5 Ways To Backup Your Twitter Account

I have tweeted about 14200 times on , losing that much amount of tweets can be quite a hassle, another problem is that if something goes wrong with your twitter account, you will not be able to easily find your friends and followers.

So what is the solution? , remember every disaster can be averted by timely and regular backups.

Backup twitter

Does twitter have backup solution? Yes, but none of them are provided by twitter, there are several services and tools that will allow you to backup your twitter profile, here are 5 tools and services to do that.

TweetBackup TweetBackup is a excellent free service that will backup your twitter account on a daily basis. TweetBackup uses OAuth for authentication, so you do not have to provide it with your twitter password.

BackupMyTweets BackupMyTweets will backup your tweets for free in exchange of one tweet promoting the service, you can then download your tweets in different formats such as XML, JSON or HTML. The good thing about this service is that it uses OAuth, so you do not have to share your password with them.

Tweetake (our review) Another service that you can use to backup your twitter account. You can backup your followers, friends, favorites, tweets, direct messages or everything at once. The only problem with this service is that it requires you to enter your twitter password.

TwitterBackup TwitterBackup is a java based cross platform application that will allow you to backup your tweets and export them in a xml format.

FriendBackup FriendBackup is another java based cross platform application that will let you backup your friends on twitter in csv format.

Do you use any other tools or services to backup your twitter account? Do let us know about them.

25+ Most Useful Widgets For Opera

is a really good browser and if you are not using it yet, we highly recommend you give it a try, just like has , Opera too has a widget system which allows you to add features to the browser.


Here are some of the most useful for Opera that can add value to the browser.

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Image Grep/Search Quickly search for images from various sites including Google, , Yahoo!, Ask.com and Photobucket, without the need to open a additional browser. Clicking on the thumbnail will directly open the image in a new tab, very useful.


Video Downloader Fancied a video you just watched and want to store it on your PC, the video downloader widget will help you to download videos and store it on your PC from 100s of sites.


Google Translator Quickly translate text between languages, comes in very handy and is a definite time saver.

Google Toolbar (our review) Google Toolbar for Opera brings several of the features available in Google Toolbar to Opera in the form of a widget, you can do most.


To-Do List Manager The dotoo To-do list manager is a handy widget that will allow you to manage your to-do lists from right within Opera. Want more, take a look at the Best Online To-Do list managers and 11 Sticky Notes Applications for your desktop.

Wikipedia Search Quickly searches and displays information from Wikipedia, you can also search for content in Wikipedia using this widget.

Time & Date Calendar This widget will allow you to manage your schedule & events from right within Opera, it also has a option to import events & settings, and import & export iCalendars.


Google Maps Perform location based and local searching using Google maps, find directions and more without having to open a separate tab.

Password Generator Want to sign up for a site and require to create a strong password? This widget allows you to create strong passwords by providing it a phrase.

Temporary Inbox Quickly create a temporary email inbox to register on forums and websites. You may also want to check our extensive list of temporary email services.


Multi Weather Track and view weather updates for multiple locations for any locations across the world.

Flight Tracker & Flight Monitor Real time flight tracker, lookup up-to-date flight arrival & flight departures for any international airlines.

eBay Watcher Watch up to 10 auctions of your favorite products from eBay. You can also try out a desktop applications to track eBay Auctions.

Remember The Milk A widget to track your RTM account using a widget, if you are a RTM user you may also want to check out other apps for desktop access of RTM.

Multi Gmail Accounts If you have multiple accounts and want to check the emails for all of them this widget will come in pretty handy.


Scientific Calculator & Calculator Widget Perform advanced or basic calculations from right within Opera.

Unit Converter Perform unit conversions between Acceleration, Area, Torque, Electricity, Energy, Force, Force / Length, Length, Light, Mass, Mass Flow, Density & Mass capacity, Power, Pressure & Stress, Temperature, time, Velocity & Speed, Viscosity, Volume & Capacity, Volume Flow.

Currency Converter Convert between different currencies using live data provided by XE.com.

Pandora Radio Widget Allows you to play songs from the Pandora without having to open a full tab.

Quick Skype Calls If you use Skype to make local calls, this handy widget will help you call numbers using Skype, you will have to have Skype installed on your system though.

Sort It Out – Textarea for quick and simple string list operations: Sort, UPPERCASE, lowercase, Capital, letter frequency.

World Clocks Keep an eye on the time in different cities across the world from the browser with this handy widget.

Screen Ruler & Ruler Designers need to be accurate right down to the last pixel, the ruler widget will come in pretty handy to measure things in your browser.

Color Picker Color picker adds a widget that will allow you to choose a color and quickly get the hexadecimal value for it.

