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PostSubject: Useful Technology and Applications Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:29 pm

A thread for generally useful tools, including applications and browser extensions. Post what tools you regularly use or make your digital quality of life better.

Applications

One Note
An application for quickly jotting down notes or reminders.
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You can organize your notes into different notebooks for different topics. Pressing the [Windows Key] + [S] will capture a screen area into your [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as an image so you may paste that image into a note or anywhere else.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is a possible alternative. I use that on my mobile device, but I have no experience with it on desktop.

Skype
A messenger program to chat with contacts in real time.
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Puush
Another image clipping software.
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This has the ability to use hotkeys to automatically upload the image you clipped and then store the URL to that image in your clipboard so you can easily paste it. Useful for sharing an image someone.  I do not personally use this any more, but others might find it helpful.

Browser Extensions

OneTab
An extension that allows you to collapse all your currently open browser tabs into one tab that has a list of what tabs were collapsed.
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The Great Suspender
Suspends tabs, making them load out of memory and stop taking up computer resources after a set amount of time. Leaves them open, so their tabs remain but they do not take up resources. Includes the ability to whitelist sites so it doesn't suspend them and it works fine with OneTab.
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uBlock
The lightweight version of AdBlock/AdBlock Plus. It uses less hardware resources to do the same job.
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Services

LastPass
A password manager, so you only have to remember one secure password. Free for desktop only.
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I use this, but some may not trust it or find it unnecessary. I did my own research and the two best password management solutions are KeePass and LastPass. LastPass is the most convenient, although slightly less secure than KeePass. Chrome/in-built browser password management is less secure than either of these two solutions, I believe.

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With the exception of Puush, these are tools I regularly use and get mileage out of. As more fringe but significantly useful tools crop up, I'll add them in a new post this thread. I excluded more legally ambiguous or questionable tools.
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PostSubject: Re: Useful Technology and Applications Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:58 am

Distill Web Monitor
Another Chrome add-on/extension I came across (that I'm using) is distill.io , or Distill Web Monitor.
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It detects when a web page has changed, either any change at all, or it searches for changes you specify (or words you specify) within the webpage. Here's a (silent) video tutorial on how it's used for searching lobby lists online for WarCraft.
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This can be used for news sites without having to subscribe to RSS feeds, etc. or even just web versions of the RSS feeds themselves. With JavaScript and the fancier features disabled, there's hardly any impact on performance when it checks the sites. Adjustable intervals make it so it can have an even less intrusive effect.
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