4 Useful Websites To Help You Pronounce Names Correctly

As a blogger I have to answer many questions to readers from across the world. Luckily, I converse with them either via emails

Lock Your Computer With Secure My Screen

There are several tools and methods to protect a computer from unauthorized access under a working environment. I had mentioned many of them in previous posts.

Create Multiple Aliases with Outlook.com Account

Microsoft has launched the latest version of their webmail service called Outlook.com. The new webmail replaces the existing Hotmail and users can now create their new Outlook.com email address

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Google Now Finally Launched On iPhone, iPad & iPod touch


One of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s most surprisingly useful features was Google Now: the intelligent personal assistant that – besides processing basic commands like Siri on iOS – would very intelligently present you with the “right information at the right time”. Now, the acclaimed service is available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Check out the details after the jump.
Google-Search-updated-with-Now-cards      Google-Now-for-iOS

For those of you who are unaware of how Google Now works: once it learns where you work/study, where you are flying to in a few days, your favorite sports teams etc. from your searches on Google and emails in Gmail, Google Now displays relevant information such as the optimum route to follow in the morning, your flight’s status, and the scoreboard of the match your favorite team is currently playing. Besides this, you can get alerts about a popular nearby photo spot, upcoming birthdays of close contacts, courier packages, upcoming calendar events, stocks and more. Check out our list of Google Now commands and smart cards.
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Google Now isn’t a standalone app on iOS. It is instead wrapped with the stellar Google Search app. On launching after the update, the app will ask you to log in to use Google Now. Doing so will have your already running cards show up at the bottom, which you can swipe up to see in all their flat UI glory.
Disappointingly, Google Now for iOS is only supported in select countries. We don’t quite understand why it is the case that Google Now on Android works all over the world – albeit in a limited fashion in smaller countries – but simply refuses to work on iOS. We even tried accessing it through a VPN and with a faked location (using LocationHolic from Cydia), but even that did not get it to work.
As a result of this dumb limitation, we were not able to test Google Now for iOS’ functionality. However, based on reports from around the web, it works as intelligently as its Android counterpart. Though, it remains to be seen how well it will work at gathering location data in the background seeing as how Google Now on iOS is a regular third-party app instead of a built-in system service.
If you already have Google Search for iOS installed on your device, simply update it from the App Store. The rest of you may install it for the first time from the link below.
Download Google Search For iOS
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Hide Unwanted Google Search Results In Firefox


If you’ve ever been bothered by unwanted websites or keywords in Google search results, there’s now a Firefox extension called Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search that aims to provide a little bit of help by hiding results from particular websites, or any related content that you specify. As its name implies, the extension only filters out unwanted content from Google’s search results, so it will not effect any other search engines such as Yahoo! or Bing. According to its developer, the add-on is basically an alternative to Google’s now disabled ‘Block Sites’ feature that kept certain websites or keywords from showing in the results. Since the official offering by Google is no longer available, this add-on can really save the day for those who used that feature and now miss it.
If you’re not sure how to download Firefox add-ons, let us guide you through the process in a few simple steps. Just head over to the add-on’s page using the download link provided at the end of this post, and click ‘Add to Firefox’. Some add-ons ask to restart the browser upon installation, but this one works without requiring any sort of browser reboot.

After downloading the add-on, you can tweak a few of its settings from the Extensions window. The settings panel lets you toggle automatic updates of the extension and Output Debug Information. You can also temporarily disable the add on by unmarking its checkmark. To specify the URL or regular expressions that you want to block, click the Settings button.
Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search_Settings
The add-on allows you to hide almost any keyword, URL, or domain from the search results. For instance if you don’t want to be continuously distracted by Facebook or YouTube at work, simply enter their URL and the add-on will hide the results related to these terms. The good thing is that you can also employ regular expressions (RegEx) to hide certain terms only. All you have to do is type the URL or RegEx in the New Site field and click Add. You can also temporarily re-enable the added sites using their checkmarks. In case you want to remove any of the added sites, you can do so by selecting it from the list, and then clicking the ‘Delete Selected Row’ button.
In a nutshell, Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search is surprisingly good add-on to get rid of undesired search results in Google, and a must-have for anyone who misses Google’s own Block Sites feature.
Install Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search For Firefox
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Google Keep vs Evernote vs OneNote vs Notes vs Simplenote


