Thursday, January 22, 2009

Visualize your history & personalize your search.

WebMynd · Extension for Firefox' - www_webmynd_com_html_#1Personalize your search. Visualize your history with WebMynd a plug-in for Firefox.

According to WebMynd.

It makes Google better by personalizing it with the information sources that you most value. You can embed different search tools, search your WebMynd browsing history and your most frequently visited sites.It saves and records the pages you see online so you can find what you have seen before faster.

WebMynd is quite an interesting plug-in  for Firefox.


Personalized Search

WebMynd presents personalized, configurable search results on the right-hand side of the Google results page unless you have configured it not to show.

                                                            More info Here.

You can also view your web history .

After opening the WebMynd playback by clicking on the WebMynd icon in Firefox, you can view your web history either as a film reel or in a grid. You can select these modes by clicking the links in the top left of the playback mode.

                                                                      More Info Here.

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Lock your notepad notes with password.

As security threats increase you can't just distribute your important text documents [written in locknotelogonotepad ] in the Internet or off line.

I used to type my e-mail passwords and other important info in Note pad[.txt file]. Increasing the threat of data theft, Till I discovered a free and open source software called LockNote to protect my files with .

I could have used Microsoft word – to save a doc file with password, But it is not standalone program . I need to have Microsoft word for it to run. But Locknote doesn't require installation , it is a standalone application and free too.

With LockNote your information's will be encrypted using a password and AES 256bit encryption technology.


No installation required

Move LockNotes wherever you want, as often as you want. A LockNote document does not require much more hard drive space than an unencrypted document.

Encrypt existing text files by just drag and drop.

Simply drag and drop existing text files on a LockNote window: they will be encrypted automatically.

Open and free

LockNote is open source and is based upon open source technologies, e.g. the certified CryptoPP program library for strong encryption.

                                                                                                            Source- Locknote official site


Using it:-

Type in your information in the text field or just drag and drop you text files, after that click on File>SaveAs and specify the location where you want to save it. And type in your file name and hit save.

Now you are promoted with a Dialog box. Type in your password and hit ok. Now distribute your secure file on line or off line . 


Making It more Secure.

While saving it I noticed that it could be made more secure and undetectable.

But for that you need to do a small change in your folder option .

Open my computer click on Tools>Folder Option now select the view tab and un tick the Hide extension for known file types.

Now click on apply and on OK.

Now go back to the location where you have saved your locked file.

Note:- Copy that file name and give it a another name. Creating a backup is always good if you are doing this for the first time.

Right click on it and click on Rename and rename it to filename.dll

[ you can use .zip,.txt,.mp3 and so on instead of .dll ]

You will receive a message like this. Without fear click on ok.


Now to Get it back just rename it to filename.exe

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Convert your recent twitter status to an image

Have you ever wanted to convert your recent twitter status to an image so that you can display it in TwitStamp __ Show Everyone That You're a Twitaholic' - twitstamp_comblogs, bb , forums, Web site and so on..  then head over to and create a free twitter stamp [image for you ] But Wait before you go look below to see what you will need to get one and what types of style you will get there.

How do I get one ?


You can get images like  this [shown right. This is my favorite though they are many other designs].

You will notice that the current status get updated as soon as I update a new tweet and my friends images keep on changing that makes this app quite attractive.

It shows you, current no of followers and friend with images and you don't have to worry about no html, css codes, just an image link.

To create an image go to Twit Stamp and enter your twitter username and click on generate

See the image below for more details



FireShot capture #22 - 'TwitStamp __ Show Everyone That You're a Twitaholic' - twitstamp_com  

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You can view twitstamp here . or read there faq here.

Translate Your Tweets to different language by Human Translators

Another twit app created recently, Hit my Rss feed via [Techcrunch] .With this app  you canTranslate Your Tweets To Any Language by Human Translators' - twitrans_onehourtranslation_com  translate your tweets to  Arabic,Chinese,Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.  

What Exactly is it?

If this is your question then . It is a free service run by human beings not BOTS! to translate your tweet to different languages as specified above.

How do I do it ?

Well type @twitrans orginallanguage2newlanguage your tweet

what are the codes for languages?