What do you think about these widgets? Do you use any other useful widgets that we might have missed? Don’t forget to tell us about your views and the widgets you use.

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Notepad

Notepad is known to every Windows users. It is a simple text editor which has been part of Microsoft Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 in 1985 [wikipedia]. It has remained same in ever evolving Windows operating system but its users have found new ways to use good old notepad in more productive and effective manner. Here goes:

1. Notepad as your Digital Diary You can use Notepad as digital diary and automatically insert date time information for every line you type in notepad. Open a new notepad file (Click Start > Run, type Notepad and hit OK) and type .LOG at the top of the notepad file.


Now type few lines and close the Notepad file. Open the notepad file and you will see date time information added to each line of text in your Notepad file. You can also add this information manually, just hit F5 key where you want to insert date-time information.

2. Notepad as HTML Stripper Ideally text on webpages is formatted for specific font type, color, size along with other CSS design elements and images. You can rip off text only from any webpage using notepad. Just select and copy text from any webpage and paste in a notepad file which can be saved (without any formatting baggage) for future use.

3. Notepad as Printing cost saver Notepad can come handy when you are printing text laden pages in large quantity. Extending the concept of using Notepad as HTML stripper, you can strip webpages of additional formatting and image using notepad and print more with less usage of ink, paper and money (of course).

4. Notepad as HTML webpage creator Notepad can be used to create your first HTML webpage as stepping stone in the world webpages (and websites). Just type basic HTML tags and save the file with .html extension. Test drive with code in following screenshot:


5. Notepad as Good and Evil script creator Notepad is a very simple text editor which can be used to create complex script. You can create evil scripts like format of hard drive to useful scripts like PC shutdown, which can be executed with a click of a button.

6. Notepad as Text Replacer You can use notepad to replace word(s) in essay of text. For example, you want to replace Microsoft’ with Yahoo’ in specific text file. Copy the text into notepad file and use Ctrl + H (or Edit > Replace), enter Microsoft in first text field and Yahoo is second text field and click the replace button.


7. Notepad as Window Explorer Skipper Sometimes specific files cannot be deleted. You can try notepad to skip and bypass Windows Explorer to delete such files. Open Notepad, GOTO File > Open. Select all files’ in file type dropdown menu. Now browse to folder and right click on file you want remove and click the delete option. Sometimes, this might come handy!

8. Notepad as Fun app Notepad isn’t that simple and has its share of flaws. Open Notepad and type this app can break and then save the file. Open the file and see for yourself notepad just broke something!

9 Notepad as creative designer tool Notepad can break things (i.e. text) sometimes but it can also create some impressive text based designs. Like open your notepad, type Q33N and then format font size 72px, font type WingDings. See the screenshot below, 9/11 plan crash remember?


Besides, you can see more creative text designs made in notepad while downloading serial key crack files they usual have big graffiti made in notepad, seen those?

10 Notepad as ??? Now its your chance to put simple good old notepad to some creative use. You might discover few new and interesting uses of Notepad. Found one? Why not share with use by adding a comment.

This is a post written by Davinder Techno Life @ tothepc who also contributes to TechF5 Refreshing Tech with latest technology ramblings, tips, tricks, software and web app reviews.

Best Gmail Gadgets: Useful Gadgets That Make Your Life Easier

Continuing the series on best gadgets, we will be showcasing some of the most useful gadgets that can add some utility to your Gmail account and save you some time too.

The list will look at Gadgets that can be used to search Wikipedia, run a quick calculation, check time in different time zones and more.

If you have missed the earlier part in the series, here is the list of gadgets we had featured earlier for Gmail.

On the other hand, if you are new to gadgets in Gmail, take a look at our tutorial for adding custom gadgets to Gmail.

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Best Gmail Gadgets: Social Networking Gadgets

One of our readers recently asked us to put up a list of cool gadgets one could add to using the Add gadget by URL feature in , and like always we listen to our readers and have come up with a list of cool gadgets that you can add to your Gmail account.

In this series we will be covering different types of gadget you can use in your Gmail account, the list will be categorized for easier access to finding similar gadgets, we are kicking off the series, with the introduction of several Social Networking Gadgets for Gmail.

If you are not aware on how you can add custom gadgets to your Gmail account, refer to our earlier tutorial for adding custom gadgets to Gmail.

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Best Tools To Split and Join Large Files

There are several times when you may need to share large files, however bandwidth and upload limits may disallow you from doing so. In such cases you can still upload and share the files, albeit by splitting them into smaller parts so that the user who intends to download them can easily do it and later merge them to recreate the large files.

In this post, we will take a look at several useful and free tools that will allow you to split and join/merge large files.

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