Now that Google Keep is live, it wouldn’t be right if we don’t compare it with other popular note taking services out there. In our detailed review of Keep, we’ve mentioned that its features are rather basic at the moment, especially if you compare it with note taking giant Evernote. However, Evernote isn’t the only impressive notes service out there, and it’s only fair to broaden our comparison. After considering just what features does it takes to make a good note taking service, we ended up with quite a list. Not all services here share the exact same feature set, but each of them has its own pros and cons and as a user, this comparison should give you a quick idea of which one of them is right for you, and whether switching to Google Keep will work for you, or should you stick with the one you’re currently using.


Google-Keep-vs-Evernote-vs-Notes-vs-OneNote-vs-Simplenote

The Challenger

Google Keep

Keep is new but it’s got Google’s name behind it, and that in itself makes it nothing short of a formidable challenger. The biggest plus point of Keep is how it’ll easily integrate into the Google ecosystem by being built right into your Google Drive. At the very least, syncing will be a strong feature for keeping your notes available across PCs as well as Android phones and tablets. In the future, Google will likely release an iOS app as well but based on Google’s track record on the platform, Windows Phone users would probably stay out of luck.

The Contenders

Evernote

Evernote is one of the oldest names in this genre of apps. It has a large, loyal user base, and lets you share notes easily with others as well, making it a passable collaboration tool. Evernote’s strength lies in its app’s availability across most of the major desktop and mobile platforms. The service isn’t just rich in features, but also supports taking in many different formats including text, audio, images and so on. Furthermore, its remarkably efficient OCR feature makes it a snap to detect text from any images you upload to it, instantly indexing them to making them searchable.

Apple Notes

Notes by Apple is the note taking app you will find on your iOS devices and Mac. Syncing your notes between these devices is done over iCloud. Notes has been around for a while now, but it wouldn’t have been able to contend with Keep had it not been for Mountain Lion and its ability to sync notes from your iOS device to your desktop. Though if you also use devices outside Apple’s walled garden, you’ll be out of luck as the service doesn’t offer apps for any other operating system.

Microsoft OneNote

OneNote is Microsoft’s note taking solution that comes bundled with MS Office and on Windows Phone devices, though it is also possible to buy its standalone license. It has SkyDrive working to keep your notes synced across your devices, and the web interface features a considerably powerful editor for creating notes. Windows users will find it particularly easy to use since they are likely to have used Microsoft’s word processor MS Word.

Simplenote

As the name implies, it’s a very simple note taking service with a strong user base. Unlike the other services we’ve seen above, Simplenote keeps everything simple by offering only plain text notes, which means no audio or photo notes. The service itself only offers a web and iOS app of its own, but there are countless third-party clients for the service that bring all your Simplenote notes to Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS and possibly other platforms as well, and keeps them all synced. Many of these apps also offer a way to make To-Do lists in your notes, complete with the ability to check off done items. For many users who only need to take plain text notes, Simplenote offers the advantage of being very lightweight and easy on system resources.

