The internet is not as safe of a place as we wish, and passwords are far from impossible to crack. If you want to be safe, you have to take every precaution and extra step you can in order to make sure no one get access to your online accounts and services. These days, the majority of online services use two-factor authentication as an extra precaution to protect your online accounts.

Let’s take a look at how you can enable 2-factor authentication on some of the most important services you use: Gmail and Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, and LastPass.


We’ve just closed our giveaway, and want to extend our congrats to the winner, Tomek Iwainski!

Need a robust support system to help your customers? Cueburst is a self-hosted support system that’s recently been relaunched with new features, and it’s better than ever. You can use it to support your customers, help people find their own answers with a knowledge base, tweak everything about the system to fit your branding, and so much more.

Cueburst usually costs $9.95 per month, but we’ve got one lifetime license for our readers. All you’ll need to do to enter is leave a comment below, letting us know what you’ll be using Cueburst for if you win. Then, you can get an extra entry by sharing this giveaway on your favorite social network, and then leave a comment below with a link to your post.

Our giveaway closes next Monday, April 22nd, so hurry and get your entry in!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Over the years, AppStorm has reviewed a number of writing tools. For writers, these apps can have special meaning, as many of us earn our livings by using these apps. A good web-based word editor can be indispensable in daily life, both for us and for many of our readers as well.

Whenever I stumble upon a new one I can not help but try it out. So was the case recently when I happened upon WriteApp, which bills itself as a “distraction-free editor”. It boasts support for markdown, live preview, public notes, post by email, and much more. Plus it is free to use, though you need to register for an account. It was something I knew I’d have to check out. (more…)

Think of getting yourself a website – how would you go about it? Some might suggest employing a web designer, but a growing range of folks would be confident about creating their own website, thanks to the proliferation of WYSIWYG, do-it-yourself services like Weebly, Moonfruit, or Basekit.

The DIY route doesn’t always provide the best results, though – professional designers, whatever their preferred medium, still tend to produce the best-looking and most creative end products. It is strange, then, that there is a distinct lack of WYSIWYG services aimed specifically at the professionals.

Perhaps Webydo can start to change that. Webydo features Photoshop-style layout creation, drag-and-drop controls, and an enticing freemium pricing model. But can Webydo really be the breakthrough product for designers wishing to unleash their creativity on the web?


Continuing from where we left off with my lists of tiny, free and useful apps for designers and developers, we’ve put together a list of 10 simple yet terribly useful apps for freelancers.

If you are a freelancer, you already know the pains of wearing a bunch of hats all at the same time. Unlike with teams and bigger organizations, there aren’t people assigned to take care of certain tasks while others focus on what they do best. Nope, you’re alone and most probably taking care of everything from your finances and communication to day-to-day project work all by yourself.

What follows is a list of apps that can ease that pressure a bit — they’ll take care of some of those menial tasks while you spend your valuable time and energies on keeping your clients happy.


Looking for a tool to help you get more out of the Flash files you have, letting you convert your existing Flash files to HTML5 so they’ll work on all modern browsers, and giving you the tools to easily download and extract design elements from Flash files? If so, then you’ll want to check out Sothink SWF Decompiler, our sponsor this week, just might be what you need.

Sothink SWF Decompiler gives you everything you need to work with your Flash files. It gives you tools to easily download Flash files from your site, and then lets you convert the Flash files into a fully editable FLA or FLEX file that you can tweak inside the app or in Adobe Flash Pro. You can then easily extract design elements from your Flash files to use in other design work, or replace, say, an image or audio in a Flash file to update your branding. Finally, you can convert Flash videos and animations to HTML5 compatible formats, to make your old Flash site work on any modern browser.

It gives you everything you’ll need to get the most out of your Flash files and not waste any of the time or design elements you’ve put into Flash over the years, even if you’re moving to the future with HTML5.

Go Get it!

If you’ve been needing a tool to help you modernize your Flash powered sites, or want to tweak your Flash files without having to purchase Adobe Flash Pro, then you should be sure to try out Sothink SWF Decompiler. You can download a free trial of SWF Decompiler for Windows if you’re a PC user, or get SWF Decompiler for Mac. You can then purchase your own copy for $79.99 directly from their site.

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When it comes to saving things from the web, there are a lot of different ways to do this. For me, when it comes to saving articles, I am a huge fan of Pocket for many reasons that I won’t get into here. But, now that I am going back to school, I find that I am having to save a lot more information from the web than I have in a long time. The main reason why I don’t use a service like Pocket or Instapaper for this is because I want a place where I can dump whatever I find into something temporarily. I don’t like to mix up the articles that I want to read or save for later with my snippets of research for my thesis.

I have used Evernote before for this purpose, but then I came along a web app called Dragdis, which takes a different approach to saving things online. Instead of saving articles or texts to a service, it lets you drag and drop what you want to save so that you can come back to it later. It is actually a pretty neat idea and with some help from HTML 5, this is a slick app to use. Let me show you more about what it can do.


How many photos do you have littered across various devices and services? The ease with which we can now snap photos means that most of us now have thousands of images dotted across numerous online services.

Sick of having to jump from one site to another just to find the image you’re looking for? Trovebox is here to help. Consolidation is the order of the day as this is a service that enables you to pull all of your images into one place for ease of access.


The web is chock-full of cloud storage services these days, and that’s actually a good thing: you can choose from a vast range of apps with different features and pricing and opt for one that suits your needs and budget perfectly. I personally prefer Dropbox because it lives on my desktop, syncs files across all my devices and allows for easy file sharing with clients, colleagues, bandmates and friends.

Suyara is the latest contender to enter the ring, and comes in a-swinging with multiple plans for home and business users, a flexible file management UI, file previews and more. Today we’re going to pair up this new service from Spain to see how it fares against the heavyweights, and whether it can knock out the competition. Let’s glove up!


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