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Prashanth

Member since: Nov 8th, 2006

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Reminder Fox - Scheduler and ToDo List for FireFox (Download Squad)

Jan 16th 2007 4:16PM I think one of the aspects of the program that is worth mentioning for the mobile folks.
You can specify an ftp/http location and synchronize your ical file.
So someone like Mike who moves between computers; can have a network location for the ical file that can be accessed from any browser.

Cranky, a search engine for seniors (Download Squad)

Jan 11th 2007 10:17AM :) Appropriate name,
but I doubt it would help the 50+ folks remember the name.
To enable them to remember it, perhaps the site should be renamed to:
Itoldyouso.com .......... but you wouldn't listen...

Backing up your Gmail locally (Download Squad)

Jan 3rd 2007 10:34PM My 2c:
How about setting up a forwarding rule in Gmail; so in addition to your Gmail inbox; you have a copy of all mails in a different email account.

As to SigTill's questions, on fast free email clients:
http://www.portableapps.com
http://www.portablefreeware.com
both sport free and portable (read run off a USB drive) email clients.
I personally use the thunderbird portable edition; slap on a lightning plugin for scheduling and you are set.
Thank you,

Script.aculo.us: How to easily AJAX your site (Download Squad)

Dec 29th 2006 4:49PM Sounds scrum.ptio.us .
And thanks for blogging on it.
Remember blogging is the key.
else I wouldn't have known.
thanks

Free Flash charts with amCharts and PHP/SWF Charts (Download Squad)

Dec 29th 2006 4:46PM I have used XML/SWF charts, and they are good; except for one shortcoming.
I wish they could be configured to periodically poll the XML file for data, that way you could periodically update the XML and have the graph change.
I tried to contact the authors for more info (on whether the facility exists and I just am not aware); but am still waiting for a reply :)
In any case for most simple purposes, its a great FREE tool.

What To Do Next - local web app (Download Squad)

Nov 24th 2006 10:59PM I downloaded the program and tested it out.
Its a good concept but I feel some aspects of the design are needlessly complicated.
The text file for example: why have the user mess with the text file and possibly corrupt the data with bad formatting. Since the file is local why not have javascript write the form data to the file(could be the same page not even a separate page) like tiddlywiki's do.
Secondly use the javascript to load a page with the alarm, or change the z-index of the webpage so it pops up ahead.
But all enhancement suggestions aside; a definite applause for the idea and design...
Thank you.

What To Do Next - local web app (Download Squad)

Nov 24th 2006 5:22PM I can see techie GTD freaks going crazy about this one.

Downloaders Anonymous: 14 More Firefox Essentials (Download Squad)

Nov 16th 2006 9:14PM Figured I would list 2 of my favorite extensions:
1. WizzRSS
2. Scrapbook
WizzRSS - a non intrusive easy to use RSS reader.
Scrapbook - a webpage capture and management tool (this one's a knockout: with bookmarks you store location, download and save the file and you store content -> but with scrapbook you do both AND; you can edit the page to remove ads, irrelevant content; highlight material, add annotations etc.
Thanks

Syncing podcasts with a Pocket PC (Download Squad)

Nov 15th 2006 7:58AM Talking about podcast subscribers: I figured I would add this: Juice is a great program, but I found another free alternative I had come to love more:
Happy fish (http://thirstycrow.net/happyfish/)
What it tops over Juice?
- interface and ability to individually finetune subscriptions
- ability to synchronize to multiple devices either manually or over a defined schedule (Love, this feature).

Placeless Office tools (Download Squad)

Nov 10th 2006 8:28PM "Placeless office"... I like the term.
Well about two years ago, when I started freelancing, I was pretty much "placeless". I was working on any machine I could find and all I needed was my usb drive.
I was developing project is PHP and MySQL and I had
HapEdit (free great PHP, ASP editor - no installation reqd)
Popcorn (a great exe for POP3 email - no installation reqd)
2xExplorer (a great exe for everything you ever wanted out of a file manager - no installation reqd)
Coffeecup FTP..
all free programs that gave me to freedom to work anywhere (public library, friend's laptop or the airport )
;)