The Verdict

In all fairness, Keep is only two days old and we have a lot of expectations from it. Even in its infancy, it can compete reasonably well with Notes, and carries a distinct advantage over Simplenote by offering more rich note options. Though it doesn’t quite cut it against Evernote and OneNote because there’s no way of organizing your notes together in form of notebooks, among some other powerful features that these two services offer. Given a few months and the right amount of development from Google, Keep might transform in to a powerful competitor for Evernote and OneNote but for now, Evernote remains the leader of this genre.
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Collect & Organize Music From SoundCloud, YouTube & More With Whyd


We reviewed Songdrop as a great way to gather all the songs you listen to online. The web service is like your online music folder that allows you to save music from online streaming services. Whyd is a similar service with a much simpler interface. It’s currently invite-only, but you can sign up for an invite  and it shouldn’t take too long for it to arrive. Whyd works with a bookmarklet for your browser and lets you add songs from SoundCloud, YouTube, and any service that links directly to song files. The songs you add can later be listened to directly on Whyd. The service supports playlists as well as subscribing to other users and listening to music they’ve saved. Whyd isn’t storage space for your music; rather it’s a way to gather all the online music you listen to in a single place for easy access.


Once you’re signed up, the first thing you’ll want to do is add the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. Whyd will subscribe you to about a dozen people on the service itself, and you can start listening to the tracks they’ve added by clicking the large play button.
whyd
To save a song, just open the song’s page on SoundCloud, YouTube or any other compatible service, and click the Whyd bookmarklet. A popup will open in the tab listing the name of the song you’re adding, the source, and the author/composer. From the dropdown, select a playlist (optional) to save the song to or add a new one. Enter a description for the track; the description is visible to you and anyone who has subscribed to you.
whyd save
To visit the tracks you’ve added, click the ‘Your Tracks’ tab at the top. To view songs added by the people you’re subscribed to, click the ‘Stream’ tab. Songs that you’re listening to can be shared, liked, or added to your own tracks. The Whyd music player becomes visible at the bottom of the page when a song is played, and lets you like and add songs to your own collection in addition to the usual play/pause, forward, back, and volume controls.
whyd player
Compared to SongDrop, Whyd has a simpler interface and adding songs to your collection takes fewer clicks. The services are quite similar but Whyd had a nice social touch to it as well. SongDrop seems to be trying to do too much in a very complicated interface which is nice to look at but difficult to really use. Like SongDrop, Whyd can’t save songs from services like Grooveshark and Pandora where songs don’t have their own page.
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[via Lifehacker]
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Backup App Data, Rename Icons & Clear Badges From iPhone Home Screen


Most of the times, we try to cover Cydia tweaks that offer a completely novel feature, but almost everything the new Icon Tool tweak is designed to perform can be done via other tweaks. There are plenty of ways of removing icon badges from iOS apps, backing up app data using various tools and clearing an app’s cache. With Icon Tool though, you get all these options in one tweak, and the best part is that you don’t have to navigate through complicated menus to perform these tasks either, as Icon Tool adds an easily accessible context menu of sorts to all icons present on your iPhone’s SpringBoard.


Despite the considerable number of features incorporated within the tweak, you don’t have to do much to configure it. There is an Icon Tool menu in the Settings app, but it consists of only one option, which deals with launching the tweak’s icon menu. Be default, the option list can be seen by triple-tapping any app when your SpringBoard is in jiggle mode. From the Icon Tool Settings menu, you can change the three-tap launch gesture to a double-tap one.
Icon Tool iOS Settings Icon Tool iOS Menu Icon Tool iOS Cache
The options list displayed by Icon Tool houses the following entries:
Open in iFile: It is never easy trying to find an app’s location in iOS’ file system, so this option can come handy for jailbreakers on numerous occasions.
Rename Icon: This is a feature that can help you ‘WOW’ your friends. Imagine showing off the Facebook or stock Mail app with your name beneath it. The renaming option comes by default for folders but with Icon Tool, you can use it to rename everything that resides on your SpringBoard.
Clear Badge: Just a single tap, and you can make any app’s icon badge vanish!
Clear Caches: A lot of times, some apps just start crashing very often. Clearing their cache can often help you in such situations.
Icon Tool iOS Backup Icon Tool iOS Restore
Backup & Restore Data: Keep the data of all your important apps backed up via Icon Tool, and even after you reinstall them on your device, the data can be restored using the last button available in the tweak’s menu.
For some reason, there are ‘Delete’ and ‘Launch’ options in the list as well.
Icon Tool costs a dollar, which is a fair price for a tweak with such a rich feature list. The developer behind this project has promised to keep adding more options to Icon List, so the $1 investment certainly seems worth it. Icon Tool is available in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, and works with both iOS 5 and iOS 6.
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Quickly Switch, Backup & Restore Windows WiFi Network Profiles, IP & DNS Settings


