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7 FTP Clients for Mac Users

FTP Clients for Mac

If you’re a Mac user, you know you have to do things a little differently than the people who use PCs. That’s okay, but it can lead to some confusion and annoyance – especially if you’re a new Mac user and having trouble getting what you need.

  • Want RealVNC? Check.
  • A great interface? Check.
  • Plenty of good programs? Check.
  • A fast processor that can help you do everything quickly and efficiently? Check.

In nutshell, Mac is an awesome OS, and like once you start using iPhone, you don’t look at other phones, similarly when you start using Mac, you will never look at windows or Linux. You should consider reading: 11 reasons why I love mac.

Now, if you are one of those who recently shifted to Mac and looking to get all the software’s installed on your system, there is already a list of must have Mac apps. Now, just to make work easier for Bloggers and webmasters, I’m creating a list of FTP clients for mac, which are not only easier to use but are one of the best in the app market.

Paid and free FTP Clients for mac

Transmit:

Transmit FTP Software

Transmit has been around for a while, but it’s still popular. Why? Because it works and it has everything that you would need. It has basic FTP as well as iDisk and Amazon S3 support. This FTP software offers many advance options like multi-connection transfers, Bandwidth limiting, Send SSh command, View security certificate, pane switcher and many more. <Check out transmit>

CyberDuck:

Cyber Duck Mac FTP

Cyberduck is another popular FTP client for Mac. It does everything that you need to do with it, and it’s got a decent interface. It won’t wow you with its looks, but it’s not complicated to use and it works. Also, if you are one of those coder who like to edit codes while using FTP, this software will let you edit them using your preferred editor. It also supports, Google cloud storage, rackspace cloud files. Also, if you are a Google drive user, you can manage the same with Cyber duck.What more could you ask for? <Link: Cyberduck>

Flow:

Best SFTP mac app

Flow is another one of the most popular FTP clients for people who use a Mac. All the required features are there, and the interface is fluid and smooth. That makes it easy to work with. The only downfall is that it can be a little unstable, leading to more crashes than some other programs have. One interesting feature about Flow is Droplets, which let you quickly upload files by dragging and dropping. Once file is uploaded, you can automatically copy the link to your clipboard. The only downside is this is a paid app and it cost $10, but again as we know quality always comes with a price tag. You can download Flow directly from Mac app store here.

FileZilla:

FileZilla works and will do what you need it to, but it’s a bit ugly and clunky. It doesn’t look like a lot of time was spent with the interface, especially when it came to making it look pretty so it would be inviting to use. You might want to give this one a pass based on that, although it does work properly if you don’t mind the look of it. Though, I use FIleZilla on my Windows OS, and love it, but for Mac, I suggest you to check out other alternative, which matches with elegant design of Mac.

Fetch:

Fetch client

Fetch looks much better, but that’s mostly because it’s a minimalist design. That keeps it from being cluttered, and you can make the size of the window large or small. It doesn’t have a second pane, though, or any extra support features for Amazon or iDisk. It’s strictly basic FTP, and costs a bit much for what you get. It supports Mac OS X 10.5  and above and is a paid tool again. Though, they offer 15 days trial which is good enough for you to get started.  Like flow, it also offer droplets for quick uploading and supports wide range of FTP servers.

Speed Download:

Speed Download is one of the most common download managers for Mac. Now it handles FTP, too, making it a good bargain and something that a lot of Mac users are already familiar with. Though, it’s a paid mac app and you need to purchase it for $25. Though, you can always buy in bulk for multiple macs and get it for cheaper price.

Yummy:

7) Yummy is another one of the mediocre offerings. It does what it should, but there’s no flair to it. They offer 30 days free trial or you can buy it for $29, I would rather spend $10 in buying Flow app. For the price, there are plenty of better options.

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There you have it… seven FTP clients for Mac that you can use and enjoy. Find the one that works the best for you, and that’ll be one less worry that you have to deal with.

6 Best Multi Messenger Clients

Best Multi Messenger

There used to be a time when we used to have Yahoo mesenger and AIM for chatting and later on many other IM clients like Skype, MSN, Facebook and many others joined the party. Obviously running so many IM clients all together sounds like a task and at the top of it, it will hurt your PC performance. How about instead of using so many messenger clients, we use one best multi messenger, which let us manage all IM account from one place.

There are many multi-messenger softwares for every operating system like Windows, mac and linux. These are some of best having better GUI, great interaction with parent messenger service, tested and secure.

Here I’m sharing few multi-messenger softwares which will help you to login to different IM’s.

Best Free Multi-Messenger Software’s

These multi-messengers are not in any particular order.

