book title, author name or topic.
There are more than 13000 pdf files and ebooks to download at LooKPDF.com
22. PDF Searcher
23. PDF One
You can search and preview the PD ebooks before decide to download them.
FreeComputerBooks has a huge collection for computer, Mathematics, Technical Books and Lecture Notes.
25. eBook Searchr
This website lets you search ebooks from more than 340 ebook sites.
How do you extract images from your pdf files? One of the most conventional way to extract images from pdf files is pressing the print screen button, open your image editor and paste the copied screen shot.
Do you know that you can actually use software application to easily extract images from pdf files? I am going to share a tool called PDF Image Extraction Wizard, which is a step-by-step wizard tool to extract images from pdf files.
Step 1: Launch the PDF Image Extraction Wizard.
Step 2: Choose your PDF file and output folder. You can optional input your desired base name for images too. The extracted images will be named ‘basename#.ext’, where # is the sequence number.
Step 3: If you want the application to process certain pages only, you can enter the start page and stop page. Leave the textbox blank and the application will process all pages. If the pdf file is protected by password, then you can enter the user and master password here.
Step 4: Choose your output image formats. You have 6 different formats to choose. They are JPG, BMP, PNG, TGA, TIFF and GIF.
Step 5: Choose the image transformations. This page also lets you to choose whether want to extract all images, extract small images, or extract only large images.
Done. You just finish extract images from your pdf files. The PDF Image Extraction Wizard is a shareware and it limits you to extract only first 3 images if you haven’t register. But you could use the First page and Last page method that i explain in step 3 to slowly extract all images from the pdf file.
There are a lot of free/paid html to pdf converter for us to convert any html to pdf documents. Today i would like to introduce a website which provide this service for free.
html-pdf-converter.com is a simple pdf converter that did the conversion job pretty well. It renders the whole website and then convert it into a single pdf file, which include the images as well.
It is very simple to use. Simply enter the URL, and then hit the “Make PDF” button, and you will get your website in pdf format after few seconds.
I had installed some free pdf converter on my own PC, but html-pdf-converter.com will definately become my first choice if i am not using my own PC!
If you copy contant from web and paste them into Microsoft Word file, you may found that there are a lot of hyperlinks, which you may want to delete them.
So, how to you delete those unused hyperlinks? Simply right-click them one by one and choose “Remove hyperlink“? This method is very time consuming especially if you have a very long article that has a lot of hyperlinks.
The second method you may try to paste the content into a notepad first, then copy content from notepad, and paste again into a new Word file. This method will also remove the heading and style of your content, it is because when you paste something to notepad, notepad will only read plain text from it.
So, how to solve this problem wisely? The best method is to paste your content into a new word file, press “Ctrl + A” to select all, and then use the shortcut key “Ctrl + Shift + F9” to remove all hyperlinks.
I had cover a lot of techniques and tips to download Youtube movie. Now, i would like to introduce another web service which let users to convert and download Youtube movies in different formats.
CatchYoutube lets you convert Youtube movies into different audio and video formats and then download them to your computers. To use CatchYoutube, simple provide the link to the Youtube movie, and choose your target format.
CatchYoutube supports .mpg, .mov, .dvd, .mp4, .3gp, .mp3, .wav, .flv. You are not able to select the video quality. But it is good to save CatchYoutube to your bookmarks and use it as an alternative service when your favorite Youtube converter services are down.
I cover XWindows Dock yesterday, and i would like to introduce another portable application which performs similar task. It is called RunMe. The application was being published quite some time ago, but i just discovered it today, and i decide to write about it, since it is really worth us to have a look.
To some of the users, RunMe may be a simple utilities to launch their favorite application. But for advanced users, RunMe may become a replacement tool for their Windows Start Menu(you can configure this through the Settings option).
Users can add any program to the launcher by dragging and dropping the shortcut into it. There are a lot of settings that you can change. for example, you can change the look of RunMe from the preinstalled 15 themes, the dock position of the launcher, the effects, and much more.
