Friday, May 23, 2008

67 Best Online Photo Editors

Many ideas for the blog posts and other related activities are coming from you - readers of this blog. Last week, I got a question on the best free online image editor on the market. Since I knew nothing on the topic, I hold an investigation. The results were inputted as usual to the RateItAll Rating List. The advantage of all online service in their relative independence from the software you are having on your PC and ability to access from any computer. For example, in the middle of the adventure trip, you came to the Internet Cafй in Nairobi, and you want to enhance and to send your top picks to your friends. In this situation, online image editor will be all you need.

The Rating list will present the best online image editors (at the moment this post is written there are 40 list entries), that are already in high demand among bloggers and regular users, interested in sharing their pictures. There is nothing to download or install, as all editing is done via the browser. Set of expected features to be covered: Resizing - Scaling - Rotating - Flipping - Cropping - Adding Text -Adding Clipart - Color Correction - Grayscale - Colorizing - Setting Transparency - Photo Optimization - Reducing File Size - Editing Photo Dimensions, and others. Different services are providing different service offerings, so you might need to keep on your record several complementing sites to cover all spec of your potential needs.

Access the Rating List:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Zoho Free Virtual Office Suite

In December 2006, respectable computers-related magazine PC World published review of the best online office suites available at this time. The best suite among all has been announced Zoho, in comparison with other leaders as Google Docs and ThinkFree. Zoho position as free online collaborative office suite has been improved over the time.

Zoho ( is an online Web service that lets its users do almost anything online that they can do on a desktop computer-from creating documents to building a spreadsheet to managing a database, plus conferencing, project-management, chatting, and a dozen other functions listed on the main page. This service can be quite handy if you temporary or permanently lack some pieces of the desktop software, if you want to keep your data online to be accessible from different computers, or by several users, or if you trust online secure storage more than your own Hard Drive.

Suite is built very professionally, with nice set of features and characteristics. It is indeed can be your “start page” for all business related activities.


Monday, May 12, 2008

33 Best Parental Control Freeware Utilities

The Internet is a wonderful educational tool for kids, but it also iincreasingly introduces new dangers and content that can negatively affect them. As a parent you obviously want to protect your children from viewing pornography and adult websites. And disconnecting Internet from your home PC is, probably, not the best way to deal with the problem.

The prepared rating list covers the top 33 freeware utilities to prevent inappropriate content to be delivered to your kids with brief description, access links, and rating.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Free Legal MP3 Downloads at Music Oasis

SpiralFrog is an ad-supported free-music download site, giving legal and easy opportunities to download multimedia files for its members. Collection consists of almost 1,000.000 songs and 3,500 videos available for download free of charge. However, in exchange for the free music and videos, members are expected to invest some time in the ads review. In addition to viewing ads, presented in the form of banners, while searching for and downloading music, SpiralFrog requires to log in to the site and view ads at least once every 30 days to renew license, or the downloaded music for the account becomes disabled.
Naturally, tracks from SpiralFrog cannot be burned to a CD or DVD, and transferred to an iPod or iPhone at the moment, although files can be sent to two potable Windows Media Player-compatible devices or smart phones.
Video Presentation:

Update 12-26-13: SpiralFrog trademark is not in the picture anymore, however, the project is not dead. At present, it is known as Music Oasis.

Once you have downloaded Music Oasis, you can stream or download any song from the library in high quality, non-DRM, mp3 format for use with any music player - no restrictions!
  • It's Free
  • It's Legal
  • Spyware and Virus Free
  • Instant unlimited access to the Music Oasis Library
  • No purchase or registration required

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pandora - Free Customized Internet Radio Station

Pandora is not a newly popped up site, and many people use it for several years. But, it is new for me, so, may be for you too this information is useful. Pandora started in September of 2005 but its real birthday is in 1999 with the "Music Genome Project". This project has been started by a bunch of unemployed musicians, who decided to find a way to share music with each with no restrictions. Now you can create your own radio station based on your search and preferences. To find a new clips, you are even not aware at the moment there is an option to bring you music that is similar to your favorites. If you do not like the track you listened, you can give it a thumb down and you excluded forever from your future music expeditions. You can create as many stations as you want-all for free, with no advertisements.

You do not need any special player to use the site, but note that the dial-up connection is not supported. Registration is not required, as I was able to create The Beatles Radio Station without registering and signing up for the service. However, later, the streaming stopped and Pandora kindly reminded me on the advantages of being a registered user.

In the attached video presentation, the Creator of the Pandora, Tim Westergren, is introducing this nice service to you.

Tim Westergren introduces Pandora


Update 12-29-13: Pandora is pretty much alive and kicking after all these years. One of the best audio streaming services on the market!
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