Instant Bird

This is one of the most simplest Multi IM client here. It supports all popular messenger services like : Facebook, Google talk, MSn, Yahoo, Aim.

  • IM support : AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk
  • Social Network Support : Facebook
  • Platform Support : Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Open Source : Yes
  • Language support : English, Finnish, French, Polish and Russian
  • Size : 8 MB (windows), 19 MB (mac), 11 MB (linux)

Pidgin

IM Support : AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr.

  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Linux
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : About 75 languages including Hindi  and other Indian regional languages
  • Size : 14 Mb (mac), 26 MB (windows)

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Trillian

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, Twitter and FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile (IPhone, Blackberry and Android )
  • Source Available : API available for Trillian plugin and skin development
  • Language support : English, German , Russian and Czech
  • Size : 16 Mb (Windows), 17 MB (Mac)
Trillian is now also available for iPhone and it supports multi IM login too.

Nimbuzz

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and more
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish and German
  • Size : 15 Mb (Windows), 16 MB (Mac)

Digsby

  • IM Support : AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber
  • Social Network Support : Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn
  • Email Alert : Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts
  • Platform supported : Windows only. From last one year I see there Mac and Linux pages but who knows when they launch supported version?
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : About 20 Languages
  • Size : 20 Mb (Windows)

Download Digsby


Adium

  • IM Support : AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, LiveJournal, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Zephyr , Gadu-Gadu, QQ, Yahoo-Japan, Novell Groupwise, Lotus and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Only Mac
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : English only but with help of Mac system preference you can change other languages too.
  • Size : 24 Mb

Download Adium

These days, many popular IM clients are integrating Facebook in them. Recently Skype integrated Facebook IM and it works great. But, again the best solution is when we use one of these best multi IM client and chat from one place.  My personal choice : I have both Mac and Windows, on mac I prefer Adium and Digsby is my personal favorite IM tool for Windows. Do let us know which software do you use to login to multiple IM’s?

Popular HelpDesk Software Solutions : What’s your Favorite?

HelpDesk softwareHelpdesk software helps the employees of a company or a business organization to track the status of a problem. The various versions of this kind of software help the employees to analyze the gravity of the problems and provide the help accordingly.

In today’s world, there are generally two types of help desk software that are at work. These are cloud based software and self hosted software. Of the two the cloud based help desk software is more popular because it is more flexible and offers a number of updates. Also this can be easily accessed from almost any part of the world and are less expensive to set up. Though, for an office environment self hosted helpdesk software’s are more useful as they are cost-effective and running cost is very less, as you don’t have to pay any monthly fees and maintenance cost.

7 Top helpdesk Software in the Market:

When you search on the net for the most popular help desk software you will be guided to a large number of choices. These include:

Zendesk:

ZenDesk

Zendesk software is a cloud based help desk software. It can be implemented by both the small business operations as well as large companies. The good things about this help desk software are that it is easy to install, its appearance can be customized with the help of custom coding, this help desk software also features a large number of add-ons. It features a web based interface, SSL encryption, rule based ticket assignments, spam filters and analytics used to track the status of a problem. ZenDesk>

SysAid:

Sysaid

Sysaid is also a popular option among help desk software’s. This is a leading name in case of both IT Helpdesk as well as external Customer Service Desk. This software provides asset management, SLA management, relation mapper, extensive knowledge base etc. for the various business operations. < Check out Sysaid>

Hesk:

Hesk uses PHP coding and is the best suited for those companies that are on a tight budget. This software is available in both self hosted version as well as remotely hosted version. While the self-hosted version can be availed for free, the remotely hosted version is available at $19.95 on a per month basis. <Hesk Homepage>

Kayoko Support Suite:

This help desk software is now known as Kayoko fusion. This is a self hosted help desk software. This has been preferred by the companies because the Kayoko fusion features user friendly interface and the price is also affordable. In case you have a large company then you can think of also purchasing the add-ons. This help desk software uses PHP coding and contains features like email management, automated ticket response and live chat. Kayoke>

Help Desk Pilot:

Help desk pilot

This Helpdesk software is also a self hosted software that uses PHP coding. The pricing of this help-desk software is quite flexible and can be adjusted to suit the needs of both the small companies as well as the medium companies. The price of the standard packages start at $399.95 and offer features like multilingual support, RSS feeds and automated email response. <Check out Helpdesk Pilot>

PerlDesk:

Available as a cloud based solution as well as a self hosted download. But if you are using the self hosted version then you are required to install a web server like Apache besides installing Perl (if your machine runs on Linux) or MySQL (if your machine runs on Windows). In case of the cloud based version you need not worry about any of these extra installations. PerlDesk>

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus:

ManageEngine

This is a popular help desk software for the large business operations that do not have any problem in spending a large amount of money. What sets this software apart from the other help desk software is its ability to monitor the satisfaction of the clients and customers. <ManageEngine Homepage>

These popular helpdesk software would help to tackle the problems and the queries of the ever increasing client and customer base to whom your business caters. These would even reduce the overall time of answering the questions and solving the problems of the customers and the clients.

