Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sync your cloud data elegantly!

Nowadays Cloud providers offer more spaces in free. However, to sync your data, either you need to manually upload you in the cloud server or use tools by the providers. Almost all providers like Google, Dropbox, SkyDrive have their own app to sync your files in the cloud. However, to sync, you need to place your file in the specific folder of your local machine. For example, if you use Dropbox, you need to place all your files to the 'Dropbox' folder created at the time of the installation of Dropbox desktop. Same is true for Google Drive and SkyDrive. So, if your files are in seperate drive or folder, you need to copy it in the designated folder which is bothering to me. Even if you create the shortcut of your folder, it won't work, only the link will upload to cloud, not the exact data file. So, what is the solution? I searched a bit in net, and get an idea here. The answer is quite simple: use symbolic link. Details of symbolic link is discussed here. What we need to install the free software Link Shell Extension . Copy your desired folder (i.e., E:\Docs\Folder1) and paste the symbolic link in app folder (i.e., if you use Dropbox, for default it is C:\Users\USER_NAME\Dropbox). Now Dropbox will automatically sync all the files of  E:\Docs\Folder1 .

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Adding your Android device in a MAC filtered router

If you secured your wireless connection filtering the devices only by MAC address, then your new mobile device might not connect to your router. I have faced similar problem when I got my new smartphone. In Windows, getting wireless MAC is simple: type ipconfig /all in cmd and you get all the MAC addresses. Now, in Android devices, go to Settings -> About phone -> Hardware information and you will find in Wi-Fi MAC address. Put this address in your router and your device will now able to connect in Internet! I have checked this in HTC Sensation which runs in Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Write upon PDF fles without installing any software!

Sometimes we need to write on PDF files, more particularly when it comes to complete any forms or giving signature upon any PDF documents. Couple of commercial solutions available into market, but there is also online solutions. Here comes PDFescape - which is a Free PDF Editor Form Filler. One can easily edit PDF files and can even place an image to any portion of the file without installing any software. Recent days I have to fill couple of PDF forms and my free version of Acrobat Reader unable to serve my purpose. I find PDFescape very handy regarding this.

One more thing, if you need to exact any page or couple of pages from an PDF file, you can use doPDF. To do this, after installing the software, just open the file, select doPDF as printer and print the desired number of pages. A sample screenshot is shown here.