Monday, September 19, 2011

Free Windows Text Editors For Web Developers


By default simple text editor notepad is installed which is not sufficient enough to handle our programming need. Lot of free alternative are available that can take used.

1. Notepad++

Notepad++ is an excellent replacement for Notepad. It has a lot of features, such as Syntax Highlighting, Syntax Folding, Auto Completion, Multi Documents tab view, Full Drag and Drop supported, Zoom in and out, Bookmark, Macro Recoding and powerful search feature. Users can have their own custom defined syntax highlighting, and this is among my most favorite feature of Notepad++.

2. PSPad

PSPad is yet another powerful text editor for Windows. It has cool features such as syntax highlighting, multiple documents supported, saved desktop sessions, built in FTP client, full HEX editors, text difference with color-coded differences highlighted and a lot of other features. If these features are not enough for you, then you may view their extensions library for 3rd party extensions.

3. Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is a free and open source multi-language editor that makes writing quality code easy. It supports Windows, Linux, and Mac. Examples of the programming languages supported are Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Javascript, CSS, HTML, XML, and so on. Komodo Edit is based on the award-winning Komodo IDE.

4. Programmer’s Notepad

It is a promising text editor which has a lot of features such as bookmarks, code folding, projects and projects ground with multi-level folders, support for unicode files and powerful syntax highlighting.

5. TotalEdit

TotalEdit is free for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It has language-specific syntax coloring/highlighting, fully customizable environment, file explorer, external tool integration and built-in spell checker.

6. Crimson Editor

Crimson Editor is a great code editor for developers which has a fast loading time and very small in file size. It supports standard text editors features such as syntax highlighting, multiple documents supported, spell checkers, find and replace, and so on.

7. NoteTab Light

NoteTab Light is a free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. It has a simple tab interface and able to search text, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. If you want more advanced features, you may go for NoteTab Standard or NoteTab Pro.

8. Nvu

Nvu is a free, open source software program that allows you to build websites and web pages using a simple WYSIWYG editor. It makes creating websites easily like using Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web. Its built in site manager lets you connect and upload contents easily.

9. Amaya

Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor, but now it is a complete web browsing and authoring environment. It has standard text editor’s features, with extra supports on web editing features.

10. RText

RText is a full-feature text editor that can run on any platform. Currently, it supports syntax highlighting for 23 languages include some popular languages such as PHP, HTML, C#, C, C++ and so on.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Using Gmail, Calendar and Docs without an Internet connection

Gmail Offline is a Chrome Web Store app that’s intended for situations when you need to read, respond to, organize and archive email without an internet connection. This HTML5-powered app is based on the Gmail web app for tablets, which was built to function with or without web access. After you install the Gmail Offline app from the Chrome Web Store, you can continue using Gmail when you lose your connection by clicking the Gmail Offline icon on Chrome’s “new tab” page.


Google Calendar and Google Docs let you seamlessly transition between on- and offline modes. When you’re offline in Google Calendar, you can view events from your calendars and RSVP to appointments. With Google Docs you can view documents and spreadsheets when you don’t have a connection. Offline editing isn’t ready yet, but we know it’s important to many of you, and we’re working hard to make it a reality. To get started using Google Calendar or Google Docs offline, just click the gear icon at the top right corner of the web app and select the option for offline access.

IT administrators can deploy Chrome Web Store apps to users en masse by setting uporganizational policies for Chrome.

Free android apps


  1.  Meebo IM:Meebo is a free IM program that supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, MySpace IM, Google Talk, Jabber and ICQ. You can also sign in using a Meebo account and your chat history will be saved forever, and can be accessed from anywhere by logging in at www.meebo.com.
  2. Opera Mini:Browse the entire Web on your Android phone and save time and money. Opera mini is compressing pages up to 90%, making web browsing fast. Synchronize your bookmarks, history, notes and more between your computer and mobile phone, and a lot more..
  3. Finance:Finance for Android brings you streaming real-time quotes in this stock quote and portfolio application. It synchronizes with your Google Finance portfolios, allows quick access to charts and lets you view the latest market and company news. US exchanges only in this release.
  4. Astrid Task/Todo List:Astrid is the highly-acclaimed open-source task list that is simple enough to not get in your way, powerful enough to actually work! For the important things in your life, Astrid encourages and nags you into staying organized. Features tagging, reminders, Remember-the-Milk sync, adding to calendar, and more!
  5. WikiMobile Encyclopedia:Being a walking encyclopedia is now at your fingertips. With WikiMobile, you carry 2+ million Wikipedia articles with you, including pictures. Faster and uses just a fraction of the network data vs. the Android browser. Download free for a limited time!
  6. Google Sky Map:Google Sky Map: A star map for Android. Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a dynamic window on the night sky. When you point your phone up you will see a map of the brightest stars, constellations, and planets in that part of the sky.
  7. US Traffic:Simple app that shows traffic report around your neighborhood. US cities ONLY This is our gift back to the android community to thank you for supporting our apps.
  8. CraigslistChecker:Want to find that rare vinyl to spin this weekend? Maybe a new car? Search craigSlist easily. Save your favorite searches and set them as alerts. Save listings and email them to your friend.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Google Cloud Print

