If you are a blogger or running a website then you must be knowing the importance of reducing the page load time. In turn to achieve this the first thing we look at is reducing the image size. But as we try to re-size or convert this images the visual quality of the image is also compromised. There are very few free tools available which we can use to reduce the size of image without much affecting the visual quality of it.
Caesium is one such open source software which uses loss-less image compression technology to reduce the image size. Even the users who are looking to save some precious hard disk space can be benefited by using this tool. You can see some of its samples over here.
This tool is really easy to use. One can select individual pictures or batch upload them and compress them altogether. Processing time is negligible compared to other image processing tools. This is an open source application so you can download and use it for free. You can select to download the Windows installer and install it on your system just like any other application or you can use the portable version to carry it with you wherever you go. Choice is yours 😉
Copying files and folders is easy in Windows but when it comes to copying file paths with file name, it is not that user friendly. You will have to first copy the path, paste it somewhere and then append the file name to it, not so efficient..right? Those who have to deal with file paths more often would find it really irritating, specially developers and web designers.
Path Copy Copy is a small open source tool which can come handy in such situations. This small shell application will allow you to quickly copy the file path to clipboard using right click->PathCopy->Copy path and then you can paste it anywhere using ctrl + v.
It also supports multiple path formats like short name, long name, short path, long path, web path, unix path and many other (Read more about it from here). You can enable or disable the formats from settings as per your needs. And if the path format you need is not available then you can create your custom command as well and that is something cool if you are working in different environments where path formats are different. For e.g linux machines support forward slashes (/) whereas Windows uses backward slashes (\). So in such scenarios you can customize the output as per your needs.
Any latest Windows OS , Windows XP SP2 minimum
.NET Framework 2.0
You can download this small free tool from the link below.
I usually don’t like using add-ons. I find them intrusive and are not of much use – for me at least. But this tiny add-on has somehow managed to stay in my Firefox . Gmail Notifier is a Firefox add-on which will notify about incoming mails. Well, I agree there are already too many of them. But there is something different about this one.
When others just notify you of the new email, this one not only previews the email in a tiny box but also allows you to simply Mark as read, report spam, trash or archive the message. How much of your time would be saved every day? You can simply delete those “not so useful mails” with two mouse clicks without having to switch between multiple tabs.
It also supports multiple accounts and label based notifications. To know more about label based notifications, follow this link.
1. Multiple account support
2. Multiple label support
3. Low bandwidth usage by using RSS technology
4. Mark as read, report span, trash or archive messages right from Firefox toolbar
This might not be of much use for everyone, but those who rely heavily on Gmail for office work or other important communication and need to continuously monitor their mail account, this one would save a lot of time. To get this add-on, click on the Add to Firefox button below.