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Caesium : Open source tool for loss-less image compression

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.

Caesium - open source loss-less image compression tool

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 😉

Download Caesium Windows installer (7.91 MB)

Download Caesium Portable (Windows only) (10 MB)

 

 

[Firefox] Quick and easy to use Gmail Notifier Add-On

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.

Best Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier

 

It also supports multiple accounts and label based notifications. To know more about label based notifications, follow this link.

Features:

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.

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Firefox 19 is now available for download! What’s new?

firefox2-300x225Mozilla has recently released the final build of Firefox web browser, Firefox 19. Though this isn’t a revolutionary version there are few important changes implemented in this version.  A built-in PDF viewer is the most important one, for which users were waiting since long. Which means you no longer need to use third-party plugins for opening PDF files within your browser window. See the list below to know other important changes.

What’s New (From the release notes)

  • NEW : Built-in PDF viewer
  • CHANGED : Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
  • CHANGED :Startup performance improvements.
  • DEVELOPER :Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
  • DEVELOPER : Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER :There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set devtools.chrome.enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER : Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
  • HTML5 : CSS @page is now supported.
  • HTML5 : CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
  • HTML5 : CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
  • FIXED : Certain valid WebGL drawing operations are incorrectly rejected, leaving incomplete rendering in affected pages.
  • FIXED : Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode.
  • FIXED : Plugins stop rendering when the top half of the plugin is scrolled off the top of the page, in HiDPI mode.

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