Use the SkyDrive desktop app to access your SkyDrive from Win 7, 8 and Mac OS X

While SkyDrive needed complex folder mapping to be accessed from your computer's file system in the past it is now possible to download a desktop app from the Microsoft website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/download Scroll down and click the Download the desktop appĀ button to start downlowding. Install it afterwards by double-clicking the executable: After the installation your SkyDrive ... Read more

Make windows of a VirtualBox guest system native to the host system with Seamless mode

VirtualBox offers a feature that let's you treat windows opened in the running guest system almost as is they were native to the host system - you can drag them around on the host system, copy and paste texts between the system and only see the host's desktop while doing so: (Windows 8 Release Preview ... Read more

Revert cursor from block form to bar (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Windows as well as other platforms use two different forms to display a text-cursor. One, which is used most, is the bar-formed cursor which rests between two letters. The other has block form and rests on a letter, replacing it if new input is done and going one letter further. This is annoying if you ... Read more

Google Chrome browser alternative: SRWare Iron

Many people may dislike Google Chrome products for some annoyances, such as the Google Updater installed alongside Chrome or the communications between Chrome and Google. Therefore, SRWare has developed an own fork of the popular browser which is built from the open-sourced Chromium code and is a near perfect copy of chrome, except that it ... Read more

Google Earth alternative – Marble (Linux, Windows, Mac)

Google products have the tendancy to not be liked for several reasons, such as installing additional stuff like updaters and managers. For the popular Google Earth application, there is an alternative, originally developed for the Linux KDE desktop environment, but now available for the major operating systems including Windows and Mac. Marble lacks the detailed ... Read more

Create free mindmaps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Mindmaps always come in handy when it comes to planning stuff or just brainstorming: To not waste tons of paper and being able to dynamically re-arrange and rename items, it is always good to have a digital solution for such things - in this case, there is Freemind, a freeware for creating simple mindmaps, downloadable ... Read more