CloudMagic: Search GMail and Google Docs Even Faster

The usage of cloud-based services is increasing every day. Though good search features are offered by Google for Gmail and Google Docs, it is not always as fast as desktop search. Also unified search results across multiple services are not provided. CloudMagic was developed with these requirements in mind. It offers extremely fast, offline, search-as-you-type feature for online data.

CloudMagic has been launched with Gmail and Google Docs. CloudMagic can search across multiple Google accounts for presentations, spreadsheets, documents etc., and present a unified search result. It also offers instant email message previews as well as drag-and-drop feature for search results.

Online data is indexed and stored in your local hard disk. Relevant text data is indexed leaving out all kinds of attachments and binary data. Only a fraction of the entire data is indexed. So it occupies very little of your hard disk space. The index gets updated automatically when you are online. The indexed web pages need not be kept open for updating an index. You do not need to store passwords with any third party servers because the index is stored in your local hard disk.

Currently CloudMagic is available for Firefox and Chrome. Here are the installation instructions for both the browsers.

Installation on Mozilla Firefox

1. To install CloudMagic in Firefox click Tools > Add-ons in the menu bar to open the Add-ons window and search for CloudMagic.

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2. Click on the Add to Firefoxbutton. The following license agreement window is displayed.

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3. Click Accept and Installbutton .Then click on Install Now in the Add-ons window. Once the installation is complete, restart Firefox. The CloudMagic icon will appear in the toolbar as shown below. Click on it to open the CloudMagic page in a new tab.

 

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Installation on Google Chrome

1. To Install the plugin in Chrome open Cloudmagic homepage in Chrome and click the Install Now button.

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2. Once the plugin download is complete, click Install as you are prompted to.

3. When the installation is complete the CloudMagic icon is displayed in Chrome.

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4. To use CloudMagic you need to add your Gmail accounts first. Click on CloudMagic icon and then select Manage Accounts drop down arrow beside the search box.

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5. In the following page, one more click brings you the add account page.

6. Add as many Google accounts you wish.

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7. Next click on the Preferences link to set the search preferences. You are now all set to use CloudMagic.

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The next time you open your GMail or Google Docs account you find a CloudMagic search box as shown in the screenshot below.

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Isn’t that great? If you are power user of Google docs and Gmail, CloudMagic is an indispensable tool. Try once and you’ll love the instant search that the tool provides. With tons of emails stuffed in your mail this certainly makes your life easier. Happy searching. Do let us know if this has made your search experience better.

Have Better Control Over Windows Networks With Checklan Basic 1.2.2

Checklan Basic 1.2.2 is an agentless network monitoring tool used for asset management both locally and remotely. It helps to create in a simple and effective way , an inventory of all computers in the network and can be categorized by operating system, BIOS, software , disks, memory, configuration of machines as IP address as well as enumerate local users and groups on each and every server or workstation.This version also allows machine specific inventory and it operates in real time mode.

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All Windows processes are managed by server. It can display detailed report lists in Internet Explorer, as well as create and terminate processes remotely or locally.

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Features:

1. Checklan Basic can start, stop, and change mode of Windows Services .

2. All Windows services are checked by server including Microsoft UNIX Services.

3. It can also do shut downs , restarts and logoffs.

4. Sockets to UNIX / Windows /AIX servers for internet or intranet are managed and detailed report lists are displayed in Internet Explorer.

5. Using the tool, shares can be managed in real time. Both remote and local share creation and deletion can be accomplished as well as detailed reports are displayed in Internet Explorer.

6. All Windows printers are managed in real time. It can locally and remotely pause, resume, obtain printer error and printing status as well as manage printer properties.

7. All Windows Performance counters are checked in real time and at counter level details .

Even if you are just starting out as a network manager for your team, all necessary documents for installation, Microsoft SQL databases deployment, SSRS & ASP.net reports are provided by the Checklan team for free.

Checklan Basic 1.2.2 is free to use and the the download file size is approximately 6.29 Mb. Checklan Admin Basic 1.2.2 is currently compatible with Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows NT 4.x.

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Get Rid Of Facebook Scams and Infectious Links From Facebook

In today’s world of social networking, Facebook is the word of the day. And so is anything that gets posted on it. Every major incident happens and it goes viral on Facebook. Someone updates and everybody else follows the suit. Sharing information has never been easier. However, people with evil intentions are not lagging behind. They misuse this addiction for all the all the wrong reasons.

Recently as Osama bin Laden was shot dead in an US raid, Facebook was scattered with fake links pointing to Osama execution censored video. And the result was obvious. Curious people ended up clicking them and falling prey to it. The more worrying news is that, those links are going to appear again. So what do we do to stop from getting affected? Well, some rational thinking helps. However here is a great free tool that can save you the worry.

