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Imgur is definitely the world’s greatest image hoster. However, to upload images to their site, you have to go all the way to your web browser and drag and drop the images onto the page. Don’t you wish it was simpler than that?…Read More »
Are you feeling … uninspired? The folks at Coppertino sure were, so one day they decided to create Forismatic. It’s a free app filled to the brim with inspirational quotes to help get you thinking.
Forismatic is beautiful in its simplicity.…Read More »
There are some apps that are giant, ugly processor hogs. They take up huge amounts of disc space, and are all around pains to use. PicoTimer is… different. It’s 132KB, and takes up less than 1500 square pixels. It can time things in hours, minutes, and seconds, and is overall extremely simple.…Read More »
Shopping can be quite expensive. It can be even more expensive if you don’t like looking for coupons. RetailMeNot Coupons changes all of that: instead of spending hours searching through newspaper ads for coupons, you just select a store and are presented with all the coupons you could ever want.…Read More »
Contribute to Wikipedia with nothing but your phone’s camera with Wiki Loves Monuments [iOS, Android]
Wikipedia is one of the modern world’s greatest inventions. Every day, thousands upon thousands of people read about topics ranging from the history of the modern spork to the number of bricks in Sears tower. (The second one is probably close to zero.) However, there’s a very small number of contributors compared to the number of people who simply read and look at Wikipedia content.…Read More »
There are hundreds if not thousands of weather apps available for Android. However, there are very few beautiful weather apps available. If you’re trying to make your phone as sleek and minimal as possible, you’ll love Weather Eye. Available in both app and widget form, Weather Eye shows the weather as beautifully as possible.…Read More »
It’s 4 in the afternoon, and you sit down at the computer. You browse dotTech for a bit, then visit Twitter for all of the latest breaking news updates. Unbeknownst to you, it’s actually 2 in the morning now, and you’re going to–look again!…Read More »
Are you a fan of keyboard shortcuts? They’re a great tool for speeding up your workflow, but sometimes they can be a bit difficult to use. Windows 7 actually has some built-in shortcuts that open pinned apps, but since they’re not numbered, it can be difficult to remember what buttons to push.…Read More »
Are you an avid fan of painting with Windows’ built-in Paint program?
If you are, you’re crazy. Most kids aren’t–they’re probably looking for a fun app they can paint and draw in. Paint 4 Kids is that kind of app.…
Does your computer have a webcam? If it does, it’s probably (ahem) not the highest quality. It’s also probably really hard to move around, and all around pretty sucky. If you have a phone with a camera, help is on the way: SmartCam is a free phone/computer solution to the terribly webcam problem.…Read More »
Are you sleeping or in class? If you are, don’t get interrupted by your phone. Instead, mute it on schedule with Silent Time, an automatic muting app. If you’re expecting a call from someone, you can even add an exception for just that person so you don’t miss it.…Read More »
Are you in a meeting for the next half hour? Do you want to mute your phone for the night? If you are, don’t rely on yourself to remember unmuting your phone. (You remember how well that worked out!) Instead, use Phone Silencer to unmute your phone at a scheduled time.…Read More »
Are you looking for a new way to organize and look at your photos? PictureRelate is a cool and unique program for comparing photos by similarity, and it actually works quite well.