Well, the Available language codes are Arabic-ar, Chinese-zh, Dutch-nl, English-en, French-fr, German-de, Greek-el, Hebrew-he, Hindi-hi, Italian-it, Japanese-jp, Portuguese-pt, Russian-ru, Spanish-es

You have to use the codes not the full name of the language

for example ; if you want to translate" hi how are you "from English to Japanese then you have to type

@twitrans en2jp hi how are you

More Info Here

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Track Trends across twitter with Tweetfu

Today we will look at a app to track trends across twitter. 'TweetFu_ Tracking trends across the Twitter community' - www_tweetfu_comYou could use this tool to see/compare different types of service like Blogger vs WordPress you can also use this tool to find  a popular niche on twitter.Eg :- Make money online vs Technology.  And so on

Here is a screen shot below to get you  attracted to this app :

Here is a fight Between Windows and Linux :

TweetFu_ Tracking trends across the Twitter community' - www_tweetfu_com

Another fight between  Blogger and WordPress :

TweetFu_ blogger vs_ wordpress' - www_tweetfu_com_fights_175-blogger-wordpress

To create a fight for yourself click here.

To visit Tweetfu click here.

Note you can also vied the fights created by you ;

like my is 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wordpress Themes to Blogger templates FREE.

Well, I am quite busy these days because I have Created 3D_Hand_02a site to offer Free Blogger Templates, Conversion of WordPress themes and CSS templates to Blogger templates for free.Well I will not be updating these days because I will need to produce 10 high quality blogger templates  and then I will get back here at Tech Geek Tricks And continue with my Internet and tech articles , till then visit my Templates Blog. thanks.

If you do know any WordPress theme out there and want to have it converted to blogger for free then please contact me.thanks.

Monday, January 12, 2009, Another site to get free Twitter Buttons

Today We will look at another site to get free twitter buttons. I think twitter Buttons are picking up fashion, Gone are the day's of text-linking to any of you link now we need to attract our visitors with graphics,So let it be with twitter. You need to get good graphics to attract your [first time ] visitors to join you in  twitter ,Unless you are a super star and just a text link will do. Enough blab blab let's get to the point .

I had reviewed here @ Twitter Buttons Your ultimate Source for Free Twitter Buttons. It is also a great site to find free twitter buttons.

Twit buttons  is also a similar showcase site which offers you free twitter buttons for your blog and site.

You just have to input your name and select the button which you like the most. as simple as that Big Grin 

So head over to twitbuttons and get your self free twitter buttons  .


One thing I noticed was the lack of watermark which is great as apposed to

<img src="" alt="Twitter Button from" width="171" height="56"/>

Note to change the alt text [red one] to  

<img src="" alt="Follow me on twitter" width="171" height="56"/>

By the way you can also follow me on twitter.

Follow me


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Send Secure Notes. Simply! with Whisper Bot

Today we will look at another service to send and retrieve  Secure notes in the web.

I had also reviewed Privnote here , Send notes that will self destruct after being read. The only difference being that Whisper Bot, the notes will not get self destruct after being read.

What is Whisper bot

The Whisper Bot is a free , simple, and secure service to provide a modern day passing of the notes between you and your friends and keep away prying eyes.

Stop using e-mail for your confidential messages!

How the Whisper Bot works...

If you are interested in how  Whisper Bot works the check this image and the description below it.

  1. You go to and Send a note
  2. The note, along with everything else, is encrypted with a high level of encryption and stored in the database
  3. An e-mail gets sent off to alert the recipient of your note
  4. The recipient clicks on the URL and retrieves their note
  5. And the recipient and world are in their happy place


Whisper Bot site.

 Whisper Bot  Secure site

To send a note .

About Whisper Bot .

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Twitter Buttons Your ultimate Source for Free Twitter Buttons

Today we will look at a site which offers a free collection of Twitter Buttons i.e Follow me / us on twitter buttons for your blog/ web page and so on.

The site offers twitter buttons , it is a showcase site featuring the best twitter buttons.

Creating a button is as simple as punching your username and clicking on "GO" and browsing through the pages and finding  the perfect button according to your needs and clicking on   "copycode"   and pasting it in your blog sidebar or your Web site.  

How this thing works?

Its very simple... Enter your Twitter ID below and Press GO, then you can copy the code (click "Copy Code") of any button you like and past it on your Blog, Web Page or any where and let others follow you. That's it... enjoy tweeting

                                                            Source -Twitter Buttons

They offer you  68 twitter buttons [date-January 09 2009 ] 

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Do you use Services like twitter buttons, do you know any other site like twitter buttons or want to share with us your thought on twitter buttons then please free to drop your comment thank you.

