Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tools for cleaning WEB space


Simplify your Gmail 
ActiveInbox is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that puts a new set of options in your Gmail. These tools allow you to set deadlines or reminders for individual emails, mark them as a priority, sort them by their importance, and label them to become parts of a project for easy accessibility in the future. You can also create your own rules for emails using the ActiveInbox toolbar. 

For example, suppose you get a mail from a colleague asking for a sales report. If this task is important and needs immediate attention, you can sort it into 'action' . Or if the report is due after a few days, you can mark it as 'later' and set a reminder for it. Filtering email in this task-based manner forces you to take an action on every Gmail message and helps sort out your emailing priorities. 
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Free up inbox space 
If you're running out of space on Gmail, use Find Big Mail to search your inbox for the largest messages. Submit your email and let it start up. It takes a little time, but once it scans through your inbox, you get labels in your Gmail to sort mails by size, letting you accordingly delete or back them up.

Stop the spam 
All web users face a barrage of unwanted emails full of various offers or schemes. Visit Swizzle - a cool web service available for Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo Mail, Me.Com and Mac.com - and grant it access to your inbox. It scans for such junk mails and gives the user the option to unsubscribe these unwanted mailing lists in a few clicks.  

Reduce Facebook noise 
Are you tired of seeing "X is now friends with Y" or sponsored posts on your timeline? You need Facebook Purity, a browser extension available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. This nifty tool allows a user to control the FB timeline by giving you a set of options to filter out stuff you don't want to see, such as updates that tell you X liked Y, or A is friends with B, or sponsored posts. A cleaner and leaner Facebook experience awaits... 

Manage your photos 
With photos spread across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox and more, you should rely on IFTTT (If This Then That) to reduce the clutter using its 'recipes' , which are rules for automatic connections between sites. For example, you can set a rule that "every time you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, it will be sent to Dropbox" , or "when I post a new Instagram photo, post it to my Flickr also" . There are loads of such recipes that you can use to not only organize pictures but also your digital life. And yes, it sounds daunting, but IFTTT is really simple to use.
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