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Nitro To-Do List Manager for Ubuntu

By • May 18th, 2012 • Filed under: Google Chrome & Chromium, Open-Source, Ubuntu

If you’re looking for a utility that’s more powerful than a text editor but is still light on your system then consider Nitro, a basic, free to-do lists manager that offers Dropbox and Ubuntu One Synchronization. Nitro also supports Smart Lists – lists based on self-defined criteria, easy editing and Quick Search. It’s clean interface […]

Desktop Notifications in Chrome via Extensions

By • May 29th, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Desktop notifications are deployed to notify users that something important has happened in the “background”. Desktop notifications are now available to extensions in Chrome 5, which means developers can start using the notifications API in their extensions to deliver non-modal messages from web sites. Notifications from an extension have no permission prompts or infobar warnings.

Mozilla Plug-in Check now supports all Browsers

By • May 12th, 2010 • Filed under: Browsers, Firefox, Open-Source

To hunt down outdated Plug-ins in Firefox, Mozilla rolled out last year the Plug-in Check feature that checked for out-of-date plug-ins for Firefox. “Outdated plug-ins are a major source of security and stability risk for web users, and some studies have put the proportion of users with older versions as high as 80%”.

Chrome Sync extended to Settings and Autofill

By • Apr 7th, 2010 • Filed under: Browsers, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Like Mozilla Weave that synchronizes almost everything about your Firefox setup; your saved passwords, browsing history, preferences, open browser tabs, and bookmarks across Firefox browsers, new Chromium build now syncs your Chrome Settings and Autofill data together with your bookmarks. As shown in the screenshot above, when setting up Chrome sync you can choose not […]

Raindrop – Open Messaging for the Open Web

By • Oct 23rd, 2009 • Filed under: Browsers, Email, Firefox, Open-Source

“Raindrop uses a mini web server to fetch your conversations from different sources (mail, twitter, RSS feeds), intelligently pulls out the important parts, and allows you to interact with them using your favorite modern web browser (Firefox, Safari or Chrome).” “Raindrop comes with a built-in experience that bubbles up what conversations are important to you. […]