How to use Sprucemarks for free (forever) I appreciate the fact that Nightmode, Sprucemarks’ creator, isn’t forcing the subscription element on anyone who can’t the current version from GitHub, save it to your computer somewhere, enable Developer Mode in your Chrome browser (via chrome://extensions/), and load the extension manually. … [Read more...] about Grab This Bookmark-Organizing Extension Before It Costs Money
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For what it’s worth, an Avast spokesperson told ZDNet that it’s working with Mozilla to fix up its extension to make it “fully compliant and transparent.” You can still find all four extensions on the Chrome web store, but Opera has followed Mozilla’s footprints and also removed them from its extension gallery for the time being. … [Read more...] about Uninstall These Snooping AVG and Avast Browser Extensions
The service has always offered customizable start pages, where you can add tiles and widgets for the things that matter to you—things like local weather, news and RSS feeds, quick links to your favorite web sites and often-visited web pages, and so on. You can customize the background of your start page or leave it blank, create multiple start pages (like one you use when you’re working, or at work computers, and another for home or leisure) if you want, tweak the layout to add or remove columns and widgets, name and rename virtually everything on the page, and more. It’s all stuff you would expect from a start page, or a new tab extension, without, obviously, having to install anything. … [Read more...] about Start.me Offers Customizable Start Pages You Can Use In Any Browser, on Any Computer
Obviously, we couldn't cover every single start page out there, since there are just so many—heck, we didn't even get to touch on awesome news feed-based start pages like Netvibes. But, if all you're looking for is a prettier, more customizable alternative to Chrome and Firefox's default start pages, you should be able to find something perfect for you with one of the above options. Got a start page extension or service you love, but that we didn't mention? Let us know about it in the comments. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Start Pages for Your Browser
If You're Taking Notes, Organizing To-Dos, or Need/Want a Whole Ecosystem, Use Evernote Evernote is a tool that does a lot of things, and we mean a lot. That doesn't mean it does them all well, but where Evernote shines, it really shines. For example, it's an exceptional web clipping tool, and has extensive third party support in the form of browser add-ons, mobile apps (even Dolphin Browser, our favorite for Android, supports Evernote right out of the box), and third-party app support. If you're clipping items from the web to review later, or organizing documents and receipts you've scanned or downloaded, Evernote can't be beat. … [Read more...] about Should I Use Springpad or Evernote?
That warning is Safe Browsing letting you know that whatever site you’re trying to visit is trying to lure you into sharing personal information or downloading malware and it’s time to bail. Google announced today that Safe Browsing is now at work on three billion devices—up a whopping one billion from May of last year. … [Read more...] about Google’s Safe Web Surfing Tool Is Quietly Protecting Apps Like Snapchat, Too