RunMe is a portable application, which mean you can always carry it with your USB pendrive. All settings are saved in a XML file. If you like an application launcher with docking support, make sure you look into this application!
Note: This application support Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 as well.
One of the attractive feature that Mac OS gives us is the docking feature. Windows users can have such features by installing 3rd party software, which emulate the docking feature.
Although there are a lot of docking applications for windows, but XWindows Dock beat them all by having an excellent graphical effects such as reflections, transparencies, shadow and blur in a single package.
Xwindows dock features:-
- Opacity and blur reflections.
- Panel opacity.
- Space between panel and screen border.
- Skins for 2D and 3D dock.
- Advance minimization feature for windows, which will make you forget about Windows Taskbar.
- Much more, visit their page for more info!
I had introduced about Gazup before, which is a service that upload your files to multiple file hosting server. Now, there is another alternative service which performs the same thing – Uploadjockey.
Uploadjockey will uploads your files to 3 different hosting server – MegaUpload, EasyShare, and DepositFiles. The maximum file size supported is only 200MB. Compare with Gazup, Uploadjockey supports fewer hosting server and don’t have much features.
But, Uploadjockey let you earn money through sharing your files. You will earn $2 per 1000 unique downloads and they will paid through PayPal when your account reach $10.
I personally like Uploadjockey( not because i can earn money form it). It is because i use EasyShare and DepositFiles a lot, but Gazup don’t support both hosting servers.
How often do you use file hosting services such as Rapidshare or MediaFire? If you are an active person who always share content through these file hosting services, then you should know that your files will be deleted from the server if you are sharing copyrighted materials. So, you may consider to upload these files to multiple servers, which will cost you a lot of time and efforts.
Now, you may try Gazup, which is a free service which will help you to upload your files to multiple file hosting servers at one time. Currently, they cupport 9 different file hosting servers, which include NetLoad.in, MegaUpload.com, NetLoad.in, FileFactory.com, MegaShares.com, Badongo.com, Load.to, 2Shared.com, and UploadBox.com.
There are 3 methods where you can upload your files: Direct file upload, Remote Upload through providing the URL of the file, and also FTP Upload.
Users can upload files without register. Howerver, registered members gain more features such as having a private control panel to manage your uploaded files.
What happen if some your your keyboard keys stop working? Will you use on-screen keyword that comes with your system? Or you will buy a new keyboard? I am sure most of us will choose the second option.
Now, SharpKeys comes and may help us. It can remap one key to another key by storing the mapping to the registry.
SharpKeys is actually a portable application writtien in C# using .NET 2.0. So, you need to install Microsoft .NET 2.0 and above before you can enjoy this utilities.
So, how does SharpKeys help us in terms of a keyboard keys replacement tool? Simple launch the application, and click “Add” to add a key mapping entry. Then, choose which key you are going to map with, and press “Write To Registry” once you done everything. You may need to log off or reboot your PC so that the key mapping take effect.
Let’s summarize what SharpKeys can do for you and what SharpKeys cannot do:
- Remap one key to a single key. For example, remap “Shift” to “Caps Lock”.
- Remap multiple keys to a single key. For example, remap all keys to “A”.
- Swap keys.
- Map multiple key presses to one key.
- Map mouse click to key.
Please note that SharpKeys key mapping will affect the other users as well. So if you are using a public computer, or share a computer with others, make sure you get permission or inform them before you use the application.
Few days ago, Microsoft announce the release of Windows 7 Beta download links, and i would like to share the link to TechSnack readers.
Download from Microsoft website: Windows 7 beta page.
After you download the iso image, you may need to get a activation key to activate your Windows 7. This can be done through Microsoft official Windows 7 Beta download page.
