Tag Archives | Useful

…You can Make Photoshop Faster?

Make Photoshop Faster

Perk up your Photoshop with MakePhotoshopFaster.com

It’s not the most advanced advice, but it just might be the most useful.

[Make Photoshop Faster]

…Vegan Etsy looks delicious?

Vegan Etsy

If you’ve recently taken a vow of veganity, then you’ve probably discovered one thing: It’s hard.

Thankfully, for the veganites out there, there’s Vegan Etsy, a blog by a group of Etsy users who use the online shopping site to hawk their vegan wares.

Featuring interviews with shop owners, links to shops, tips, recipes, links, photos and more, it’s a treasure trove of useful vegan info.


[Vegan Etsy]

[Via: Slashfood]

…Socialthing! will manage your online life?


Socialthing! “is a digital life manager that puts what you do online into one place. See everything that’s going on with your friends in all the sites you use, post stuff to multiple places at once and more!”

Basically, it takes your online life and combines it into one easy to read, follow, and update page. Then, instead of checking each site individually to see new messages, updates, photos, etc., you can just check Socialthing! and see them all in one place. The goal is to make interacting across multiple sites as easy as interacting through just one.

Currently, Socialthing! supports del.icio.us, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, LiveJournal, Pownce, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube, with plans for more services as the company expands.

I’ve been beta testing the site for the past few days, and I think the service has some definite possibility. Unfortunately I ran into an issue with adding my Digg profile, but issues are to be expected with any beta release, and I’m sure they’ll have things running smoothly in no time. Everything else loaded without issue though, and I was impressed by the speed with which Socialthing! fetched my data.

Overall, I’d say it’s a useful tool that has the potential to become an indispensable one. Lifestreaming is quickly becoming more popular as everyone tries to manage their vast online world, and Socialthing! is one of the first sites out of the gate, which should give them a jump on adapting and changing to meet users needs with new features and functions.

They should be coming out of beta this weekend, so head on over and give it a try.


…PDFMeNot takes the pain out of PDFs?


From the team that brought you the fantastically useful BugMeNot and RetailMeNot comes PDFMeNot, a new web services that aims to make PDF files much easier to use.

Instead of launching a separate (and often slow) application to view PDF files, PDFMeNot takes those files via upload, URL, bookmarklet, or script and turns them into a Flash display of your document that is cached for future reference.

Take that Adobe!

(The site is in Beta mode until Feb. 13, so login with username: “stateless” and password: “systems” until then.)


[Via: Read Write Web]

…Digg is new and improved?


After an endless stream of bitching and moaning from the Digg community, Digg has finally added an Images section to their site, along with a variety of other changes that include a new universal taxonomy, a new image crawler, and new sorting and duplicate image detection.

They’re all definitely useful changes, which makes me wonder why it took Digg so long to make them.

BTW: If you’d like to friend me on Digg, or send me any stories, my profile is:



[Via: Digg The Blog]