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Email Encryption: Lockbin

Posted by brainfoldb4u on January 21, 2010

IF you want to send an email with critical contents and needed to safeguard it from prying eyes, Lockbin would help you by using a closed system that will take any message and send it to someone in a highly secure manner. Sender needs to share a secret password to recipient while the recipient needs to remember the password to read the message.  You dont have to install any additional software, everything is done online, you just needed to be online to read the message. In the case of Gmail, and a handful of other popular Web-mail providers, your e-mail could be in a dozen different servers (albeit encrypted), or even be analyzed to try to sell you contextual ads.

In a few words, Lockbin is a free service for sending private email messages. People use it to send things like credit card information or confidential information. Secure Socket Layer is used as a secure way of sending emails from Network sniffers but there is no guarantee the recipient is taking the same precaution.

Developers claims about its safety as:

Nothing is perfect, and neither is this, but it is certainly safer than sending sensitive data directly through email. The largest threats to this method would be

1) capturing the sender or recipient’s password by spoofing the Lockbin website, or

2) a screen capture virus that images the decrypted message on the recipient’s computer.

Neither attacks are likely, but are possible in theory.

How it works:

Lockbin’s cryptographic algorithm uses a Secret Word to encrypt messages. You invent the Secret Word and deliver it to the recipient using a phone, text message, instant message, smoke signals, homing pigeon, or as a last resort… another email.

When the encrypted message is received, it is destroyed from Lockbin’s database, and decrypted in the recipient’s browser, provided that they entered the Secret Word correctly. Uncollected messages are destroyed after six months.

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Draw Anywhere

Posted by brainfoldb4u on January 21, 2010

DrawAnywhere is an online diagramming website, where you can draw, change and share flowcharts and other diagrams, with the look & feel of a desktop application. It runs on any browser with Flash 9 installed. There is no need to download and install any custom software. It runs entirely on the web, and thus it is an always-on-access-anywhere solution. It meets all your diagramming needs without installing, maintaining and purchasing expensive software. Draw Anywhere offers the business user an online, always on, and everywhere accessible project and plan organization, scheduling, and presentation tool. Store and Organize your research and information, accessible anywhere with an Internet connection. Share your diagrams with others or by embed into an existing webpage or blog. You can create diagrams for you needs. Draw any flowchart or process diagrams or just a webpage layout. With the look and feel of any desktop application you will find it easy to use, yet versatile.

Create a free account and share diagrams with others. It runs in your web browser, and there is no need to download any more software to use it.

DrawAnywhere’s Main features

  • Draw Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts etc.
  • Login from anywhere and modify your drawing.
  • Share your diagram with others.
  • Export your diagram as image file (jpg, png etc) or a pdf file.
  • No software to download and install.
  • You just need a web browser with Flash player.

Draw any where different accounts

I find this useful for drawing web diagrams on the go.. If you got any tools that serves the same purpose with more capabilities please do let me know..

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Twitter Apps

Posted by brainfoldb4u on January 21, 2010

Twitter..a.k.a SMS of the Internet, since its start in 2006 has gained its popularity and used by millions of people world-wide.  According to a statistics there were 18 million unique twitter users (until end of 2009) and lists is growing significantly. It is simple, yet powerful way to communicate with your followers. Being a free Social networking and micro-blogging service tweeter enables users to send and receive text-based posts of up to 40 characters which will be displayed on author’s  profile page and also displays the message to authors followers page. Other than just tweeting an update, we could use twitter effectively. It has lot of third-party applications (126 windows alone) categorized under 26 categories and the list is growing much. The list includes many creative and cool applications that can be very useful and productive in our working environment and here are my list of best top 10 tweeter applications.

Twitterfeed

Twitter Feed is a simple module that displays a configurable number of updates (Tweets) based on the Twitter Search API.  The result is a powerful part that enables you to have a great deal of control over which updates are posted to your website.  Want to filter out certain hash tags?  No problem.  Want to only display items with links?  It’s an option.  Want to apply a custom CSS styling to the rendered links? Tweet updates are rendered is CSS-friendly DIV tags and can be easily styled to fit the look and feel of your website. Getting started is very simple, sign up and add the services that you need RSS consolidated and thats it..

Readtwit

Readtwit filters your twitter feed to links only, resolves link destinations and publishes the content as an RSS feed. You can then use any feed reading software / service to read twitter posted content along with the rest of your feeds. Duplicate links in the same time-frame are grouped together. No more retweets overwhelming your link browsing activity.

readtwit

readtwit

Twhirl

It is a better desktop application to keep updated with your twitter. It has various functions than enable you to use twitter effectively. Wonder why Twitteroo is the official software for Windows Twittering. Some of twhirl’s features:

  • runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Win7) and Mac OSX
  • connects to multiple Twitterlaconi.caFriendfeed and Seesmic Video accounts
  • displays notifications for new messages
  • shorten long URLs (using digg.combit.lysnurltwurl or is.gd)
  • cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites likeFacebookMySpaceLinkedIn and more via Ping.fm
  • post images to yfrog
  • search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches
  • automatically find tweets mentioning your @username
  • record a video on Seesmic Video, and share it on Twitter immediately
  • get your Seesmic Video updates in real-time using XMPP
  • English spell checking

GroupTweet

GroupTweet turns a standard Twitter account into a group communication hub where members can post updates to everyone in the group using direct messages. When the group account receives a direct message from a group member, GroupTweet converts it into a tweet that all followers can see.

Group Tweet

Qwitter:

If you want to know that when and why someone stops following you on twitter then Qwitter is a best tool for you. Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter.

qwitter

Future Tweets

FutureTweets.com is a free service that lets you schedule your Twitter messages. Send it at a specific time in the future or send a reoccurring Tweet daily, weekly, monthly or yearly! You’ll never forget the birthdays of your beloved Twitter friends again! Just schedule a nice Tweet on their birthday!

Tweet Alarm

Tweet Alarm is a simple system.  Once  you sign up, you can create your alerts.  Note that I have set alerts for Social Media and Social Networking.  At the bottom of the page you can decide on the frequency that you want to see the emails Daily, Weekly, Twice per day and as often as you find tweets.

Click to Tweet

Click to tweet is the unique app till now that converts your whole text in single URL. You only have to share the URL to your friend. After clicking on the URL, It can spend the text in the Twitter box that converted by ClicktoTweet. You don’t need to copy all the text to each of your friends for tweet. Simply convert into the single URL and share with your friends. Once sharing your link, whoever clicks on the link will have the message automatically added to their Twitter status box, then they simply click to tweet!

Monitter

Monitter is web app that let you check words/hashtags on Twitter in real-time. What’s special about Monitter is the simple interface which is divided into columns and you can increase or decrease the number of columns as the number of words you are monitoring.

If you want to know more about twitter, its applications and third-party application. Click here
To look at the different categories of twitter. click here
Twitter fan wiki. click here
Top 100 twitter users as per twitterholic.. click here

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