When reinstalling Windows or upgrading to a new PC, we usually have to set up everything from scratch. We reinstall apps, re-download important files, and reconfigure several settings here and there. This includes credentials for wireless network profiles and configuring your network settings, such as the static IP and DNS that you want to use. If you’re a network administrator who is required to configure network profiles on multiple PCs and on a regular basis, such a task could take a bulk of your day’s time. Network Profiles Utility can really save the day in such situations. Designed as a portable application, Network Profiles Utility can easily import and export wireless connection profiles as well as IP and DNS settings among multiple Windows machines.


The usage of the app is quite straightforward and it lets you save or restore network profiles in a matter of seconds. Upon first launch, Network Profiles Utility opens up to a Config window, where you can specify a few different settings that control how the app should work. For instance, you can configure the default run mode by toggling the automatic backup and restore options. When said options are enabled, the app exits itself upon restoring or backing up profiles.
The utility allows you to specify which settings you want to automatically backup or restore, that is, wireless profiles, IP/DNS settings or both. In addition, you can specify the location of the profile backup by clicking Browse. Lastly, it lets you choose whether to store profiles based on computername or username. After configuring the required options according to your preferences, click ‘Save & Close’ to store your settings.
Network Profiles Utility_Config
The main application window is even simpler to use. Here, you can you can enable or disable Wireless Profiles and IP/DNS parameters on the fly. The application also allows you to manually back up or restore settings by hitting the Export or Import buttons, respectively. To change your settings your configuration again, just click the Config button to open the settings panel.
Network Profiles Utility
The only caveat I could find was constant nagware and in-app ads. You can, however, get rid of these by upgrading to the full version of the app. Regardless, it’s an excellent application for network admins or users who regularly find the need to change DNS or IPs to resolve connection issues with multiple networks. Network Profiles Utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quickly Separate Current Chrome Tab To New Window With Predefined Section Of Screen

Quickly Separate Current Chrome Tab To New Window With Predefined Section Of Screen:
There is no single best way for managing tabs within a browser window. Between leading browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera, and the large number of add-ons and extensions that change the way tabs and windows are managed by default, there is, as yet, no clear winner. Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut is yet another extension for Chrome that takes a crack at window and tab management. The extension’s primary purpose is to let you separate a tab from a window and move it to a window of its own. What it does in addition to this is allow you to choose just how the new and original window will take up space on your screen alongside each other. For that, it splits the screen into two parts, letting you decide the size of each. The shortcut for separating a tab to a new window can be customized.


Install Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut and head over to the Chrome’s extension management page at chrome://extensions. Scroll all the way down and click ‘Configure Commands’. In the pop-up that opens, find where the extension is listed and modify its shortcut.
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To manage the space that will be occupied by the new window, navigate to the extension’s options by right-clicking its toolbar icon. Drag the divide between the ‘Original Window’ and ‘New Window’ to change which four sections each will take up. We set the new window to take up one and a half of the second section from the right.
Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut Options
Return to your browser window and hit Alt+Shift+W – or any other shortcut that you might have recorded for the extension – and the currently selected tab should detach to a separate window. At the same time, the windows will be resized so that they take up the space allocated to them in the extension’s options.
Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut
What we like about Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut is that it combines tab and window management, helping users manage their screen space when they have another window to deal with. The only thing we feel is missing is the option to select the new window. The extension keeps the original window – the one that the tab originated from – in focus. This might be fine for some users, and inconvenient for others, which is why it is best if left up to the user to choose.
Install Tab to Window Keyboard Shortcut From Chrome Web Store
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Create, Edit, Convert PDF Files & Export As EXEs With PDFCool

