In the fast moving world, we miss the essence of nature in our daily life. People love to visit sea beaches or spend holiday at Jungle safari just to enjoy the charm of nature. We can’t enjoy the nature in our home but one thing we can do is hear its sound with the help of a tool known as Free Nature Sounds.
It is an amazing tool by which you can compose new sound effects after mixing different sounds. Different sounds are available such as beach, fire, rain, bird, thunderstorm, waterfall, and many more.
You can use this tool to listen natural sounds on your headphones or you can create a natural environment in your room by playing it on your speaker (buy aquarium, some fishes and room plants).
How to play the sound
You’ll see four drop down boxes and sliders which is initially set to 20%. You have to pick a sound from the first drop down. There are various categories available for sounds such as Popular, nature, animals and others.
Choose your favorite sound and slide the slider to increase the sound. Similarly you can play sounds from other drop downs and make a mixture of various sounds. Also you can add stereo effects by panning channels to the left or right.
How to share and download the sound
After creating the composition, click on the “save as link” button given below. It will ask your details. After entering details and clicking on save button, it will generate a unique URL. You can share this URL among your friends via social network. There are many social media button available to share the composition quickly.
To download the video, click on the “Export To File” button. After processing, save button will appear by which you can save the file on your computer in WAV format.
How many of you visit YouTube only for watching videos? Probably all. It is easy to use search box to find videos of your choice but what about other top videos and latest released videos. There is a good news for music fans. YouTube recently renovate its music page and added some superb flavors.
On the page you can find the top videos without any fuzz. You can find top music videos on this page. Below it there is a category for “Today’s hits”. Similarly you can find categories for Pop, electronic, country and folk, rap and hip hop, world music, classical, rock and many more.
To play the videos just click on the “play category name” link next to the category name. A random playlist will be created. You can also queue videos by hovering your mouse over video thumbnail and click the play button appeared by the action.
The most appreciating part of this section is it is clutter free, without any ads. You can easily find videos according to your interest. According to YouTube, they will soon release a new feature which will called “Events Near You”. It will help you to find live music happening in your area.
YouTube is an amazing service to watch music and other kinds of videos online. I use this site daily for entertainment as well as learning purpose. But I really hate ads flashed inside the videos and also I don’t like other clutters such as comments, related videos, etc near the video.
Viewpure is a web service that removes all the clutter from YouTube video and runs it in a neat interface. You can also create a custom environment for video viewing, example you can generate personalized URL (ViewPure.com/[URL]) and also password protect your video.
Given below is the screenshot of “Pure video viewing” video playback. There are some useful links given at the top. You can darken the background from white to black .Also you can create short link for the YouTube video. If you want to share the clutter free video on Twitter then click on “share”.
If you scroll down the home page to the bottom, you’ll get a Viewpure bookmarklet. Just drag and drop this bookmark;et on your browser’s bookmark bar. Now go to YouTube website and click on the bookmarklet. It will redirect you to ViewPure and play the video in neat interface. Simple and easy. No signup is required to use this service.
Tip: To fully enjoy the video, darken the background and click the F11 button in Windows. You can watch the video in a neat, full screen mode. Want to come back? Press F11 again.
Go to Viewpure for clutter free YouTube video experience.
If you are a music junkie who never wants to miss a chance to meet your favorite artist performing live in your city then MyFavBands helps is a useful site for you. It is a free online service that tracks all the artists and bands across the world and notifies you if it finds any activity of that band in your city in near future.
All you need to do is sign up with the service and add the new band or artist by entering the name in the box given. There is a nice search autocomplete feature which suggest you the name of artist while typing. This site also displays latest released album of your favorite artist.
This site fetches data from iTunes and Last.fm. t also sends email notification for upcoming events in your city (optional feature). Apart from all these things, you can also see the bio of an artist or a band by clicking on the name of an artist.You can also know about the old released albums of that artist.
You can also buy the music online or stream it online if it is available. If you want to get feed notification then you can also subscribe to feeds of particular artists. With lots of handy features, this is a must try site for music lovers.
