analogd.com 8 tools to save money daily series: seventh Xobni

February 3rd, 2011 | By Cedric Madelaine

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There are tools or application or software, even small, that change the way you work or the way you think/create. You will find in this series a classification which list the best for me, some of these tools are just useful software to perform specific tasks, some changed the way I work or create, all in all the ROI is huge. Of course this is very personal and depends on the field you work in.
I classified my favorites starting from the one I use currently the least or has the least influence among all program I use every day (8) to the application I use the most or which has the most influence on my daily work (1). I have excluded big software like Adobe Creative Suite, for instance, to focus on small pieces of software between them that makes the great difference in a daily work practice.
I observed that often this kind of classification are just copy/paste from each official website. I give here my true hands-on practice of each preferred application or tools or software out of any official marketing message. I explain simply from my perspective why I think they are the best and what I feel it is useful and helpful and efficient.

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7: Xobni:

Platform: PC
Price: free or advanced version
Field: e-mails and contact management
Is a Plugin: yes, for outlook
Mobile version: no
Software a service: yes

Xobni integrates beautifully within MS Outlook. It adds a new panel were you can browse/search within your contacts and received e-mail. I feel it is especially useful to:
- ultra quickly search in your contacts and e-mails (has its own indexation mechanism)
- gather as conversation e-mails exchanged with the same sender/subject, preview e-mails received as stack with text length modifiable
- when a contact is selected direct integration of his or her social networks activity like Twitter or Facebook
This is a very popular plug-in, I guess that their original viral integration (tell a friend,…) takes a big credit of this success.

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analogd.com 8 tools to save money daily series: eight Pixie

January 28th, 2011 | By Cedric Madelaine

Other tools in this series :

eigth, seventh, sixth, fifth, fourth, third, second, first

There are tools or application or software, even small, that change the way you work or the way you think/create. You will find in this series a classification which list the best for me, some of these tools are just useful software to perform specific tasks, some changed the way I work or create, all in all the ROI is huge. Of course this is very personal and depends on the field you work in.
I classified my favorites starting from the one I use currently the least or has the least influence among all program I use every day (8) to the application I use the most or which has the most influence on my daily work (1). I have excluded big software like Adobe Creative Suite, for instance, to focus on small pieces of software between them that makes the great difference in a daily work practice.
I observed that often this kind of classification are just copy/paste from each official website. I give here my true hands-on practice of each preferred application or tools or software out of any official marketing message. I explain simply from my perspective why I think they are the best and what I feel it is useful and helpful and efficient.

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8: Nattyware Pixie:

Platform: PC
Price: free
Field: webdesign
Is a Plugin: no
Mobile version: no

Pixie is a small free application made by an independent Singapore based software production company that allows to pickup any screen color value based on the position of your mouse cursor. Pixie displays directly the color value as Hexadecimal, RGB, CMYK and HSV. There are certainly plenty of other small software out there doing the same thing though but this one is extremely efficient and simple to use.
It is a great companion tool to use along other color focused apps like Adobe Kuler or Pictaculous or Checkmycolours or images’ color palettes analysis features available in Adobe Illustrator CS5.
It Would be great that Techsmith Snagit app has this feature integrated (check about it in another post of this series).

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