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Awayfind helps you handle e-mails

ERIN PHEIL
special to the daily

Awayfind does not solve the eternal problem of too much email. Instead, it helps you handle that eternal flow of e-mails in the most productive manner possible ” whether you’re in the office, on the road or on vacation.

If you dread opening your inbox each morning, or if you waste the most productive hours of your day answering emails, Awayfind can help. Awayfind can:

” Text-message emergencies and time-sensitive communications to you or others when you’re not checking your email.

” Route messages to others while you continue to do

your work.

” Inform people as to exactly when and how you can be reached.

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” Let you keep an eye on critical developments without having to read through hundreds of other messages in your inbox.

Awayfind offers a Basic plan for free as well as a Professional plan for $6.95/month or $49.95/year (the Professional

plan comes with a 30-day free trial). Learn more at http://www.awayfind.com.

If you’ve ever been browsing the Web and your thoughts have drifted to ” “Sigh. It sure would be nice if there was a way to [enter your wish here]” ” then have I got something to share with you!

It’s called a Firefox Add-on. And there are hundreds upon hundreds of them to choose from. Firefox Add-ons are mini-pieces of functionality that you can essentially plug right into Firefox with the click of a button. Have you ever wished you could just click a word on a webpage to see its definition? Firefox has an Add-on for that. Ever wished you could have the weather forecast always-present (but small and out of the way) at the bottom of your screen when you’re browsing the Web? Firefox has an Add-on for that. Perhaps you’ve wished that you could just add a YouTube icon

to your Google search results? Yep, Firefox has an Add-on

that will do that too.

When browsing through all the available Firefox Add-ons, you’ll find categories such as Alerts and Updates, Appearance, Bookmarks, Language Support, Photos, Music and Videos, Privacy and Security, and Tabs, among many others. You can also browse the highest-rated and recommended Add-ons to see what other

people are loving.

Most Add-ons are free, and you can add as many as you’d like and remove them whenever you’d like. To find Add-ons, open up Firefox, click on Tools, then Add-ons, then Get Add-ons, and then look over on the right and click Browse All Add-ons. A new window will open, presenting you with a vast library of handy, useful and fun Firefox Add-ons. Give them a shot!

1. http://www.testmytyping.com ” Not such a hot typist? Take free online typing tests and view your progress and results instantaneously. Browse through online typing tutorials, test your typing speed and play free typing games to get your skills up to par.

2. http://tools.dynamic drive.com/gradient ” An online, free, easy-to-use gradient creator for designers and people who like to create their own graphics. Preview your colorful creations, then output your custom gradients as jpegs or pngs.

3. http://tinyurl.com/clpsng ” One of the most technologically advanced postcards I’ve ever seen, the Stopper postcard measures the actual time it took for it to be delivered. Please keep in mind that I’m most definitely not saying this is an amazing, must-have product ” I just wanted to make sure you were up-to-date in the world of postcard technology.

4. http://scr.sc/products/kazetodesktop/ ” A screensaver that moves about according to the current wind conditions in your town or city. A PC running Windows XP or Vista is required, and the software is free to try, $8 to purchase.

5. http://tinyurl.com/2cadap ” Make Gmail your computer’s default email program so that you’re presented with a Gmail “compose” screen whenever you click email links on the Web. Works on both Macs and PCs.

And that’s it for today, everyone. Have a great week, and see ya next Monday.