If you love to watch videos from video hosting sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Megavideo, Vimeo etc.and you intended to download those videos on your computer then there are several ways to do that. Most of the tools supports YouTube videos only. There are only fever tools which supports most of the video services.
ClipNabber is free to use web application by which you can download YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Megavideo videos easily and quickly. All you need to do is open the Clipnabber website, paste the URL of the video of any video sites and click the “nab” button.
Three download buttons appear. You can download the videos in FLV, MP3 and mobile phone format.
There is a Clipnabber bookmarklet available to quickly download the video. Just drag and drop it on your browser’s bookmark bar. Now open any video on your browser and click the bookmarklet on the bookmark bar. You’ll be redirected to the Clipnabber website and it will display the download buttons. Click on any download button to quickly download the videos.
This service is free to use and there is no sign up required. It supports videos from more than 100 video sharing sites and it also supports HD videos.
Check out Clipnabber to instantly download videos from more than 100 sites.
Yahoo Messenger is one of the oldest and popular messenger. I have been using Yahoo messenger from years. Yahoo messengers come with default emoticons which are very useful. Just to let you know yahoo messenger is full of hidden emoticons which you can use to spice your chat experience.
Here is a view of Default yahoo messenger emoticons which you can use :
Now here is a screenshot of hidden yahoo emoticons which you can to enhance your Yahoo chat experience:
Initially you might need to take help of the chart but later on you can use shortcuts to quickly add emoticons.
You can find the full list of hidden emoticons here.
Do let us know which messenger you are using more? Is it, Yahoo or MSN?
Facebook is most popular social networking site and Flickr is most popular image uploading site. Few days back Flickr added an option to share your uploaded images on Flickr directly to Facebook. You can link your Facebook account and Flickr account by following this link.
How to Link your Flickr account with Facebook Account?
Follow the link given above and click on Connect button. Facebook Connect window will pop up and you need to login to your Facebook account to connect flickr and Facebook.
That’s it , in 3 steps you will connect your Facebook and Flickr account. Do let us know if you are going to connect your Facebook and Flickr account.
You can connect with me on Flickr here. If you like this tip, do share it by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter.
YouTube, YouTube is an awesome site for watching music videos online. Wouldn’t it be great if you can join different YouTube videos into one. You can play those videos in the birthday parties or any other function.
MyTube60 does exactly the same. You can join various YouTube videosto make a Power Hours. The other great feature of this tool is that you can specify the start time and end time of any video or you can choose it to play for a minute.
To use this service you have to sign for the account. After signup click on the confirmation link sent in your email. You will be redirected to the mode where you could create power hours video.
After creating the power hour, you can preview it before publishing. After publishing you can watch it anytime while visiting the my videos section. Your published video is viewable to other users of the site. One thing to note that you must have to add 20 videos in the list before publishing.
You can also register using your Facebook account and add as many friends you want. There is an option to view power hours created by other users of the site and also you can rate them. You can make your watch list and favorite video collection.
Here’s a video tutorial of using this tool. Don’t forget to login before using this tool.
Check out Mytube 60 to join various YouTube videos.
Do you know any other site which combine multiple Youtube videos into one?
PDF is a file format which you can take in a pen drive or send it through mail. Due to ease of export and readable capabilities, it is widely used as an ebooks and guide format. There are web services by which you can convert the html web page into PDF format easily so that you can later read it offline.
Pdfcrowd is one such awesome service that lets you convert the web page into PDF quickly. This service is free to use and it doesn’t require any signup.
To use this service, go to pdfcrowd and enter the URL of webpage in the given box. Click on “Convert to PDF” button.
On the save file pop up, select the save file option and click on OK button.
After saving, open the file in any PDF reader installed in your computer. Here’s a look of Callingallgeeks page in PDF format. Similarly you can convert any other web pages.
There are many options available such as page size, page orientation, page margins, PDF security and HTML options but before using these features signup is required.
This tools also comes with many other features such as online WYSIWYG Editor, to edit the HTML document online and directly export it to PDF. It also provides API for developers to improve the product. Bloggers and webmasters can enter the code in their websites to provide the option to convert web pages directly to PDFs.
Check out Pdfcrowd to convert web pages to PDF quickly.