Create, Edit, Convert PDF Files & Export As EXEs With PDFCool:
We have covered plenty of PDF editors for desktop, web and mobile platforms like PDFzen for Windows, Web, iOS and Mac OS X that allowed editing and sharing PDF files in a collaborative manner. PDF Mod was a another comprehensive option for Linux. In a nutshell, there are many PDF tools out there, all offering their own feature-sets and functionality. Should you be looking for another one to try out, give PDFCool PDF Editor a go. It’s a free PDF viewer and editor for Windows that bundles a variety of PDF-related tools in the package.


You can edit existing PDF files, create new ones from scratch, or extract certain elements like images and text from existing ones. Likewise, you can insert your own images into the document currently loaded in PDFCool. In addition, it allows you to convert PDF files to various image and text formats and vice versa.
Unfortunately, the application comes packaged with bloatware in form of in-app advertisement for the developer’s other tools, which can continuously nag your workflow. This is one of the major annoyances I faced during its testing. The interface carries a toolbar at the top that lets you navigate the document and zoom in and out of it.
PDFCool PDF Editor
The menu bar further extends the tool’s functionality by providing features like bookmarking and document conversion. The Convert menu is one of the most promising features of the app, as it lets you access many PDF-related tools from one place. For example, ‘PDF to Any’ allows you to convert a PDF file to a host of formats like DOC, HTML, PNG, JPEG, RTF, TXT, XLS, PPT, POT, EMF, WMF, SVG – in short, whatever format you might need to convert a PDF file into, PDFCool has you covered. It also contains an EXE builder that can a convert PDF file to an executable one for viewing on any Windows computer regardless of whether it has a PDF viewer installed or not. And if your PDF files contains graphical elements like objects and images, you can make use of the ‘Create Graphical PDFs’ option.
PDFCool PDF Editor_Convert
Manage Images is another nifty little feature that instantly extracts user-specific images from selected pages in a document. This feature opens up in it’s own window and exports the extracted image files to a user-defined directory. Apart from images, PDFCool PDF Editor also makes it possible to extract selective pages from a document. The Page menu provides different options for trimming, merging, copying and duplicating pages.
PDFCool PDF Editor_Manage Images
One more nifty feature of the app is its ability to convert web pages into PDF, and even allowing you to annotate them before you do so! Just select ‘Create PDF from Webpage’ in the File menu to launch this window (that can be considered a mini browser of sorts), and enter the URL of the page that you want to convert. The application fetches all the required information from the page and lets you export it into the main editing workspace, from where you can add annotations  and convert the page according to your preferences.
PDFCool PDF Editor_Create PDF from Webpage
Although it’s plagued with some annoying nagware that may incessantly disrupt your workflow, the sheer number of PDF-related features that it packs make PDFCool PDF Editor an interesting application of its kind. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.
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AppShopper Releases New iOS App Discovery Tool With Social Elements

AppShopper Releases New iOS App Discovery Tool With Social Elements:
AppGratis outlived AppShopper by a few months, but recently Apple decided to remove the former app from the iTunes App Store as well. Both the apps served the same purpose of letting iPhone users discover new apps with ease. AppGratis had a decent notification system, while AppShopper was great due to the number of filters it offered for browsing. There are other app discovery tools available for iOS, like Hubbl and Kinetik, but there can be no doubting the fact that a majority of users have been affected by the absence of the two most popular names in the app discovery genre. If you are among such users, your day might just get a little better after knowing that AppShopper has made a comeback in the App Store by the name of AppShopper Social. The app is better than ever, but hasn’t changed so much that you won’t be able to enjoy all the familiar features you previously loved about it.