Do, let us know which helpdesk software you prefer using in your organization? Cloud based of self hosted? What all factors do you consider while shopping for help-desk software? Features, Price, Support and what else?

EaseUS Partition Master : Extend and Merge Hard Disk Partitions

EaseUS Partition MasterAs we install Applications and Games into our Windows system the space gets occupied and one day you may find that your disk partition is almost full and its time to extend the disk partition. I had a similar issue with my system, the C drive was almost full on which Windows was installed and I had to extend the partition. Windows 7 and Windows Vista have a built in Hard Disk management utility with which you can perform basic operations like Shrink and Extend Hard Disk partitions but if you notice it won’t let you extend/resize a partition on which Windows is installed.

While I was searching I found this wonderful tool with you can easily perform operations like resize, extend, merge, copy disk, convert dynamic to basic disk and convert primary to logic partition easily.

To free up space on your drive you may consider uninstalling programs you don’t use, moving large media files to another partition on your hard drive, cleaning temporary and junk files on your system and deleting previous restore points.

How to use EaseUS Partition Master

  • Download EaseUS Partion Manager Home Edition for free by clicking here.

EaseUS Partition Tool

  • [Important]Backup your data to an external Hard Drive. (Note: This is important if anything goes wrong during the process of partition, this never happens usually but it is necessary you backup your data before you proceed.)
  • Open EaseUS Partition Magic and select the disk partition from which you want to add space to your full disk partition.For Eg. : If you are adding space to your C: drive from your D: drive, then select D: drive and click on  “Resize/Move partition”  and move the pointer to the right to Un-allocate memory. Hit “Ok” to save your changes.

Extend Hard drive Partition

  • Now select the drive you want to extend and move the pointer to the right as shown in the image below. (The Un-allocated space will now get added to your selected drive.)For Eg:  You are adding space to your C: drive, select the C: drive and move the pointer to the right.

Extend hard drive

  • Click ok and now a dialogue box will appear asking you to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect, click yes, your computer will restart and EaseUS Partition Master will automatically apply the changes you selected. (Make sure there are no power-cuts when the operation is ongoing, interruption can cause serious damage to your data, the process should complete in a few minutes depending on the amount of data to be moved.)Below is a snap of how the dialogue box which would appear when Windows would reboot of the ongoing operation to give you an idea.EaseUS Partition Tool Snap

Merge Hard Disk Partitions Using EaseUS Partition Master:

  • Open EaseUS Partition master and select the drive you want to merge and on the left pane click “Merge partition”.
  •  Select the drives you want to merge and hit OK, your changes will be saved and the program will ask you for a reboot to complete the process.

Merge Hard Disk Partitions

Links to Videos :

  1. Extend System Partition
  2. Merge Partitions

Don’t forget to drop your comments below and share your views about the application

7 Open Source Applications for everyone

Not only Open Source Applications cut the ties that bind you to a specific manufacturer, like Windows, they often compete with or exceed the features packed into commercial apps. Best of all, they are free. Here are seven apps anyone can and should use.

Open Source Applications

1. Firefox

When it comes to Internet browsers, one size doesn’t fit all, and Firefox understands that. Consider the following benefits of using Firefox:

  • Gain access to over 180,000 customized themes for your browser interface.
  • Customize your home page with the information you want, whether it’s sports, travel, research, or social information.
  • Take advantage of built-in security, such as anti-virus integration.

2. OpenOffice

OpenOffice packs all the power of Microsoft Office Suite, but it’s free. With OpenOffice, you actually get more features — it comes with a PDF creator and better tools for artists, such as Draw. One of the main benefits is that you don’t have to retype your documents. The program allows you to open your Word files and re-save them in OpenOffice format.

3. ClamWin

Anyone who spends time online has the potential of transferring a malicious virus or program onto a computer. Viruses can wipe out the registry, rendering the computer nothing more than an expensive paperweight. Or, they can snag your personal information and transfer your credit card or bank account information to cyber-thieves.The open source solution is ClamWin, a free anti-virus program. It offers the same features as Norton and already protects over 600,000 computers.