PictureRelate is simple. You load up a bunch of images, select one, double click, and the rest are instantly ordered by similarity.…Read More »
Subtitles are tricky beasts. While every major DVD release since ever has subtitles nicely integrated onto the discs, downloaded and ripped movies can be much more complicated. There are dozens of files, and each media player supports different things. BatchSubtitlesConverter is a free tool that’ll automatically change subtitle format, encoding, and FPS with great ease.…Read More »
literally billions of games in every app download center for every device in which you click on or tap on sets of three or more balls to make them disappear. Invariably, the rest fall down, and you’re left with another set of balls to tap on.…
Is your phone full of crud? Even if you spray it down with a cleaning solution every day and wipe it with a new microfiber cloth, there’s still files on your phone that are filling it up, using up your storage space, and unveiling private data.…Read More »
So you have a brand new phone. That’s cool! But what are you to do with its giant, glowing, 5.5 inch display? Or, if you have a new tablet, how are you going to make use of that enormous, 10- or 7-inch display?…Read More »
Are you a fan of the idea of Twitter, but against the actual Twitter service? If so, you may be a fan of the new App.net service. It’s a lot like Twitter, but is heavily API-based and is focused on providing a good service to end users rather than exploiting users for advertisements.…Read More »
Are you in a hurry to rename tons of files? If so, you definitely know that typing in filenames one by one can be both a hassle and not worth it at all. Solid Renamer is probably the simplest batch renamer I’ve come across, and can reduce hours of work to mere minutes.…Read More »
Colors are something that the world underappreciates. You go about your day every day looking at a billion different things with a trillion different colors, but seldom stop to consciously think about how the various colors interact. If you’re looking to choose a color scheme for your next project and have found an image or site with a color scheme you really like, Able Opus Color Extractor can tell you exactly what RGB values are being used.…Read More »
Whenever you lock your computer on Windows 8 you’re greeted with a harsh, cartoony picture of Seattle. We get it, Microsoft! You’re based right outside of Seattle! If you’re looking for a nice picture to replace it with, LockPic may be the app for you.…Read More »
Are you an avid Angry Birds player? Don’t bother with that silly game! Instead, involve yourself with the cool guys and pick up some golf. Super Stickman Golf, that is: this game is a fun physics puzzler/golf game with over 250 levels.…Read More »
Are you a fan of words and letters? Letris is a word-based game–rather, three word-based games in one–that involve selecting and removing words from a Tetris-like field.
Letris has three different game modes. In the first, titled Letris, letters fall from the ceiling.…Read More »
There are some puzzle games that make you gasp: they’re simultaneously unique and awesomely fun. Trainyard is one of those games. You’re challenged with getting correctly-colored trains to their proper terminals. However, it’s not that simple: you’ve also got to combine, recolor, and split trains to get them there.…Read More »
How do you download files on your computer? Do you use your browser’s built-in download management tool? Most people do. However, those tools generally lack configurability, and can sometimes even be slower than dedicated programs. DownTango is a tool that’s just as easy to use as your browser’s downloading tool, but is much more customizable.…Read More »
Twitter for web sucks. Gmail for web only has notifications if you’re running Chrome. Are you looking for a way to get a better social app experience on your Windows computer? Download Pokki. It’s simultaneously an “app store” for Windows and a way to download better social apps.…Read More »
Are you a fan of [WordHero] on your Android phone, or Wordament on your Windows Phone 7 phone? Now, you can get that same game on your computer with Wordament: find the most words in the 4×4 grid as possible in the least amount of time!…Read More »
“There is no law, no restraint in this seething cauldron of vice and depravity.” – The New York Tribune, 1868
Do you have what it takes to be an Old West cowboy? If you’re feeling the need to pit your reaction times against others, Ready Steady Bang is a nice app to do it with.…Read More »
Chess is a real game of skill. There are thousands of different moves, each one leading to even more moves, and eventually to an inevitable conclusion. If you’re travelling, however, and don’t want to take up all that space with a chess board, download Chess Free to your phone or tablet instead.…Read More »
Are you the kind of person who uses their phone only a small amount each day, but finds their device dead by the time you pull it out of your pocket at lunch? If you are, you may want to find out if it’s your device or not–and Battery Compare can help you do it.…Read More »
Are you constantly trying to find faster, easier ways to upload images to the web? ImgurUploader may be the absolute fastest way possible.
ImgurUploader uploads to the awesome Imgur image host. Imgur is both reliable and fast, and provides easy deletion links for anyone who needs them.…Read More »
Are you the kind of person who sits down at their computer at one in the afternoon, zones out, looks outside, and notices it’s actually one in the morning? If you are, try the free program TakeABreak. This free app pops up messages warning you to take regular breaks.…Read More »
I actually find myself Googling for an online stopwatch quite often. Clock is a free app that could get me to stop: instead of being just a clock, Clock is a timer, stopwatch, calendar, and alarm clock.
Clock is quite functional.…Read More »
Are you obsessed with travelling?
I am. You should be! If you can’t afford to actually travel, photos are the next best thing. With Pictulize, you can view photos from all of the places you want to travel to, but can’t–and, if you do get to go on vacation, you can share your own!…
The default Facebook app for Android is awful. It’s slow, laggy, sluggish, irksome, and any other words you might be able to come up with that mean terribly written. Flipster is different: rather than taking Facebook’s HTMl5 based delivery approach, Flipster uses actual Java code to speed up things immensely.…Read More »