sendthisfile.com

Very often, we need to send large files to colleagues, friends or family. They may be image files or video files or just pdf files. Sometimes, it may be large medical reports which need to be sent to a doctor abroad for a second opinion. Most of the email clients cannot handle file sizes of more than 20-25 MB at a time – gmail has a limit of 25MB for attachments.

 www.sendthisfile.com comes to the rescue. This is a very simple but powerful utility which helps us send large files. You just need to logon, create an account – yes it is free – and send your file. As simple as that ! What it does, is that it uploads the files to a secure server, and sends the link of the uploaded file to the email recipient. The email recipient just has to click on the link, and she can download the file directly. So neither your email account nor the recipient’s email account is used, except for a brief line communicating the link.

It works pretty efficiently. The speed of the uploads and downloads depends on the total no. of files that you have transferred. The first time, it goes at full speed and then, as your traffic increases, the speed slows down. However, the counter is re-set every month for your account. So the first file which you send in any month is super fast and the speed keeps deteriorating as you send more and more files. Also, you can send only one file at a time. The other limitation is that the recipient can download the file that you have sent, only 3 times. And the file is held on their servers only for 3 days. But inspite of all these limitations, it works extremely well for most users without any problems.

If you go for a paid account, these limitations are eliminated. Besides, it offers encryption of the data also, just in case there are peeping toms around !  Check it out the next time you are stuck with a LARGE file to send or receive. http://www.sendthisfile.com is a great transporter of large files !

needtomeet.com

When you wish to organize a meeting of 3 or more people, it is a challenge to check with each one about their available timings and trying to synchronise a meet.  Needtomeet.com is a simple tool that helps you effortlessly find a time to meet. The design principle used in creating this service is simplicity. Meetings can be created in just three simple steps. There is no need to register for an account or provide any information not pertinent to the task. The unique calendar interface allows you to select meeting times in an intuitive and user-friendly manner and to see at a glance which times work best for your group.

You can setup a meeting in just 3 simple steps :

1 Define a meeting and select available times. The site gives you a link which you then send across to the prospective attendees.
2 Attendees indicate their availability by clicking on the link.
3 Find the best time to meet when the majority are available !


So go ahead – schedule that meeting, organize that event, book that trip, or set up that conference – all with the convenience of a few clicks and an easy to use and uncluttered interface.

howtocleananything.com

There was an Italian who was bragging about how he made his wife scream for a full 15 minutes the previous night. The Frenchman described in detail how he had made his wife scream continuously for 30 minutes. In comes a bawaji and says, “last night, I made my wife scream for several hours endlessly !” Amazed, they ask how. “Well, I just cleaned my dirty hands with the new curtains !”

For those bawa cleanliness freaks, http://www.howtocleananything.com is just the right dose of how to clean just about anything – indoors, outdoors, autos, pets, stains and much more. Neatly organized, the site gives detailed tips peppered with practical suggestions from lay users. There is even a special section where you could submit a tip for the world to emulate !

The section on Stain removing includes Carpets, Hard Surfaces, Clothes and Fabrics in addition to special hints and time savers. The home interiors section includes Kitchen, Laundry, Bathroom, Bedroom,Upholstery, Furniture and much more. The recreation section details how to clean motorcycles, toys, sporting goods, etc. How to clean Computer Keyboards, Mouse, Mobile Phones are also covered in very easy to understand, step by step guidelines.


The idea for the site started with a group of cleaning professionals getting together to exchange tips and techniques. It developed in what you see today. There are more than 1300 free cleaning tips on this site, and growing every day. With more than 20 million visitors since they started, they are rapidly growing to reach the next 20 million. The database also grows with the responses from forum of professionals who respond to visitor’s unique cleaning problems. To date they have answered thousands of individual questions.


Truly,
Howtocleananything.com is THE online authority for free cleaning related information. If you don’t want your wife to scream for the wrong reasons, this site is for you !

Out of Service

http://www.outofservice.com – a fairly unusual name for a website which administers Personality Tests !

