This time of year we have many things to be thankful for. Among the things in the computer world that I’m thankful are these that have saved me innumerous hours and more than a few grey hairs. So without further ado, grab yourself a leftover turkey sandwich and piece of pumpkin pie to enjoy as you peruse the list.
File Sharing & Backup
Simple and easy to use option backup files as well as to synchronize files across computers and devices. You get 2 gigabytes for free with additional space available.
Another easy way to manage, share & collaborate on your files and documents.
Contacts & Bookmarks
Google Contacts Sync
Great for backing up your smart phone contacts…or moving them to the new shiny one on your Christmas list.
Easy way to keep all your bookmarks online, publicly or privately. Great way to keep all your bookmarks when you get that next new computer. I used to recommended Delicious.com for bookmarking but their recent acquisition and resulting debacle have sent me to Diigo.
LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Just remember the LastPass password and it remembers all the rest.
KeePass a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you, like LastPass, you only have to remember one single master password.
Screen Sharing / Online Meetings
Free and “ridiculously simple” screen sharing tool for meetings, training, tech support, or anything else that requires seeing somebody else’s screen.
With a few more features, but still free, Vyew allows you to meet and share content by uploading images, files, documents and videos.
Show Us Your Apps
What are the things you couldn’t do with out on your computer? Share all that great stuff with the rest of us by leaving a comment.