Tired of downloading third-party application launchers? I’ve used them in the past, but could live without them. So why not create your own application launcher in Windows 7? Check out this guide to converting the Quick Launch bar into an app launcher!
Convert Quick Launch bar into Application Launcher
If you read this blog or the HowToGeek, you probably know how to use Linux. If so, do you know how to automate tasks using Crontab? It’s a powerful utility that lets you automatically create backups, schedule updates, synchronize files, and more.
Automate Tasks in Linux using Crontab
Google has bundled 449 popular feed topics you can easily subscribe to with a single click. You can also create and share your own bundles.
Google Reader bundled RSS feeds
We got a tip from reader/blogger Ashutosh suggesting we try to drag a .mp3 file to Chrome. Sure enough, it opened a rudamentary player in a new tab. Fair dinkum !
Look for the ‘National Animals’ one. Very impressive work.
15 Illustrations by Chow Hon Lam via My Modern Metropolis
Syncing docs, music, files and folders with other computers has never been easier. Share on a network or with friends, Microsoft Live Sync is a tiny app that will have you sharing all kinds of files painlessly in no time at all. Needs a Live account, Windows or Mac.
Microsoft Live Sync
Live Sync Help FAQs
David Pogue’s NYTimes Live Sync review
Excellent news for book readers and people wanting to test drive Kindle software without having to buy the hardware. Amazon is now offering a free Kindle download. Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Amazon Free Kindle for PC download
We often visit popurls when we need to catch up on headlines quickly. This Stylish script will stretch the page and make it easier on the eyes.
You’ll need Stylish first.
The Soupy Sales Show, You Bet your Life, Three Stooges and of course the Hillbillies.
For users of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Windows XP, Vista and 7.
New Help tab from Microsoft Download Center