Outofservice helps you discover yourself ! All the psychology personality tests are based on true psychology research, meaning that you will find out accurate information about yourself. Results are instant, free, and anonymous! You will find tests like Are you a Freak ?, Morality Tests, Personality Tests, Are you a Blurter or a Brooder, and some more ! There is an interactive link to Twins which lets any two people, regardless if you’re actually twins, compare your personality and behaviors on a number of criteria.

The feedback given to visitors is based on the average scores of tens of thousands of responses, taken from this same website. Your results are generalizations that show only how your responses compare to those of an average web surfer. Comparisons have been made between traditional and web-based methodologies, and while differences do exist, they are very minor. This means that your results are good representations of your personality, in general.

OutOfService.com, created by Jeff Potter, has run personality and self-awareness tests since 1997. The tests are derived from scientific psychological research and the feedback provided to participants is based on statistical analyses of large amounts of data, unlike many other “tests” on the web. Many of the tests have been developed in collaboration with several respected researchers and professors as parts of ongoing research. The site has been featured in everything from tabloids and underground zines to the New York Times, US News & World Report, CNN, the London Metro, the BBC, ABC News, Slashdot, and even the SciFi channel. In the first five years, the site has received many millions of unique visitors, and word continues to spread.

The first step to knowing people around us is to know oneself ! Here is your chance to go ahead and do that right away !

NaturalNews.com

Navroz or Naurooz is the day on which Zoroastrians across the world, and even UNESCO, celebrate the heralding of Spring. Families come together on the occasion with prayers, traditional ceremonies and festivities.  And in any Zoroastrian celebration, going back to nature is very important.

Naturalnews.com is the place to find Natural Health, Natural Living and Natural News. The site is full of independent news on natural health, nutrition and more.

Latest news and articles include the epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency and how to resolve it, reversing diabetes with the help of raw, living foods, the perils of junk food, benefits of aloe vera and blowing several myths on breast cancer.

Reference Information includes Health Book Summaries, Healing food references, Honest Food Guide, Herb references and much more. Special Reports and Streaming Video cover the Healing Power of Water, Censored Health Secrets and the Dangers of Eating Processed Meats. Apart from these, there are Streaming Videos, Podcasts and Health Cartoons. There is also an interesting and enjoyable Music Album featuring lively music.

The Natural News Health Library contains hundreds of Health Books – most of which are free. You may download them and read the books in pdf format from the comfort of your home.

A very useful feature is the Subscription to the Natural News Insider Email Newsletter – FREE ! You will receive an email news alert each weekday with the latest breaking news and alerts on natural health, green living and more — all from a 100% independent, honest viewpoint that you won’t find in the mainstream media. Including:

  • Exclusive interviews with top natural health doctors and authors who reveal little-known health secrets your conventional doctor probably doesn’t even know
  • Honest product reviews on health foods, personal care products, green living and home care products
  • Hard-hitting reports on toxic chemicals in your food, water, personal care products and home environment
  • Action-oriented tips and recipes for living a healthier, happier and more environmentally sustainable life!
  • The truth about what to avoid in foods, supplements and personal care products — it’s the truth that food and chemical companies hope you never learn!!

Natural Ice Cream goes well with Natural News on a Sunday – what do you say ?

IrfanView

One of the best and lightest image viewers that I have come across is Irfanview – available free at irfanview.com

IrfanView is very fast, small, compact and innovative and hence, very popular too. It is very simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. It creates new and/or interesting features in its own way. You need no knowledge of any graphic programs when you use Irfanview. Just download it, install it and run it – as simple as that. The variety of graphic files it can handle, is to be seen to be believed. And coupled with the Plugins / Addons available, it can manage multimedia audio and video files too.

Although primarily it is a viewer, it gives some basic but powerful image editing options too – you can adjust the brightness, contrast and color of your image at the touch of a button with a visual preview online. Rotation and giving special effects to your images like a professional, is a breeze. Format conversion, is as simple as clicking on Save As, and re-sizing your large camera images before uploading online, is child’s play. The batch-processing mode helps you run several repetitive tasks, like re-sizing of hundreds of photos, in a single click.

