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Wishlistr: Create a Wishlist and Share it with Others

Wishlistr is an easy to use web application which helps you collect, organize and keep track of things you want. You can create a wishlist and share it with friends and family. The items in your wishlist can be sorted by simple drag and drop. You can easily edit or remove items on your wishlist without having to reload the page.

With Wishlistr you can collect all the things you want in one place and add things to your list from anywhere on the web with a single click. It lets you organize your wishlist items in appropriate templates for birthdays, weddings, holidays and more.

Wishlistr allows you to quickly share your wishlist with others. You can let others subscribe to your list via RSS and publish your wishlist on your web site or blog.

It also provides you with tools to,

  • Embed your wishlist on your website or blog.
  • Import items from Amazon wishlist and del.icio.us bookmarks
  • Let others subscribe to your list via RSS
  • Easily add items to your wishlist from anywhere on the web via bookmarklet

Wishlistr is free for use and it takes less than a minute to get started. If you have an OpenID, you don’t even have to sign up. You can login directly with your OpenID.

You might want to check out a quick video tutorial to see Wishlistr in action here.

Guestlist: Online Event Registration Made Easier

Guestlist is a web application which makes online event registration easier. It enables you to sell tickets for your events and manage attendees with an easy to use interface. The attendee and order lists can be printed and exported. You can accept payment for your event’s tickets with your PayPal account.

With Guestlist you can create fabulous looking event registration pages in no time. The event’s dashboard provides you with information about orders and helps you keep track of the money being received. It even provides detailed reports on how well your event is selling.

Key Features:

  • Quickly setup event registration pages
  • Accept payments via PayPal and major credit cards
  • Get detailed reports to keep track of event registrations
  • Export and print attendee and order lists

Note: This application is currently in Beta.

Compress and Zip Files Online Without Any Software

There are tons of free compressing utilities available but what would do if you are using a machine with limited access and cannot install anything? In cases like these you are forced to reply on web-based tools.

One such great tool is FileTac. FileTac allows you to compress files online and download them as a zip file to your computer. You can add up to 30 files to your archive and each file can have a maximum size of 10 MB. No software to install and no registration to do, simply browse your hard drive and select the files you want to compress. Then click compress and your zip file will be ready within a few seconds.

You can access it from any OS and any browser hence making it universally accessible. FileTac also offers an option to upload images and email large files.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

FileTac is a great utility to zip files online without any hassle. With a simple interface and easy-to-use functionality, it is one of the most useful web-based utilities. It would be even better if one could upload a complete folder instead of individual files.

Rating: 3/5 (Very Good)

A Short List of Free VPN Services

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network that adds on to an existing network by creating an additional layer of privacy, i.e. you can securely transmit data through a VPN over a public network like the internet. They are used by organizations to provide remote and secure access to its employees. More nefarious uses such as masking IP addresses for accessing blocked sites are also possible. Though proxies can be an easy fix for many people to browse through to blocked sites, they are either too risky, too slow or add adverts into the page. VPN is cleaner and smoother, albeit it requires the installation of a VPN client and access to a VPN service. Here is thus a list of the more popular VPN services around in the internet.

AlonWeb:

AlonWeb

This is one of the most popular free VPN services while it also provides for paid services. Though it does sneak in some advertisements and imposes a 1GB transfer per month, it is easily configurable and uses both open VPN and open DNS technologies for browsing.

UltraVPN:

UltraVPN

This French VPN provider uses fully open source technology and utilizes a cross-platform client too! It is a very simple and completely free and the installer is also pretty light (0.93MB for Windows!). It also comes with a word of warning:

If you use UltraVPN to commit hacking, you are required to cover your traces.

Ha!

Find Rejected Apple iPhone Apps at App Rejections

Apple has a pretty secretive and sometimes questionable way of rejecting or approving apps for the iTunes App store. There are more than 100,000 Apps in the app store right now, however there have been countless rejections too.

iphone_app_rejections

App Rejections is a site which aims to track all the rejected Apps that could not make it to the iTunes app store, and lists out reasons for rejections, given out to developers by Apple. Keep track of the site to find out whether some really good apps never made it to the iTunes store.

App Rejections [via DSQ]

MooShell: Test your MooTools Code Online

MooShell is a web based utility which enables you to easily test your MooTools code. You can also write, test and run HTML, CSS and JavaScript code. Optionally, you can save your code for further usage and to share with others via a unique URL. It provides you with an update option to create a new version of your existing code. To choose the MooTools version, you can use the settings panel in the sidebar.