Installing Using Protection

Using Protection is a free (for personal use) browser extension for Firefox and Internet Explorer that does the job for you. Google Chrome let me install the extension, although, there were no significant changes to the scam links I tested.

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3 simple steps and you are done. Provide an email to sign up. You will then be prompted to post an update letting your friends know about the installation. This is optional and you can choose to skip this step. Finally, download and install the add on.

How Does It Help?

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Every time you visit any page on Facebook, the page will scanned for any suspicious link. Once detected, the link will be removed and instead it will be provided with a link to post an update letting your friends know about it. Yes, it is as simple as that.

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The tool performs the job silently without cluttering your screen space which makes it even better. Provided the fact that Facebook is not going to be clean any time soon, the tool is a definite necessity for any Facebook user.

FLUX: Adjust Screen Color Temperature According To Room Lighting

Flux LogoComputers screens are designed to glow as brilliant as possible. A glowing display looks great with the daylight beaming  into your room you are working. While it is quite painful for eyes when you are working at night with the fluorescent lamp on. It is because our eyes adjust according to the room lighting.

It is really frustrating to adjust the screen color temperature every hour of the day just to keep your eyes healthy. Flux is a freeware that is meant to do this for you. All you need to do is download, install the tool and configure the tool settings once. Everything is automatically taken care of afterwards.

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The tool detects the co-ordinates of your location automatically. In case it is not correct, you can change it by going to the Settings and then set your location. Press the Locate button and you will be taken to a page where you can search for your location and copy the co-ordinates for the same. Paste the copied location in the location window. Press OK.

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In the Settings window, you can adjust the day and night lighting settings by using the sliders.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

The tool definitely creates a soothing environment for your eyes. However, the app adjusts the screen  temperature  based on the co-ordinates of the location and your choice. This means if you are having a cloudy day, the app will still set the screen for a sunny day. It would have been great if it had an option to judge the room light based on web cam; that would have provided a more realistic solution. All said, I recommend users who work long time on computers to use Flux.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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GE.TT: Share Files With Anyone With An Email

Gett LogoGE.TT is an online file sharing service that lets you share any file with anyone. Sharing or sending files has become a necessity these days and with the rising demand, more apps have been developed to serve the purpose.

GE.TT addresses the task with a very simple three-step solution. Upload, share and move on. No need to sign up for an account. Go to the site and upload your file and share it with anyone on Facebook and Twitter. You can also share the file with anyone by sending the sharing URL. Users can share multiple files with a single GE.TT URL.

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There is also an option to share the file by sending an email to the person by filling up the email form. All the files that you share using GE.TT expire after 30 days.

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However, you can also sign up for the service. The only added advantage of having an account is that you can view the list and stats for the shared URLs. GE.TT has no restrictions on the size of the file you can share, but browsers can put an upload limit of 2GB.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

Considering all the options it provide and that too in a simple way, the tool is highly recommended. One thing to note is that, the shared files being public, confidential information should not be shared using this service.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Inbox2 Beta: Access Facebook, Twitter and Gmail From The Same Window

Inbox2 is a desktop client that brings the social networks and email accounts under one roof. The social networks you can connect are Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and email services like Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail are also supported.  If you choose to use your custom mail server, go ahead and choose the option Other.

Download Inbox 2 and install it on your PC. You will need to provide your email address to download the tool. After installation is complete start the application. Choose the social network or email provider from the list and log into it. You can add as many services as you want.

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Once you have done that, press the button Next Step and proceed to the main window. You will be asked to enter your full name and the default account. Once selected, use the Get Started button to open the main window.

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Here is how the main window looks like. All the emails as well as the updates from the social networks are shown in the right sidebar, while the content of the default account are shown in the middle section.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

The desktop app has a very impressive and nice looking interface which is easy-to-use and productive at the same time. Accessing all the social networks and email account is very easy. Although it lacks many features that other apps (read Digsby) of its kind offer. While using the tool (and  specially  after I added Facebook) it crashed several times which was quite frustrating. Although I loved the minimalist approach. The tool may not be a must-use tool now but its definitely a must-try one.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 3.5 / 5 (Very Good)

mSpot: Dropbox For Music Syncing & Streaming

mSpot is a cloud based music streaming service that lets users play their favorite songs across multiple devices like PC, Android phones and Mac.

1. Download the mSpot client for your device and install it.

2. Once the installation is finished, you will be asked to sign up. Go through the steps to sign up for a free account.

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3. After registration is complete, you will have to choose the sync settings. You can choose to sync Windows Media Player or iTunes library or just select some specific folders. Since I am using the free plan that allows only 2GB cloud storage, I will be selecting a single folder.

