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

  • AppBrain – collection of good Android apps
  • Go Power Master – a very good power saving app for Android devices
  • Whatsapp – a neat chatting app for various mobile handsets.

  • 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.


  • WordPress – The most popular open source blogging platform.
  • Make WordPress Mobile Friendly
    • Mobile Blogging: To generate mobile friendly pages of your blog and also post from your mobile (including iPhone / iPod Touch).
    • OnSwipe – an excellent WordPress theme for iPad readers
  • Plugins
    • Broken Link Checker – This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. Hogs lot of memory.
    • Evermore – This makes all posts behave as if there is a “<!–more–>” at an appropriate spot inside the content.
    • Expanding Text – Allows you to define areas of text that expand/collapse when clicked, and is handled properly when javascript is disabled. I used it on THIS page.
    • Fancy Excerpt – A nice plugin for including Quotes in the post.
    • My Page Order – This allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface.
    • nrelate – publish related articles at the end of blog post
    • Post Admin Word Count – in your WP Post dashboard you can see the wordcount of each post.
    • Post Type Switcher – Convert Page to Post, Post to Page, Page to Attachment, Post to Custom
    • Relevanssi – This plugin replaces WordPress search with a relevance-sorting search.
    • Restore Image Title – adds “title” tag for images.
    • Search & Replace – A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.
    • TablePress – a nice plugin to add professional tables to your posts and pages.
    • Term Management Tools – Allows you to merge terms and set term parents in bulk
    • Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share – for social shares
    • Yoast SEO – The leading SEO plugin for WordPress
    • WP Optimize – cleans up the WordPress database.
    • WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.
  • Photodropper: Plugin for including photos that have been licensed under Creative Commons, which means that anyone can use it on their own website, as long as the photographer is given attribution and a link.
  • Themes


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  • 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)
  • 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.




  • Digsby – visually appealing
  • Miranda – supposed to be robust, aggregates chat and social networks
  • pidgin – is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. Basically you need just this one IM.
  • Whatsapp – for various mobile handsets.




  • 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
  • Visibli



  • Posting/Pinning Tools
    • Pinstamatic – Add loads of cool things to your Pinterest boards, such as locations, calendar dates, Twitter profile links, sticky notes and websites.
    • Pinaquote – Highlight any text & pin it to Pinterest.
    • PinGraphy – Schedule your Pins on Pinterest.
    • Snapito – Pin the entire screenshot of a website
  • Pinterest Reporting Tools
    • Pinerly will graphically measure clickthroughs, likes and repins for “campaigns” created through the service, which would make it a very interesting tool for brands and businesses
    • Pinreach – Who are your Influential Pinners? Which Pins are trending? (Paid)
    • Pinreach – Pinterest influence & analytics
    • Unmetric – Benchmark your performance


  • Background – create twitter backgrounds
  • TwitterFeed – Feed your blog’s or site’s RSS feed into a Twitter account thru TwitterFeed. You can configure TwitterFeed to use bit.ly which gives awesome statistics about the click-thrus (shows how many on twitter clicked on your tweet)
  • Twitter Alerts
    • Twilert – an online app that sends email updates of new tweets on topics of interest to you.
  • Posting Images On Twitter
    • Twitsnaps – allows you to tweet your photographs from the phone, through API, and the web. Use your twitter id to login!
  • 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! So who is not following me back?
    • retweetrank: Analyzes how popular your tweets are with your followers
    • Qwitter – e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter
    • Untweep – Unfollow those who don’t tweet often. Rather I would want to unfollow who tweet way too often
  • Posting Tools
    • Hootsuite – shortens URLs, can manage upto 5 profiles for free, talks to Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Janetter – for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
    • MarketMeSuite
    • MetroTwit – only for Windows
    • SocialBro – 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.
    • Timely – Insert your tweet and Timely will figure out the best time to tweet your tweet.
    • 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
  • Reports / Analyzing tools
    • Crowdbooster – measures how well you are performing on Twitter and gives you insights that make you more effective
    • Klout – shows how much influence you have with your followers. Let us check mine!
    • SocialMention – Like Google Alerts but for social media.
    • TrendsMap – is a real-time mapping of Twitter trends across the world.
    • Twitalyzer – analyzes the quality of a Twitter account
    • TwitterCounter – compare upto 3 Twitter accounts (in terms of followers)
    • FollowerWonk: Grade your twitter account




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