Friday, April 10, 2009

3 Apps I cannot live without

Jayo Mobile Extender
Website: http://www.jeyo.com/
Cost: $19.95 (free trial available from website)

imageJayo is a plug-in for Outlook that allows you to connect your mobile phone to Outlook and download all your text messages to a PST file. It is compatible with most mobile phones, regardless of whether it uses Symbian or Windows Mobile as its platform. You can configure Jayo to completely delete all text messages from your phone on send and receive, including your sent items, and, since it stores it in a PST file, it is easy to then sort your messages as you wish. And, as I receive around 200 text messages on a daily basis (work), I simply cannot live without it.

Tweetdeck
Website: http://www.tweetdeck.com/ 
Cost: Free

image I have tried a couple of Twitter clients, but this one is by far my favourite. It gives you the ability to view a variety of streams at the same time, filter in place, find friends, see your directs and replies and so much more. It is lightweight and cross-platform compatible, and, according to the website, you can also use it to follow your facebook friends (still looking for this feature). I don’t tweet much, but love watching the streams on a regular basis. And, while you’re at it, follow me on Twitter.

GOM Media Player
Website: http://www.gomlab.com/eng/
Cost: Free

image Free, lightweight media player that just plays anything and everything, without needing to worry about codecs. And, when you point it at a directory with logically named files, there is no need to create a playlist, as GOM will just automatically jump to the next file, making it so much easier to watch your favourite TV shows. It is also a fantastic DVD player. And one of my favourite features: the ability to fit the media to full screen without changing the aspect ratio.

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