Archive for the ‘software tools’ Category
Soluto is a super-awesome troubleshooting application that we’re big fans of, and when it started out, it just helped chop down your computer’s boot time. Over time, Soluto has evolved into something bigger and better, allowing you to do a lot more than just speed up your computer.
Here are some useful tips that every Soluto user should know:
If you use Google Transliterate to frequently type in multiple languages, read on. Google Transliterate IME, the desktop version of Google Transliterate, allows you to switch between different languages while typing on your computer.
Every time you want to switch between languages, you have to pause typing and then use your mouse to change the language from the option near the system tray. This could get pretty tiring for the keyboard fanatics among us.
At Killer Tech Tips, we’re big fans of Evernote and that’s no secret. We first put Evernote in the spotlight when they launched in closed beta, by distributing close to one hundred invitations for early adopters who wanted to try out the app. We’ve also written about some really cool Evernote tips that you might want to check out if you use Evernote everyday.
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There’s a lot of buzz around Windows 8 right now and there’s a lot of talk around new Windows 8 features like the Metro UI, for example. Here’s your chance to get a peek at how it will be using Windows 7. Check out the Windows 8 transformation pack.
Whether it is a file getting downloaded, or something else, you might want your computer to automatically shut down after a certain task is complete – very often. Here are a couple applications that will prove to be useful to take care of automatic shutdowns.
(Guest Post by Krupesh Muthukumar)
The taskbar is one of the most under appreciated features in Windows, and here are 6 ways to add super power to the humble taskbar. Read them below and make your workflow more productive.
Estimating how long your laptop’s battery will last can be confusing and irritating. There are a whole lot of battery monitoring programs out there which do it for you, but only a few are accurate and worth using. Check out these applications and see how big a difference they will make.
Long time readers of Killer Tech Tips would know that we’re big fans of Ninite here. We’ve mentioned it in our list of time saver software, and we even interviewed cofounder Patrick over here a few months ago.
Ninite is a simple tool that bulk installs multiple applications at once. You go to Ninite.com, choose a set of applications and get a single installer that automatically downloads and installs all the apps you’ve chosen in a breeze.
There are no next/back buttons you have to go through, and all the toolbar crapware that comes with software installers is blocked. These are great reasons to use Ninite and that’s why a lot of tech support guys love it.
Ninite has recently released Ninite Updater. It’s the same old Ninite goodness again, but for software updates instead of new installations.
Ninite Updater checks for updates for installed software on your computer and updates them all in one go. The best part: it’s all done in the background (just like Google Chrome updates itself silently). Ninite Updater costs you $9.99 but the guys at Ninite were kind enough to send us a review copy.
Here’s our complete review of Ninite Updater.
Doing things on your computer could sometimes take more time than you think, and there are several applications that help you do it all faster. They let you save time and get to the real work quicker.
Here are eight of them. There’s a bonus tip at the end, so keep reading!
Bored to look at the same wallpaper often? And lazy to change it too? Here are some applications that will supercharge your wallpaper at no cost – from wallpaper rotators for your desktop to mobile, we’ve got it all covered. If you like this article, do share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter by using the buttons on this page.
So, here’s the list: