Productivity tools I used daily!!

Hi Bloggers,

I would like to share some really useful productivity tools which I used daily in office as well as in home. it saves lots of time and very easy to use, some are really my favorites.

1)  Everything search engine : Given by voidtools.com,  it’s is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search “Everything” initially displays every file and folder on your computer. I personally like it very much because some time I create some folder name or files and forget where I have kept in my PC.It has couple of good features specially the CPU consumption and quick scan of hard drive and “Yes” “Everything” is Freeware.

2) Greenshot : Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows,It’s also a Freeware and Open source,it has many good features including integration with office and outlook and you can easily edit the pic in editor. I recommend to use this tool as default screen shot tool.

3) Sysinternals : SysInternals are some are basic utilities which will help you to trouble shoot the your product, I mostly find it very useful in office. where I can use it to see all the process running in my pc and resource consumption.The suite contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. I find some very useful utility in this

my fav are : 1) Debug View   2) Process Explorer  3) Process Monitor

4) KDiff : KDiff3 is a diff and merge program, I used this along with SVN (Tortoise SVN/), It has many good features which default diff and merge tool don’t have, I mostly use in the office. Just browse the link and you get more information about the features.

5) Pixlr: This is basically not a tool, it’s a online photo editor, which I like the most compare to others, it has 3 kind of editor based on the user comfort, I mostly use Pixlr Efficient, It’s very easy to use,even if you are not a good photographer but still you can make your pic’s better…….:D

So That’s all for today. You try all these tool and let me know your feelings, I will appreciate the comments.

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Microsoft C# Default Key bindings which I generally use.

Hi Readers,
Here is the list of some keyboard short cuts which I generally use in my daily development tasks, you can download the Full Poster from the Microsoft site. Here is the Download Link

1. Ctrl + . (Implement the interface methods)
2. Ctrl + – (Navigate backward)
3. Ctrl + Shift + – (Navigate forward)
4. F7 (View code)
5. Shift + F7 (View designer or mark ups)
6. Ctrl + G (Go to the line number)
7. Ctrl +F4 (close the current tab)
8. F9 (Insert the breakpoint at the current line)
9. Ctrl + F9 (Disable the break point from the current line).
10. Ctrl + Shift +B (Build the solution)
11. Ctrl + Break (Break the build in between).
12. F3 (Find next)
13. Shift +F3 (Find Previous).
14. F5 (Run the application with hitting the breakpoint).
15. Ctrl + F5 (Run the application without hitting the breakpoint Or Skipping the breakpoint).
16. F12 (go to definition).
17. Ctrl + K + C (Comment out the current line).
18. Ctrl + K + U (Uncomment the current line).
19. Ctrl + K +D (Format document).
20. Ctrl + K + F (Format selected area).
21. Ctrl + K + S (Surround the area with the code snippet).
22. Ctrl + K + X (Surround the area with the code snippet with asking language).
23. Tab 2 times (Invoke snippets from the shortcuts).

Download the file, print it and fix it to your box’s wall. Give it a chance and then you tell me.
PS: Did you already know the Ctrl+Point keybinding? Okay, I am pretty sure you will find many unknown key combinations in the poster

My Favorite Chrome Extensions

Just as you can with Firefox,  you can now power up Chrome by installing add-ons that improve the functionality of the app and boost your productivity. The best thing is that it is so very easy to do, not even requiring a restart to add, deactivate or uninstall new extensions. Best of all, they don’t seem to impact the performance of Chrome. Sorry FF,  I changed my loyalty.

My fave 5 are:
1. Chromed Bird – best twitter extension for Chrome. It’s fast, light and relatively powerful. You can access home, mentions and direct messages. Plus it give you flexibility to reply, retweet and direct message users.
2. Google Mail Checker Plus – Earlier I was using Google Mail Checker, but with plus version available, this is a hot fave. You can preview, delete, archive or spam your unread mail without going into your inbox. You need a bit of work in the options to get going. But at least now I can have one tab less on my browser. :)
3. Chrome Muse – simple, effective and lets you use a dozen URL shortening services – bit.ly, tinyurl, goo.gl. Only drawback – no Twitter integration. For that you can use Goo.gl. It lets you shorten the links that can be shared with your friends on Twitter and other places.
4. Adthwart – this extension blocks unwanted ads.  Simple and it’s very easy to switch the ads on and off.
5. Facebook for Google Chrome – lets you read your Facebook news feed and wall. You can also update your status by clicking on your profile picture.

As I was completing this post, I discovered some great extension, so this list now becomes my Top 10 Chrome Extensions:-
6. Google Quick Scroll – While doing a Google Search, when you navigate to a site, a clickable popup at the bottom of the screen shows you how many times the searched keyword shows up on the page with its locations. Neat!
7. Google Quick Scrol –Facebook Photo Zoom is a simple, light-weight extension that integrates directly into Facebook so you can see the larger images of photo albums, profile photos and more whenever you hover over a zoomable image!.
8.Google Dictionary (by Google) -View definitions easily as you browse the web.
9.Turn Off the Lights -The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch to a video as if you are in the cinema.
10.Downloads -Access the Downloads window directly from the toolbar.