Most browsers now include a reopen option that opens recently closed tabs. Yet Windows doesn’t have a comparable option to reopen recently closed software apps with. Nevertheless, you can still reopen recently closed programs and folders with UndoClose.
We did a post a few days back on tools for creating GIFs. ScreenToGif is a Windows app that has just caught our attention for all the right reasons and warrants its own review. ScreenToGif is a free executable utility that records a screencast and saves it as GIF. Unlike Recordit, it doesn’t convert from an video format to a GIF, instead you record a GIF. You select the frame rate and the recording area, and when you click record, it starts to capture the GIF. You can manage the playback rate, and choose to loop it and if that isn’t enough, the app also lets you add text to your GIF, insert title or image frames, and edit each individual frame. It is about as complete as a GIF making app gets and it’s fast.
As a GIF maker, ScreenToGif is suited for quick feature demos; it can capture the mouse cursor when recording the GIF and also show mouse clicks. Launch the app and resize the window so that the area you want to record fits inside it. You can set a custom frame size down to the pixel using the tools at the bottom of the window. In the box next to the stopwatch, you set the frame rate. The higher the frame rate, the better the quality of the GIF. Click Record when you’re ready.
“Whitewashing,” the practice of casting of white actors to play characters who were other ethnicities in the source material, has been a highly controversial Hollywood practice over the past several years. But what about when the reverse happens, and someone who isn’t white is cast to play a character who has long been portrayed as white?
You can add passwords to document files, but when you open them in a window there is no password mechanism in place. However, with the WinLock software we can add passwords to active windows. Then you can vacate the desktop without closing a password protected document.
When Instagram finally rolled out a web interface, the world rejoiced. And very soon, it wasn’t a big deal any more, possibly because the web interface has always felt like an obligatory sort of product. Instagram certainly doesn’t see much purpose behind it because no one is going to take and upload photos from their desktop. Instagram has life on our phones and is little more than place holder text when it comes to the desktop. I’ve personally never used the web interface much simply because there isn’t any point but Pictacular not only makes it infinitely better to view photos on Instagram but also makes it so you enjoy browsing photos. It’s a simple little web app that you connect your Instagram account to. In turn you can view your photo feed, save your hashtag searches, and browse photos in popular categories like food, tech, and brands.
Pictacular defaults to your home feed and a single column view. Click the grid button at the top to switch to the Pinterest-like view. At the top, you have buttons for refreshing your feed, viewing all popular photos, viewing photos nearby (based on location data), viewing photos you’ve uploaded, and viewing all photos that you’ve favorited. A dedicated button indicates when you have new account activity. The left side bar has links to the above feeds as well. There is a search bar and you can search by user or hashtag so it doesn’t take anything away from the actual Instagram for web experience.