Filezilla Portable FTP Client

FileZilla is a free and completely portable FTP client. At around 10MB in folder size, you’ll hardly notice it on your USB drive.
This client supports multiple FTP accounts and when you have logged into an account once a “quick connect” option becomes available, which saves time typing in long FTP addresses.  One caveat with this is that because the client is portable, it is advisable to NOT store passwords of your FTP accounts unless your USB stick is encrypted or you keep your USB drive in a secure place at all times i.e. not on a desk when you’re away from the room.

Everything you would expect in an FTP client, Filezilla Portable has.  Uploading, download and changing file permissions is easy. To upload, you simply click on the required file in the left hand window (the local storage window) and this is uploaded to the directory of your website (displayed in the right hand window).  To download a file,  click on the required file in the right hand window.

There are other options available when you right click on a file or folder: create directory, add to queue, change permissions and more.

FileZilla is an easy to use client and suited to beginners and professionals alike.

It can also be used on your PC’s desktop, meaning no installation and registry mess to contend with.

Download FileZilla by clicking here.

Surf safer, faster and smarter with OpenDNS and WOT

Use OpenDNS

With all the phishing and spam web sites today, is becoming very difficult to stay secure while surfing, not to mention that you have to install all kinds of filters to get a minimum protection. So what do we do?

We go on and install every possible app until we find one that will please us?  Makes you mad. Continue reading

Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary Online

You know what a crossbow is, but i bet you don’t know the name of its components unless you  studied Weaponry or you’re just fascinated by crossbows and start your quest in finding out about its mechanism.
When i need to know things like this, i just use my image dictionary, which is really cool and it’s in 4 languages .
BUT, if you haven’t got one, then Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary Online has it.

The Visual Dictionary Online is an interactive dictionary with an innovative approach.
A quick glance at the index is all it takes to connect words with images.
Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

Head over there and see it for yourself.

If you’re still curious about the crossbow, here’s a shot explaining it:

via Visual Dictionary Online.

Geeky Christmas presents ideas

The Christmas is almost here and you didn’t buy any present yet for your loved ones.
If it is because you didn’t have time, then go now and pick one.

But if it is because you have a “present idea blackout” then here are a few gifts you could buy and even though the links provided are to Belgian shops, feel free to inspire yourself:

The Mp3 player Sandisk Sansa Fuze 16 gb = 8GB + 8GB free memory card – 99,90€

Sansa Fuze can be purchased at Het Computer Winkeltje and this is a promotion which won’t last much longer.

If your friend /girlfriend already owns an mp3 player, then maybe a digital camera would be an ideal present.

You can choose from a wide range of cameras at the Forcom Shop, or you can head over to Fnac or HCW and pick another one.

A 60 GB Xbox 360 Pro – also sold at HCW and it is a part of the promotion Cashback Actie – 239,90€

If your friend /girlfriend already owns a 360, then you might want to have a quick peek into their games and see if they own any of the following games, but make sure that they are playing the genre you are about to choose. Some gamers are very picky.

Tip: Most gamers prefer games with a multiplayer option.

Gears of War 2 Fable 2 Lips
COD: World at War Monopoly Saints Row 2
Fallout 3 Prince of Persia Need for Speed: Undercover

If they do not own a 360, but they are PC gamers, then try any of the above and have a look at Spore as well.

Now to hardware….

Western Digital MyBook2 Essential Edition 2.0 1TB – 142,75€ – can be bought at Forcom shop. Geeks would love it!

While we are at Hardware, take a look at this category at HCW . You will find a lot of things being sold at a very good price.

If none of the above pleases you, then you might want to try the book store or the gadget store – you can find some more inspiration here: Find Gift.

Get ConceptDraw MindMap for free

ConceptDraw is giving away for free their MindMapping software.
I’ve tried some online MindMap apps, but this one is full of features and you have lots of tools and more freedom on how to export your maps.

Quick note: Mind-mapping is a very helpful tool for people who rely a lot on their visual memory.

It is also the perfect tool to structure, organize and classify your ideas and information.

In order to get this software working, you need to register for a key right here: ConceptDraw MindMap full version offer, and then download the file for Windows or Mac – these are direct download links.

ConceptDraw MindMap works perfect on Vista.

[Found via Digital Inspiration]