FormSpring: Create Question Boxes for Facebook, Twitter and Your Blog

Do you have a blog? Are you on Facebook on Twitter? Do you want a quick feedback from any of your friends, fans or blog visitors?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, check out FormSpring. It’s a brilliant tool to create question boxes in which your friends or readers can ask questions. The question boxes can then be published in Blogger, Tumblr, Facebbook or your Twitter accounts.

To get started with FormSpring, sign up for an account. You can use an existing Facebook account to login and create your profile.(see example)

This is how your FormSpring profile looks:


You can share your profile url with anyone, and they can ask you questions. The questions arrive in your FormSpring account and you can answer them. Here is how the set of questions look:


You can block as well as delete the questions you do not wish to answer. The brilliant thing about FormSpring is that the question box can be embedded in your blog, Twitter or Facebook account. Your friends and users can answer the questions from the social networks, and they do not need to open any account or sign up. Once you answer the questions from your Formspring account, the answers are published on your profile page.

The question box can be designed and completely customized which includes adding a background image and a logo. Here is how a sample question box looks:


Techie-Buzz Verdict

Formspring is nice and sweet. The fact that it allows anyone to ask questions in a universal way is impressive. However, it does not allow email notifications when someone asks you a question. You have to check your FormSpring account for incoming questions and answer them. This can be a bit tedious especially when you have every possible social network to check and monitor.

Techie-buzz rating: 4/5 (excellent)

My Zoho PC Is a Desktop UI for Zoho Services

No, Zoho is not releasing a desktop version of its applications. But, the folks at ManageEngine – a Zoho Corp division, have developed a pretty desktop-like user interface for Zoho products.

In many ways My Zoho PC (MyZPC) is a natural extension of the Zoho Office Suite. Most of the tasks performed by Zoho apps are tasks which have been traditionally performed by desktop application. MyZPC mimics your desktop and provides an experience similar to that offered by offline Office Suites.


Besides the cool factor, the biggest advantage of My Zoho PC is that it makes working with multiple apps more intuitive. Not only are you able to access apps faster, but you can work with different apps within the same browser tab. Until now switching between multiple apps within a single browser tab was possible only with a Zoho Business account.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Zoho is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and complete web-based office suites available. Thanks to the sheer quality of their products, Zoho has managed to stay competitive in a niche which is populated by offerings from both Google and Microsoft. My Zoho PC may be an unofficial product, but it does a pretty good job at extending and improving the Zoho experience. Not everyone will find this useful; MyZPC is especially pointless if you use only one or two Zoho services. But, even then you will probably want try it at least once, simply because it is nifty.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Easily Create Personal Web Pages with No Signup at Webnotes

Webnotes was created for the simple purpose of taking fast and simple notes. Over a short period of time, more features were added. Now it’s handy for far more than taking simple notes. It can easily take the lead in being a meeting place for groups.

Here’s an example page I created long ago. (same as image below)

Keep reading and I’ll give you some tips on how to use Webnotes.


Create Custom Twitter backgrounds with Twitbacks

Twitback is a free service which makes it easy to create backgrounds for your Twitter profile in minutes. You can show your photo, contact information and social networking accounts in the background and there are so many designs to choose from.

Here is how my Twitter background looks after customizing with Twitback


How to Create a Custom Twitter Background With TwitBacks

Just visit the homepage and create an account with Twitback. After that, enter your name, blog address and a short bio which will be shown in the background you are going to create. You can also show your phone number and email address if you want. The website lets you attach a small logo of your blog so consider using something similar to the favicon of your blog.


Next, you can add all the social networking accounts and show the URL’s in the background. You can add your Facebook vanity URL, your Youtube profile and other social accounts. Tip: Do not add more than two accounts as the background may look cluttered.


The style and size of fonts can be customized to your choice (Arial looks good). Regarding the width of the profile bio, you have to test and see what works best for you.

Next, you can choose the designs from the themes page. There are 23 themes to choose from and they really look awesome. After you have chosen the theme, press continue and you will be shown your completed Twitter background image.


Now you can download the Twitter background in your computer. Twitbacks will also send an email to you so that you can download it later on. After you have downloaded the image, log into Twitter and you can change your Twitter background   from the design tab.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Twitbacks is awesome and has become popular among Twitter users who want to add a personal touch in their profile. There are so many designs to choose from and you can add your contact information, bio, photos, logos and all the social networking URL’s. So what are you waiting for? Go change your Twitter background today !

Techie-Buzz rating: 5/5(perfect)

Take the Jung Typology Test – What Kind of Person Are You?

carl_jung I see all kinds of tests and stupid quizzes that people take in places like Facebook and MySpace, or send via email. This is not one of those tests. Although there may be debate about whether personality tests are valid, the Jung (or Myers-Briggs) Type Indicator tests are most often used by professionals to evaluate people they plan to hire or give career advice to.

These tests consist of a series of questions that are designed to reveal the basic aspects of your personality. The original questionnaire from Myers-Briggs was based on theories from Carl Jung, and first published in 1962.

Here you can see an example of the questions:


Take the test:

You can take this Jung Typology Test at the Humanmetrices website. Naturally, in order to get good results, you have to be honest with yourself. When the test is over, you’ll see the resulting four letters which represent which of the 16 personality types best match your answers. There are also links providing detailed descriptions about each type.

I’ve taken this test twice over the last two years. Both times I ended up with the same result. I’m told that my personality is INTJ. According to some sources, this means that I’m a rare type, which only appears in about 1 to 4 percent of the population.


What kind of person are you?

Be sure to post your results in the comments below.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

The Humanmetrics site offers a great free service with few ads. It’s somewhat fun and also very informative. You might learn quite a bit more about what really motivates you and makes you act like you do.

