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Google Chrome for Mac available in beta TODAY [December 8th 2009] December 8, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,google,Mac,software — Geeky Chick @ 11:00
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Well, it’s finally here.

Google Chrome for Mac. In beta.

Give it a whirl here.

 

Canto Pod finds lyrics for your iTunes library December 6, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,Mac,software,tools,Windows — Geeky Chick @ 10:13
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Looking for lyrics for your iTunes library so you can sing along when they’re playing on your iPod/iPhone?

Tired of visiting lyric websites and copying and pasting lyrics for each individual track into the ‘Get info’ section in Tunes?

Canto Pod has a solution. It’s a free Mac Widget that automatically finds the lyrics to the song you’re currently listening to and copies it directly into iTunes with one click.

Don’t despair Windows users, there’s also a Windows app.

Download Canto Pod for free.

 

DisplayFusion rocks your dual monitor set up November 2, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,software,tips and tricks,tools,Windows — Geeky Chick @ 16:56
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DisplayFusionIf you have dual monitors, there’s probably a couple of things you wish you could do. Like set one picture as your background to span both monitors. Or drag a window to the other screen without minimising it first.

DisplayFusion lets you do this and more. My favourite feature is that it lets you add a button to your taskbar to automatically maximise the current window and move it to the other monitor, with just one click. My productivity just shot up!

Maximize

There’s a free version that does all I need it to do, but for more functionality, like adding more buttons to the task bar, there’s also a pro version (currently CAD$ 25), which you can try for free for a month.

DisplayFusion

 

Convert CSV to QIF when your bank is too lazy or stingy to do it for you October 23, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,software,tools — Geeky Chick @ 14:07
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xl2qfx

One of my credit card providers stopped providing ofx and qfx data downloads yesterday.

Instead they’re providing CSV files, which kind of screws up uploads to my online financial money management tool of choice, Wesabe, which doesn’t yet support the CSV format.

Luckily the forums on Wesabe are super useful and within minutes I had my hands on XL2QIF, a nifty little CSV to QIF converter, with a pretty straight forward user interface.

It comes in the form of an Excel add-in. I use Excel 2007 and it works perfectly with that, and it is also supported on older versions, with even a special version for Excel 1997. Simply highlight the cells containing the info you wish to upload, then open the XL2QIF add-in. I found quite a handy user-created tutorial, while Googling my dilemma, which you might also find useful.

XL2QIF

 

Digitize your DVD collection and vice versa October 20, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,software — Geeky Chick @ 21:45
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WinX DVD AuthorDid you know that, until the end of the month, WinX DVD Author (usually $30) and WinX DVD Ripper (usually $25) are FREE?

With DVD author you can burn loads of file formats to DVD and really make it your own with a personalized title, chapter menus, background images, music and so much more.

And the Ripper, well…rips.

Windows only.

Source: Lifehacker

 

HTML signatures for Gmail June 23, 2008

Filed under: Firefox,website — Geeky Chick @ 15:10
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BlankCanvas have a new release of their Gmail add-on: Gmail signatures.

I know Better Gmail 2 has an HTML signature option but I find it can be a bit ‘cranky’ – works some times, not others.

The BlankCanvas add-on works a treat (unless you’re using the Gmail Redesigned skin, in which case, again with the crankiness).

But if that doesn’t bother you, you can check it out here.

 

Easy room planner by icovia June 19, 2008

Filed under: Lifestyle,software,website — Geeky Chick @ 10:42
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Want a really easy drag and drop room planner?

Got one for you. I found this one on La Difference’s website and it’s created by icovia.com (but icovia provide these planners for a number of clients so you may have come across it elsewhere).

Very easy to navigate, with a number of pre-built plans to pick from. You can also choose a blank plan and specify your own dimensions. Once you’ve chosen the room you want to remodel, simply drag and drop the relevant items from the left side panel, then resize, zoom and measure away… hours of fun.