Imagine we are able to print the document from our mobile devices on the move and document is printed when we reach our home or office. All these are possible with the unleashed power of cloud.Just open a document in Google Docs or an email in Gmail in your mobile browser and choose “Print” from the dropdown menu in the top right corner. You can also print certain kinds of email attachments (such as .pdf or .doc) by clicking the “Print” link that appears next to them.
                                                     
"Google Cloud Print is built on the idea that printing can be more intuitive, accessible, and useful. Using Google Cloud Print you can make your printers available to you from any Google Cloud Print enabled web or mobile app," explains Google.
Google cloud currently supports Android 2.1+ and iOS 3+. To get started we need to connect our printer to Google Cloud Print. As if now it curently support windows PC only.



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Google Releases Android 3.0 Honeycomb Preview SDK

Google release the non final preview of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK, This will allow developers to not only test their applications with the upcoming tablet OS. It introduces a new “holographic” UI theme and an interaction model that builds on the things people love about Android — multitasking, notifications, widgets, and others — and adds many new features as well.

Highlights of Honeycomb:


  • UI framework for creating great apps for larger screen devices: Developers can use a new UI components, new themes, richer widgets and notifications, drag and drop, and other new features to create rich and engaging apps for users on larger screen devices.
  • High-performance 2D and 3D graphics: A new property-based animation framework lets developers add great visual effects to their apps. A built-in GL renderer lets developers request hardware-acceleration of common 2D rendering operations in their apps, across the entire app or only in specific activities or views. For adding rich 3D scenes, developers take advantage of a new 3D graphics engine called Renderscript.
  • Support for multicore processor architectures: Android 3.0 is optimized to run on either single- or dual-core processors, so that applications run with the best possible performance.
  • Rich multimedia: New multimedia features such as HTTP Live streaming support, a pluggable DRM framework, and easy media file transfer through MTP/PTP, give developers new ways to bring rich content to users.
  • New types of connectivity: New APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP let applications offer audio streaming and headset control. Support for Bluetooth insecure socket connection lets applications connect to simple devices that may not have a user interface.
  • Enhancements for enterprise: New administrative policies, such as for encrypted storage and password expiration, help enterprise administrators manage devices more effectively.
For an complete overview of the new user and developer features, see the Android 3.0 Platform Highlights.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tools for testing mobile website


W3C is a web-based automated validation tool that determines how much your website is mobile friendly. The tests are checked against the W3C mobileOK Basic Tests1.0 specification.

Opera Mini Simulator

Lot of smart phone come with Opera mini pre installed.It is available for most of the OS. Hence we need to make sure that our website works well with Opera mini browser. Opera is offering free web bases emulator for testing. For emulator we need Java browser plugin to function.
The mobiReady testing tool evaluates mobile-readiness using industry best practices & standards.The free report provides both a score (from 1 to 5) and in-depth analysis of pages to determine how well your site performs on a mobile device.

iPhoney
iPhoney is not an iPhone simulator but instead is designed for web developers who want to create 320 by 480 (or 480 by 320) websites for use with iPhone. It gives you a canvas on which to test the visual quality of your designs.

iPhoney requires Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later. Here's some of what you can do with iPhoney:

  • Test your iPhone-enabled Web 2.0 applications and compatible web sites.
  • Open any website that works with Safari (use Safari 3 beta for the most accurate experience).
  • Rotate to see websites in either portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Show or hide the location bar for a full-screen iPhone experience.
  • Simulate the iPhone user agent, to test browser redirection scripts.
  • Zoom out to see how your current pages might look while zoomed out on iPhone.
  • Turn off plug-ins (including Flash, but note that they all turn off (including QuickTime).
  • Automatic updates with Sparkle, so you'll always know if there's a new version.
  • And of course, open source code so you can contribute to iPhoney's rapid development

It is nice tool to view our website in ipad.It is good to use on Safari or Google Chrome to have a accurate simulation.