45 Free Applications For Designers And Developers

If you’re one of these people, this list is for you – and there is probably an application or two in here that those of you who are not looking for freebies will love too. The post is full of open source applications for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone/Pad and Android phones, from development apps, painting and image editing apps and nifty little tools that come in handy from time to time.

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By Callum Chapman

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If you’re one of these people, this list is for you – and there is probably an application or two in here that those of you who are not looking for freebies will love too. The post is full of open source applications for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone/Pad and Android phones, from development apps, painting and image editing apps and nifty little tools that come in handy from time to time.

Development Apps

Notepad++ | Windows
Notepad++ is a free source code editor that replaces Windows’ standard Notepad editor, and is available in several different languages across the globe.

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5 Amazing Windows UI Tweaks

Want to wow people with your PC? Here’s how to spice up your tech life with widgets, wallpaper, and multitouch screens.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World

Chances are, your PC is pretty tame–you have a beach-scene wallpaper, the default Windows 7 Aero theme, and a standard-issue Dell keyboard. But you don’t have to settle for the ordinary. It’s time to mix things up with a few easy ways to make everybody say “Wow.”

Though we can’t give you the oh-so-cool Minority Report interface, we can give you a few tips on how to spice up your tech life–with a widget here, a wallpaper there, maybe even a touchscreen or two–and impress your friends with a new look.


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Want to wow people with your PC? Here’s how to spice up your tech life with widgets, wallpaper, and multitouch screens.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World

Chances are, your PC is pretty tame–you have a beach-scene wallpaper, the default Windows 7 Aero theme, and a standard-issue Dell keyboard. But you don’t have to settle for the ordinary. It’s time to mix things up with a few easy ways to make everybody say “Wow.”

Though we can’t give you the oh-so-cool Minority Report interface, we can give you a few tips on how to spice up your tech life–with a widget here, a wallpaper there, maybe even a touchscreen or two–and impress your friends with a new look. Leer más “5 Amazing Windows UI Tweaks”

YouSendIt Express Solves The “Too Big to E-Mail” Problem

Sending files–especially sizable art or photo files–to clients and editors can be problematic. Corporate firewalls simply don’t like large e-mail attachments (or, in some cases, any attachments). And, yet, we’re not about to spend the time or the expense to ship the files via a physical courier service. Our solution? We use an online service called YouSendIt (various pricing; a free plan exists). And, to make matters even easier, we use their free download software, YouSendIt Express.

YouSendIt Express screenshotYouSendIt Express looks like a typical e-mail message–but when you send files, instead of sending attachments that might be blocked by the recipient’s firewall, they are hosted on a private folder on the YouSendIt server, where your recipient can easily access and download them.

YouSendIt Express, a tiny, standalone program, is very simple to use. It’s similar to writing a typical e-mail message. Simply double-click the icon to quickly launch the program, select your recipients, type in a subject line, add an optional memo and select the file(s) or folder you want to send. Then, click the SEND button. The recipients will receive an e-mail from you with a link to a private folder, to download the files to their computer.


Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta, PC World

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Sending files–especially sizable art or photo files–to clients and editors can be problematic. Corporate firewalls simply don’t like large e-mail attachments (or, in some cases, any attachments). And, yet, we’re not about to spend the time or the expense to ship the files via a physical courier service. Our solution? We use an online service called YouSendIt (various pricing; a free plan exists). And, to make matters even easier, we use their free download software, YouSendIt Express.

YouSendIt Express screenshotYouSendIt Express looks like a typical e-mail message–but when you send files, instead of sending attachments that might be blocked by the recipient’s firewall, they are hosted on a private folder on the YouSendIt server, where your recipient can easily access and download them.

YouSendIt Express, a tiny, standalone program, is very simple to use. It’s similar to writing a typical e-mail message. Simply double-click the icon to quickly launch the program, select your recipients, type in a subject line, add an optional memo and select the file(s) or folder you want to send. Then, click the SEND button. The recipients will receive an e-mail from you with a link to a private folder, to download the files to their computer. Leer más “YouSendIt Express Solves The “Too Big to E-Mail” Problem”

Exprimiendo los secretos de Windows 7


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por Marcos Esperón

Llevamos ya unos meses con Windows 7 entre nosotros y parece que los usuarios le han dado su aprobación. Tras los problemas provocados por al versión anterior, ahora nos encontramos con un sistema estable, cómodo y práctico.

A continuación veremos una serie de pequeños trucos de Windows 7 que nos ayudarán en el día a día. Son características incluidas en el sistema y que suelen pasar desapercibidas para la mayoría de los usuario. En cambio, conocerlas y habituarse a utilizarlas nos pueden facilitar mucho el trabajo en el día a día:

Gestión de ventanas: Con la nueva gestión de ventanas de Windows 7 es mucho más sencillo organizarlas en la pantalla. En cuanto acercamos la ventana a uno de los laterales de la pantalla ésta se engancha automáticamente y se redimensiona ocupando un área determinada. Esta gestión la podemos realizar también con combinaciones de teclas:

  • Win + Flecha Izq o Win + Flecha  Der ancla la ventana actual a uno de los laterales de la pantalla.
  • Win + Flecha Arriba o Win + Flecha Abajo maximiza, restaura o minimiza la ventana activa.
  • Win + Mayús + Flecha Arriba o Win + Mayús + Flecha Abajo anclamos la ventana en modo vertical.

Opciones de salida de pantalla: La mayoría de los equipos cuentan con una tecla de función para cambiar la salida de pantalla para un monitor externo o proyector. Con Windows 7 podemos pulsar Win + P y podremos acceder al menú de proyección:
opciones salida pantalla Exprimiendo los secretos de Windows 7En este menú podemos seleccionar si extendemos nuestro escritorio al monitor externo, lo duplicamos o  usamos solo una de las salidas. Podemos ejecutar esta aplicación como displayswitch.exe Leer más “Exprimiendo los secretos de Windows 7”