Web Service – Madhur Kapoor’s Blog http://www.whoismadhur.com Technology, Software Reviews, Tutorials, Vista Tips, Windows Tips Thu, 08 May 2014 16:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Grammarly – Online Grammar Checker Tool http://www.whoismadhur.com/2011/10/22/grammarly-online-grammar-checker-tool/ Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3665 Before you publish anything on the web, or whether you want to send any personal or formal mail, it is always a good idea to check your text for any spelling or grammatical errors. Even though Microsoft word offers a good spell checker service, it will not point out whether you have made any grammatical errors in your text or not. Grammarly is an online grammar checker tool which can check your text for spelling errors, grammar, punctuations and give you suggestions for corrections. Apart from that, it also comes with a plagiarism checker which can automatically provide citations by searching the web.

Grammarly claims to be ‘World’s Most Accurate Grammar Checker’ and it can correct over 150 types of Grammar errors. You can try out the program for 7 days free of charge to test all its advance features. The interface of the program is very simple. You just have to copy and paste your text in a text field and hit the ‘Start Review’ button. The program might take around a minute to scan your text for any spelling mistake or any English Grammar Rules violation. After the scan is complete, you will be presented with a list of issues that it finds.

The program will walk you through all the issues that it finds one by one. For every issue that it comes across, it will offer both a short and long explanation. It will also explain the error to you and will also provide some correct and incorrect examples. The long explanation goes into detail and even offers the best methods for correcting the error.

Before reviewing your text, you can also specify the type of document which can be ‘Formal’, ‘Casual’, ‘Creative’ etc and the program will give you suggestions based on that. The Plagiarism checker offered by the program is quite realistic. I copied a whole article from my blog there and it was successfully able to identity it as 100% copied and it also found the reference to my blog. The program also offers you suggestions for synonyms for some of the words that you may have used within the text. It also provides a summary view of all the errors that it can find and you can even save the report.

One of the things i like about the Grammarly is that not only it helps you in improving your writing, you get to learn a lot as well. It may actually help you in improving your grammatical skills. Sometimes, if you are not satisfied with any of the suggestions, you can always ‘Ask The Community’ for more help regarding the same. The program also has an offline installer which can integrate with Microsoft Words and Outlook so that you can use it with those utilities also.

Overall i found the service quite useful. You can try it out free for 7 days. A monthly subscription cost around $19.95 while quarterly and annual subscription are available for $39.95 and $95.45

Sahipasand is Free Indian Classifieds Site http://www.whoismadhur.com/2011/05/04/sahipasand-is-free-indian-classifieds-site/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2011/05/04/sahipasand-is-free-indian-classifieds-site/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 07:18:36 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3577 Sahipasand is a free classifieds site which allows you to sell or buy a wide range of products online. The site is a venture of Schibsted Classified Media, a media company based in Norway and one of the biggest online advertising company in Europe. The site allows you to buy and sell a wide range of products including Bikes, cars or you can even use it to buy and rent real estate or even look for jobs. The site can be aptly described as an Indian version of Craiglist.

The site has a got a very clean interface. The homepage asks you to choose from one of the 28 regions. The best thing is that there are no messy ads which you normally find in other such types of site. The site doesn’t charge you anything for posting ads and you can even directly contact the seller for any product. You don’t even have to register to post the ads or even contact the seller. You can browse various classifieds ads based on your selected region or you can even search for listings based on different categories like Real Estate, Vehicles, Electronics, Personal Items, Job listings etc.

One of the main problems in online classified sites is that they contain a lot of spam material. Thankfully, such is not the case with Sahipasand thanks to there quality of service. All the ads posted there are manually reviewed so as to avoid any low quality ads or promotional content. So you can be quite certain that all the ads mentioned on the site are unique. Posting an ad on the site is very simple. Just mention your name, email, phone number, ad text, price, image etc. Even a simple internet user won’t have trouble using it. The ads can be classified as favourites so that you have quick access to ones that you are interested in.

The site currently has more than 45,000 ads which is not bad for a startup. Its clean interface and usability makes it one of the best classifieds site for the Indian market. Have a look at that site for some great deals in your region.

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Convert Web Pages to PDF with Web2PDF http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/06/19/convert-web-pages-to-pdf-with-web2pdf/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/06/19/convert-web-pages-to-pdf-with-web2pdf/#comments Sat, 19 Jun 2010 09:01:39 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3396

Web2PDF is a nice web service which lets you convert Web Pages to PDF documents for free. You just have to provide the URL of the web page that you want to convert to PDF and it will be converted into seconds which you can then Download, open with Google Docs or store and share with your friends online.

The service also gives you a lot of options which you can customize. You can choose the Image compression level, the PDF page size, orientation as well as document description. You can also modify the PDF security by choosing the User as well as Owner password and permissions. Even though the service is free, you can get the membership at a vary nominal price which lets you access some more useful features.

If you are looking for a fast way to convert a web page to PDF, then Web2PDF is worth trying out.

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Sell or Recycle Your Old Mobile Phones with RecycleMobilePhones http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/06/08/sell-or-recycle-your-old-mobile-phones-with-recyclemobilephones/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/06/08/sell-or-recycle-your-old-mobile-phones-with-recyclemobilephones/#comments Tue, 08 Jun 2010 18:19:13 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3374

While buying a new mobile phone, a thought always comes to our mind that what we should do with our old mobile. Instead of just having it lying here and there or by throwing it away, it is a very good option to recycle it. Not only will you be helping the environment, you will also earn some money doing so. There are a lot of different recycling companies which are willing to offer you a good deal in exchange for your mobile phone. Thanks to RecycleMobilePhones, you can quickly recycle mobile phones by finding a suitable recycling company.