Jogstr Allows You to Stumble Through Digg

Do you love StumbleUpon? Do you love Digg? If the answer to both the questions is yes, then you will probably enjoy Jogstr. Jogstr is a web-service which takes the data from Digg and serves it through a StumbleUpon like interface.

Using Jogstr is simple. Just select the categories you are interested in and click on the Jogstr button. Jogstr will randomely select a recently popular item from Digg and display it. If you are only interested in a specific niche, you can also filter stories based on their sub-category. Although Jogstr displays the most popular stories by default, it is possible to configure it to stumble through the Upcoming section instead. Sharing pages is quick and painless thanks to inbuilt support for Twitter, Facebook and pretty much every social bookmarking service you have heard about.

Jogstr - Stumble Through Digg

Techie Buzz Verdict

One of the best things about StumbleUpon is the element of surprise. Once you have selected your areas of interest, it works on its own. Jogstr brings the same experience to Digg. It works really well for the Entertainment as well as Offbeat section. However for the rest of the categories, you may find the traditional Digg interface to be more useful. Jogstr is an interesting idea which has been executed nicely. Give it a try and let us know what you think about it.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Chat on Skype without Installing Skype Client on Your PC

Skype is one of the most popular VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services. A   drawback in Skype is that it does not have an online client. You have to install a desktop client to chat with your buddies.Here is a simple tool that can help you overcome this drawback. is an online service that helps you to chat with your Skype buddies online. This service allows users to IM, talk and voice chat without actually installing Skype on the computer. Apart from Skype, this service has many more IM protocols such as MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, AIM, My Space and Facebook.


This service is very simple to use. All you need to do is, go to Select the IM protocol you want to use. Enter the corresponding username and password. Start Chatting!


  1. The Whiteboard feature in this service lets you create drawings, diagrams and text documents in real-time with your friends online.
  2. You can upload and share your photos with your buddies on your list at [email protected] It provides about 2GB of free space.
  3. You can even create broadcasts about your service/ blog using its broadcast feature.
  4. Another feature that is worth to mention in this service is, you can log on to multiple accounts simultaneously. So you can chat with your Skype buddy while pinging your GTalk buddy.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

It is a very good service. It has really cool and simple interface. It does not have any messy ads unlike many other online services. It’ amazing features such as whiteboard and multiple account login provides this a plus point.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)

Review of the Eset Online Scanner

A few days ago, I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my new netbook. It is doing it’s job quite well so far. In fact, it caught an intrusion from some questionable software (my bad) that I was trying out.

Today I decided to get an additional opinion from Eset Online Scanner. I trust the Eset name, since their antivirus solutions have been a gold standard in security for many years. Eset’s online software uses the same AV engines and signatures as it’s flag-ship products, ESET Smart Security and NOD32. It promises to work on any Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista or 7 systems. In addition, it will run directly inside of Internet Explorer 5 or greater (using ActiveX), and you can also run it from a downloaded Smart Installerif you aren’t using Internet Explorer.

After the ActiveX or the Smart Installer finishes, Eset will start downloading it’s signature database.


Next, you’ll be able to actually tweak your scan with a few settings. The settings will even allow you to change the areas that ESET will scan on your hard drive.


Now ESET gets down to the dirty job of actually scanning the PC. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t take much more that 15 minutes before it finished.


And finally, you will reach the results screen. Hopefully, you’ll get the same message that I did.


If ESET’s online scanner does detect some suspected malware, it actually won’t automatically delete the files. Instead, they are put in quarantine and you’ll be allowed to either restore the files or delete them.

ESET Online Scanner page

Techie Buzz Verdict:

techiebuzzrecommendedsoftware1 Having a second opinion on your system’s security is almost priceless, and in this case, it’s almost painless. I can highly recommend ESET Online Scanner. I found no faults with the scanner, but if it were up to me, I’d get rid of the ActiveX install. It’s not needed and it’s extra work supporting it. I think I could also recommend that you download the Smart Installer and drop it on a flash drive, just before you make a house call to fix up your friend’s sick computer.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

SimpleText lets you Write and Save Short Notes Online

While working in front of your computer you may have the habit of taking notes for storing ideas, reminders and may be other random stuff. We have seen some useful software’s that lets you create and save notes in your desktop. But if you use multiple computers then you need an online tool which you can use to store ideas and notes and access them from anywhere.

This is where SimpleText comes in. It is an extremely simple and useful note keeping service which can be used to create and save texts online.

To get started, visit the homepage and sign in to the Simpletext dashboard. You can use an existing Google account to sign in to your SimpleText account.

Here is how the SimpleText text editor looks


Just write your notes and when you are done click on save. SimpleText will save the text in a new document which you can access later from the Openlink.

All the notes are saved in your SimpleText account and here is how the list of notes look:


Clicking a note opens it for editing. You can also compare the revisions of a particular note from the Revisionstab. Using Firefox ? Check out which lets you create and edit notes from Firefox.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

SimpleText does what it says. The interface is extremely simple and clutter free. Users need not register or sign up as they can sign in with an existing Google account.

Techie-Buzz rating: 3/5 (Average)

Open Zip, Rar, 7z, GZIP, ISO, CAB, DEB Files Online

Previously reviewed WobZip, allows you to open archived files online. WobZip provides a good way to open archived files without having to install any additional software on your PC.


WobZip supports a huge list of archived files including 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZHCHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS. In addition to that, you can also unzip or uncompress URLs directly.

We have also covered ArchView, a similar service to preview zip and RAR files online. What’s more? You can also preview zip and RAR files on your desktop without having to download them. This will help you save some bandwidth and help you make a decision on whether or not you want to download a zip file.

[via WindowsClub]