MooShell can come handy for programmers and developers to quickly test and debug code snippets before actually implementing them. This web application is light weight, free for use and does not require installation of any extra software.

Alternatives to Mininova

Earlier today, Minnova decided to go legal and delete all the bad torrentsfrom their index, evoking a collective gasp from the huge torrent downloading community. This came as a real surprise to many people, since Mininova was one of the biggest indexer of torrents and indexed more than a million torrents, most of them illegal and pirated software.

However, there is no dearth of torrent indexers. Torrent Freak has put up a list of 10 Mininova alternatives, you will find the links below.

  1. Vertor
  2. SeedPeer
  3. Torrentreactor
  4. Alive Torrents
  5. KickassTorrents
  6. BTjunkie
  7. isoHunt
  8. yourBitTorrent
  9. The Pirate Bay
  10. Fulldls

Enjoy.

Ultimate list of Free Online Chat Rooms

The Techie Buzz team frequently meets online for virtual conferences. Usually, this is a secluded and polite Hello, everybodyaffair that everyone wants to get into (before the serious stuff starts) without much hassle. The without too much hasslebit is helped a lot by web-based online chat rooms. These are nifty web-based tools that (usually) do not require registration to use. Just type in your chat room’s name, your name and you will be presented with a URL that you can pass on to your fellow chatters and they can just as easily dive into the conversation. Here is a list of conversation-starters!

Tinychat

Tinychat: The most prevalent and most used web-based chat client. It’s easy to see why – registrationis merely typing in the name of your room and your username can either be a normal nickname, Twitter name or Facebook name. It is rich, fast and supports webcams as well! If you prefer to register, you can customize your room; however we swear by it as a great handler of temporary conference chat rooms!

ChatzyChatzy: A slightly less browser-intensive, but nevertheless equally friendly is Chatzy. The home page greets you with a form to start a free private chat which is basically his:

ChatzyHome

It foregoes the send emailstep that is necessary with Tinychat. Very neat!

YapChat

YapChat: Though this service does not allow the creation of user-defined rooms without registering, it is still quite easy to join an already created room without much hassle just sign inas a guest.

JWChat

JWChat: The necessary Open Source alternative that prevails every product list (!), here is the lightweight Jabber/XMPP client based off the web. Registering is necessary, but is as easy as typing in your desired username and password and checking Register New Account.

jwchathome

Once logged in you can create your own group room and invite other jwchat users to join in. Quite useful and incredibly easy when you already have a Jabber account (e.g. if you use Google Chat, you are already using Jabber)

Meebo

Meebo: Yes I know this is a web based IM client, but it does support free chat rooms! All you have to do is make an account on Meebo and share the room URL with your friends. Pretty neat, huh?

ChatMaker

ChatMaker: Pretty much identical to Tinychat (where it comes to general features), it is a decent alternative quick and fast!

WebChattr

WebChattr: (Upcoming) This is a generic online chat room maker but with the functionality of supporting the iPhone and iPod Touch. This added touch (sorry) would definitely be something to look out for once this goes live for public users!

CodePad: Quickly Check your Code Online

CodePad is a simple web based compiler/interpreter, and a collaboration tool. To get started – just paste your code, CodePad runs it and gives you a short URL which can shared with friends via chat or email. This application will be helpful when you have to quickly check code and you don’t have a handy interpreter.

It currently supports programming languages such as C, C++, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, Tcl and Scheme. By default the code pasted on CodePad is public. It lets you mark your code as private so that its not publicly available. This way only users to whom you send the link will be able to find your code. You can also create projects to group your files and collaborate with your peers.

[ via MakeUseOf ]

JS Bin: Collaborative JavaScript Debugging

JS Bin is a web application which enables you to edit and test JavaScript and HTML. Once you have finished writing code, you can save it and send the URL to a friend for review or help. Further changes can be made to the code by your peers if required.

JS Bin supports syntax coloring, and the output of JavaScript and HTML can be viewed in the same window as a separate tab without having to open a new window or tab in your browser.

You can optionally include libraries like jQuery, jQuery UI, prototype, MooTools etc. There is no need of any extra software, and no registration is required to get started with JS Bin. It can be used to test code snippets and debug the code collaboratively. It’s free, light weight and easy-to-use.