It is a price comparison website using which you can get the best recycling deals online. You can quickly search for the phone with the model number or by manufacturer. It will then show you a comparison of the prices offered by the top mobile phone recycling companies. Select the recycler which is offering you the best price and hit the ‘Recycle Now’ button. You will be redirected to the recycling companies website where you can fill out the other details. The site provides a very clean and simple interface which makes mobile phone recycling simpler. You can search by using the model or by the manufacturer. You can even browse the ‘Most Popular Phones’ as well as the ‘Most Valuable Phone’s’.  All the leading recycling companies of the UK like Fonebank, mazuma, envirofone, SimpleDrop etc are featured here so you are almost guaranteed to get the best deal.

By recycling your mobile phone, not only will you get some cash, it is also a very eco friendly way of disposing your mobile phone. Almost all of us have an extra mobile phone that we don’t use often and is mainly lying around the house. You can quickly find a good recycling company for your phone using this website and do your bit for the environment as well.

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Get Remember the Milk tasks on Your Desktop with App For the Milk http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/02/27/get-remember-the-milk-tasks-on-your-desktop-with-app-for-the-milk/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/02/27/get-remember-the-milk-tasks-on-your-desktop-with-app-for-the-milk/#comments Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:59:03 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3324

Recently i got hooked on to using Remember the Milk for managing my tasks and to do list. While searching for a good desktop client for this web service, i came across App For the Milk. It is a nice desktop client which lets you manage your RTM tasks right from your desktop.

One good thing about the application is that it can be run in online as well as offline mode. When you are connected to the internet, it will run in online mode and it runs in offline mode when internet connection is not available. You can add tasks in offline mode and they will be automatically synchronized with the server when the connection is available. On running it for the first time, it will ask for your credentials and you will have to authorize it. One more reason for liking it is that it is an Adobe AIR application. It is got a neat and small interface which displays your tasks. Tasks which are due today will be displayed in bold and it has also got a search feature.

You can also use other options like Firefox extensions for RTM but if you are looking for a good desktop client, this is it. It runs on Mac, Windows as well as Linux and requires Adobe AIR.


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Sell Your Old Mobile Phones with SellMyMobile http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/02/07/sell-your-old-mobile-phones-with-sellmymobile/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2010/02/07/sell-your-old-mobile-phones-with-sellmymobile/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2010 12:58:26 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3321

Whenever you upgrade to a new Mobile phone, the question always arises what to do with the existing phone. You may want to sell it but sometimes you don’t know the best place to sell you old phone. If you have ever faced such a problem, then SellMyMobile.com is the right place for you to go. It is a website which will help you to sell mobile phone at the best possible available price.

SellMyMobile is UK’s mobile phone recycling comparison site. It can be used to compare almost all of UK’s leading phone recycle companies from a single place. The process of selling mobile phones is very simple and you can complete it within a matter of minutes. Just go to the site and search for the mobile phone that you are trying to sell by typing the name in the search box. The search box will display you live results depending on your search query and it will also show you the best price that you are going to get on that model.  The search results will display a list of companies and the prices that they are willing to pay with the list sorted. Clicking on a result will take you to the companies website where you can fill the details. You will receive an email from the company containing the instructions  on how to send them the mobile phone and the payment modes. By selling your phone, you are not only getting some cash but also helping the environment.

Some of the companies will also give you the option of accepting payment in the form of vouchers. Even if you have a broken or a damaged phone, you can also get rid of them here as some companies are even willing to accept them for a lesser price. You can also sell you old iPods through the site. SMM has a very clean interface and the information that you see there is updated everyday. It is a great site to sell mobile phones that you don’t use or want to get rid off.

This is a Sponsored Post and the views contained here are solely of the author.

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Schedule Tweets with TwitMessenger http://www.whoismadhur.com/2009/07/29/schedule-tweets-with-twitmessenger/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2009/07/29/schedule-tweets-with-twitmessenger/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:06:21 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3125 The popularity of Twitter is rising day by day and new applications based on Twitter API are being launched from time to time. TwitMessenger is a Twitter web service which allows you to schedule your tweets. This is a good service for those Twitter addicts who want there Timeline to be updated even when they are not in front of there Computer.

Its usage is very simple. Login into the site using your Twitter ID and password. Enter the tweet that you want to schedule and the time interval which can range from 1 hour to 48 hour with one hour interval. The tweet will then be automatically published. You can also delete the tweet before  it is published if you decide to change your mind.

This is quite useful on occasions when you are going away but still want your timeline to be updated or you want to remind your followers about something.

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Record Screen Activity Online with ScreenToaster http://www.whoismadhur.com/2009/04/09/record-screen-activity-online-with-screentoaster/ http://www.whoismadhur.com/2009/04/09/record-screen-activity-online-with-screentoaster/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=2692 ScreenToaster

ScreenToaster is a free web based screen recording application that requires no installation and can record your full screen activity with sound. There are a lot of desktop application which can also record screen activity but this is quite helpful when you are sitting in a cyber cafe or somewhere and you don’t have permission to install any software.

You just have to open the web page, press the Record button and the program will open a java applet that will record anything happening on your desktop with Video as well as Audio. It can also record video with Web cam and audio from microphone. The videos are high quality and you can also add subtitles. After the video is recorded, it is automatically online and is available for sharing online or embedding in websites. You can also directly upload videos to Youtube HD and can even download it in .Mov format for editing. You can also download videos in SWF format and share it via several social bookmarking websites.

The program requires Java Runtime Environment and can run on almost any OS that supports Java. Which screen recording application do you use ?

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