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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

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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.

Verify Email Address with These 5 Awesome Sites

It happens that we received email address of someone, may be new client or any other person about whom you are not sure that he/she is giving you real email address or not then rather than sending a test mail, its better to Verify Email Address via email verification tools.
Email verification tools are available online and that too for free. You don’t have to register to use such email validator tools, just enter the email address you want to check and hit enter. The tool will give you the result that the give Email ID exist or not?
Following are 5 such free online email verification tool which are user-friendly and gives you accurate results:

VerifyEmail:

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EmailChecker:

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Validate Email:

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Verify Email Address:

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More Free Online Tools:

Hexillion:

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With such tools you can easily get rid of dead and fake email address. It’s quick and simple way to verify Email address. If you use any email verification tool or trick then do share with us. We would love to learn new tools and tricks from you.

5 Useful Safari Extension to Increase your Productivity

If you use Safari browser than you might be aware that Safari 5.0.1 provides you the option of using extensions, which is very useful for geeks. There are lots of extensions available for Safari browser and if you are still using the old Safari version than I would suggest you to upgrade to new Safari version and experience the useful extensions. If you are not aware how to enable extensions in Safari then you can check out our previous Safari Extension article.

Here I am listing 5 must have Safari Extension which will help you to increase your productivity and save your time.

Bit.ly:

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Bit.ly is one of the most popular URL shortening service and it’s safari extension is equally useful. It helps you to shorten URL quickly. You just need to click on extension button to get current viewing page URL shortened.

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LittleSnapper:

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Little Snapper gives you option to comment, rate and snap any article/page you are reading with just click of a button.

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Awesome Screenshot:

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Awesome Screenshot extension helps you to take screenshot of any page very easily. It also gives you options like adding arrows and shapes, bluring image, change colors, text etc.

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WebWatch:

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WebWatch extension helps you to track time you spend on any website. It shows you timer just near the address bar, if you want you can reset the timer.

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Live CSS:

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Live CSS extension helps you to change the CSS of web page. when you will click the extension button, it will open up the editor box to edit the CSS.

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If you are using Safari Browser and aware of more productive extensions then do share with us.

5 Useful Extensions for Google chrome

Google chrome is gaining popularity because of its sleek design and clean interface and if you do use Google chrome here are 5 nice extensions that will enable you to get the most of your browser.

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Google chrome

Cooliris

Cooliris
Cooliris

Well, do you like a 3D interface, I do. It is currently the coolest thing in technology and Cooliris is an extension which gives you the power to view your images in a 3D interface.

Download Cooliris here

Also check out:

Turn off the Lights

This is an extension which enhances your video viewing experiences.It darkens out the background so that you can watch your video without any disturbance.

Turn off the Lights
Turn off the Lights

Here are all the features which this extension offers :

  • Icon to appear in the URL bar
  • Turn the lights back on, by clicking on it
  • Support multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,etc.
  • Support multiple image sites: Google Images Search, Picasa,etc.
  • Option to make the screen dark if the user click on the play button
  • Option turn on/off fade in and fade out effect
  • Custom colors
  • Option Flash Detection
  • Option Show Dimness Level Bar

Download here

Webpage Screenshot

As the name suggests, this plugin enables you to take a picture/screenshot of your webpage with just a click.

Webpage Screenshot
Webpage Screenshot

Here are all the features which this extension offers:

  • Drawing Tools: Line, Ellipse, Rectangle, Arrow
  • Add Text.
  • Fast Crop
  • Start Edit before image ready.
  • Upload and share: Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, MySpace
  • Print: Send directly to printer
  • Save to HD: The only extension that let you save large images to your HD, (not 2MB limit)
  • Color Picker: Remember the last color you used.

Download here

Download master

Download Master
Download Master

Developed by Nick Zorin,  Download Master simplifies the downloading process.This plugin facilitates downloading with just a couple of clicks. But the only drawback is that you need to have the download manager application before you can install the extension.

Download here

SocialPlus

This extension lets you customize your facebook profile and lets you enhance social networking like never before.

SocialPlus
SocialPlus

Here are some features that Social Plus adds to Facebook :

  • Album Slideshow
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • New Notification
  • Color statuts
  • Emoticons
  • I don’t like button
  • Skin your profile
  • videoChat
  • skin Creator

Download Social Plus here

These were the best extensions that I could find for Google chrome. Personally, I like Social plus and I am pretty impressed by the flexibility that it ads to our Social networking experience.

Do share you favorite extension with us and why is it so?