AppShopper Social iOS Settings AppShopper Social iOS Push
Creating an AppShopper account in not mandatory for using AppShopper Social, but doing so grants you access to some additional features. Thankfully, existing AppShopper users don’t need to register for a separate account for the new app. Once logged in, you can change the default currency for pricing details, the categories you are interested in, and the settings for notifications. Much like AppGratis, AppShopper Social is capable of notifying users whenever one of the apps they own gets updated, or when the price of an app that is on their wishlist goes down. The app even lets you silence notifications during particular hours.
AppShopper Social iOS Stream AppShopper Social iOS App AppShopper Social iOS Share
To make the AppShopper Social experience more fruitful, head to the ‘Friends’ section of the app and connect with other iOS users. This is something that wasn’t possible in the previous version of the app, and makes AppShopper Social somewhat similar to the Hip app. The apps shown on your main stream are affected by your choice of friends but even if you don’t follow anyone, the default stream is good enough to keep you in the loop whenever an important release or price drop occurs in the App Store. You can filter the browsing or search result list by using category, price or type filters.
While viewing an app’s AppShopper page, you can add it to your ‘Wish List’ or to the ‘My Apps’ section by using the two check boxes present below the title. To suggest an app to someone – even if they aren’t on AppShopper Social – hit the arrow icon in the top-right corner. From the sharing menu, you can copy the app’s link, or send it to friends via email, SMS, Twitter or just about any social network you can think of.
AppShopper Social is available for free, and is optimized for iPhone/iPod touch. We just hope that Apple doesn’t decide to remove it from the App Store once again, so hurry up and grab it right now, just to be safe.
Download AppShopper Social For iOS
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Quickly Compose & Reply To Texts On iOS Without Launching Messages App

You might be a fan of its themes or the well-organized conversation threads but for most users, biteSMS is all about quick compose and quick reply. The ability to type messages without waiting for an entire app to load can be really time-saving and efficient. Interactive reply windows have been a part of GO SMS as well, and a few Cydia tweaks in the past have even added a similar feature to the stock Messages app. With iOS 6 though, ImmediateSend stopped working, and hasn’t received an update until now. So, taking advantage of this vacuum in the jailbreak store, a new tweak by the name of Messages has just reared its head. The tweak is a bit more detailed compared to other similar ones released in the past, and offers integration with Activator as well. It is also possible to tinker with the appearance of the quick reply window, and choose the number of previous messages from a thread that are loaded when you are composing your reply.


Messages iOS Settings Messages iOS QuickReply
Messages has to be configured via the menu it adds to the stock Settings app. The tweak’s name and icon are identical to the stock SMS app in iOS, but you can access its option by choosing the menu added near the bottom of the Settings list.
The first option in the tweak’s menu lets you alternate between two themes supported by the quick reply window shown by Messages. The first theme is just like the default iOS one for Messages app, while the other one turns the keyboard and borders black.
The rest of the options are divided into two main parts: ‘Compose’ and ‘Reply’. To start creating a new message from scratch, you have to configure an Activator or QuickDo gesture. If a lock screen-compatible gesture is chosen, you can begin composing a new text to any user from anywhere in iOS. To reply to a text from outside the Messages app, you have to tap the banner notification of the incoming message. If you want to view the past texts from a certain text before replying, it is possible to configure the tweak to load them within the quick reply window.
Messages works for both SMS and iMessage, but we can’t say it is perfect. For one thing, it is priced at $3.99 (with a free trial of three days), which many will likely find a bit steep. Secondly, we couldn’t even get the conversation history feature to work for iMessage (was functional for ordinary texts). Having said that, since ImmediateSend is not available for now, so unless you are willing to shift to biteSMS for this single feature, the Messages tweak is your only choice. The tweak works only with iOS 6, and can be downloaded from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Discover Content & Create Posts With The Official Tumblr App For WP8