CO2 Emission caused by your Tweets

Have you ever wanted to know how much Co2 is being emitted because of your tweets then head over to this page and enter your user name and hit enter and it will show you how much Co2 is being emitted because of your tweets..A funny calculation..Happy.

This app made by Thorsten Zoerner or in twitter(@zoernert) is a cool and funny app,Here is what he says ,

Why this calculation?

Please see that calculation as fun. It should provide you a sense that all what we are doing is causing CO2 - and there are million ways to do something against. Just ask via Twitter #savetheearth #startthinking.

Taken from the sidebar of the app blog

The twitter app calculations is :

Every tweet will be read by [no] followers - requiring around 2 seconds each. You need around 30 seconds to write one tweet - you post one every [average time] hours (calculated out of your last 20 tweets) or [no] posts per year. Requiring around [time] hours a computer turned on. A standard computer consumes around 250W per hour. 1 KWh causes an average of 0.59kg CO2 - or 1.14 pounds Making for the user [name]: emission in kg / emission in lbs of CO2 yearly for twittering!

My calculation is:

Every tweet will be read by 90 followers - requiring around 2 seconds each. You need around 30 seconds to write one tweet - you post one every 19.64 hours (calculated out of your last 20 tweets) or 446 posts per year. Requiring around 1561 hours a computer turned on. A standard computer consumes around 250W per hour. 1 KWh causes an average of 0.59kg CO2 - or 1.14 pounds Making for the user achute: 230kg / 508lbs of CO2 yearly for twittering!

As on - January 09 2009 .

Now my tweets might be emitting higher co2 so you can check it here

Tip :

Since only user name is required for checking the co2 emission you can check co2 emission on any user in twitter ;-).

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

SiteLauncher-Hotkey Based Navigation to Your Most-Needed Sites

Today, we will look at a firefox add-on to "Streamline Your Browsing With Hotkey Based Navigation to Your Most-Needed Sites" -the tag line of the site Launcher add-on. 

I will start off by giving you a daily  example of opening[Striaght Facenot making ] a site: 

Open Firefox,clicking on Address bar and typing your favorite site until  you type "tech" many  links will appear on the drop down menu   and you, after scrolling down, find and click on it to open it ,Or you browse through your long list bookmarks and find and open it.Whew..

OR I will show you how to open any site by just pressing three buttons on your keyboard Nerd.

Press Ctrl+Space+m and Gmail start loading or Press Ctrl+Space+t and TechGeekTricks Starts up,Wouldn't that be interesting.

So go ahead to Donesmart and download The Site launcher add-on.

Lets see what Donesmart Says about Site Launcher Add - on

SiteLauncher is an add-on for Firefox that gives you a super-quick way to to open your favorite websites using only your keyboard. One special hotkey brings up the Launcher (shown above), followed by a unique key to launch a site.

SiteLauncher is especially useful as a super-fast method for opening websites you use often throughout the day, for example, many people would probably want to add Google, Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter to SiteLauncher - what sites to include is entirely up to you.

Compared to the alternatives (standard bookmarks, the address bar, etc) the Launcher is the fastest, and most convenient way to navigate to your frequently needed sites (at least, that's what we think). SiteLauncher also minimizes clutter, because the Launcher only appears when you press the hotkey.

Feature highlights

    Because each site key is displayed in the Launcher, you don't have to memorize a bunch of key combinations to have shortcuts to loads of sites, only one hotkey.

    Default hotkey is customizable, in case you need it for something else.

    Add as many sites to SiteLauncher as you want. Just about any character key can be associated with a site, you're not limited to just a-z, 0-9.