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4. Whenever you choose to upload a song to mSpot cloud, just copy it to the synced folder. You will notice an animated icon as the uploading starts.

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If you wish to play the songs, just open your browser and point it to www.mspot.com and sign in to your account. You will now see the list of songs in your account. Double click to play them.

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The browser based media player is equipped with basic controls. You can create playlists, unload items from the playlist. You can also download the mSpot app for Android from the Android marketplace.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

mSpot is a perfect tool to stay tuned to your favorite tracks anywhere. With 2GB free storage you can carry almost 1500 songs, which is a good score for me. If you are still not satisfied, go for the 40GB plan for just $3.99/month. I wish the service brings support other popular mobile platforms. The tool is a must for every music lover.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Natter: Cross-Linking Facebook And Twitter

Natter IconNatter is a free web based application that links your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Setup your account in 3 easy steps and control both the account from Twitter itself.

1. Go to the Natter home page and get started by joining the service.

2. Connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts with the service.

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3. Once done, you are good to go. You can change the settings by scrolling down to the bottom of your account settings page.

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What Happens When You Use Natter?

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1. Whenever you update anything on Twitter it will be automatically posted to your Facebook account. On the other hand, if someone comments on the Facebook update, the app auto-posts a @ reply to Twitter with your name and the message.
NOTE: You can also control the tweets to be posted by using a custom hashtag (#) in your Tweet. You can add the custom tag in Natter settings.

2. It automatically converts your Twitter name to the real world counterpart.

3. Natter scans your tweets for links and if found, updates your Facebook account with a new post.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Unlike other apps of its kind, Natter offers two-way linking of your accounts. So if you are a social media addict, it definitely eases the task of updating and replying. Although the cross updating is not real-time, it helps to monitor Facebook & Twitter updates from Twitter only. Go ahead and give it a try. If you are left unimpressed get rid of it.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

Two Finger TouchPad Scroll for Windows

Two Finger Scroll[Windows Only] Two Finger Scroll is a tiny application that enables multi-touch scrolling with your laptop touchpad. Multiple gestures are supported on Mac and latest touchpad releases. However it was absent for Windows users with outdated laptops. Using this application will let them experience the ease of scrolling.

How to Use it

1. Download the zip pack and unzip it to the Program Files folder within your system partition.

2. There is no need for installation. Start the program right away. You may be asked to restart the system.

(NOTE: Try starting the program, by using “Run as Administrator”)

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3. Once it is started right click the notification area icon and choose Settings. Configure the tool to suit your needs.

Multi-Touch Gestures:

Currently the tool supports multi-touch gestures like two-finger scroll and two-finger tapping. Scrolling with two finger is fast and smooth. Compatible scrolling can be configured for specific programs by scrolling within them with the SHIFT, CTRL and ALT keys pressed. The combination is remembered for later uses. The tool do not support other popular multi-touch gestures like pinching, swiping or rotating.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Installing the tool will let you scroll using two fingers on the main touchpad which saves time wasted while using the conventional side scroll. This was something many Windows users with old laptops were deprived of. Unfortunately the tool has several errors and makes it unusable for many. Luckily it worked for me but that’s just me. On an ending note, I recommend this tool for faster browsing and scrolling tasks. However, it won’t be a perfect program unless it fixes the issues with it.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Trubleshoot: If you face any problem while using the tool look out for solutions here.

SystemNucleus: Consolidating Windows Admin Tools

[Windows Only] SystemNucleus is a free tool that consolidates multiple Windows system tools within a single window. You can view, edit or manage system resources and settings within the same interface.

Features :

1. The tool generates a detailed report about the system events which helps in tracking the PC status.

2. It lets you edit and fix almost all common system errors. If you are an advanced user you can tweak system properties in the Advanced mode.

3. It gives you better control over your startup items. You can delete entries or disable them if you are not sure about them. You can also re-enable items that were previously disabled.

4. You can perform all kinds of necessary backup operations. The list includes system restore point, registry hives, event logs and even drivers.

5. The app automatically scans the system for applications and sorts them into 5 categories which are Administrative Tools, Network, Security, System and Diagnostic & Repair.

6. The tool can analyze and create detailed reports on storage volumes. You can also use this app to defragment hard disk partitions.

7. Batch processing is a key feature in SystemNucleus. You can install or uninstall multiple applications simultaneously.

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Techie-Buzz Verdict:

SystemNucleus is a freeware tool that supports batch processing and offers an easy GUI (Graphical User Interface). The tool provides most of the administrative controls in a easy-to-choose categories.  The tool also offers a portable version which makes it easy to use it on any Windows computer. The tool is something every Windows user must try.

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Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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