I have here, listed below, tools I regularly use while browsing the internet or even when I have a paper to present. I probably couldn’t surf the internet without these.
1. Google Docs: We all know for a student , MS Office in his computer is like a copy and pen in his school bag. I too am used to using MS office. It just so happened, once I needed to prepare a paper and the only computer i could get my hands was a laptop that didn’t have MS office. So I went online for a solution to my problem and then came across Google Docs. This free service is in no way inferior to costly MS Office package. If you have internet connection you can carry all your documents everywhere you go. You can save your work in .doc or in other wide variety of format Google docs offers. Check it out now @ https://docs.google.com/
2. Nirsoft cache catcher: Most of us have our own interesting ways of getting videos off the internet. My method is a small utility software called nirsoft’s VideoCacheView v2.10. After viewing a video on your web browser you can extract it from your cache folder. That is how videos stream, they save a video file in your cache memory and once you close the browser the file is automatically erased. Before you close the video window you can extract the video file from your browser’s cache onto your Hard Disk for future viewing. If the video file is stored in your browser’s cache, this utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it for watching it in the future.
It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer, Mozilla-based Web browsers (Including Firefox), Opera, and Chrome, and then finds all video files that are currently stored in it. It allows you to easily copy the cached video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. If you have a movie player that is configured to play flv files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser’s cache.Check this out @ http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html
3. Snipper tool: This tool comes with your Windows package. It is a utility that allows you to capture a part of the screen as an image file. I find it useful because I can keep the snapshot of any website and then save it as an image file. I can save pictures that cannot be downloaded or can copy texts from the internet instead of selecting them and saving in a new word file. Those word files will only cluster your folder.
4. Type in Nepali: Do not know how to type in Nepali? Don’t worry, you can even type Nepali like this- “malai nepali type garna aaucha.” This transliteration Tools from Google will transliterate your text to “मलाई नेपाली मा टाइप गर्न आउछ |” awesome huh ! Check it out for yourself @ http://www.google.com/transliterate/Nepali
5.Adobe Photoshop: Your pictures will become lively with Photoshop. Once you upload them on Facebook they will light up your timeline.Your everyday Pictures will come to life. Sometimes even with a DSLR color’s may not come out lively. Photoshop will make your pictures at least three times better. Also, if you have to upload a picture that is around 3.5 MB it will consume a lot of your time uploading. With Photoshop you can enhance the picture and also save it for online uploading that can be around 30% the size of the original size.However getting Photoshop can be a problem if you don’t already have it, unless you’re willing to pay. One other alternative is Picasa photo editor, you can do most of petty retouching stuff in it too.
Give these tools a try if you haven’t already and enjoy your internet experience.