Please make sure you do a backup of your important data before install Windows 7 beta. If possible, please don’t install it on your main PC, as the beta version may contains a lot of bugs and may cause some problems to your system.
docx is Microsoft Office 2007 Word documents extension. Now, you can view docx files using Firefox by installing OpenXMLViewer, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.
The picture above shows the architecture of OpenXML Viewer. After installing the Firefox plugin, you are able to open any docx files using Firefox.
It is an useful extension for users who haven’t upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007. Basically, the extension will convert docx documents into HTML format so that web browsers can render and display to users. So, the extension is not able to shows embedded objects.
Source: Digital Inspiration
Do use subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds? Do you like to follow latest information about certain topic? If yes, then you probably like Notify.me.
Notify.me is a service which can deliver up to date information for you through different methods. It let you directly specify which sites that you want to monitor, and notify you whenever the sites update. Although you may use rss to follow the news, but Notify.me will notify you instantly when there are updates on the sites.
These are the features of Notify.me:
- notify.me lets you get realtime notifications of information you care about.
- track items on craigslist, job postings, breaking news stories and much more.
- choose to have notifications delivered to Instant Messenger, SMS, Email, or Desktop Application.
- easily and quickly manage your notifications through the web interface.
Sometimes, you may want to protect your executable files from others. There is an application called EXE Password Protector which introduced by GiveAwayOfTheDay. Too bad the free promotion was finish.
Fortunately, you have an alternative application which can also protect your exe files called Empathy. Empathy is a free and portable application.
Empathy let you protect your application from unauthorize person. You can use Empathy in your office, to protect your application from you collegues, or even your BOSS!
There are 4 options in the main interface. Use the Protect button to password protect your application. While the Unprotect button will remove the password. The Test button will run the protected application and to see whether the application can be run after protected by password. The Help button will open the Empathy help file.
The protected application can be run at different machine or different Windows OS, as long as you have the password.
The unregistereded version can only accept 1 character password. This may enough for non-IT guy as people will normally stop accessing your application once they see the password protected dialog box prompt out.
To use multiple characters password, you have to send the author a picture postcard, with your name and email, and the author will send you the unlock code.
Download : Empathy
ConvertPDFToWord.net is an online service which can convert your PDF documents to Word documents on the fly. Simple upload your PDF and it will automatically convert to word format.
Using this service, you can you can easily grab the content or text from the PDF file. This service support other languages too.
There are some other similar services:
Server2Go is a self configurable WAMPP stack which can be nurned into your CD-ROM or copy into USB pendrive. It require no configuration and can be run on write-protected me dia such as CD-ROM.
There are many examples of its possible useses such as catalogue software, calculation programmes, image campaigns (CMS-based), computer based training lessons or other applicatons.
- Free! No royalties
- Complete WAMPP Server-Stack
- Runs directly from CD-ROM, USB Stick or Hard disk without installation
- Full featured webserver (based on apache)
- PHP 5.x support with many extensions installed (e.g. gd)
- Supports SQLite databases
- Runs on all versions of Windows from Win 98 and above, MAC OSX support is coming
- Support for MySQL 5 Databases
- Supports many PHP extensions (GD-Lib, PDO…) by default
- Support for Perl 5.8
You can easily check a website’s pagerank or alexa ranking through a plugin called “Searchstatus” in Firefox. Unfortunately we cannot install plugins in Google Chrome. So, each time i want to check a website’s page rank, i need to switch to Firefox.
In.com is a free email service from India. It provides @in.com email address, 10GB storage and user-friendly AJAX interface.
After you login to your Inbox, you will found that In.com has a very similar interface with Yahoo Mail. Both of them are using AJAX, and they will open new mail/item at a new tab.
The most interesting feature from In.com is they provide the shortest email address. It makes your email address easy to remember by others. In.com has built-in antivirus scanner and spam filter. But unfortunately, it doesn’t support SMTP and POP3. So, you can only use their web interface to access your inbox.
Although Gmail and Yahoo Mail provide more features, but you may try In.com if you want to have a short email address.