Being an online reviewer, I often get requests to write reviews for products and services from a wide range of organisations across the globe. Unfortunately, some of these products don’t quite get to feature in their own 500+ word review. I have a huge collection of emails just piling up in my inbox that I need to uncluttered. So instead of ignoring their emails of some great useful software, I decided to include them all in my list of “Websites and Products that YOU may find useful”.
I am not a user of Virtual Private Network primarily because:
- My internet speed is slow as it is, and I don’t need a VPN to make it even slower
- I don’t do anything illegal on the internet (which would want me to hide my IP Address)
- I don’t need to access any geolocated services
- I simple don’t trust the VPN providers with security of my information
However, if you are looking for a paid VPN service, you might want to see if VPN 4 All is right for you.
If you looking for another VPN Solution, check out IPVanish VPN. Personally, I think it has more credibility than VPN 4 All, so I think it’s more trustworthy, but don’t quote me on that. As with all products and services, use them at your own risk.
Another VPN service that boasts over 100 IP locations to choose from, using 256bit encryption with OpenVPN Technology. Prices for Hide My IP VPN start as low as $2.95/month.
Remember, if you do decide to use a VPN, use it at your own risk.
Video Player and Converters
WinX provides a number of software products that relate to ripping, copying, converting, cloning, burning, and downloading DVD’s, CD’s and Digital Content.
It is a paid product, but you may in most cases find a free copy of it on one of their giveaway pages. If you are looking to convert video to be played on mobile phones, look at WinX Mobile Video Converter.
As the name suggests, it is a media player, but packed full of features that you don’t normally find in Windows Media Player or VLC Player.
According to their website, 5KPlayer is the best free 4K 5K 8K music video player to play MKV MTS DVD 1080P videos and APE FLAC MP3 AAC music easily, also built-in with YouTube online video downloader, AirPlay sender/receiver to stream video/music from iPhone to Mac & Windows.
I think that sums it up quite nicely.
Player FM is an ad-free, cloud synced approach to podcast listening and is available as a free download on Google Play. The app has a 4.4 rating, has nearly 1 million play installs and was recently featured on the Google Play store. It offers advanced audio and video support, a video catalogue and related series. Streams or saves pods offline and lets you browse a catalogue of over 50,000 shows on over 500 topics. The update would also allow you to filter by country or language. You can download the app from the Google Play Store.
VIBBIDI is a platform for showcasing gorgeous videos from every continent. VIBBIDI is the easiest app for editing stunning videos to upload to Instagram and Twitter! Available on the iTunes store.
If you are in the search for background music tracks, 909Music provides you 100+ free background music for unlimited use – all music is royalty free.
If you are looking for an enterprise network monitoring tool, look no further than Colasoft Capsa Enterprise. If you are looking for a WireShark alternative, Colasoft Capsa should be your first look.
Capsa is 9, which has added a bunch of new features, such as VoIP communication analysis, Port Analysis view, “Top Domain Name” view.
If you need to perform wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting on Mac OS X or Windows, look no further than NetSpot. A few other alternatives for Mobile is Ekahau Mobile Survey or Ekahau HeatMapper.
Online Port Scanners, DNS Lookup, IP Address lookup and other web tools.
If you ever need to do some graphic design work, make a poster, banner, image for social media, an infographic, I would strongly suggest that you try out all three of these tools. All 3 of these tools have a different focus and target audience, so make sure you try all three to see which one suits your needs better.
I am personally a huge fan of Canva for creating images just based on the ease of use, but Visme is great for creating outstanding presentations, and even has a feature to make your online presentations offline, so you don’t even need to have an internet connection – think of it as Microsoft PowerPoint alternative. FotoJet is more targeted towards photo cards, posters and collages and basic image editing.
Need to protect your photos from copyright by using a watermark, Aoao Watermark may be a solution for you. See how easy it is with this tutorial.
Looking to design a website without having to code? Take a look at Themler “The New Way to Build Websites and Themes”. With a drag and drop editing and endless possibilities, Themler is a pretty great way to produce static HTML, WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla templates.
Need to reduce the file size of a JPG file without losing the quality? Save up to 60% on the file size and make your websites load quicker.
Create amazing, unique and professional logo’s for free. With millions of icons, hundreds of fonts and shape, designing a logo is easy (provided you have the creative flare).
A free online poster maker.
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File Handling Software
If you are looking to convert documents to and from various file types, then take a look at Able2Extract. Some of the features include:
- Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms
- Converts PDF to multiple editable formats (PDF to MS Office, OpenOffice, AutoCAD, Image, HTML etc.)
- Edits PDF pages (delete, resize, move, scale, rotate, adjust viewing preferences)
- Creates professional PDFs from almost any format (password protection, protection from printing)
- Offers custom PDF to Excel conversion (merge rows/columns, add, split tables)
If you simply want to convert PDF’s to Word for free, try INSERT LINK FORM EMAIL
If you are looking for a backup solution, it might be worth to take a look at AOMEI Backupper. As a freeware, our Backupper has many advantages which most of other free backup software lack, such as incremental backup, differential backup, schedule automatic backup, create bootable media, PXE boot tool, dissimilar hardware restore and file synchronization etc.
You may also be interested in other AOMEI software such as Partition Assistant Standard, OneKey Recovery, Image Deploy or PE Builder.
Synchronise all your cloud files such as DropBox, OneDrive. Supports Mac, Windows, Link and Smartphones.
Need to find an employees email address? Norbert can help. Enter the person you are looking for, and there company’s URL, and they’ll provide you the email address to reach them on.
You can also upload a list of email address to verify if they are correct, for a low price of 500 emails for $2.
For Mail4Group, I did actually create an account, however, I was unable to make the most of it because I simply didn’t have any use for it. The target audience are those people who are studying and need to collaborate and get work done. It allows:
- Easy communication
- Access to study material and lectures from past years
- Organisation of your classes
- …and more
So if you are a University student, Mail4Group is something you should definitely investigate in using.
Looking at earning money through social media, by engaging and publishing content? With EzyShot, this can happen.
Current and past domain Whois information.
Looking to convert PDF Document’s to Word Documents? You can do so with this. Alternatively, if you have Microsoft Office 365, you can open the PDF document in Microsoft Word, and then save the file as a .docx
Hunter lets you find email addresses in seconds and connect with the people that matter for your business. This is a great tool if you need to find an email address for a use in a business.
It’s something that I never ever thought about. If you have a car crash, and your mobile phone is secured in a hands free car cradle, would your phone still be in reach if you need to call emergency services… or would it be flung out the window? Well, hands free car mobile phone cradles by Strike are car crash test certified. You can read their Media Release or watch crash test video’s on YouTube.