4. PDFCreator

If you just can’t bring yourself to make the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice, at least save some money by using PDFCreator instead of Adobe’s expensive commercial product. PDFCreator installs on your computer like a printer. To create the PDF, you hit the “Print” option on the document and select PDFCreator as the printer. Instead of printing the document, a new screen will open with the PDF of the document. It’s that simple.

5. 7Zip

Most free and open source software (FOSS) programs use a welcome wizard to help you install the program onto your computer, but some use zipped files. To unzip the information, you need a zip utility, like 7Zip. Not only is 7Zip an open source program, it also offers you the ability to take advantage of every other FOSS that uses a zipped delivery.

6. FileZilla

As more people and businesses host websites, they have realized the need for a file transfer protocol (FTP) program. An FTP program is what transfers the web pages you have created to your server.

  • FileZilla is free.
  • It has a user-friendly interface.
  • The FTP makes uploading and downloading files easy to do.

7. TrueCrypt

Whether you want to protect your family photos, your financial information, or the trade secrets that make your business the sure-win over your competition, you can use an encryption program to increase your security. With TrueCrypt, you get the ability to encrypt USB flash drives, hard drives, or files.

These seven Open Source Applications offer you the tools you need to manage any job, whether you run a home or a corporation. Why are you paying for something you could get free?

Run Android Apps in Windows with BlueStacks App Player

There are more than 200,000 apps available on the Android market, but it’s not like you can try all of them on your mobile phone can you? Well, what if you could try it on your Windows PC. Yup, you’ve heard of the famous Angry Birds game being made to run on Windows, well the same thing has happened again.

BluesStacks is a Windows software that can run any Android app on your PC in full screen mode, can sync apps from your Android phone to PC and it works really really smooth as well. The software has been under development since almost 6 months now, and yet it’s still in Alpha.

So, don’t panic if apps crash when you’re in an intense gaming situation. The best part, it’s all free. Yes, you can install up to 26 Android apps at once and use them, but not more than that. You’ll have to uninstall and delete a few to add new ones!! That’s a downer, but it won’t be same for long. According to the BlueStacks team;

With 56-percent of smartphone consumers purchasing an Android device in the last three months[1], it’s apparent that Android is rapidly becoming a preferred operating system. The BlueStacks App Player now gives users one-click access to their favorite Android apps right on their Windows PC. Both Windows and Android users stand to benefit greatly from this capability.

Well, I for one, totally agree with what they have to say and I’m already using the App Player to it’s core. It’s amazing. If you liked a game on your mobile device, but it did not work so well on it, then you can download it on your PC using BlueStacks App Player. The simplest way to run Android apps in Windows. Check out this video and be stunned.

You can download BlueStacks App Player right away and try out your favorite Android apps in Windows. Sadly, this is not available on Mac, but it will be soon.

5 Must Have Windows Software for any Computer

This is a guest post by Yousuf Khan who blogs at HaveFunForever. If you wish to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

There are millions of apps available for PCs but most of them are useless. In this post I going to share 5 must have windows apps which you may use daily.

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Fences

Fences is the first app which comes in my mind when I hear the word organised. Fences is a very good app to keep your desktop organised. You can hide icons when you don’t need them. You create sizable shaded areas and add icons to them. <Link>

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager or IDM is the best free download manager with speed limiter and resume capability. It automatically integrates with all the popular browsers. You can also create different folders for different types of file formats and they will be automatically downloaded to the desired folder. <Link>

Winamp

Winamp is a cool music/video player which I have used on all of the PCs. There are many equalizers available so you can choose the one you like. You can easily organize songs by making different playlists. It has an integrated browser so you can easily search and download songs within the music player. <Link>

Unlocker

Most of the time when you try do delete a file, you get an error that the file is in use. Unlocker can be used to delete such files. All you have to do is right-click on a file and click on unlock.  <Link>

Winrar

Winrar is a good file compressing software which can compress files very quickly. Simply click on a file to be compressed and click on add to archive. Give the archive a name, select a format between zip/rar and click on Ok. <Link>


This is not all, there are many essential software’s like Antivirus, messengers and other softwares which can be included in the list of must have software’s. We will keep you updated with the latest software’s, don’t forget to subscribe to CallingAllGeeks, to keep getting latest updates.

Wally: A Perfect Wallpaper Rotating App for Your Desktop

I always prefer wallpaper rotating applications for my PC because they tend to give a new look to my virtual desktop after small instances. I have tried a few of them but always found majority of these applications a bit lacking on the features front. But recently I came across an amazing Wallpaper rotating application that is a definitely worth trying. Get to know about it after the break!

What is Wally?

