Best Online Backup services

Posted on April 1, 2018. Filed under: backups, Everything | Tags: , , |

HowToGeek has a post suggesting their preferences for online backup services.

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How to lock up your digital life in less than an hour

Posted on March 7, 2017. Filed under: Security | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has a post: Follow this simple checklist of best practices to protect your privacy and information without spending a cent.

Source: How to lock up your digital life in less than an hour | ZDNet

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File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Posted on April 11, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker posts: Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which one is best. Let’s break down three of the most popular file syncing services out there and see which one reigns supreme.

Source: File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

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join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings

Posted on June 11, 2012. Filed under: Collaboration, Freeware/Shareware, presentation | Tags: , , , |

join.me is a Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings function.

Get a code to broadcast your screen to anyone who logs in with it.  Internet calling is used for audio.  Several popular meeting features included.

Free online service.

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Student sensei: Becoming the ultimate storage ninja

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , |

ZDNet tells how to become a Student sensei: Becoming the ultimate storage ninja.

Become familiar with some of the alternatives in online storage and keep your data safe through computer crashes, lost flash drives, and other hazards.

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Gladinet Cloud Desktop Starter Edition

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gladinet Cloud Desktop Starter Edition lets you map online storage like a drive on your computer.

ZDNet has instructions.

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DropTunes

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

DropTunes “is a free and simple web service that plays the audio files contained within your Dropbox account. The site comes in Flash and HTML5 modes; the Flash mode only plays mp3 files whilst the HTML5 mode supports mp3, m4a, ogg, and wav audio formats.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Amazon Cloud Drive

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

Amazon Cloud Drive has up to 5GB free online storage and more for pay.

Another interesting bonus: “When you purchase songs or albums from the Amazon MP3 Store, you can now save your purchases to your Cloud Drive. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. Even better, you can listen to your music from any web-connected computer with Amazon Cloud Player. And the best part? When you save your Amazon MP3 Store purchases directly to your Cloud Drive, they don’t take up any of your storage space and are always stored for free.”

 

 

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Collaborize Classroom – Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Collaborize Classroom provides free Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students.

Collaborize Classroom is designed to complement classroom instruction and engage students in online activities, assignments and discussions that allow for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom.

  • Do more with less. Allow your students to participate on their own time with an easy-to-use platform.
  • Enrich your curriculum with multimedia. Embed Microsoft Office documents, videos, pictures, and PDFs.
  • Give every student a voice. Teach students how to have productive, respectful and supportive discussions online.
  • Publish discussions to a results page so students can see tangible outcomes of their conversations.
  • Access detailed student participation reports that make grading easy!
  • Download FREE lesson plans to help get you started.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Free Online MMORPG and MMO Games List

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: Fun | Tags: , , , , , |

MMO Hut is a Free Online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) and MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) Games List.

Both free games and trials of pay games.

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Cosanote – Property and home documentation system

Posted on March 7, 2011. Filed under: Online Software | Tags: , , , |

Cosanote – Property and home documentation system is an online inventory of your stuff, which you can reach from anywhere online.

Note: use at your own risk; this is currently free but may — after all your effort in putting in serial numbers, etc. — change to a pay system.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

 

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PhotoFunia

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Avatars, Fun, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PhotoFunia lets you add art effects to photos.

Good place to create a new avatar for someone!

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CloudCanvas

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

CloudCanvas is a HTML5 art editor which doesn’t need Flash (so you can use it on iPad and other iOS devices), and runs online, so you just need web access.

In addition to drawing you can import images from Google Images and DeviantArt. You can access the “File” menu at the top left to save your created designs as PNG image files or as SVG files.

Features:

  • Very user friendly.
  • Based on HTML5.
  • Contains many drawing and design features.
  • Novices and experts, both can have fun with CloudCanvas.
  • Images can be exported from Google Images and DeviantArt.
  • Lets you save designs as PNG or SVG files.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Creaza

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, presentation, Sound, Techniques, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creaza is a multi-functional creation site with a mind-mapping tool for sorting ideas and planning projects (Minodomo), a Cartoonist tool, a MovieEditor, and an AudioEditor.

Features:

  • Free video audio editor online.
  • User friendly interface.
  • Lets you create mind maps to better plan your project.
  • Lets you create cartoons to have fun or to enhance your presentations.
  • Lets you edit audio clips.
  • Lets you edit videos.
  • The media editors can be very helpful if you do not have editing programs installed on your computer.
  • Can be used as a storage for your media files.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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VoiceThread – Make a video, etc. & talk about it

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Something for faculty:

VoiceThread lets you Group conversations around images, documents, and videos.

“With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.”

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Five Best Online Image Editors

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker has their Five Best Online Image Editors.

  • Sumo Paint
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Pixlr
  • Picnik
  • Aviary Phoenix
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Ubuntu One

Posted on June 14, 2010. Filed under: Files, Linux, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

It had to happen.

Ubuntu One provides a free (2GB) or pay (more storage) for Linux users online.

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Vendr: Add Online Store To Your Website

Posted on June 14, 2010. Filed under: Web site creation | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about Vendr which lets you Add an Online Store To Your Website.

Vendr lets you ” sell 5 products at any given time, allowing up to 9 images for each product. You can accept payments through different merchant solutions

like PayPal and Google Checkout and even see store stats through a user friendly dashboard.”

“Vendr doesn’t charge any transaction or setup fee for the free plan. More items can be added for an additional monthly fee.”

Features:

  • Create an online store within minutes.
  • Sell physical or digital products.
  • Include up to 9 images per product and customize the display.
  • Accept  payments using PayPal or GoogleCheckout.
  • No extensive coding or design changes required.
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authorSTREAM Online PowerPoint Presentations and Slideshow Sharing

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, Online Software, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , |

authorSTREAM Online PowerPoint Presentations and Slideshow Sharing lets you upload your PowerPoint presentations and have them readily available online for others.

Free (ad-supported).

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Free Online Image Editor

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Avatars, Freeware/Shareware, Fun, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Free Online Image Editor lets you Convert your pictures in a number of ways.

Select various effects, including a simulated pencil sketch, or embed your photo in a background (the big TV on Times Square, prison, an iPod, etc.

Fun variations for photos or your avatar.

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