Links

Sharing few of the good resources you may find useful. I use these tools for my daily activities. You may find them useful too. Periodically I clean them up, if you find anything irrelevant do let me now.

Entrepreneurial Resources


  • Open Data Institute – The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to address today’s global challenges using the web of data.
  • Open Data Incubator Europe (ODINE) is a 6-month incubator for open data entrepreneurs across Europe. The programme is funded with a €7.8m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • AppBrain – collection of good Android apps
  • Go Power Master – a very good power saving app for Android devices
  • Keep – manage & sync contacts across devices
  • PhoneSwappr – a great tool to transfer contacts between phones irrespective of OS. No need to create an account.

  • Crash Plan – for Windows, Mac & Linux.
  • SparkleShare – is an open-source project aiming specifically at creating a Dropbox clone. The program lets you set up your own host to share files with others and keep everything in sync.




  • Firefox browser
  • Evernote – a must for those who want to make quick notes, bookmark URLs
  • GreaseMonkey – is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function.
  • HTML Tidy – helps me to check how clean the html code of the page, this is purely for techies/webmasters.
  • Grammar/Spell check
  • Image grabber
  • Organize Status Bar – move around the icons you see in Firefox status bar (bottom of browser)
  • Search
    • Bing – add Bing to your Firefox search
    • Search Status – gives a quick overview of the Google, Alexa and Compete (not very relevant for India) Page Ranks
  • Speed
    • Lori – Life-of-request can tell you how long it takes to load a page. Page Speed could be an overkill, Lori gives a quick glance of what we need
    • Page Speed – is an open-source Firefox/Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them.
    • Google Site Speed Firefox addon
  • Vacuum your Firefox database to make it faster.
  • WhatFont – a nice way to check which font is being used on a page


  • Thunderbird email client
  • Folder Pane View Switcher
  • Short cuts to use Thunderbird more efficiently
  • Lightning – a neat Calendar within Thunderbird. This may not work with TB 3.0
  • MailTweak – provides many neat utilities built over default features.
  • MozBackup – used for backing up Thunderbird profiles which can be used later during restoration (disk crash etc)
  • QuickFolders – easy way to search folders without having to scroll thru a big tree of folders
  • Remove duplicates – at times when you import mail from a client like Eudora/Outlook to Thunderbird there could be a chance of having duplicate emails/folders in Thunderbird. Get rid of those duplicates
  • XPunge – This compacts and empties all your Trash folders. You can set a timer to do this task or do it manually.
  • Keep TB running smooth.
  • Mail Summaries –  Adds a summary of mail accounts and folders to replace the account central pane and the empty folder preview


  • YourDomainSearch by Oneindia – your one stop shop for buying domain names, web hosting, email hosting
  • Top Level Domains (TLDs) – get to know what are the other domain extensions other than .com, .in, .net
  • Checking Availability of Domainname Availability
    • Domize
    • Domjax
    • iWantMyName – lets you check the availability of a domain name against most of the international domains from one place
  • Domainname/DNS Tools
    • ViewDNS – the DNS propagation tool is useful
    • WebDNSTools – This tools runs a series of tests against a domain to check for a number of configuration problems.
    • Domain Monitor Service – Monitor the daily status of any domain and receive daily email alerts when one or more of your domains changes its status.




  • Cleaning up malaware etc
    • CCleaner – is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.
    • Glary Utilities – It offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. Includes cleaning of registry and fine tuning your startup.
    • MalwareBytes – has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer.
  • Clover – get tabs in file explorer.
  • Defrag – is a FREE, light, and stable disk defragment tool designed for maximum hard drive performance.
  • Disk Space Fan – is a freeware and it is a nice disk space analysis tool for Windows. It helps you to free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. It displays disk space usage with a nice chart. You can navigate the folders easily with the chart. It is also intergrated with Windows Explorer to open, delete and browse files or folders.
  • Everything – Search for any file/directory on Windows, far better than Google Desktop.
  • Fences – Is a program that helps you organize your desktop and can hide your icons when they are not in use
  • Flux –  makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Available for Mac, Linux too.
  • FolderSize – shows the size of folders in Explorer. A must have tool.
  • MobZync – compare the contents of two folders
  • Notepad++ – a better notepad
  • TinySpell – a spellchecker that monitors your spelling in all text that you input in any program.
  • TouchFreeze – Utility for Windows to disable touchpad automatically while you are
  • Uninstaller – Revo Uninstaller kills all registry keys, folders efficiently
  • Vista Switcher – as easy way of minimising & maximising many windows at once.
  • Wordweb – is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program.
  • Email
    • GmailKeeper – for backing up your gmail and Google Apps account.
    • MailStore – backups emails from various types of servers including Gmail, Yahoo (free!)


  • RescueTime – keep a track of how much time you spent on which site, block some sites yourself



  • Anti Virus
  • Encrypter
    • TrueCrypt – open source tool to encrypt your documents
  • Netsharemonitor – shows who is sharing files from your computer now (Windows)
  • Password Keeper – confused with remembering too many passwords?
  • Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.


Social Media Related Links

  • MyPermissions – revisit the permissions you have given to various applications on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc

  • Awe.sm – Analyze how good were your social campaigns on Twitter, Facebook


  • dlvr.it – Feed your blog’s or site’s RSS feed into a Twitter account
  • Twitter Alerts
    • Twilert – an online app that sends email updates of new tweets on topics of interest to you.
  • Twitter Poll/Surveys
    • TwtPoll – conduct polls & surveys
  • Twitter Timeline – presenting your timeline better
  • Reading Tools – it is getting tougher to read tweets in your account, especially if you are not online always
  • Twitter Followers
    • DoesFollow – You know whom you are following but do you know if a particular person is following you?
    • FriendorFollow – Who are you following that’s not following you back? Who’s following you that you’re not following back? Find out
    • retweetrank – Analyzes how popular your tweets are with your followers
    • Untweep – Unfollow those who don’t tweet often. Rather I would want to unfollow who tweet way too often
  • Posting Tools
    • BufferApp – takes care of sharing that content on a schedule your followers will love.
    • Hootsuite – shortens URLs, can manage upto 5 profiles for free, talks to Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Tweetdeck – one of the most popular ones but I find it hard to use
    • 10 Great Tools for Twitter
  • Best Time to Tweet
    • BufferApp – takes care of sharing that content on a schedule your followers will love.
    • Timely – Insert your tweet and Timely will figure out the best time to tweet your tweet
    • TweetWhen – shows you on what days and time you get the most retweets per tweet.
    • Tweriod – shows you the best times to tweet
  • Twitter Management Tools
    • ManageFlitter
    • Audiense – The app lets you manage your lists, see your community in a map and browse your community conveniently based on their engagement. On top of this the app allows you to bucket your followers according to time zones which is very useful to know when to best reach them.
  • Reports / Analyzing Tools
    • Audiense – The app lets you manage your lists, see your community in a map and browse your community conveniently based on their engagement. On top of this the app allows you to bucket your followers according to time zones which is very useful to know when to best reach them.
    • Klout – shows how much influence you have with your followers. Let us check mine!
    • TrendsMap – is a real-time mapping of Twitter trends across the world.
    • TwitterCounter – compare upto 3 Twitter accounts (in terms of followers)
    • FollowerWonk – Grade your twitter account




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