Thursday, November 20, 2014

MeetingBurner - Fast, Free, and Convenient Video Conferences

Most businesses use video-conferencing to cut the costs of the employees travel and enhance the multi-locational teams’ cooperation. But, what if you can use the similar technology for personal needs? Like, discussing with all participants details of the coming party, or arranging the travel to the satisfaction of all gang members. Sounds good, and may sound even better, if you know that this service is FREE!

MeetingBurner is not just a great place to hold video conferences and online meetings (right in the browser – no downloads required), it is also good for hosting webinars, and sharing your screen. It includes Skype integration, conference lines, and one click recording and sharing (commercial account only). You will also get analytics for your meetings so that you can see how your guests interact with your content. It should not come as surprise that due to the fast loading time, set of features, easy-to-use interface, and good pricing (FOC) it is one of the most popular services for online meetings.

Free service limitation:
·         Number of participants 2 to 10.
·         Meeting recording is not available.
·         Recorded Meeting Sharing is not available.

Opening your account takes couple of minutes, and in couple of more minutes, you are ready to your first video conference.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Making Gmail a Better Place – Rapportive

Gmail is great, but there are numerous ways to make this experience even better. A free service, offered by Rapportive (acquired by LinkedIn in 2012) helps you to deal with the contacts the most efficient ways. Definitely, people who use their email addresses for a bit more than just conversations with close friends, will enjoy the most.

Rapportive allows you to see important information about your contacts right inside your inbox, not leaving the Gmail. As soon as you get email from seemingly unknown person, you get the additional information about the sender, helping you to decide the course of actions, is urgent response needed, and helping to create the most adequate response with minimum time and efforts.

Let’s say: You have got mail. Immediately, you can see:
* Who is this? See their happy smiling face.
* Where are they? See if they are nearby, and arrange to meet.
* What do they do? See their job, company, and LinkedIn profile.
* What do my apps say? See their activity in MailChimp and more.

Better information means better action:
* Establish rapport. Mention shared interests and recent tweets.
* Grow your network. Follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more.
* Store thoughts for later. Leave notes on their profile.

You can use your favorite apps inside Rapportive as well: MailChimp, Bantam Live, BatchBook, BookingBug, Brightpearl and CrunchBase.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reverso - Check grammar and spelling for English texts

Check Spelling and Grammar

Free online tool Reverso allows you to correct the most cumbersome mistakes, with a high degree of accuracy and speed, and to improve your written English.

When several corrections are possible, you are prompted to choose one of them. There are cases when mistakes are skipped in order to limit the display of warnings or when the suggested corrections are not perfectly adapted to the context. Therefore, we advise you not to rely exclusively on the results delivered by our tool and to review the text yourself after the correction. To improve your English spelling, you can also consult the online grammar module and conjugator.

Additional Resources

Developers offer you several tools that will help you better understand and complete the corrections made to your texts. To use them, simply select a word or group of words from your text and launch the search in the dictionary, the conjugator, or our interactive grammar.

Additional Services

Reverso offers several additional service, related to other languages:

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