    Because you press the hotkey first, no matter what key you assign to each site, you can be sure you will not cause conflict with any of Firefox's built-in shortcuts

 Highly customizable appearance - change colors, text size, spacing, column size, etc   

Optional visual effects - transparency, rounded corners, and gradients

You can have your site shortcuts automatically arranged or manually arranged in the order you want them to appear inside the Launcher

Set Launcher to open sites in current or new tab

Optionally, set Launcher to appear on startup instead of your homepage

                                                                                          Source:- Site launcher  Site

Default Hotkey

Hotkey Default


Launcher Ctrl+Space (or Ctrl+Alt for Mac users) Press the Launcher hotkey to bring forward the Launcher. Then, simply press the key indicated in the Launcher for the site you wish to launch.
(Alternative) Direct-to-site Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for Mac users) An alternative hotkey which doesn't show the Launcher. It's included for people who would prefer to use their memory instead of the Launcher, you can safely ignore it otherwise. Because this hotkey doesn't provide visual feedback to indicate when it's active, you have to keep it pressed down while pressing the key for the site you want.



Supports all versions of Firefox 2 and 3 to date.

Known to work on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows (tested on XP and Vista)
  • Linux based (tested on Debian Etch)
  • OSX X (tested on Tiger and Leopard)


You can View the Site Launcher site Here.

You can View the Help Page Here.

         Note:- The site was reviewed by me on January 08 - 2009 at 10:00 pm India.

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~ thanks.

© Achute Sharma  ,Tech Geek Tricks

Minime - Minimize any window to the system tray

minimeIn this article we will look at a free light weight application to Minimize any window to the system tray in a single icon.

Do you run lot of software and your task bar is crowded  with icons tab bar of your software,If so then worry no more. Recently I have discovered a software called Minime which allows you to Minimize any window to the system tray .

Here is what the author says about the tool Minime

Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey. What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon.

Minime is a standalone executable that doesn’t require any installation and can even be run from your USB drive, woohoo! All icon files are stored as resources and will be neatly put into your temporary directory. Any custom settings will be placed in a settings.ini file when needed.

The source code for Minime is released as well to allow anyone to learn from or improve the application. The source code can be used without limitations as long as some credit is given and the adjusted code will be released to public. Minime is written in AutoIt.

If you haven't yet decided whether to use this tool or not then check the screen shots below :




                     Saw the difference. Winking

 Using it

 Using it is also pretty simple simply press  ctrl + shift + z And your current window gets minimized to the system tray. Or simply hold your right mouse button and make a gesture  73 .   


What is Gesture code 73? Confused

Hold your right mouse button and move your mouse according to the image shown . 


To visit the Minime website click here.

To download the Minime application (v 1.8 ) When Reviewed this application  click here [950 kb]

To download the Minime source click here.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sent to Your Folder.

In this article we will look at, how to add your folder to send to context menu. sendto

Do you have a folder which you are in constant touch. I have,I use my personal folder lot and sometimes used to find it difficult Disappointed to send files to my personal folders , Are you having the same problem if so ,read on...

Sending your folder link to desktop.


Search For your mostly used folder,like Your personal folder.

  Right Click on it and select Send to and then click on send to desktop(create shortcut).

  Now Got to desktop and copy your shortcut.


Tip: Rename the " Shortcut to file/folder name " in your desktop with just "file/folder" name.


Adding your shortcut link to send to menu

Note:- for this trick to work you must have the show hidden files and folders option enabled. To do so click on tools -> Folder option -> view (tab) and select the show hidden files and folders.

Now go to your Parent drive i.e C: for most users

Then go to documents and settings then to user name and then to send to folder.

Now under send to folder paste your shortcut .

  Hurray now your link appears under send to menu.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Create a shortcut to run any software, with XP


Though they are software which allows you to create shortcuts to open your favorite program in one  Copy of 949014_european_keyboardclick. [like launchy ]Why let us not take a look at the inbuilt [ windows xp ] trick to create shortcuts of any program.

Just press [crtl]+[alt]+f and your Firefox browser pops up or [crtl]+[alt]+a and your anti virus starts up. Wouldn't that be nice plus without installing any external software.

So let's begin :

Right click on the executable file of which you want to create a short cut of :

Lets Say Firefox.

Now select properties or press the r button .You will see a dialog box like this :Shortcut

Now under Shortcut Tab search for the label name Shortcut key as shown in the image .

By default it will be [none].Select it and press lets say f.

Note :- Windows automatically adds [ctrl]+[alt] so if you press f. your shortcut will be [ctrl]+[alt]+f

Tip:Try to Use character which is the first character of your software like f for Firefox,o for opera so that you can remember.

Over to You : - So do use shortcuts, Do you use other application to create shortcut if please drop us a comment below. Thanks.

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