It has become pretty much the norm for Windows Phone versions of apps to be quite different from their iOS and Android counterparts. WP has a unique interface featuring live tiles instead of icons, along with side-scrolling screens that focus on content rather than the UI elements themselves, and many developers feel compelled to take full advantage of these features. Recently though, the trend has started shifting and we saw that the official LinkedIn app got updated with a new interface that makes the app look similar to its other mobile versions. The Tumblr app for Windows Phone has just been released today, and it looks a lot like the iPhone version of the service as well. A few things are missing from Tumblr for WP8 but overall, the app gives a pretty good account of itself.
Tumblr WP Explore Tumblr WP Browse Tumblr WP Search

The welcome page of Tumblr for WP8 has options to let new users register for an account, or sign in using their existing credentials. The ‘Dashboard’ section of the app shows up as soon as you log in. This screen consists of a stream of updates from all users you are following on Tumblr. Full posts are shown on the main screen, and there is no need to open a post in a separate view unless you want to add a note to it.
The app offers full GIF support – a feature the iOS version of Tumblr only recently acquired. Animations show up in Dashboard, Explore, search results and even user profiles. If you are wondering where all these sections are located in the app, take a look at the bottom of the screen to find the search button. The remaining sections can be accessed simply by swiping across the screens.
Tumblr WP Post Tumblr WP Edit Tumblr WP Publish
To create a new post, tap the first icon at the bottom of the screen. There are six ways you can start composing a new post. The available options include text, photo, quote, link, chat and video. In chat mode, whatever you share is only visible to the chosen recipients. For media sharing, Tumblr supports attaching files from the camera roll or start shooting with your camera without having to exit the app. To help you keep your profile neat and well-organized, Tumblr for WP8 supports the service’s tagging system in its entirety. Publishing options include scheduling posts for a later time or saving them to drafts. If you associate multiple profiles with the app, you can post to any of them by selecting the one you want from the ‘Publish To’ section.
Tumblr only works with WP8 devices, since it offers features like resizable live tiles and placing latest images from your stream on the lock screen. The app is available for free, and can be found at the link given below.
Download Tumblr For Windows Phone
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LightMail Is An Elegant iPhone Mail App That Displays All Attachments In One Place


Apps like Sparrow gained popularity on iOS owing to the stock Mail client having a lot of shortcomings. Apple overhauled the email experience with iOS 6, but there are some new apps around that have managed to gain a considerable number of users. The Mailbox app experimented by combining mail and to-do lists, which is why people even put up with its waiting queue. LightMail doesn’t offer changes that are as dramatic as those introduced by Mailbox, but the new app is still great if you are looking for an improved version of the iOS Mail app. LightMail supports a few gestures for letting you respond to messages quickly, and comes with a section where attachments from all your mails are accessible in one place. It is also possible to easily insert attachments from past messages into mails you are composing on your iPhone.


LightMail iOS Menu LightMail iOS
Users of Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and other popular email services can start using the app simply by entering their email ID and password on the welcome page. In some cases though (like for Google app accounts), you have to manually configure accounts by filling fields like Port number, SMTP server, IMAP server, etc.
LightMail supports multiple email accounts. To add a new account to the app, swipe twice to the right and hit the ‘+’ icon. To get a list of all the options that are applicable to messages, just swipe across a mail from right to left. The options show up in the bottom bar, and let you do things like marking a message as read (or unread), bookmarking it, or deleting it from the folder.
LightMail iOS Attachment Options LightMail iOS Attachment
The attachments from all the messages you have ever sent or received can be viewed by hitting the clip icon. The attachments list even supports filters, which means it is possible to see only media files, documents or ZIPs. When you hit the same attachments button while composing an email, you can select multiple files with a single tap. The usual image attachment options are on offer as well, of course.
LightMail supports offline reading, and to download recent content for later use, users can hit the arrow icon located in the bottom bar.
The app is available as a free download, and is optimized for iPhone & iPod touch. LightMail supports push notifications and icon badges, which ensures users won’t be missing out on any of the features available in the stock Mail app.
Download LightMail For iOS
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