An added bonus is that you can play slide-shows of your favorite pictures and also play movies in a large range of formats – which used to be a daunting task for the lay user.

Capturing snapshots of your screen, running the multi-image viewer, flipping images – one can go on and on. All this, and much more, is available in a very light, easy to use, intuitively designed interface.

Now, go ahead, be a PRO at image viewing and editing with Irfanview.

OpenOffice.org – A Free Office Suite

Hi Everyone,

Is paying for an Office Suite like Ms-Office burning a hole in your wallet ? Sweat no more!! There’s an alternate solution, that does the job just as well as Ms-Office, and it’s totally free of cost. No Strings attached. It’s called OpenOffice.org. Read on ….

OpenOffice.org is a free and open source office suite, including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. It is available for many different platforms, including Microsoft Windows. It is intended to be compatible with, and to be a free alternative to Microsoft Office. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange and can be used at no cost.

OpenOffice.org aims to compete with Microsoft Office and emulate its look and feel where suitable. It can also read and write most of the file formats found in Microsoft Office, and many other applications. The ability to read and write Microsoft Office documents is an essential feature of the suite for many users. OpenOffice.org has been found to be able to open files of older versions of Microsoft Office and damaged files that newer versions of Microsoft Office itself cannot open.

OpenOffice.org is a collection of different applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite. Many of the components are designed to mirror those available in Microsoft Office. The components available include:

* Writer — a word processor similar in look and feel to Microsoft Word and offering a widely
overlapping range of functions and tools. It also includes the ability to export Portable Document
Format (PDF) files with no additional software, and can also function as a WYSIWYG HTML editor for creating and editing web pages. One important difference between OpenOffice Writer and Microsoft Word is that in Writer, automatic save is turned OFF by default. Autosave should be turned on if the user lives in a power outage prone area or forgets to save frequently.

* Calc — a spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel with a roughly equivalent range of features. Calc provides a number of features not present in Excel,including a system which automatically defines series for graphing, based on the layout of the user’s data. Calc is also capable of writing spreadsheets directly as a PDF file.

* Impress — a presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. It can expor presentations to
Macromedia Flash (SWF) files allowing them to be played on any computer with the Flash player installed. It also includes the ability to create PDF files. Impress suffers from a lack of ready-made presentation designs. However, templates are readily available on the Internet.

* Base — a database program similar to Microsoft Access. Base allows the creation and manipulation of databases, and the building of forms and reports to provide easy access to data for end-users. As with Access, Base is able to work as a front-end to a number of different database systems, including Access databases (JET), ODBC data sources and MySQL/PostgreSQL. Base only became part of the suite starting with version 2.0.

* Draw — a vector graphics editor comparable in features to CorelDRAW. It features versatile
“connectors” between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts.

* Math — a tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation
Editor. Formulae can be embedded inside other OpenOffice.org documents, such as those created by Writer. It supports multiple fonts and can export to PDF.

* Quickstarter — a small program for Windows that runs when the computer starts for the first time. It loads the core files and libraries for OpenOffice.org during computer startup and allows the suite applications to start more quickly when selected later. The amount of time it takes to open OpenOffice.org applications was a common complaint in version 1.0 of the suite, and Quickstarter was a solution of sorts. Substantial improvements were made in this area for version 2.0.

* The macro recorder — is used to record user actions and replay them later to help with automating tasks, similar to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). It is available in the Writer and Calc applications[citation needed] and is based on StarOffice Basic. In addition to StarOffice Basic macros, the upcoming Novell edition of OpenOffice 2.0 supports running Microsoft VBA macros, a feature expected to be incorporated into the mainstream version soon. To download OpenOffice.org or get more information onit, visit the official web-site on
http://www.openoffice.org/

Enjoy,



Courtesy : HS