Archive for January 14th, 2009
Shorted URLs are a favorite among Twitter and micro-blogging users. But these shortened URLs have a high level of uncertainty and you will never know where they might redirect you to, such as a malicious or unintended website. That is where Long URL Please comes in really useful.
If you do not want to waste your disk space on bulky desktop instant messaging applications, such as Microsoft Messenger or Yahoo Messenger, then you really should try out online instant messaging. And best of all most of these sites are mobile and can be used on your computer browser, you mobile phone as well as your iPod Touch/iPhone.
Here are the 3 free online instant messaging sites that I found, all of which can sign in too many type of messaging services such as MSN and Yahoo.
eBuddy: Best online instant site that I found. Easy to login and chat to other users and the interface is quite good too. The mobile version is very compact and looks great. Go ahead and give eBuddy a try!!
Meebo: Another awesome instant messaging site. Quite similar to eBuddy but the interface is not so good and is quite buggy. No need to sign up to access the messenger like eBuddy.
Nimbuzz: Also another site worth checking out. Though you need to sign up to use it, it offers Skype service so you can chat to your friend and is quite mobile too. Thanks to sreelakshmi24 for the tip!!
If you want to get private beta invites to the newest sites and stuffs, then you shoould not look any further than Mashable Invites. Here is an easy step-by-step guide on how to start getting some awesome and exclusive invites to the private beta sites.
- Firstly,go to Mashable Invites, sign up for an account there and then login.
- Then choose a site you like, click on its link and if there is an invite available, click “Request Invite” and repeat this step until you requested for invites for all the sites that you like.
- Be patient and if there is an invite available, you will get your invites real soon.
Mashable Invites has many site invites (close to 50 pages) and is updated frequently, so it is the best place to get invites. What is the best sites up for invites now?? Please comment and let me know so I can get that invite too!!
Google has just released Google Quick Search, which has an interface similar to Quicksilver on the Mac. The app comes with lots of functions such as the basic Google Search and desktop search as well as Image Search and Wikipedia. Best of all it generates the results as you type so you will find it to be a easy and awesome desktop search app.
Just check out all its features at its Get Started page Just a note that it is for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 users only so that is a bit disappointing for Tiger 10.4 users. Know any tips or tricks relating to the Google Quick Search? Please comment and let me know!!