Wally

Wally is basically a cross-platform wallpaper centric application that is solely designed for wallpaper rotation, the application automatically downloads wallpapers from various online sources and then automatically switches them. Wally not only grabs wallpapers from local folders, it also squeezes images from remote online folders and FTP servers. But the best part is that Wally can also rotate and download wallpapers from online photo sources and communities like Flickr, Picassa, PhotoBucket, Google, Bing, Pikeo and Panoramio. Enter a keyword and Wally will return images corresponding to that keyword from multitude of online sources. Wally is basically a Qt4 supported application and boasts more features then any other desktop wallpaper application available.

Wally Features

wally features

Wally have the built-in options for preferences like setting criteria for desktop area, disk space allocated for images to be downloaded, wallpapers size and also the image history.

How Wally Works?

After the installation, Wally will reside on the system tray and can be launched from there directly. Plus users can also configure the application, set the wallpaper rotation, and explore online image sources or access image history from the Wally icon in the system tray. The settings option is also quite simple, users can set things like image rotation interval or image position (tile, center or stretch) or can even select the border color. There is a Available Modules pane as well from where users can select that whether what online sources they want to be included for wallpaper downloading.

Using the application is quite simple, you just have to select a source (local or online like Flickr) and punch-in a keyword so that Wally can fetch wallpapers. There is an Adult filter as well which ensures that no explicit images are downloaded.

Though the images will rotate according to the interval you will have set but if you want to manually change an image then you have to double-click on Wally system tray icon.

Wally is no doubt an amazing application and is something you should definitely try. It works fine on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. You can download Wally for free.

Where to Download Windows 8 Developers Preview [Update]

Microsoft has finally launched the first developer preview for their code-named operating system Windows 8 and it will be available for download later today. Remember the preview of this amazing operating system that was showcased at the D9 conference earlier this year. Windows 8 is a completely redesigned and cross-platform operating system that will change Windows forever. The whole user interface is based on the Metro UI, I’m sure you’ve heard of it or even used that before.

Earlier today, on September 13, Microsoft unveiled this operating system to developers, bloggers, journalists and the media at their Build conference. We’re going to write a complete review on all the features later today, so stay tuned for that. Here are few screenshots of the latest build will look on your desktop if you plan on trying it out.

For now, all you have to be excited is ‘ where to download the Windows 8 developer preview ‘ from. All the attendees of the conference were also presented with a Samsung built Tablet PC running on the developer preview, you know, so the rest of the world can be jealous about it. It runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, has a 11.6 IPS display from Samsung, 64GB SSD and lots of RAM. So Jealous!!

Well, don’t worry folks. So what if you were not presented with a tablet, you can still check this out on your own system. Be sure that you make a new partition, just in case you blow up your dear computer.

You can download Windows 8 developer preview from Microsofts developer website dev.windows.com and then install it on your system. It will be available for download in a few hours. Be sure to keep an eye on the website. Also, no activation required. If you were wondering how to watch the Windows 8 keynote online, you can do the same by visiting www.buildwindows.com.

UPDATE: As promised, the Windows 8 developer preview can now be downloaded from dev.windows.com.

You can also download Windows 8 preview by using these direct links.

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) – 4.8GB

Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) – 3.6GB

Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) – 2.8GB

Have fun with Windows 8.

Open Any File On your PC with OpenFreely Application

We normally have to deal with various kinds of files on our computers and this means that we have to install numerous applications as well to open these files. Installing lot of applications also hampers the performance of our system as it is overloaded, moreover managing these applications is also quite a hassle. So a unified application or a platform that can open files of any type will be of great assistance and this is what I have lined up for you in this post.

What is Open Freely?

Open Freely

Simply stated, it is a standalone desktop application that allows users to open any kind of a media, document or a compressed file on their systems. Just simply install this application and you won’t require installing additional PDF viewers, image viewers or media players even. The application can open almost 100 types of file formats including image files, popular audio and video formats.

How to Use Open Freely?

You can open files with Open Freely either by directly associating files with it, via Open With option or through Open button that is located on the applications toolbar. When you open a file like an image, certain other options associated with that file type becomes active like rotating or cropping in case of an image file. Same goes for document files, they become editable the moment you open them with Open Freely application. This means that you can get rid of resource heavy Office softwares and suites. Open Freely also acts as a full-time media player for audio and video files.

Open Freely Screenshot

Though you have to install some codecs and certain other components like .Net Framework 4 for Open Freely to work. You might be wondering that installing too many components might overload the software but amazingly it is a very light application. Open Freely works fine on all the versions of Windows (XP/Vista/7).

Do try it out and let us know in comments that whether you liked it or not.