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Remembering things is harder than ever. Stuff to do, links to refer, ideas to develop, articles to read, videos to watch – there is just way too much stuff online to keep track of. We definitely need a digital assistant to track all that stuff for us. thinkery helps you focus on the important things and lets you access tons of information in an instant.

thinkery is a web app that helps users organize their thoughts, ideas, URLs and lists. The app lets you save todo lists, bookmarks, creative ideas and more. Is it actually capable of being your extended brain on steroids as the developers claim? Let’s go check it out.


No matter where you host your website, something could happen that would immediately destroy all of your years of work on your blog. Your server could crash, your hosting service could accidentally delete it, or hackers could add malicious code that would take hours to clean up. Just like you (should) backup your personal computer regularly, your website needs backed up too so your data will never get lost.

There are many backup services for WordPress blogs today, ranging from plugins that email you a copy of your WordPress database to ones that archive everything on your site to Amazon S3. The new VaultPress service takes backup to the next level, making sure that everything from your site is redundantly backed up to multiple cloud services within seconds of it being saved on your site. Keep reading to see if VaultPress is the ideal backup solution for your WordPress powered site.


Have you ever wanted to access all of your files from anywhere, without having to store all of your data online? Online storage tools like Dropbox are incredibly useful, but you likely can’t fit all of your files in your Dropbox. Then, what if you want to stream your music to your work computer without downloading it all? The cloud is great, but sometimes it seems like it’s more trouble than it’s worth when you’re waiting for files to upload and sync.

Today we’re going to look at a way you can run your own cloud from your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Setting up web servers and file sharing systems can be hideously difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing, but there’s an exciting free app that makes it all as simple as a couple clicks. Let’s see how you can run your own personal cloud with Tonido.


We have a lot of apps to upload and manage images on the web. Web apps like Picasa, Flickr, Smugmug etc. offer free plans to upload images and share them with others but they aren’t without their limitations. Free accounts are always associated with a maximum file size limit, low quality of converted images and a feeling that your private moments reside in a third party server.

Got a webserver and some bandwidth to burn? Read on to learn how to set up and manage Coppermine Gallery, a self-hosted image management solution.


One great aspect of Twitter over RSS is that you’re always up to date on what’s hot. Personally, my RSS feeds tend to get neglected because it’s so time consuming to read through everything when I only care about 25% of the information I find.

Fever° is a self-hosted RSS solution for better management of your RSS feeds, helping you get to the hot topics and filter through your feeds to get to the important stuff. We’ll walk through the installation process and some of the great features of this outstanding RSS reader.


Since its initial launch in early 2005, YouTube has really taken over the multimedia aspect of the web. With over 100 million users each month, equating to 1/5 of the world’s internet users, it is clear that YouTube is the place to broadcast your content to an already-established audience.

They’ve recently launched a new online video editor that allows any YouTube user to create mashups and montages of their existing videos. In this article, I’ll be detailing the process of how to use this, as well as voicing my opinions on the whole process in general.


RSS used to be the preferred method of staying up to date on news and for many it still is. With the advent of Twitter, however, RSS has begun what may be a long and slow death. Though I still check my RSS feeds somewhat regularly, Twitter has primarily replaced RSS in my day-to-day workflow.

For those replacing RSS with Twitter but still enjoying a taste of it in their regular schedule, Snackr is a fun way to “resurrect” the older technology.


Create a Hilarious Star Wars Video with JibJab

JibJab has taken Ecards to a whole new humor and entertainment level, giving them flair and creativeness you won’t find elsewhere. I typically stay away from sending Ecards and go with the traditional card in the mail, but my next one will most certainly be sent from JibJab.

JibJab doesn’t just have Ecards though. They offer everyday fun videos of all sorts, which can star you and/or your friends. We’ll take a quick look at how to create a hilarious Star Wars video, featuring four of your favorite people.


Creating fonts can be tricky and time consuming business, especially for those who are only just starting to explore the font designing world. The crew at FontShop was apparently aware of this and decided to do something about it, developing FontStruct.

FontStruct is likely the easiest way to design and share fonts, right from within your browser, for free. Not only that but you can view and download fonts created by other designers for free as well. We’ll take a look at FontStruct, their font creation app and how to create a font.


Of the many photo storage and sharing sites out there, few offer built in theming options and even fewer offer options for users novice to expert. For those looking to do more with their photos, this is an important feature to have available.

SmugMug, one of the best sites for storing, sharing and selling your photos, offers not only pre-built themes but options to easily customize your galleries and even expert options for custom coding. This how-to will walk through the customization process for both novice and expert users. Also, enter for your chance to win a SmugMug Pro account, worth $150!


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