Friday, 29 October 2010

Using Twitter for Business

We all know that success of any business is in its people. The wider network of contacts business has, the more people will know about it and the greater chances some of them will use  services business offer. With raise of networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. more companies are trying to workout if these sites are suitable for use in the business marketing, increasing level of support, and getting better connections with their customers. In this post I am listing some popular sources from Internet about using Twitter social networking site for business.

Internet Sites about Using Twitter for Business

Twitter 101 for Business — A Special Guide - This is a very interesting site providing a lot of useful information like guides, best practices, case studies and handful references to many other resources like books, tips and tricks, and links to other related sites

Using Twitter for Business – a free e-book from Duct Tape Marketing

50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business – This is an excellent post listing the steps to get started in ides about what to tweet and how to survive in the information overload.

4 Ways Companies Use Twitter for Business – another post with business ideas for Twitter

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business – one more if not enough

Twitter Tools and Applications

10 valuable Twitter utilities for business users

Twitter Fan Wiki / Apps – a very long list of Twitter applications for any platform

How To Backup Your Twitter Archive

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Free Portable Applications

Below is a list of Portable Applications I use.
Notepad++ - is the handy Notepad++ text editor.

Large Text File Viewer – program for viewing very large text files.

Everything Search Engine - locate files and folders by name instantly.

TrueCrypt - free open-source disk encryption software for Windows.

PDF-XChange Viewer – is smaller, faster and more feature rich than the Adobe Rea.

Recuva - deleted file recovery.

TeraCopy - is a free utility designed to copy/move files faster and more secure.

CClearner - is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC.

WinMerge - is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows.

7-Zip - the portable file archiver.

Revo Uninstaller – Application Uninstaller.

Windows Sysinternals Suite - the Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools.

Free Commander - is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager with lots of advanced and helpful features.

GIMP - is the popular image editor.

KeePass - is the popular KeePass Password Safe. - is the complete office suite including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database.

PuTTY - is the popular telnet and SSH client.

winMd5Sum - is a simple MD5 sum checker that allows you to check and compare the md5 sums of files.

WinSCP - is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker - is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit.

Quicksys RegDefrag - is a small, clear and easy freeware utility to defrag and compact Windows registry.

Neo’s SafeKeys – on screen keyboard.

InfraRecorder - is the popular InfraRecorder CD/DVD burning program.

Lupo PenSuite
What’s My Pass? » Tech Toolkit 2.0
The Portable Freeware Collection


Lexar tool makes creating bootable USB flash drives easy -
Encrypt Your USB Stick With Truecrypt 6.0 -
100 Portable Apps for your USB Stick (for Mac and Win) -
How to run Skype from a USB flash drive -
Use Your USB Stick As a Key to Boot Your Windows PC –
Flash Drive Reminder reminds you to unplug your flash drive –
Make Microsoft Remote Desktop A Portable App -
How To Make Windows Live Writer A Portable USB App –
CD Burner XP – free disk burning app for Windows
Put your portable apps on a diet with AppCompactor
Looking for a portable hotkey app? Try QOpen!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Free Mozilla Add-ons

Below is a list of Mozilla add-ons I use.

Add-ons for better work with Google SERVICES

Better Gmail 2 - Enhances the new Gmail interface with Greasemonkey user scripts. Only compatible with the NEW Gmail interface.

Better GReader - Enhances Google Reader with Greasemonkey user scripts.

Better GCal - Enhances Google Calendar with Greasemonkey user scripts.

Better YouTube - A compilation of some of the best Greasemonkey user scripts for YouTube in one interface

Google Toolbar for Firefox - Take the power of Google with you anywhere on the Web

GMarks - helps you sync & manage your bookmarks with Google Bookmarks.

Google Shortcuts - Display all of your Google Services as buttons just next to your address bar or anywhere you like it.

Google Gears - is an open source project that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features to your web browser.

Designer and Web Developer Tools

ScribeFire Blog Editor - is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.

Dummy Lipsum - Generate "Lorem Ipsum" dummy text.

Web Developer - adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.

Firebug - the most popular and powerful web development tool.

FFClickOnce - Allows Firefox to run a .NET ClickOnce application.

Misc Tools

Forecastfox Enhanced - Enhanced version of the popular Forecastfox extension ( by Jon Stritar and Richard Klien.

Friendbar - The Twitter and Facebook Toolbar.

Power Twitter – makes Twitter Better.

eBayBuddy Australia - is a small eBay extension for quick navigation of The Australian eBay, and other related tools through the right-click context menu or a single toolbar button you can add from the customize menu. It includes lots of advanced search features, category browsing, discussion boards, a full site map of eBay, PayPal, comparison price shopping and more.

Firefox Companion for eBay - Be a better bidder! You’re always securely signed in so you can check out your progress whenever you like. Customise your alerts so you stay on top of your bids. Be told when an auction style format listing you’re bidding on is about to end.

TOOLS for better browsing

GUI:Config - makes it easier to change preferences that can only be found in the “about:config”.

Configuration Mania - More Advanced (hidden) configures.

DownThemAll! - The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

IE Tab Plus - An enhanced version of IE Tab which supports Adblock Plus in IE, and can sync cookies between IE and Firefox.

WOT - Warns users about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware, or send spam.

Fox Splitter - splits the content area of the browser window as you like.

ErrorZilla - Implements a useful error page when a website cannot be reached. Will add Try Again, Google Cache, Coralize, Wayback, Ping, Trace, and Whois buttons, along with the Firefox logo to the error page when a website isn't found or a web server is down.

Resurrect Pages - Searches through five big page cache/mirrors and shows lost pages.

Google chrome extensions manager - will allow you to use Google chrome extensions inside Firefox.

Ctrl-Tab - Ctrl+Tab navigation and "All Tabs" panel.

Greasemonkey Add-on and Scripts

Greasemonkey Add-on - Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of popular sites, are already available at

Mozilla Themes

Below are the Mozilla Themes I am using.

Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) - This is a fully skinned version. This theme is based on the Noia 2.0 icon set by Carlitus( ).

References and Tips

These are links to useful Mozilla Internet resources.