Sunday, June 29, 2008

Convert to PDF

There are many tools out there to convert files to pdf but doPDF is one of the more useful. It is simple, free, and easy to use. Convert files such as PowerPoint, Word, emails etc. to PDF.

Merge, collate, split PDF's

PDFTK builder is a free tool that allows you to merge, collate, split, and password protect pdf files for free. has a portable version of PDFTK builder that you can carry on your USB drive for use on any computer.

View foreign DVD's

Don't worry if your computer can't play dvd's from other regions. Forget the hacks in the past, just use VLC media player. If your tired of Microsoft Media Player not having the ability to play your media because of missing codecs then VLC media player is for you.

VLC will also play .flv files of all those YouTube videos you downloaded. Extremely helpful media player for presenting media on the job or viewing dvd's or media files away from your homeland.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Flow Chart

Autodesk's Project Draw is a free online flow chart and diagram creator. Very easy and simple to use and of course it is free. You can save and export your work into jpeg, png, pdf, svg etc. If you want a simple tool to create simple electronic schematics, flow charts, and diagrams Project Draw is the tool. Another similar web app is gliffy. Gliffy is another alternative to Microsoft Visio. I like gliffy's ability to easily share and collaborate your work online but the basic free mode only allows you to save just a few projects on their server.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Highlight a Web Page

The "Awesome Highlighter" is a very helpful tool that enables you to highlight text on a web page. Once you are finished highlighting you can create a link to the highlighted page to email out and share.

Online Photo Editor

Crop, resize, color, and the ability to add shapes, effects and text are just a few things picnik can do . Very helpful tool to liven up images for your next slide show presentation.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Receive Gmail at Work

Many of us can not access Gmail on a work computer but don't let that stop you from receiving your messages. You can set up your Gmail account to forward copies of incoming emails to any email address. It's as simple as logging on to your Gmail account, select "settings", select "forwarding and POP/IMAP", and then type in the email address you want messages forwarded to. Now messages to your Gmail address are auto-forwarded to your work email.